Russian developer Mail.ru Games, part owned by South Africa’s Naspers has launched Jungle Heat, a combat strategy game on Google Play for mobile and tablets.
Set in a lush tropical landscape, Jungle Heat blends beautifully detailed cartoon-style graphics, in-depth strategic gameplay and pulse-racing combat in one explosive package.
The aim of the game is for players to gather resources, build up their base, create an army and free the Jungle from the clutches of the tyrannical General Blood. Players gain experience by attacking other players’ bases and plundering them for valuable resources. For gamers that are hungry for revenge, Jungle Heat will satisfy in spades with the ability for players to launch counter-attacks upon anyone who raids their base. Players can also share achievements with friends via social networks.
Jungle Heat is packed with weapons, troops and buildings to satisfy the most committed armchair strategist. Jungle Heat developer Mail.ru Games also plans to add a constant stream of updates to the game over the coming months – including new units, weapons and ways for players to destroy their enemies. The game will also be enhanced with richer social features including the ability to form clans and initiate inter-clan wars. Weekly local and global tournaments are already available, with prizes for those that triumph in the leaderboards.
¬∑ Detailed graphics and animation
¬∑ Deep combat strategic gameplay
¬∑ Single player campaign
¬∑ 1 vs 1 multiplayer
¬∑ 200 levels
¬∑ Take revenge on players who attacked your base
¬∑ A huge array of upgradeable weapons, units, buildings and more
¬∑ Weekly tournaments with prizes
¬∑ Regional and global leaderboards
Jungle Heat is available for free on the Google Play store at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ru.mail.games.android.JungleHeat
Jungle Heat will be launched on iOS devices in August 2013.
Warriors of Waterdeep RPG gets mobile launch
Top game developer Ludia has announced the global launch of Warriors of Waterdeep, a mobile turn-based RPG game, based on the ever-popular Dungeons & Dragons franchise for the App Store and Google Play Store. This release marks the first partnership between Ludia and Wizards of The Coast, leaders in fantasy role-playing games.
In Warriors of Waterdeep, players will need to summon a team of heroes as the great city of Waterdeep is threatened by powerful dark forces. Players will need to take their heroes into battle against monsters from the Forgotten Realms in tactical, turn-based combat. Level up and upgrade your heroes with free daily chests, and win rewards in exciting limited-time events.
“We are excited to bring the Dungeons & Dragons experience to mobile devices,” said Alex Thabet, CEO of Ludia. “We believe fans of the franchise will find Warriors of Waterdeep stays true to the spirit of Dungeons & Dragons with challenging storylines and innovative turn-based gameplay.”
Warriors of Waterdeep will launch with a real-time Player-vs-Player (PvP) mode. Take on teams of four in order to earn trophies, collect rewards and unlock new arenas. Rewards improve with every arena level up, to further improve your team of heroes.
Bixby brings AI shopping to SA
Samsung has announced a strategic partnership with visual search provider Syte to power the first visual AI marketplace within Samsung devices. Syte’s AI technology will power Bixby Vision’s Shopping Assistant, enabling users to browse and shop visually similar products directly from their camera and through a gallery of similar products. Outlets that will be enabled on devices include Superbalist, Zando, Cotton On, Wantitall, Homechoice and Bid or Buy.
“South Africa has enthusiastic consumers that expect engaging and convenient experiences that fit their lifestyle. We, therefore, decided to expand our partnership with Syte so our devices deliver just that,” says Justin Hume, director of Integrated Mobility at Samsung South Africa. “With visual search, South Africans can shop with ease, and connect better with their favourite retailers and brands and vice versa.”
Syte retail clients will populate the shopping results, which means access to purchase-ready traffic to retailers. Samsung says it aims to create the first visual AI ecosystem, where real-life inspiration leads directly to product discovery and purchase. The retailers that appear on the shoppable feed will create a consistent experience, from snapping a picture through to check-out.
“Our partnership with Samsung and its expansion to South Africa are meaningful achievements for us,” said Ofer Fryman, CEO of Syte. “By powering the end-to-end journeys of shoppers, we bring more value and increase the engagement between our retail clients and consumers.”
With Bixby Vision already built into the camera on select Samsung devices, users can translate foreign languages, identify landmarks or businesses to learn more about them and keep track of calories. Samsung says this is all aligned to its greater vision of helping people “Do What You Can’t”.
Supported devices for Bixby Vision and Shopping include Galaxy S10+/S10/ S10e, S9/S9+, Note8/S8/S8+/A7 2018/A5 2018.