Publish Comics on Mobile with Corona Comics

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Have a comic book? Want to publish it on a mobile device like the big players: Marvel, DC, and Vertigo? There was not an easy way for the small independent artists to publish on mobile devices, until now. Corona Comics is a venture of Ansca Mobile that allows emerging comic book artists/writers to publish their own comic book application. The art and written content is submitted to us and we take care of the technology. Each comic book app is built from the combination of artwork and coordinates submitted to Ansca by the artist/writer. This is a way for anyone who has a comic book to go into the mobile digital world. If you have a single issue or a series, we can help you

New for iPad: Matchimals By

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Matchimals, created with Corona Game Edition from Ansca Mobile, is a cute little animal matching game where you race against the clock to pick every pair of animals off of the board. Improve the memories of everyone in your the family with 9 adorable zoo animals, fun animations and sound effects that are built to keep preschoolers engaged. Designed specifically for the iPad, Matchimals is perfect for long trips or quick bursts of gameplay. How To Play: tap a star tile to flip it over, revealing an animal flip over 2 matching animal tiles to remove them avoid missing to increase multiplier slide finger across screen to pause game shake iPad to quickly start a new game Features: Matchimals supports all orientations 9 animals 3

New for iPhone: Hop to the Top By Tuneticker

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Jump from platform to platform and try to achieve the ultimate score in this addicting platform jumping game! Hop to the Top, made with Corona SDK from Ansca Mobile, features three HIGHLY addictive game play modes that will keep you endlessly entertained. Compatible also with iPod Touch and iPad, Hop to the Top features three unique modes: Regular – jump as many platforms as you can in the selected time Heli mode – fly the full time using the helicopter and how far you can heli up! Suicide sprint – Go up as many platforms as you can, but in order for your score to count, you must make it all the way back to the bottom before time runs out!

Ansca Mobile at Casual Connect in Seattle

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With the launch of Corona Game Edition coming up quickly, we decided to attend Casual Connect this past week, meet the people in the casual game industry and listen to what the speakers, panelists, and attendees are saying about casual games. One of the biggest take aways is the refrain, “Yes, we want to be on a mobile platform.” Casual gaming seems to be moving away from downloadable computer game toward the kind of portable games that people can play for a few minutes while waiting in line at the bank. People who were not the target market for a mobile gaming device now have a mobile phone that can double as a game machine with them at all times- and they are starting to

Corona at Stanford iD Tech Camp

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Yesterday, we took the brand-new release of Corona Game Edition up the road to Stanford, for a lab session at the iD Tech Camp. iD runs a nationwide series of these camps at major universities like MIT, Princeton and Harvard, and their “Programming Academy” is a pretty intense two-week course for 13- to 18-year-olds. These kids had to know C++ or Java before arriving, and in the iPhone track they’d already spent days wrestling with Objective-C and OpenGL. I’ve always thought that Game Edition could be a good product for education, but we’d never tried it in a classroom setting — or any setting, really. And the bits were barely dry on Alpha 2, which had been wrapped up over the weekend. This was a

Interview with Armin Amir, Astro Junk HD

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Fresh off the release of his Astro Junk HD iPad game earlier this month, Unicorn Labs head programmer Armin Amir talks to us about the creation process and why he chose Corona to make his intergalactic shooter. You can watch a video demo of Astro Junk HD on Vimeo and learn more about the app at the Unicorn Labs web site. To start off, what’s your background as a designer and/or developer? Do you have a preferred language or platform? I’ve been developing for about 7 years in LAMP, and use PHP as my preferred language. Given your background, what made you say “I should use Corona!” when it came time to create Astro Junk? After researching several platforms — including Apple’s native Xcode SDK

New for iPad: Warlords Armageddon By Werd Interactive Inc.

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It’s time to experience Warlords Armageddon, a turn-based strategy game like you’ve never seen before! Warlords Armageddon, created with Corona Game Edition from Ansca Mobile,  is a high resolution 2 player flick-based strategy game designed exclusively for the iPad. ***SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE: 75% OFF! BUY IT NOW!*** POWER AT YOUR FINGER TIPS The revolutionary flick-strategy system lets you issue commands with a flick of your wrist. Just click the desired unit, select the command you want them to preform and swipe them in any direction that you desire. HEAD-TO-HEAD MULTIPLAYER ACTION Play against your friends in preset campaign skirmishes or set up your own campaign in the Custom Skirmish Editor. Chose between swordsmen, ogres, healers, archers, and more. No single player campaign available. A DYNAMIC WORLD

New for iPhone: BJ’s Soccer By Additive Interactive

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BJ’s Soccer, made with Corona Game Edition from Ansca Mobile,is a fun and interactive way for you to enjoy soccer right from your iPod Touch or iPhone. BJ’s Soccer has three fun and challenging levels for you to test your soccer skills. In level one you try to score as many goals as possible within the 30-second time limit. In level two, your goal is to hit as many moving targets as you can within the time limit. Level three tests you soccer knowledge as well as your aim… In level three, answer the trivia questions correctly by hitting the correct target within the time limit. ABOUT BJ’S BREWHOUSE RESTAURANT: BJ’s Brewhouse Restaurant’s offer a high-energy, fun, family-friendly environment with an innovative and broad menu

New for iPhone: Feng Shui Mood Light By True Blue Apps

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Feng Shui (pronounced fung shway) is an ancient Chinese system of aesthetics used to create harmony and balance around us.  Feng Shui is a diverse and rich set of practices that are used in a broad range of pursuits from architectural design to interior decorating. Feng Shui Mood Light, made with Corona SDK from Ansca Mobile, aids those interested in pursuing the use of colored lighting in their use of Feng Shui principles.   Feng Shui Mood Light provides a way for you to start the mood light with a set of colors that matches your current mood allowing you to synchronize your mood with the lighting.   The lighting color then gradually changes at the pace you set to the colors (therefore mood and attitude) you which

New for iPhone: Snozzled By True Blue Apps

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How far can you go before your Snozzled? Reminiscent of the classic game Simon, Snozzled, made with Corona SDK from Ansca Mobile, takes the game play in a new direction. Featuring five levels of play and user selectable goals, Snozzled provides both quick games to kill a little time and truly challenging games that will leave you Snozzled. FEATURES INCLUDE: • High Scores • Five levels of play • Background themes • Selectable goals • Selectable sounds • Saved game state