148Apps round-up: Shattered Planet, Cabin Escape: Alice's Story, Ravensburger Puzzle, and more

The week in casual games

148Apps round-up: Shattered Planet, Cabin Escape: Alice's Story, Ravensburger Puzzle, and more

Time is limited. Apps are plentiful. How can you make sense of the ever-increasing number of new games in the App Store?

Well, by reading Pocket Gamer, of course. But we can't possibly cover everything, and there are some games that just don't fit in our wheelhouse. Thankfully, our friends over at 148Apps are here to save the day.

Take a look at some of the casual games that have caught the attention of the 148Apps team...

By Appollo


"In this modernized version of the classic game, players use strategy and power-ups to conquer all the boxes on the screen." (Angela LaFollette)

Shattered Planet
By Execution Labs


"Explore randomized environments in this turn-based sci-fi roguelike." (Campbell Bird)

Cabin Escape: Alice's Story
By Glitch Games


"Brief and occasionally a bit vague, Cabin Escape: Alice's Story is a freebie adventure game bound to entice fans." (Jennifer Allen)

By Evil Twin Artworks


"It might not bring anything particularly new to the table, but that doesn't stop GooHoo being an entertaining puzzle platformer." (Jennifer Allen)

Ravensburger Puzzle
By Ravensburger Digital


"The King of jigsaw puzzles comes to the iPad and is just as much fun as the physical version." (Jennifer Allen)

Sometimes You Die
By Kamibox


"Sometimes You Die doesn't last long, but it'll keep the player intrigued and guessing until the end." (Nadia Oxford)

Words & Cards
By Ayopa Games


"Make poker cards and create words in this fun mix of two popular competitive genres." (Jennifer Allen)

Maze Universe
By Marcus Pousette


"Testing their reaction time and often their patience, Maze Universe will be an addictive challenge for the determined player only." (Lee Hamlet)

Mount Olympus
By iCOOLgeeks


"It won't challenge the iPad's capabilities or players' brain cells, but Mount Olympus still offers some simple fun for the novice adventurer." (Jennifer Allen)

Demolition Crush
By Ganimedes


"Demolition Crush is a good looking (and great sounding!) take on the physics-based destruction genre." (Charlie Miller)

All this, plus Rob Rich takes a closer look at the Office 365 suite for iPad, and Jeff Scott announces the 6th Annual Best App Ever award winners.

Click on over to 148Apps now for app news, reviews, interviews, and more.

Chris Kirby
Chris Kirby
Chris is a little frightened that he is the oldest writer on the 148Apps staff, but maybe there's someone else out there who remembers when a Mac Plus was cutting edge and the Newton was nothing short of miraculous.