Swampy the Gator’s perpetual quest for a bath in Disney Interactive’s ‘Where’s My Water?’ app for Apple iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch and Android devices caused some temperatures to rise yesterday as 20 new levels were introduced. The second update of its kind since the game’s release just a couple of months ago, ‘Boiling Point’ introduces the element of steam to the game along with new physics to tease players through the additional levels.
Disney recently released ‘Disney Pix,’ its free software for its new AppClix iPad ‘appcessory.’ Manufactured by Vivitar, the AppClix effectively replaces Disney’s previous lines of licensed PIX digital cameras. In addition to being able to plug directly into the iPad to download and share photos, the AppClix boasts a 7MP camera, which is an impressive milestone for what is basically being marketed as a toy.
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Admittedly we were a bit hasty with our take on the Disney Parks Memories App when it was first released a few days ago for the Apple iPhone and iPad 2 devices. Although it was soon pulled as we also reported, it was re-launched last night with some minor revisions, along with an Android version. After it was re-released and we were invited to experience some of the enhancements it offers when you visit specific locations, we decided to take a second look.
Disney Mobile today released “Tap Tap Muppets” for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Available for free from the App Store, “Tap Tap Muppets” brings Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal and the rest of the gang together for what fans will surely agree is the most sensational celebration of their favorite Muppet music.
Based on the popular “Tap Tap Revenge” gameplay, the most successful mobile music franchise of all time, “Tap Tap Muppets” features six full tracks including three songs from Disney’s “The Muppets” soundtrack, which will be released by Walt Disney Records on November 21. The app also includes three of the most memorable songs from the Muppets tribute compilation, “The Green Album.”
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Those poor, unfortunate souls. That is how you describe anyone who doesn’t yet own their own copy of ‘Disney Universe‘ for the Microsoft Xbox 360 and/or Sony PlayStation 3.
Less than a month since its release, Disney Interactive Studios has released its first downloadable content (DLC) for the game: a villains pack featuring five costumes of some of Disney’s most beloved villains throughout the year. Now gamers can suit up as Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmations, Hades from Hercules, Ursula from The Little Mermaid, the Wicked Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and, the villains that all villains fear, Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty.
Yesterday, Disney Parks released its first official app for Apple iOS devices, titled ‘Disney Memories.’ Inspired by the ‘Let the Memories Begin‘ campaign, the free, well-intended app was practically imperfect in every way and was consequently ill-received by every one we asked in an informal poll. The description for the app was as follows:
Make your pictures come to life with Disney magic.
Plus, with the help of Disney Parks magic, some of your favorite Disney Characters might be even closer than you think. Whether you just met Mickey at a Disney Park, or you are dreaming of meeting Mickey for the very first time, this app will let you transform your pictures into very special Disney Memories you will want to share.
Even Disney fans who don’t own a Microsoft Xbox 360 system with Kinect will have something to look forward to when the new ‘Kinect: Disneyland Adventures’ from Microsoft and Frontier Developments makes its way onto the shelves this Tuesday. Disney Music is in the process of creating a brand new website that will feature music used from and inspired by the game (read: Disneyland) and will even be offering free downloads, allowing you to experience a bit of the park at home.
Disney Interactive Studios today announced that a free demo of Disney Universe, the first video game that brings together characters and worlds inspired by both animated and live-action films from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures, is now available as a free download on Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network and PlayStation® Network.
Disney Universe offers a four-person multiplayer action experience, with frenzied gameplay that appeals to players of all ages. The game features 45 classic and contemporary iconic character costumes inspired by well-known and legendary properties, such as the Disney•Pixar hits WALL•E and Monsters, Inc., Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, Pirates of the Caribbean, and the Academy Award® winning classics, The Lion King and Aladdin.
In anticipation of the soon-to launch film Disney’s The Muppets, Disney and Viddy, the leading mobile social video app, today launch The Muppets PackTM. Featuring some of the beloved Muppets brought to life in 15-second video clips, the Muppet Pack offers fans a unique opportunity to create personalized interactive video clips with their favorite characters. Available via the iPhone Viddy app, the easy to use one-click effects and soundtrack give fans the opportunity to interact with the Muppets on film and get creative with producing their own video content.
Disney Interactive Studios has set up a website at DisneyPlaytesting.com aimed at recruiting a database of eligible gamers to occasionally visit on site to check out (and play) the latest games the developers are currently working on.
Although the site stipulates that most of its research takes place in Glendale, California, it does note that it has occasional sessions in other locations where subsidiaries are located as well as occasional sessions in other major cities.
In exchange for participating when matching sessions become available, playtesters will receive compensation in way of an ‘incentive,’ such as a complimentary video game, DVD, or other age appropriate swag from their collection. Adults may have the option to receive gift cards in lieu of swag.