New iPhone apps worth downloading: The Hunting part 1, Strike Wing: Raptor Rising, Oil Rush: 3D Naval Strategy

Oct 25, 2013
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Get your scares on with today’s first App Worth Downloading, an interactive movie called The Hunting. Shot entirely in first-person on smartphones, it puts users in the action by forcing them to make decisions that can alter the story. We’ve also got two games to start your week: Strike Wing: Raptor Rising, a space combat […]

Get your scares on with today’s first App Worth Downloading, an interactive movie called The Hunting. Shot entirely in first-person on smartphones, it puts users in the action by forcing them to make decisions that can alter the story. We’ve also got two games to start your week: Strike Wing: Raptor Rising, a space combat sim with lots of ships and dogfights, and Oil Rush, a 3-D strategy game in a post-apocalyptic, Waterworld-esque future.


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The Hunting part 1 (Free)

What’s it about? Part app-based movie and part first-person choose-your-own-adventure, The Hunting puts users in the middle of a zombie apocalypse as the star of a film shot entirely on smartphones.

What’s cool? The Hunting is a horror movie, but with an interesting gimmick: The entire thing has been shot on smartphones from a first-person perspective, and the main character is you. With each scene, you’ll need to quickly react to the action by making decisions when prompted, and those decisions affect how the story plays out. The Hunting also lets you interact with other characters in the story in believable ways, using things like fictional maps and text messages to put you into the scenario. The Hunting includes its first episode for free, with two more coming soon.

Who’s it for? If you’re a fan of horror movies, The Hunting presents a unique, app-specific take on the medium.

What’s it like? Check out another cool app horror project in Haunting Melissa.

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Strike Wing: Raptor Rising ($0.99)

What’s it about? Join battles in space as a starfighter in Strike Wing: Raptor Rising, a 3-D third-person space shooter.

What’s cool? There are space battles to fight in Strike Wing: Raptor Rising, and you’re just the pilot for the job. Behind the stick of your starfighter, you’ll fight off waves of enemy fighters, or fly in close and take down large capital ships with strategic strikes. Strike Wing contains an extensive single-player campaign and puts players in control of a number of ships, and missions adapt to your style play as you play them. It also supports either accelerometer-based tilt controls or touchscreen controls.

Who’s it for? Players who like dogfights in vacuum and flying around cool futuristic vehicles should check out Strike Wing.

What’s it like? Find more great space battles in Galaxy on Fire 2, or take to the atmosphere in Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy.


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Oil Rush: 3D Naval Strategy ($4.99)

What’s it about? Fight battles on the post-apocalyptic high seas in Oil Rush, a strategy game in which you’ll issue orders to ships in order to defeat your enemies.

What’s cool? Packing a pretty awesome 3-D presentation, Oil Rush is a strategy game that has players controlling multiple ships in order to defeat enemies and claim resources. As you engage in battles, you’ll capture and upgrade production platforms to create new ships, then use various units to outwit your enemies and defeat them. Oil Rush includes a 10-hour single-player campaign, plus 15 quick-match maps on which to battle AI opponents.

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Who’s it for? Fans of strategy games and appreciate great graphics should take a look at what Oil Rush has to offer.

What’s it like? Other great strategy titles include StarFront: Collision and Great Big War Game.

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Phil Hornshaw

Phil Hornshaw is a freelance writer, editor and author living in Los Angeles, dividing his time between playing video games, playing video games on his cell phone, and writing about playing video games. He’s also the co-author of So You Created a Wormhole: The Time Traveler’s Guide to Time Travel, which attempts to mix time travel pop culture with some semblance of science, as well as tips on the appropriate means of riding dinosaurs. Check out his profile.

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