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.
YouTube Music announces Smart Downloads, SA playlists
The service has introduced Smart Downloads which takes allowing users to store and play hundreds of tunes offline, automatically.
The latest updates from YouTube Music, for subscribers of its Music Premium and Premium services, include a new feature that allows users to switch seamlessly between a song and its music video for an uninterrupted experience.
It has also introduced Smart Downloads which takes the work out of downloading music, allowing users to store and play hundreds of tunes offline, automatically. YouTube Music has also announced new playlists for South Africa.
The updates all reflect features that are popular on the global leader in music streaming, Spotify, and that have been key to its growth.
YouTube said in a statement on Friday: “Imagine listening to a new track by your favourite artist in the YouTube Music app and having the ability to seamlessly switch over to watch the music video – no pauses, no interruptions, just a simple tap that keeps the music flowing. This standout new feature from YouTube Music allows YouTube Premium and YouTube Music Premium subscribers to make a seamless transition between a song and its music video for uninterrupted listening and/or watching. Whether you’re in the mood for listening or watching (or a little of both)… it’s all here – no app switching required.”
With Smart Downloads, YouTube Music automatically saves music at night, when connected to Wi-Fi, helping subscribers to use less mobile data, enjoy a smoother updating experience and save up to 500 songs offline using Liked Songs playlist as well as other playlists and albums.
Previously, music lovers could use the Offline Mixtape feature to download up to 100 songs, specifically chosen for them based on what they listened to most on the platform. Now, with Smart Downloads, they select the number of songs they would like automatically downloaded by toggling their YouTube Music Settings. This means YouTube Music Premium subscribers with Smart Downloads enabled on their mobile devices can now access hundreds of tracks regardless of connectivity.
This feature is currently available on Android, with plans to bring it to iOS in the future.
Click here to read more about YouTube Music playlists, and find out what is inside them.
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.