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The best new apps and indie games you need to download

From fast-paced arcade titles to puzzling mysteries, here’s a round-up of the best apps and independent games recently released and available to download now.

Alto’s Adventure

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Join Alto and his friends as they embark on an endless snowboarding odyssey. Journey across the beautiful alpine hills of their native wilderness, through neighbouring villages, ancient woodlands, and long-abandoned ruins. Along the way you’ll rescue runaway llamas, grind rooftops, leap over terrifying chasms and outwit the mountain elders – all while braving the ever changing elements and passage of time upon the mountain.

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Enigmatis 3: The Shadow of Karkhala

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Enigmatis 3: The Shadow of Karkhala is the final chapter in the blockbuster trilogy; an exciting detective story rife with adventure, puzzles and mystery. Follow the trail of a demonic preacher and unravel the secrets of Karkhala Peak. What secrets does the ancient monastery hold, high on its snow-covered mountain slope? What has brought the demonic Preacher here, and can anyone stop him now that he is more powerful than ever?

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Microsoft Mahjong

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The classic tile-matching game features daily challenges and more than 40 puzzles. Enjoy gorgeous graphics and relaxing sounds with multiple visual themes to choose from. Complete puzzles at four levels of difficulty, perfect for Mahjong beginners and experts alike. With a special new undo system, you can rewind the game back to any spot to fix mistakes or take a different approach. Microsoft Mahjong has daily challenges featuring unique gameplay modes such as Golden Tiles, where your only goal is to uncover and match the hidden pairs of golden tiles. Sign in with your Microsoft account to earn achievements, compete with friends and track your personal statistics. If you sign in with a Microsoft account, your progress is stored in the cloud so you can play the game on any device without missing a beat.

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Prison Architect: All Day and a Night Edition

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Take control of the building and running of a maximum security prison as this critically acclaimed game arrives on Xbox One. In Prison Architect you will see the impact of your design on the lives of your inmates – be it a utopic centre for rehabilitation, a brutal super prison or anything in between. All Day and a Night contains eight new wardens, eight new prison maps and eight new plots.

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The Banner Saga Complete Pack

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Get The Banner Saga and Banner Saga 2 in one pack. In this award-winning adventure, live through an epic role-playing Viking saga where your strategic choices directly affect your personal journey. Lead your caravan across this stunning yet harsh landscape as you fight for survival against an unimaginable threat that jeopardizes an entire civilization. Every decision you make in travel, conversation and combat has a meaningful effect on the outcome as your story unfolds.

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Cannon Brawl

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Pilot an airship, command powerful weapon emplacements like cannon, giant flamethrowers and high-powered lasers, destroy the earth from under your enemies’ feet. Cannon Brawl is an exciting mix of real-time strategy and artillery gameplay. Your ability to manage combat priorities and focus during the madness of battle will be put to the test. Advance across the kingdom in single player mode to unlock and discover new units, then experiment with each one to find your favourite combination in an online multiplayer battle. Choose from more than 15 units and five airship pilots.

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Kingdom: New Lands

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Kingdom: New Lands builds upon the award-winning gameplay and mystery of Kingdom by introducing new content to the IGF-nominated title while maintaining the simplicity and depth that players have come to experience and enjoy. Travel to the New Lands and welcome new mounts, merchants and vagrants, but be wary of the new obstacles that threaten your arrival – not just greedy creatures block your way but even the environment itself can defeat you.

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Overcooked is a chaotic co-op cooking game for one to four players. Working as a team, you and your fellow chefs must prepare, cook and serve up a variety of tasty orders before the baying customers leave. The Onion Kingdom is in danger and only the finest cooking can save it. In Overcooked, players must journey through a variety of cruel and unusual kitchens on their quest to become master chefs capable of conquering an ancient edible evil which plagues the land.

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