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Best new apps and games – May 18, 2017

Welcome to another weekly roundup of our favorite new apps and games!

This week we kick off with an award-winning, heart-wrenching narrative game before looking at Google’s rival to Siri, unique word games, creative editing apps, and more. Read on for details!

Old Man’s Journey

Price: $4.99/£4.99  • Version: 1.0 • Size: 1.18 GB

Old Man’s Journey is a soul-searching puzzle adventure game about life’s precious moments, broken dreams, and changed plans. Entrenched in a beautifully sunkissed and handcrafted world, embark on a heartfelt journey interwoven with lighthearted, pressure-free puzzle solving.

The Google Assistant

Price: Free • Version: 1.0.609 • Size: 256 MB

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Meet your Google Assistant. Ask it questions. Tell it to do things. It’s your own personal Google, always ready to help. Whether you need a reminder to pick up milk, help finding your travel photos or need to make a dinner reservation, your Assistant is ready to help.

Note: unfortunately, it’s only available in the US right now – for more on its launch, read our article.

Pocket Rooble

Price: $1.99/£1.99 • Version: 1.0.0 • Size: 24.4 MB

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Pocket Rooble starts with an 8 x 8 grid of 64 randomized letters. With a swipe, slide the rows left and right or slide the columns up and down. Letters that slide off one side of the board reappear on the other. Rearrange the letters to form words. Select the words, lock them in place, and add them to your score.


Price: $4.99/£4.99 • Version: 1.0 • Size: 37.1 MB

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Everyone can be creative with Addy! Add remarkable multicolored artworks with handpicked presets, stunning font, amazing filters and gorgeous overlays to your photos.


Price: $4.99/£4.99 • Version: 1.0 • Size: 844 MB

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A totalitarian State controls every aspect of private and public life. Laws are oppressive. Surveillance is total. Privacy is dead. You are the State-installed manager of an apartment building. Your daily routine involves making the building a sweet spot for tenants, who will come and go. However, that is simply a facade that hides your real mission…

Touchnote 8

Price: Free • Version: 8.0.1 • Size: 130 MB

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Keep in touch! Turn your photos into thoughtful postcards and send them to the people who matter most. This app has been around for a long time, helping to send over 9 million custom cards – but its recent v8.0 update brings new designs and is worth another look.