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Minecraft to WeChat: the best new apps and indie games to download now

From building worlds in Minecraft to staying in touch with your friends using WeChat, here’s a round-up of the best apps and independent games recently released and available to download now.

WeChat (update)

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WeChat offers free texting, voice messages and video calls from your phone. Instant messaging includes group chats and animated smileys, while you can use “walkie talkie” mode with up to 40 friends. Share, like and comment on photos with your contacts.

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Office Lens (update)


Office Lens trims, enhances and makes easily-readable pictures of whiteboards and documents. You can use Office Lens to convert images to PDF, Word and PowerPoint files, and save them to OneNote or OneDrive. Printed text will be automatically recognised by converting Word and PDF, so you can search for words in images and copy and edit them.

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Minecraft – Windows 10 Edition (update)


This update to the popular Minecraft game features a Nature Texture Pack, so you can build even more impressive structures. Build anything from makeshift shelters to the grandest of castles. Create and explore your very own world where the only limit is what you can imagine – just be sure to build a shelter before night comes to keep yourself safe from monsters. Find materials and craft tools, items, food and weapons to survive.

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Royal Revolt 2

Royal Revolt

Build your kingdom, perfect your defences, forge alliances and conquer real player around the world. Royal Revolt 2 is a 3D action and strategy game in which you explore and conquer the castles built by your friends and foes. Overthrow the royals on your way to the top, but be aware of your own enemies.

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The Turing Test


The Turing Test is a first-person puzzle game in which you take control of Ava Turing, an engineer for the International Space Agency. In an evolving story based on mankind’s inherent need to explore, protect and survive; players search deeper into Europa’s ice crusted core and transcend the line between man and machine.

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Armello is a swashbuckling adventure that combines three styles of play: The tactics of card games with the strategy of tabletop board games, combined with a character role-playing system. As a hero from one of the clans of Armello, you’ll quest, scheme, hire agents, explore, vanquish monsters, cast spells and face off against other players, with one goal in mind — storming the palace and becoming King or Queen of Armello.

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Test your skills and reflexes as you simultaneously guide two balls through more than 100 platform challenges. Replay levels against the clock to get the fastest time you can and see if you can get “S” rank on every level. Choose your own route to completion through a non-linear map.

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