Creatorverse (free), the inventive, open-ended game app from Linden Research, has become free after updating to version 1.2. The app is optimized for iPad, and includes basic creation tools that allow users to invent complex objects such as basic machines, then set their inventions in motion with a physics engine. Using joints, teleporters, motors, and other forces, users can create whatever inventions they can think up, then watch them go. Advanced creation tools can be added via in-app purchasing.
Square Enix’s classic RPG Final Fantasy V ($16) has made its way to iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Originally released in 1992 for Nintendo’s Japanese Super Famicom system—with a U.S. release for the Super NES notably cancelled—the iOS port uses touch-screen controls and an active-time battle system that are “optimized for fluid combat on mobile devices.” Veteran character designer Kazuko Shibuya has returned to recreate the characters and graphics for the iOS port, which is based upon a later re-release of the game for the Game Boy Advance. The game also features “The Sealed Temple” from the 2006 release, in addition to the optional boss Enuo.
Square, Inc.‘s free Square Wallet app has updated to version 2.5.1 and now allows for new ways to send a gift card to friends. A tutorial shows how to send a gift card to a friend in less than a minute; also, a gift card can now be sent from your Square receipt; just choose the gift card option. Bug fixes and performance improvements are also included in the update.
Vonage Mobile (free) from Vonage now offers free video calling with an update to version 2.0. Users can video call other Vonage Mobile users worldwide for free. The update also features voicemail, invites for Facebook friends, the option to edit contacts and send email to contacts, messaging updates, and iPhone 5 support.