W.E.L.D.E.R.

A new intriguing word game from Highline Games exploits the witty idea of worlds being at risk of getting extinct, but that’s not what W.E.L.D.E.R. is about. Featuring a 8×8 grid filled with letter tiles, it challenges you to form words with no less than four letter by moving tiles around in different ways.
The words are built like in a crossword puzzle, either top-to-bottom or left-to-right. The levels are not time-based, but require you to make up a certain number of words to move on.

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Aquaria

This nicely designed and well-produced side-scrolling adventure was made by Bit Blot specifically for the iPad. Concentrating on character growth and world-building, the title is packed with fantastic creatures, alien setpieces and mechanical innovations combined into one entangled and fascinating story.
Aquaria is mostly focused on exploration than fighting, though offering its share of danger and battles which, however, feel pretty routine.

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Riptide GP

Published by: Vector Unit
Universal App – Designed for iPhone and iPad
Price: $2.99
Current Version: 1.0.1
Released: 2011-10-27
Vector Unit, that has long established a reputation for incredible water-based racers, recently ported Riptide GP initially running on Android only to iOS. Sporting some of the most impressive water physics on the platform, the game itself might disappoint those lured by spectacular water effects.

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Bike Baron

Developer: Mountain Sheep
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.01
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4S

Those fond of sadistic design will love the new game from Mountain Sheep combining a challenging gameplay with fantastic graphics and sound. Over 40 levels from easy to extreme difficulty will put you on trial as you will fall over yourself to reach the finish line racing at full speed and performing breathtaking pixel-precise jumps.

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Head Tracking for Desktop VR Displays

Using the infrared camera in the Wii remote and a head mounted sensor bar (two IR LEDs) you can accurately track the location of your head and render view dependent images on the screen. This effectively transforms your display into a portal to a virtual environment. The display properly reacts to head and body movement as if it were a real window creating a realistic illusion of depth and space. By Johnny Chung Lee, Carnegie Mellon University. For more information and software visit

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