Friday app roundup: Gravity Ducks and pet health advice

This Friday’s app roundup comes on the heels of a rough week. Who could of predicted that we would be suffering from more snowfall in February. Thankfully, the weekend ahead is supposed to be filled with rain, so you’ll need this app roundup to keep you entertained while you chill indoors.

This week’s Friday app roundup includes: a gravity-defying platformer; an app that’s like WebMD for pets; an interesting game about Swedish mythology; and a puzzle game that’s perfect for de-stressing.

App: Gravity Duck IslandsGravity Duck Islands universal app

OS: iOS, Android

What is it? This is a retro platform game that spices up the usual formula by allowing you to flip gravity and everything on the screen upside down. So guide your intrepid duck across all four islands, solving the puzzles found in each level. It’s a fun way to waste a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Best review quote: As you control your duck in different levels, bear in mind that flapping your wings to change your gravity can be useful. Just try to reach and get to the safe zone at the end of each classic. – Android Community

Get it now: for your iPhone/iPad or for your Android.

App: PetCoachPetCoach universal app

OS: iOS, Android

What is it? If you have a pet this is a resource that you need. It can answer all your questions about pet care. It offers the expertise of vets, nutritionists, trainers and other animal experts to offer you the best possible advice when caring for your pet. It’s a bit like a WebMD, except for your household pets.

Best review quote:  Think of it like a kind of WebMD for animals (aside from PetMD, of course). You can find a variety of questions and answers about various things. It also has a function where you can ask vets, nutritionists, trainers, and other experts questions for advice. It won’t replace taking your cat to the vet, but it’s a good way to deal with minor issues and find quick info. – Android Authority

Get it now: for your iPhone/iPad or for your Android.

App: Year WalkYear Walk iOS app

OS: iOS

What is it? This is a unique game based on Swedish folklore and mythology. You’re venturing out in the dark woods of 19th century Sweden. You’re on a quest to discover the future and figure out if your true love will love you back. You can accomplish this vision quest by solving cryptic puzzles. It’s a very elegant and artful game.

Best review quote: Year Walkis an eerie exploration of Swedish tradition. Players set out on a pilgrimage through the gloomy Scandinavian wilderness to complete their “year walk”, a quest to be reunited with a lost love. Both parts terrifying and alluring, Year Walk is one of the most atmospheric games in the App Store library. It’s so heavily invested in its folkloric roots, the developers even released a companion app for folks who really want to dive deep into the lore. – 148Apps

Get it now: for your iPhone/iPad.

App: HocusHocus universal app

OS: iOS, Android

What is it? This game is a great way to unwind after a stressful day after a long day at work. The design contains 100 M.C. Esche-inspired levels. Let this innovative puzzler soothe your stressful soul. For the best results, don’t turn off the music, let the calm, smooth music wash over you as you play.

Best review quote: The aesthetic here is clean and relaxing, with all focus put on the puzzle itself, with calming music playing in the background. There are a 100 mind-melting puzzles included in the core game, but you’ll also want to tap the pencil and ruler icon to create or play levels designed by the Hocus community. This is a great pick-up-and-play game that will leave you feeling calm and accomplished. – Android Central

Get it now: for your iPhone/iPad or for your Android.

Sources: Android CommunityAndroid Authority148AppsAndroid Central

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