Vault-Tec delivers first update to Fallout Shelter

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Vault-Tec engineers are hard at work improving your experience with Fallout Shelter! Keep the feedback coming!

  • Overseers are encouraged to record any bizarre dweller behavior with the new Photo Feature. Sharing with those outside your Vault is optional, and will not result in your replacement or termination.
  • Vault air filters have been causing some mothers to not deliver babies and we understand this is causing long term discomfort. We have solved this (not the discomfort, the baby coming out part).
  • We’ve also done general maintenance to improve sudden Vault shut down and removed some other pesky issues with the capacitors inside various aspects of the simulation.

Thanks again, and keep up the great work – even if everyone is starving. It’s worse outside.

 

Press Release: Fallout Shelter Debuts #1 on App Store

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FALLOUT SHELTER ACHIEVES MASSIVE GLOBAL SUCCESS; DEBUTS AT #1 ON APP STORE

Fallout Mobile Game Quickly Tops Charts in 48 countries

June 25, 2015 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced that Fallout Shelter™ – the first-ever mobile game set in the celebrated Fallout® universe from Bethesda Game Studios® – quickly became the top downloaded game in 48 countries and the top downloaded app of any kind in 25 countries following its release.

“We play games on our phones all the time, and have always wanted to make one,” said Todd Howard, Game Director at Bethesda Game Studios. “To have our first mobile game be enjoyed by so many is stunning. It just shows that gamers appreciate more depth and being treated fairly. It also shows people love Fallout as much as we do.”

Praised for its fun, addicting gameplay, and for its player-friendly approach to in-app purchases, Fallout Shelter rapidly climbed the ranks of the highest grossing apps during its first week on the App Store. Within two days of launch the game cracked the top-grossing chart, overtaking King’s Candy Crush as the App Store’s number three top-grossing app in the United States. Fallout Shelter wasn’t just a hit stateside – it also joined the ranks of the top five top-grossing games on the App Store in 37 different countries.

Fallout Shelter remains the number 1 most downloaded free game on the App Store. In the first week following its release, play sessions of Fallout Shelter have surpassed 70 million times a day by fans globally.

Fallout Shelter is a post-nuclear strategy and simulation experience that puts you in control of a state-of-the-art underground Vault. Build the perfect Vault from a variety of rooms, oversee your very own thriving community of Vault Dwellers, and protect them from the dangers of the Wasteland. Vault-Tec has provided the tools, but the rest is up to you.

Fallout Shelter is available now on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

Download Dishonored: Rat Assassin on your iPad for free

If you’ve already played the iPhone version of Dishonored: Rat Assassin, you know there’s plenty happening on the small screen. If you’re looking to break your all-time high scores, you might want to give the newly-released iPad edition a shot. And if you’re like me, you’re not going to want to look at your current iPhone today once the new one is announced.

You can also visit www.ratassassin.com to learn more about the game and see which countries are leading in plagued vermin assassination with our rat assassin heat map.

Dishonored: Rat Assassin iPad Edition – Download for Free

Dishonored: Rat Assassin iPhone Edition – Download for Free

Download the Dishonored: Rat Assassin App

Help reduce Dunwall’s rat plague with our new iPhone app, Dishonored: Rat Assassin — available today on the iTunes App Store. Featuring classic “slice and dice” gameplay, as well as weapons and abilities from this Fall’s game, Rat Assassin is 100% free to download.

Want to play on iPad? An iPad-specific version will be available in the near future.

Download the App

Happy 20th, Wolfenstein 3D

Update: Steam users can celebrate Wolfenstein’s anniversary with these deals…

  • Wolf Pack for $3.75 (75% off) — includes Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Spear of Destiny, and Wolfenstein 3D
  • id Software Super Pack for $49.99 (50% off) — includes so many games, you should just visit Steam to get the lowdown.

Original Post: This past Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of id Software’s legendary FPS game, Wolfenstein 3D. To commemorate the occasion, we’ve got a few treats so you can “Get Psyched!”.

At wolfenstein.bethsoft.com, you can relive all the glory of id’s seminal shooter with a free-to-play browser version of the game. And for limited time, iOS users can download Wolfenstein 3D Classic Platinum for free on iTunes.

