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[OVER] Defend Your Universe App Giveaway

UPDATE: We now have more promo codes to giveaway! We still have the three promo codes for the iPhone/iPod touch version and we now have an additional 23 promo codes for the iPad version!

TheiPhoneFix, developer of the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad game, Defend Your Universe, was kind enough to provide TechGeec with three (3) promo codes to get his application, Defend Your Universe, for free. This giveaway will only be open for one week. After that, the developer will release a new update for the application which will provide better graphics. We will have more promo codes to give away once the update is released as these three promo codes that we currently have can only be used to redeem the current version of the app.

Defend Your Universe Description: Earth’s in trouble, what will you do? do you have the skills to keep it from falling into the hands of aliens????? In Defend Your Universe your job is to destroy enemy ships that are headed towards Earth, or at least for as long as you can. But, you also have defenses, as time goes by you will build up shields to protect you against aliens

All you have to do in this game is tap the ship to destroy it, or as time goes by, you may find swiping works just as well, what ever your method see how long you can last while trying to defend your planet in Defend Your Universe.

How to Enter the Giveaway:

1. Leave a comment on this post. Your comment must begin with “#DYU” and then you may write your comment.

Ex.: “#DYU I want to win!”

2. Your comment MUST contain either your YouTube account name or your Twitter username. This is so that if you win, we have a way to contact you. If you’re leaving your YouTube account name, becign it with “YT: “, if it’s your Twitter username, begin it with “@”.

Ex.: “#DYU I want to win! @TechGeec”
“#DYU I want to win! YT: iPT2gGeec”

That’s it! That’s all you have to do to enter the giveaway – just leave a comment. In one week, on August 5, 2010, we’ll announce the winner here on TechGeec in a new post. The three winners will be listed there and we will contact the winners and give them a promo code for Defend Your Universe.

Doodle Kart App Review

                                        Name: Doodle Kart
Category: Games
Homepage: Jerry Lee
Version: 1.0
Size: 46.4 MB
Price: $0.99

Doodle games, with graphics that appear to have been hand drawn, are hot. Lima Sky’s Doodle Jump, for example, is currently sitting in third place in the best-selling apps column.

Among the latest of these games is  Doodle Kart from j2sighte, a novel top-down racing game that pits cleverly crafted racers against each other on a graph paper background. j2sighte says Doodle Kart was inspired  by Sauce Digital’s Nano Rally, a similar game also with hand-drawn graphics.

There are five stages with 25 unique tracks in all, providing for hours of track time.  To begin , you’ll choose between single race and championship modes. In single mode, you have the option of going solo or playing against a CPU opponent.
In Championship mode, you have the option of taking it easy, normal, hard or nightmare.

After choosing one of three cars, you can select settings for speed, acceleration, handling, weight and items, actually weapons, such as pencils and rockets and other power ups. You control the car using a gas and brake pedals in the lower right corner.

You have two options for steering your car: touch and tilt. Touch is accomplished using right/left arrows. If you opt for Doodle Kart’s tilt control  you’ll find there are three settings (low, medium and high). I found maneuvering the course using tilt control to be difficult, so I decided to stick with the right/left arrow touch controls.

I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but I initially found the car difficult to control, even on it’s lowest settings. It took a few hours of playing before I started to feel comfortable. I finally settled on setting my speed and acceleration to about the halfway mark and handling cranked all the way up. You’ll want to experiment with these settings because they make quite a bit of difference.

Doodle Kart features a number of other options. There’s the usual music and soundtrack on/off switches,  portrait or landscape mode, tilt control on/off and item or weapon.

This app also has leader boards, forums, chat and other functions derived from the increasingly popular OpenFeint social networking platform.

Gang$tar: West Coast Hustle

Gang$tarThroughout the life of Apple’s App Store, we have seen numerous games trying to clone Grand Theft Auto, but so far, none have come close. Gameloft‘s, Gangstar: West Coast Hustle, features an action packed 3D city complete with detailed buildings, stunning landscapes, as well as impressive cars that animate and take crash damage just as they would in Grand Theft Auto. Even the vocabulary that the character’s use is similar.

Gangstar is an almost ideal replica of GTA for the iPhone and iPod Touch. If you’re not in the mood to complete the 50 different missions, you can always drive or walk around exploring the city, shoot at and fight your enemies, or steal vehicles.

You can easily drive around a variety of vehicles thanks to the touch screen controls. You can also aim at pedestrians or other gang members by simply tapping your target on the screen. The auto-aiming feature in the game makes this even easier.

When you’re driving a car you can easily change the radio stations by swiping your finger across the radio or if you don’t like the programmed stations, you can go right ahead and listen to your own music stored in your music library.

Of course, this review has only featured a handful of features that Gangstar has to offer. It is rated 12+ as is available in the App Store for $6.99. Click HERE to download it.