The controls in the game are simple and easy enough to learn, but will take some time and practice to master. Touching the bottom left corner will rotate your ship clockwise or counterclockwise. The bottom right corner will activate your thrusters, though this will use up fuel, so make sure to keep an eye on the fuel levels in the upper left. The oxygen level can be found in the upper right as well. Landing on planets takes a bit of skill and practice, since you can’t just crash into a planet. Gently ease your way onto the surface, and once you land, your ship will repair itself and refill the fuel and oxygen levels as you are gathering resources. But be warned — taking too much from a planet might anger some alien life forms, and that’s something you don’t want to experience.
In Last Horizon, players will embark on an infinite journey across space, trying to survive with just a few resources, like fuel and oxygen. There are no levels in the game — you just navigate your ship around and explore nearby planets that your compass points out to you. However, there are four different flights (A, B, C, and X) that you can embark on, which equate to difficulty levels that you have to unlock after a certain point. As you find planets and land on them to gather resources to survive, you will earn points. Due to the differences of each planet (some are harder to land on than others, or will have surrounding obstacles like moons), they are all worth a various amount of points. The run ends when your ship takes too much damage or you run out of oxygen, of course.
Last Horizon sports a simple and clean look and feel to it that will definitely appeal to the minimalists out there. As a game that is set in deep space, the background is set to a nice mix of darker color gradients that range from pitch black to blues and purples or even reds when near a powerful heat source. Planets in the game are round, colored circles with their own unique colors and glowing auras that contrast nicely with the backdrops. The game also has smooth and fluid animations as you rotate your ship and activate the thrusters to propel yourself around in zero gravity, so I experienced no lag on my #iPhone 6s Plus. The ambient soundtrack of the game adds an entirely new layer of depth to things, and I recommend using a good pair of headphones for it. Like any good soundtrack, this is one that pulls you in and fully immerses you in the game. My only complaint with Last Horizon is the fact that the text that pops up can be rather small and difficult to read, even on my giant #iPhone screen.
These days, with a crazy personal life and hectic schedule, I’m all about the quick games that I can just sit down with and enjoy in short sessions throughout the day. Whether it’s a puzzle, arcade or reflex game, or just a thing about surviving as long as I can, I’m all over it. So when I heard that Pixeljam, makers of some other fun games like Potatoman Seeks The Troof and Gorkian Warrior: Trials Of Glork, was coming out with a new game, I was all over that like white on rice. Needless to say, I’m not disappointed.
Last Horizon ($2.99) by Pixeljam is a space survival game that’s all about exploration and surviving with limited resources. If you liked the concept of Wonky Ship but wish there was more substance to the game, then Last Horizon would be a good fit.
The Best Time Management iPhone and #iPad Applications
Time management is challenging for pretty much everyone, regardless of who they are or what they do. Even people who make an effort to run their lives like clockwork can have difficulty staying on task, being on time and remembering the things they must do every day. Several things play a role in this. The primary reason this is true is that there are many distractions just sitting at our fingertips daily, which has become even more true since smart phones and tablets got to be fashionable. In the following article we are going to teach you how to use your iPhone or iPad as a tool for time management instead of as a time management unit of destruction.
Use Instapaper. Instapaper is an app that you can use on your iPhone, your iPad and even on your pc. It’s a “read later” app that could save you a lot of time. How often, throughout your day, do you find interesting web sites or content that you truly want to read but don’t have time to really explore? How frequently have you thrown off your entire schedule by reading or looking at it anyway because you knew you won’t remember it later? Instapaper can be incorporated with Twitter and a bunch of other programs and save all of the links you want to explore for a later time. All the links get saved to one main account. It means that you can use any gadget (smartphone, tablet, and laptop) to catch up on your reading when you’ve got the time.
Wunderlist is a great program. It’s a basic to-do list application but it isn’t slowed down by a lot of sophisticated interfaces or graphics. Each and every day you can sit down to this application and then enter all of the things that you would like to do throughout the day. The app is free of charge. It syncs between devices and it is user friendly. Just train yourself to check the application as often as you check your email and you’ll quickly see just how much easier it is for you to keep on task.
Everynote is actually convenient. It gives you a common location through which you could manage your random thoughts, your downloads, your pictures, your emails and more. It can be synced between devices–including a computer–and is extremely easy to use with other programs like Wunderlist. The only real drawback to this app is that it isn’t free of charge. You can pay a monthly subscription fee of five dollars or buy a year of service for forty five dollars.
Agenda is the must have calendar application. There are several reasons this is true but the most important reason it is true is that it may be synced both to iCalendar (the calendar iPhones and Macs use) and Google Calendar. This makes managing a calendar much easier for people who’ve PCs and iPhones because they’ll only have to enter their information into one place and it is accessible on all of their devices. It also looks excellent.
There are so many different time management applications you can use. These are the best of them but a little bit of research will yield several others.