Noteworthy new app releases and updates, handpicked by the MacStories team.
Astro Jump is an ingenious use of Home Screen widgets. The app uses two separate widgets to create a classic retro-style platformer game where your character runs, jumps, and slides to avoid obstacles. The pixelated artwork is superb and reminiscent of classic Game Boy titles. However, what’s most unique about the game is that gameplay happens in one widget while you control your character using a separate controller widget. Playing a game this way takes a little getting used to, but I was impressed with how well the communication between widgets works and really that it works at all.