New iOS Apps, Games and JB Tweaks of the Week: Midnight Star and More

The highly anticipated sci-fi shooter Midnight Star is now available for iOS devices. The game was created by an all star team of developers including Alex Seropian, the co-founder of Bungie. The story was written by science fiction author John Scalzi (Old Man's War) and his tie-in graphic novel is now available for free (first chapter) on the App Store.

Midnight Star Synopsis

Set 120 years into our future, Midnight Star takes players aboard the MSRV-Joplin, a research vessel newly outfitted with military weaponry to explore a mysterious signal coming from within our Solar System. When disaster strikes, they're transported across the universe to take part in an epic war whose outcome will determine the fate of humanity...

Midnight Star

Critics seem to love the game but user reviews are mixed only earning Midnight Star a 3-star rating on the App Store. There are a lot of positive comments about the graphics but the inability to control your character's movement and in-app purchases are earning the game a lot of negative reviews.

Midnight Star is available on the App Store for free. It supports all devices running iOS 6.0 or later, and promises to be one of the first "hardcore" FPS games for iOS.

Another all star team of Japanese developers have teamed up with Grudge director Takashi Shimizu to release a "spiritual" sequel to the cult classic Clock Tower. The game called NightCry, has already been funded for mobile devices, but the studio has also launched a Kickstarter to raise more money for a PC release. You can watch the first gameplay trailer at the bottom of this post.
Clock Tower

SwiftKey this week received a large update of user requested features such as: SwiftKey Flow for the iPad, over 800 emoji options, 11 new languages and keyboard clicking sounds. SwiftKey also mentioned that Hebrew and Farsi are currently being beta tested. The third-party keyboard is available for free on the App Store.

Here are this week's most noteworthy games, apps and jailbreak tweaks released to the App Store and Cydia through 02/02/15 to 02/07/15. Apple's Free App of the Week is Angry Birds Seasons. The game will be free on the Apple App Store until 02/12/15. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook so you never miss a new App Store or Cydia release.

Evoland: $4.99 for the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad (Requires iOS 5.1.1) Rated 9+

New iOS Apps Feb 2015

Take a trip through the history of RPG games starting in an 8-bit world and working your way up to a full 3D game with turn-based battles and real-time boss battles. Evoland pays homage to all the best classic RPG games such as The Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy. A must play for any RPG fan.

App Store Link

Odd Bot Out: $1.99 for the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad (Requires iOS 6.0 or later) Rated 4+

New iOS Apps Feb 2015

Odd the robot is a failure and has landed in the recycling bin. Help him escape the robot factory in this puzzle game that is getting great reviews.

App Store Link

Ammo Pigs: $1.99 for the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad (Requires iOS 8.0 or later) Rated 9+

New iOS Apps Feb 2015

Hollywood should have made this instead of Terminator Genisys:

"In the future, highly evolved pigs battle sentient slaughterhouse machines for survival. You have been pulled out of retirement for one last mission. Save baby piggies, rescue your squad-mates, and shutdown the machines once and for all."

More App Store Releases *The listed prices are launch prices and are subject to change.

- Plug & Play: $2.99 (Universal) An interactive animation drawn by Michael Frei and coded by Mario von Rickenbach
- Clicker X: $0.99 (Universal) Turn your iOS device into a digital counter
- Dark Echo: $1.99 (Universal) "Use sound to explore mysterious environments and escape from an unseen evil through 80 ominous levels"
- Earth Primer: (iPad) A science book about Earth for the iPad
- R0Verb multi delay-line space machine: $3.99 (iPad) "This audio effect filter is a hybrid between a simple reverb and a very complex delay"
- The Detail: $2.99 (Universal) Noir adventure with a lot of critical acclaim
- Audreio: $4.99 (Universal) Delivers "uncompressed audio streaming between iOS devices, wirelessly"
- RPG Seven Sacred Beasts: $3.99 (Universal) Decent looking RPG
- TNT Master: $0.99 (Universal) Blow shit up!
- Sinking Head: $0.99 (Universal) A game about a falling head in space
- Zed Synth: $9.99 (Universal) Easy-to-learn l synthesiser for iPhone and iPad
- Cleanvaders Arcade: Free (Universal) One button arcade game in which you control a flying saucer orbiting around various planets
- Clumsy Knight vs. Skeletons: Free (Universal) Defeat evil forces with your sword to save the world from skeleton king in this classic RPG tale
- Dragon's Lair 2: Time Warp HD: $4.99 (iPad)

New iOS Apps Feb 2015
New iOS Apps Feb 2015
New iOS Apps Feb 2015

New Cydia Tweaks

- Call Enhancer ($1.99) Make anonymous phone calls
- Harbor ($2.99) Add an OS X-like dock to your iPhone
- Pasithea ($1.99) Adds a pasteboard history key to your keyboard
- MoreThanSMS (Free) Adds call button to Messages app
- SimpleNC (Free) Streamlines Notification Center
- AFVideo (Free) Adds Continuous Autofocus to older devices
- Photo Timestamp ($1.99) Add timestamps to photos

New iOS 8 Widgets
- Dreamdays: Count Down to the Days that Matter: $0.99 (Universal) Another countdown app and widget
- NC ($1.99) Version 1.0.2 includes Twitter widget for Notification Center
- Cheatsheet Quick Reference and Notes: Free (Universal) Note keeping app for your Today screen

App Store Deals: All the sketching tools are now free on Paper by FiftyThree.

More Deals: Surgeon Simulator ($1.99), Cursed Treasure 2: ($0.99), File Manager App (Free), Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition ($4.99)

Trailers / Previews

NightCry Gameplay Trailer: Release Date: unknown

Defect: Spaceship Destruction Kit Trailer: Release Date: Mid-2015

1942 Pacific Front Gameplay Preview: Release Date: unknown