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Apps of the Week: three favorites from April 19, 2019

Thousands of apps and games are added to the App Store each week, and trawling through them to find the good ones can be difficult. That’s where we come in! We’ve found two new titles in particular that we think are worthy of your attention, as well as a golden oldie that we reckon deserves another mention.

App of the Week

HexaParty [Free]

Here’s one of those delightful kid-friendly apps that sits somewhere between a game and an educational tool. HexaParty gives you simple pictures drawn in a hex-based pixel-art style. All a child (or a bored adult) needs to do is select a colour and scrub to fill in the appropriate areas. There’s also a free-sketch option if you want to get a little more creative. You get a small selection of pictures for free, or you can subscribe for unlimited access.


Game of the Week

Distraint 2 [$6/£6]

This quirky side-scrolling adventure game leans hard on the psychological side of the horror spectrum, with a moody gothic setting and a deeply unsettling art style. The gameplay is a familiar case of moving left and right, collecting objects and solving puzzles. But it’s the game’s twisty story, all full of dark turns and intriguing characters, that really has us interested in Distraint 2.

Distraint 2

App Store Classic

djay [$6/£6]

We’ve covered an app called Pacemaker quite a lot recently, which is an app that lets you pull together a seamless music mix with minimal skill or effort. When its comes to in-depth DJ apps, though, it’s tough to look past djay. This modern classic gives you a virtual two-deck set-up and a complete range of mix-making tools. Whether you’re an accomplished spinner or a total novice looking to give your next party an edge, djay reliably comes up with the bangers.