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Best new apps and games – Oct 14, 2016

Welcome to the latest apps and games roundup! This week’s apps include a data visualizer, an educational space explorer, and an amazing new way to learn a language. Meanwhile, our games selection includes a slick card adaptation, a mysterious puzzler and a hectic life manager. Scroll down for more details on the lot of ’em!


Price: $2.99/£2.29 • Version: 1.0 • Size: 188 MB

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Red7 is the digital version of the popular card game of the same name. It’s an action-filled party game in which the rules repeatedly change as you play. Don’t think you’ve got a shot at winning? Change the win condition and flummox your friends! With 7 colors, 7 numbers, and 7 rules this is a game which is easy to learn, but with some serious strategy.



Price: Free • Version: 1.0.1 • Size: 35.8 MB

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Good stories can sell themselves, but data needs visual support! Chartistic comes with an assortment of interactive bar charts, line charts, area charts, (sweet as) pie charts that are both great to look at and fun to create. Create and edit them all on the go. And export as images and embed in presentations, emails, documents, spreadsheets, even in your next tweet!


The Secret Elevator

Price: $1.99/£1.49 • Version: 1.0.1 • Size: 1.17 GB

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A mystery puzzler that will take you through a sequence of fun and mind-bending challenges. It’s a puzzle-filled psychological thriller in a 3D world. Put on your deciphering hats and start to think cryptically, with the ultimate challenge of discovering what is through that final door…



Price: $2.99/£2.29 • Version: 1.0 • Size: 593 MB

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Cosmolander is a journey through the solar system, a fantastic adventure for children and young adults in which they can learn whilst having fun. Try catapulting into space to learn about the wonders of the planets and the sun, see how they move and enrich your knowledge with interesting facts and discoveries.


Crap! I’m Broke

Price: $1.99/£1.49 • Version: 1.1.2 • Size: 54.6 MB

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Set in a Cubist-style world, Crap! I’m Broke: Out of Pocket is a hectic life management game. Do mini-game style jobs (like scrubbing dishes and flip burgers) to avoid eviction and keep starvation at bay. Dodge death… and debt!


Duolingo [UPDATED]

Price: Free • Version: 5.0.0 • Size: 49.7 MB

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This veteran language teaching app has recently updated to version 5.0, and with it comes a game-changing new feature: bots. You can now practice your conversational skills with an artificially intelligent chat bot, who won’t judge you when you forget every word of French you ever knew. Le futur c’est maintenant!