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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
Photoshop Camera [Free]
Such is Photoshop’s dominance of the digital image manipulation field, it’s become a shorthand term like Hoover or Band-Aid. A camera app that carries the Photoshop branding, then, attracts all sorts of expectations. This is an AI-assisted camera app that enables you to apply creative effects to live shots. Other apps have attempted this kind of thing before, but they didn’t have Adobe’s hefty brand to play off. That said, it’s clearly aimed at the casual Instagram crowd rather than professional image editors.
Game of the Week
Peak’s Edge [Free]
For long time readers, ‘New Kenny Sun’ game is really all we need to type here to get you interested in Peak’s Edge. For the rest of you, Sun is the developer of a string of fiendishly taxing, striking-looking abstract puzzlers such as Yankai’s Peak and A Hollow Doorway. Peak’s Edge sees Sun tackling the roguelike genre, which means turn-based movement through procedurally generated dungeons. It’s still got the block colours, pyramids and arcane symbols we’ve come to expect of a Sun effort, though.
App Store Classic
Writing about Photoshop Camera got us to thinking about the mother of all AI-driven camera apps, Prisma. This hallowed app takes your iPhone shots and literally turns them into works of art. It does this by applying the kind of brush stroke stylisations that go way beyond your bog standard photo filter, utilising a combination of neural networks and artificial intelligence to transform your images. Claims that it can make your snaps look like a painting by Picasso or Salvador Dali are more than mere hyperbole.