Utah game developers launch two new mobile apps
Two Utah video game companies released highly-anticipated mobile apps Wednesday, one a fantasy-based fighting game for the iPhone and iPad and the other an app that complements a popular Disney console game.
"Infinity Blade III," one of the most eagerly-awaited mobile games for Apple's phone and tablet, launched early Wednesday and landed No. 1 on the iTunes list of best-selling paid apps by 9 a.m.
The game is a hack-and-slash role playing game involving a knight that travels through a series of castles fighting monsters along the way. It is the third chapter in a trilogy developed by South Jordan-based Chair Entertainment. The first two games have sold about 40 million copies.
The game was showcased during Apple's iPhone 5S event earlier this month and takes full advantage of that new phone's computing and graphical power. The game is selling for $6.99 and is only available for Apple iOS devices.
Salt Lake City-based game developer, Avalanche Software, and Disney Interactive released a mobile app that works with their newly-released console game, "Disney Infinity." The app, called "Disney Infinity: Toy Box," is free until Oct. 5 and available just for the iPad through the Apple iTunes App Store.
The app works in conjunction with "Disney Infinity" and allows players to create new "toy boxes," games or environments, with the iPad that then can be used in the console game.
"Disney Infinity," which is available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii and Wii U, is a new game by Avalanche Software that allows players to control one of many of their favorite Disney characters. It also uses figurines that are placed on an electronic platform connected to the game console that unlock characters and objects in the game.
Within the game is a mode called "toy box" in which the player can create his or her own worlds and mini games with a variety of virtual objects. The iPad app now allows them to create the worlds away from the game console.