Defend Ukraine: iOS and Android game in support of Ukrainian Army. Download on iTunes and Google Play

Defend Ukraine: Charity Mobile Game Developed by Volunteers (Updated: now on Google Play)

An unusual iOS game called Defend Ukraine had been launched on the App Store a in November 2014. The main purpose of the game is to raise funds for Ukrainian Army which is fighting against Russian military aggression in Eastern Ukraine. All funds collected via this game will be transfered to Wings of Phoenix foundation, which supplies Ukrainian Armed Forces with necessary equipment, implemented over 10 large-scale charity projects and gathered $3.3 million so far.

Defend Ukraine is an arcade game compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

In March 2015, the game was released on Google Play. The Android version is free with ads, but you’ll only see them if you loose the game.

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Download ‘Defend Ukraine’ on Google Play

In this game your mission is to help a cossack, your main character, to defend Ukraine from Russian invaders. All you need to do is simply tap on the caricature of a Russian president Putin as it hovers above different regions of Ukraine. The game requires your prompt reaction, as the enemy attempts to capture new territories.

Finally, if you succeed to keep all the regions of Ukraine free from aggressor, you’ll hear Ukrainian anthem. If not, you’ll hear the anthem of the USSR and then you may restart the game. Besides, Defend Ukraine game has three player modes for you to choose: easy, usual and hard.

Defend Ukraine is developed by GBKSoft, a software development company which is based in Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine. If you have any ideas regarding the game improvement or just want to spread a word about it, feel free to join the game community on Facebook.

Download Defend Ukraine on the App Store for $0.99. Additionally, if you like to provide extra help to Ukrainian Army, click on the Donate button inside the game. It will redirect you to the Wings of Phoenix’s website where you can donate as much as you want.

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Candy Crush Soda Saga by King.com Goes Live on iOS, Android

King.com launched Candy Crush Soda Saga on Apple’s App Store and Google Play. The game was first published on Facebook in October, and is a sequel to King’s hit Candy Crush Saga. Gamers are presented with a bunch of new features in Candy Crush Soda Saga: new symbols, a new match 3 mechanics, additional level goals. etc.

In Candy Crush Soda Saga, players complete each level by making matches of three-or-more like symbols in horizontal and vertical rows. New to the game is the square match, which also allows players to clear symbols by making a match of four symbols in a square. This particular match results in a fish symbol, which, when activated, will clear a random square elsewhere on the board.

While similar to its predecessor, the game does has five new level types. One level may ask players to fill the background of the board with soda, by making matches with special soda bottle symbols. This adds a unique element to the game, as the board fills from the bottom of the screen, rather than new symbols dropping from the top. Another level type asks players to help free gummy bears trapped under ice blocks, while yet another challenges players to help a floating bear reach a certain height on the board with the help of soda. Two final level varieties see players working to free bears that have been stuck in honey, and clearing all of the chocolate from the board.

Making a match of four or five like-symbols still results in the striped candies and color bombs players are used to, and another power-up has been added for making matches of seven symbols in a row. This boost changes the color of random symbols on the board, potentially causing large combos in the process.

Players can purchase power-ups to help them in tricky situations, and users can compare their high scores on each level with those of their friends. A lives system limits the length of a single gameplay session, but players can purchase lives with premium currency, or exchange them with their friends for free.

“We’re excited to offer our players the chance to experience the next installment in the franchise now that Candy Crush Soda Saga is available on mobile devices,” said Sebastian Knutsson, chief creative officer at King, in a statement. “We continue to be astounded by the global success of Candy Crush and the initial response to Candy Crush Soda Saga, since it launched on Facebook last month, has been positive. With the mobile launch, fans will be able to play the game anywhere, anytime, and on any device and we hope they have as much fun playing it as much as we have had making it.”

Download Candy Crush Soda Saga right away for free on App Store and Google Play.

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Game Review: Agent Run for iOS & Android

Agent Run, a new gesture-based endless runner, has launched on iOS and Android devices, and challenges players to run through environments, dodging obstacles with the use of quick swipes on the screen. Created by two indie developers from Vienna, Matthias Maschek from AgentDroid and Wolfgang Knecht of pixelclash, the game stars Robert Robertson, an agent on a mission to destroy Professor E. Vil and his Doomsday Machine.

In Agent Run, Robertson runs across the screen automatically while being chased by Professor E. Vil’s thugs. Attack dogs, closed doors, swinging logs and other obstacles are scattered on the path ahead of Robert, and players must swipe on the screen to eliminate these threats before he can run into them. For dogs, players swipe on strings hanging bones in mid-air, for instance. The dogs catch the bones, and become distracted. Most other obstacles can also be eliminated with a quick swipe.

Some items in the world aren’t obstacles, but instead provide opportunities to collect coins. A jump pad, for instance, rockets Robert into the sky, collecting an arch of coins in the process. These coins are used when players fail (to earn a second chance at the game), or to purchase a head-start at the beginning of a run. Users can also spend coins on powers in the game’s store. There are eight gadgets in all, including a jetpack and a bazooka, and players start out with the hedge trimmer for free. The hedge trimmer, for instance, is used to mow down tall thorns that may otherwise trip Robert up and end the game.

Users can complete missions as they play, with the mission system resembling that of Halfbrick’s Jetpack Joyride. Users earn stars for each mission they complete, and will earn overall “levels” as they earn stars. Gamers can also unlock nine achievements by playing the game.

Agent Run offers four different randomly generated environments, including a jungle, basement and military bunker. The first level of the game is available to download and play for free, while the three remaining levels can be unlocked for $2.99.

“We decided to create Agent, Run! as an homage to the best Bond films of all time – and we knew that an endless runner would be a perfect match,” said Matthias Maschek, programmer and designer of AgentDroid, in a statement.

Agent Run is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

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