Build An Empire With Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gold Edition

Build An Empire With Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gold Edition

Originally created by legendary game designer Sid Meier, Civilization is a turn-based strategy game in which you attempt to build an empire to stand the test of time. Explore a new land, research technology, conquer your enemies, and go head-to-head with history’s most renowned leaders as you attempt to build the greatest civilization the world has ever known. For a limited time, we have Civilization VI: Gold Edition available for $24.99 — that’s 75% off the usual price.

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Apple celebrating indie games this week and in the future

Apple celebrating indie games this week and in the future

Visiting the iOS App Store this week was a joy for fans of indie games, those created by small-time developers who don't have the millions to invest in advertising campaigns and marketing blitzes. During the week, Apple highlighted indie games in a "Celebrating Indie Games" section, including wonderful games from independent developers such as Monument Valley (one of my personal favorites), the hilariously gory Surgeon Simulator, and the beautiful puzzler Prune. It appears that the focus on indie game developers is set become a permanent fixture on the App Store.

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Notable apps and app updates for October 30, 2015

Notable apps and app updates for October 30, 2015

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks for iOS and Mac OS X, especially selected to enhance your Halloween weekend!

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Nintendo gets into the mobile game market with Miitomo

Nintendo gets into the mobile game market with Miitomo

When you think of gaming, one of the first names that may pop into your head is Nintendo. The company has been a no-show in the world of smartphones and tablets, but that will soon be changing. The company announced last night that it will be releasing a smartphone game called "Miitomo" soon, the first of five games that will be released by March 2017.

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Almost Impossible! is the truth

Almost Impossible! is the truth

Dan Counsell is well known in Mac and iOS circles as one of the brains behind Realmac Software, the developers of such great apps as RapidWeaver, Clear and Typed. He's just created something a bit different that's not a Realmac product -- a cross-platform game by the name of Almost Impossible! Yes, you read that right -- there will be versions for iOS (US$1.99), Apple TV (US$1.99), and Mac (US$3.99).

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Notable apps and app updates for October 24, 2015

Notable apps and app updates for October 24, 2015

Ahhh, the weekend. There's nothing more exciting than sitting down in front of the boob tube at night, flipping open the iPad, firing up the NBA 2015-16 app (free with in-app purchases), and watching some hoops action. The app gives you scores, game highlights and videos, audio, stats, standings, and more. Audio of games is just $9.99 for the season, while following your home team for the entire season is $119.99. Want to follow all of the teams? $199.99 is your season ticket to all of the NBA action this season. By the way, this universal app also includes a Watch app for schedules, stats, and scores.

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What to play this weekend: Super Happy Fun Block

What to play this weekend: Super Happy Fun Block

I spent last weekend at the Boston Festival of Indie Games and played many super games. A real standout was Super Happy Fun Block (universal, $2.99), a side-scrolling puzzle game that's cute, fun and challenging. Its hero is a bulbous little guy you can't help but root for as you guide him from puzzle to puzzle, building and destroying as you go. Here's our look at indie gem, Super Happy Fun Block.

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Monument Valley picks up top prize at 11th Mobile Gaming Awards

Monument Valley picks up top prize at 11th Mobile Gaming Awards

Until the awesome Alto's Adventure appeared on the scene, the one game that attracted the attention of all of us here at Apple World Today was the beautiful puzzler Monument Valley (US$3.99). Featuring stunning artwork, Escher-like architecture, and mind-bending gameplay, the app pulls you into the world of Princess Ida and the crows for hours on end...

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Letterswirl for iPhone and iPad is an atmospheric word puzzle

Letterswirl for iPhone and iPad is an atmospheric word puzzle

Letterswirl for iPhone and iPad ($1.99, universal) feels like an artifact that was stolen from the land of Myst. Chimes, atmospheric music and an old-world, clockwork look create an effectively themed game. The fact that it's also challenging and fun is icing on the cake. Here's our look at the clever word game, Letterswirl.

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Pic It! is a cute quiz game for iPhone

Pic It! is a cute quiz game for iPhone

Pic It! (free) is a cute little quiz game that gives you something to do with all of those silly photos that are on your iPhone. I'm talking about the throw-away selfies, the shot of your new shoes or your dog's wet nose that you used as the punchline to a tweet or a hilarious text. Now they're part of a quiz!

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Alto's Adventure is snowy, llama-chasing fun

Alto's Adventure is snowy, llama-chasing fun

Alto's Adventure for iPhone (US$1.99) is the latest game from Snowman. It's an endless runner-style game that has you snowboarding through seriously gorgeous, dynamic settings. You'll capture llamas, collect coins, pull off spectacular tricks and avoid the angry elders, who aren't happy with a whipper-snapper like you snowboarding all over the place. Here's our look at Alto's Adventure.

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