Apps: The Cave, Goodnight Mo, Hulu Plus 3.3 + Snapchat 6.0

Sega’s The Cave ($5) is an adventure game from Double Fine Productions and Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert. The Cave was previously released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U, just now making its iOS debut. Players explore a sprawling cave using a team. Users pick three explorers out of seven, all with their own personalities, talents, and motivations. The gameplay dynamics are similar to Gilbert’s Maniac Mansion, an absolute classic from 1987.


Goodnight Mo ($3) is a new interactive pop-up book from StoryToys Entertainment. The short book shows a little monster named Mo getting ready for bed. He takes a bath, goes to the bathroom, and brushes his teeth before settling down for the night. It’s designed to help establish a bedtime routine for youngsters, who can have fun interacting with the various elements of the book. The app can read the book aloud to kids, or let them read it for themselves. Narration is available in English, French, German, and Spanish.
Hulu Plus (free) from Hulu has updated to version 3.3. The update is Chromecast-oriented, as the Hulu Plus app can now “cast” its TV shows and movies to Google’s $35 device for viewing on a TV. This particular update only applies to the iPad Hulu Plus app, though Hulu notes support for the iPhone is coming soon.


Snapchat updated its free app to version 6.0.0. The app now features Snapchat Stories, which allows users to share pictures for 24 hours before they disappear. Each Snapchat Snap added to a story includes a list of every user who views it. Considering most Snapchat users only use the app to send pictures that disappear within seconds, it’ll be interesting to see if people take to the new feature.

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