For a retrospective on the game, Nick and I recently sat down with John Carmack for a director’s commentary track. Watch the video above, as he discusses his memories of the game while playing the original DOS release.

Last but not least, we’ve put up two Wolfenstein items on Xbox LIVE’s Avatar Marketplace. Purchase a Wolfenstein t-shirt (male/female) for 80 Microsoft Point and the Classic B.J. Blaskowicz Mask for 160 points.

Have a favorite memory of Wolf 3D? Feel free to share it with us in the comments section.

Now on iTunes: Skyrim Interactive Map App

Update 3/2: Some folks have reported issues with their in-app map purchases following the 1.2 update. If your in-app map purchases reset, please read this post on Prima’s official site.

Original Post: Need help exploring Skyrim’s massive world? Prima, makers of Skyrim’s Official Game Guide, has released a new iPhone/iPad app to help. You can download the app for free and purchase additional information through in-app purchases.

Features of the map include:

  • Official world map of Skyrim and all 9 hold capital cities for (free)
  • Over 160 interior maps, 350 primary locations, 200 secondary locations and over 1,000 points of interest can be unlocked through in-app purchases
  • Toggle points of interest on or off and zoom in on the map as far as 3200%
  • Add your own custom points of interest by dropping a pin anywhere on the map
  • Fully integrated search function
  • Screenshots of all 9 hold capital cities as well as primary and secondary locations
  • Easily keep track of what you’ve discovered along the way

Download the App

Update: Received news from Prima that the guide is only available in the US.

RAGE HD 2.0 update

Get more on RAGE on the go with the RAGE HD v2.0 update. The update, now available on the iTunes, includes new melee combat, official support for iOS 5, and enables the in-app purchase of two new episodes, Kraken and Aqueduct. The new episodes are available for purchase for $.99 via the “Store” button on the RAGE HD main menu.

After the break, check out more screens from the 2.0 update.

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RAGE Strategy and Interactive Map Pack available on iTunes

Finding yourself stuck in RAGE’s wasteland? Prima’s new iPad/iPhone App might be just what you need.

Visit iTunes to download the app and with it you’ll get access to the Hagar Settlement Map and Ghost Hideout Map for free. The maps allow you to view key locations, keep track of items you need, and zoom in/out on points of interest.

You can also purchase maps of the Wasteland and Eastern Wasteland along with their interior maps, a complete Mission Flow Chart of every quest and mission, and the RAGE Frenzy Card Game Tutorial with a list of all cards and their locations. Purchase each one separately or buy all five for $5.99.

  • Hagar Settlement & Ghost Hideout Map (FREE)
  • Engineering Schematic (FREE)
  • Wasteland and Interior Maps ($1.99)
  • Eastern Wasteland and Interior Maps ($1.99)
  • Mission Flow Chart ($2.99)
  • RAGE Frenzy Tutorial and Card List ($0.99)

Don’t have one of those newfangled iThingies? You can still purchase the official game guide in print and digital formats.

iOS updates & source code for Wolfenstein 3D Classic Platinum & DOOM Classic

Today we’ve got some great news for iOS fans. On the heels of recent updates (v 2.1) for both Wolfenstein 3D Classic Platinum & DOOM Classic, we’ve also released the 2.1 source code for both titles!

Wolfenstein 3D Platinum Source Code 2.1
DOOM Classic Source Code 2.1

What’s new in the update? Here’s the rundown…

  • Universal apps with iPad and Retina Display support
  • Revised user interface with a re-mastered HUD and all new menu art
  • Re-mastered sound from the original MIDI source files
  • Original cover art splash images
  • Locked 60 fps for Wolfenstein 3D Classic Platinum/Lite (improved framerate on all devices)
  • In App Purchase in Wolfenstein 3D Classic Lite to purchase the full game (Platinum Pack)
  • Wolfenstein 3D Classic Platinum/Lite now under the Apple 20MB download cap for 3G
  • Optimized for the iPad 2 (re-compiled under iOS 4.x with XCode 4.x)
  • Assorted bugfixes
  • Removed multiplayer support (currently broken due to iOS 3 and iOS 4 releases). MP will be re-released at a later date in a more robust fashion.

If you haven’t picked up these classics for your iOS device, check out the links below…

DOOM Classic — $6.99