Argh! All hands on deck, you landlubbers!
Hunt for valuable diamonds in GameDuell’s new game Capt’n Torch. A whole arsenal of pirate-strength tricks are at your disposal.
Are you ready for the treasure trove? Play Capt’n Torch now!
How does it work?
In Capt’n Torch, there are diamonds in five different colors. You can collect these gemstones when at least three of the same color are positioned next to each other on the game field.
To do this, a good eye and a quick index finger is required, because the time is ticking: you only have 80 seconds!
The pyro meter:
Decisive in this game is the pirate punch that the Capt’n brews for you in the pyro meter when you clear enough diamonds within a short period of time.
Then the playing field catches fire and every successful click is followed by an explosion that impacts your score!
Tips & Tricks:
Overconfidence is not rewarded! If you click on a diamond that is not connected to at least two others of its color, points will be deducted! Apart from that, every diamond group that successfully explodes, results in 10 points and a dancing Capt’n!
The five boosts
So that the diamonds move over to your score even faster, the old rascal Capt’n Torch has thought up a few tricks.
At the beginning of the game, you can choose three from five possible boosts. They will simplify your hunt for the diamonds over the course of the game.
Note: All boosts have the same value, but help you in different ways.
If you require more time, choose the hourglass: it will give you an additional 10 seconds of playing time.
The bomb brings quick help. With it you can clear all of the diamonds around the bomb irrespective of their color.
The color bomb works in the opposite manner: it causes only diamonds of a certain color to explode, but explodes all of these diamonds on the playing board - not just the ones near the bomb. This not only generates points, but also creates a lot of movement on the game field.
The fiery punch bowl is a good choice for a quick finger: with it you can make the pyro meter go even faster.
The multiplier allows you to collect double the points right from the start whenever you clear diamonds marked ‘x2.’
What are you waiting for? Capt’n Torch just set up a fresh pyro meter!
The lively honeybee, Kaja, is the star of our new game: Puzzle Garden.
You’ll be helping her to bring a dream-like glade into full bloom. The efforts of the cheeky little bee are not entirely selfless though.
If you’re a particularly quick gardener, a nectar meter will fill up with points that will turn into delicious, sweet drops of honey just for Kaja.
Playing Puzzle Garden, here’s how!
The aim of the game is to bring a magical meadow into full bloom. Use the mouse to move the flowers to the open flower beds and press the spacebar to rotate the flowers. When a flower bed has been filled, the planted flowers bloom in all their glory.
Tip: If you fill up the flower beds with only one flower color, you can earn a lot of extra points.
The faster you plant the flowers, the better. Your nectar meter will fill up gradually each time you plant flowers within three seconds of each other and you will earn a luscious Series bonus, as well as a few seconds of extra time.
Some of the players in the large GameDuell community have already spent several hours playing Word Twist. Here’s what "jonas8g" said about the new game: "Word Twist is so much fun and challenging at the same time. It’s great to have a new thinking game at GameDuell!"
Learn how to play Word Twist in two easy steps
Step 1: The basics
The aim of the game is to find the three best words, i.e. the longest and most unique words, in the playing field before the time runs out.
The better your words, the more points you score.
Step 2: Finding, marking and submitting words
Use your mouse to mark the words you find, then submit your words by clicking on the check mark. Each round has a time limit of 75 seconds.
After each round, the words you have submitted will be compared to your opponent’s words and points will be distributed accordingly. The player with the most points wins the game. Find the detailed game rules here.
In the future, Word Twist will detect significantly more words than it does at the moment, as the dictionary will undergo a major update soon.
How many points can you get?
Let us know by commenting on this blog post! Tell us how many points you scored and what your best words were!
These days most people wouldn’t be able to get by without a mobile device of some sort. Many people no longer play exclusively on websites or social networks, but also use smartphones because their mobile phone is always within reach.
Although December is usually known as a slow month for the mobile industry, December of 2011 proved to be "a veritable gold rush," said the co-founder and creative director of GameDuell, Michael Kalkowski, about the start-up scene. At Christmas alone 6.8 million new devices with iOS or Android were activated.
1 Billion App Downloads per Month
During the month of December, app downloads saw a huge increase. A total of 6.04 million apps were downloaded from the iOS store per day in December. This resulted in the average number of downloads within a year being almost doubled.
It’s not only the mobile operating system from Apple, which runs like clockwork, but also Google's Android system that is displaying strong market growth. One billion apps were downloaded from the Android Market in December and since the launch of the Android operating system in late 2008, 10 billion applications have been downloaded in total - according to the Google Blog):
Top App Category: Games
Games occupy a large part of downloaded applications. Therefore, it is not surprising that games are the top application category for iOS, Android and Facebook. Games are also among the category of apps that the user is extensively engaged in after downloading and will not simply go unused on the smartphone.
