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Best of FingerGaming: From muBlip to We Rule

Every week, Gamasutra sums up sister iPhone site FingerGaming's top news and reviews for Apple's nascent portable games platform -- this time covering the rhythm-puzzler muBlip and ngmoco's online kingdom s
[Every week, Gamasutra sums up sister iPhone site FingerGaming's top news and reviews for Apple's nascent -- and increasingly exciting -- portable games platform, as written by editor in chief Danny Cowan and authors Mathew Kumar and Jonathan Glover.] This week, FingerGaming covers the rhythm-puzzler muBlip and ngmoco's online kingdom sim We Rule. Also within are the lists for top-grossing, most-downloaded free and paid Apps from Apple's store, as well as quick looks at Flick Bowling 2 and QRANK. Here are the top stories from the last seven days: - Ngmoco Releases Free Online Kingdom Sim We Rule "Like ngmoco's other free-to-play titles Eliminate Pro and Touch Pets Dogs, We Rule allows unlimited free gameplay, though players have the option to speed up plant growth and building construction by purchasing add-on content." - Top-Grossing Game Apps: Zombie Farm Makes Top 10 Debut "Where's Waldo?, Monopoly and Street Fighter IV continue to see strong sales, as Playforge's microtransaction-supported FarmVille clone Zombie Farm finishes its debut week at fourth place." - Free Daily Trivia App QRANK Pits Richard Garriott Against Monkee Michael Nesmith "Following a grueling celebrity trivia battle, Nesmith ranked in at second place, narrowly beating Austin, Texas mayor Lee Leffingwell. The top prize went to Deus Ex designer Harvey Smith, who has proven himself smarter than any living human." - Rhythm Puzzler muBlip Premieres in App Store "iPhone developer para9's rhythm-based multitouch puzzler muBlip was a standout title in this year's IGF Mobile competition, earning a finalist spot in the Audio Achievement category." - Top Free Game App Downloads: Chalkboard Stunts Leads Over Simon "Manta Research's physics-based racer Chalkboard Stunts soars to the top of today's chart. Simon: Classic moves up to second place after taking third last week, as MobilityWare's free version of Solitaire follows close behind." - Virtual Currency Company Offerpal Acquires Developer Tapjoy "Offerpal Media has acquired Tapjoy, creators of the Tapjoy mobile application monetization platform and distribution service. The purchase extends Offerpal's virtual currency model to mobile applications for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android platforms." - Top-Selling Paid Game Apps: Where's Waldo?, Doodle Jump Lead Charts "Gameloft's Dungeon Hunter and Earthworm Jim enjoy newfound popularity after a weekend-long sale, as Cupcakes! maintains steady sales at fifth place." - iTunes Update Adds App Gifting Option "Apple's iTunes has been updated with a new 'Gift This App' option, giving customers another avenue to spread the word about their favorite App Store titles." - Freeverse Launches Free, Ad-Supported Version of Flick Bowling 2 "Freeverse takes an unusual approach with its Flick Bowling follow-up, adding a new story mode that 'takes you on a journey through time and space to defeat the insidious Baron Von Schtopwatch.' With bowling."

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