Eye-Candy for the Casual Gamer: Oceanhouse Releases New Trio of Dr. Seuss eBooks, New Trailer for MicroVolts

Fri, Jul 16, 2010

Casual, iPad, iPhone

Welcome to another installment of “Eye-Candy for the Casual Gamer.” Today, we’ll be taking a look at screenshots released by Oceanhouse Media for their trio of new installments in the Dr. Seuss eBook series (while not technically games, the apps here are worth noting), and at a new trailer for Rock Hippo’s MicroVolts.

Oceanhouse Media Releases Three New eBooks in Dr. Seuss Series

What started with the release of The Cat in the Hat and Dr. Seuss’ ABC in February, the first two installments in the Dr. Seuss eBook series on iPhone, has expanded over the past few months with new offerings like The Lorax, and Oh, the Places You’ll Go. This series of books continues to expand this week, with the release of a new trio of eBooks – Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, and Gertrude McFuzz.

Green Eggs and Ham (iTunes Link) and Hop on Pop (iTunes Link) are now both available on the App Store for $3.99 each, while Gertrude McFuzz (iTunes Link) is only $1.99. These apps show an advancement in the series, as all three contain high-resolution graphics for the new iPhone 4 Retina display.

As usual, these apps are designed to help children learn how to read, and contain features like words that highlight and are read aloud when a child touches them (another option aside from having the professional narration play automatically), and the ability for word and picture association, in that when a picture in the book is touched, words describing the image appear and are spoken.

All three apps are universal, meaning that if you purchase them once, you can use them on either the iPhone, iPod Touch, or even the iPad in full screen. Check out the screens for the apps below.

Rock Hippo Releases New MicroVolts Trailer

At the beginning of the month, we introduced you to the world of Rock Hippo’s MicroVolts, an upcoming Free-to-Play online third person shooter. As we explained before, you need not be afraid of the term “third person shooter,” as the game is ready, willing, and able to provide gameplay to the casual consumer.

Where the most recent trailer showed us a look at some of the game’s weapons and offered a look at general gameplay, this newest trailer is a tutorial of sorts, showing you what it will take to survive in the game’s “toy-eat-toy” world, via a basic overview of the control layout. MicroVolts will be coming to Closed Beta sometime in the near future – for more information, check out not only the trailer below, but also the game’s official website.

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