In the United States, it was discovered that nearly half of the time spent by users of mobile applications was on games.
Android on the Fast Track
In the past, developers and customers most often chose a mobile device made by Apple and thus for the iOS. But times are changing and more and more consumers are inspired to purchase Android mobile devices.
On average over the last three months, there were 500,000 iOS and 700,000 Android phones sold daily; that's 200,000 more Android smartphones sold per day than there were about half a year ago.
GameDuell experienced this trend first hand. At Christmas, accelerated by the new Galaxy Nexus, GameDuell games for Android were installed an additional 100,000 times.
The British firm Ovum, analyzed the latest developments in the mobile market in great detail and came to the conclusion that later this year Android will overtake iOS as the mobile platform with the majority of users. This trend was also confirmed by the market research company IHC. They predict that in three years, nearly 60% of smartphone owners will use an Android device.
Jobs at GameDuell
It is a logical step that GameDuell plans to offer more and more games on iOS and Android. With expansion in progress, our Mobile team needs more hands!
A wonderful tradition: the GameDuell Holiday Special!
Were you left off the Advent calendar Christmas list this year? Well, don’t fret! Once again, GameDuell is celebrating the holidays with the popular Holiday Special. You can clear away tons of great prizes. Which one will you choose? How much will you win? It's up to you!
Upgraded players at GameDuell are automatically included in the Holiday Special. It’s really easy: by playing duels with entry fees, no matter which game, win or lose, you collect snowflakes. Your snowflake balance is displayed after each game in your personal snowflake braometer. Once a new stage has been reached on the barometer, a new stand, with more rewards, is opened in the Holiday Shop. You can redeem the snowflakes you collected for festive prizes in the Shop.
Christmas spirit at GameDuell - The excellent prizes that are offered are playful and wrapped with cheer! Whimsically disguise yourself as Santa Claus, a reindeer or even as a Christmas tree to impress your friends or make your opponents jealous. There are also several great backgrounds images to choose from, sure to brighten up your profile picture! In addition, exciting free games await you starting at level 2.
Or would you rather have a game bonus? No problem! Among the awards are also several free bonuses.
The Holiday Special is simple and intuitive. If you would like to find out more, check out the detailed conditions of participation. You can collect snowflakes in the Holiday Special from December 8th through January 5th. The Holiday Shop will conveniently be open one week longer so that you can redeem as many snowflakes as you like. Have fun playing, Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!
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Learn all about our Bubble Speed game and play now!
Check out this TV Ad starring Fluffy Birds, one of GameDuell's most popular games on mobile.
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Write Prehistory with Fossil Fever!
The hunt for fossilized dinosaur bones draws more and more players under its spell. Heed our advice in order to quickly advance in the circle of fossil hunters! Then you will soon have many epochal discoveries of your own, of which every natural history museum in the world would be proud.
- Haste makes waste Take a good look at the playing in Fossil Fever before you drop a block. With well-thought-out moves, you can cleverly use the helpful special stones and trigger valuable chain reactions.
- Time is golden! Put your main focus on the fossils. When you collect them you will get additional playing time. And the longer you play, the more points you can get, of course.
- Be careful with dynamite! A load of explosives removes an entire group of blocks all at once. But beware: Fossils and special blocks within that group will also be destroyed!
You can find even more hints on how to achieve high scores in the Fossil Fever Game Rules. Alternatively you can just start playing, which is really the fastest way to learn the game!
In Razzle-Dazzle, the newest game at GameDuell, board game fans will surely get their money's worth. The colorful board game visually recreates a cozy game night with friends, but is faster and more exciting than normal board games.
Hidden Gizmos is the latest addition to GameDuell. It’s a hidden object game full of exotic locations which are presented as busy, colorful pictures packed with tons of interesting objects that must be found. Here’s the game concept in a nutshell:
- Your role: You assume the role of a clever, slightly eccentric antique dealer who not only loves beautiful things, but also adventure! You own "Hidden Gizmos", a small business that is just as crazy and likeable as you.
- Your mission: For a loyal customer of many years, you go on a treasure hunt. You travel the world to track down the most extraordinary and bizarre objects. There are two levels in which you must find the requested objects and if you complete these, you reach a bonus level. However, you only have a limited amount of time!
- Your resources: Your most important ally is your keen eye! This will be very helpful to you, as it is not so easy to find the real treasures among all the junk. You will also receive a joker at the beginning of each level and you may be able to earn an additional one.
Are you looking for highly imaginative amusement? Then play Hidden Gizmos! Bon Voyage!