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Fresh Android Apps for Nov. 10: SimCity Deluxe, PicsArt - Photo Studio, Assaulter

by Ian Black

Before Facebook existed, people spent hours of each day guiding their SimPeople and planning the future of their SimCities. Do you think the release of SimCity Deluxe scares Mark Zuckerberg?

For turning your photos into art, try PicsArt – Photo Studio and to keep the world safe, download Assaulter.

SimCity Deluxe ($4.99)

The PC megahit arrives on Android. Choose from one of seven “starter” cities (based on famous international spots you’ll recognize) then act as both Mayor and City Planner to make it successful or doom it to failure.

The situations your city faces will challenge your skills. Try organizing the World Games, managing the after effects of a blizzard, or orchestrate the response to an impending meteor strike.

SimCity Deluxe is optimized for Android tablets.

PicsArt – Photo Studio (Free)

Want to make some photo magic on your Android? You can do a lot for free with this photo-editing suite.

The picture editor provides filters, stickers, text effects and much more. Use the magic effects for cartoon or vintage looks, the draw component for brushes, inks, and callouts.

When you’ve finished your artwork, share it in the PicArt social network or through Facebook, Flickr, Dropbox, Foursquare, Tumblr, Blogger, and WordPress.

Assaulter (Free)

The War on Terror remains a global challenge, but fortunately tough hombres like Assaulter have passports and like to travel.

Pick a spot on a world map and face the aggressive terrorists that lie in wait there just for a chance to kill peace-loving freedom fighters. Engage the enemy on moving trains, in waterfront docks, on cargo ships, and in the middle of the ocean. You’ll have access to more rifles than the NRA board of directors when you face down the bad guys.

These are kill and capture missions minus the capture part.