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Shadows Remain, Duolingo, and other awesome apps of the week

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'Appy weekend!
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A brilliantly spooky, story-driven augmented reality game in which you search for your missing child in a new house is just one of our picks for this week’s “Awesome Apps of the Week.”

In addition, we’ve got a great app for teaching you Mandarin, another ARKit title that lets you get a closer look at some of the world’s top supercars, and a brilliant photo app for getting the most out of your iPhone or iPad.

Check our selections below. You won’t regret it!

Shadows Remain pushes ARKit in spooky new directions

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The game puts you in the shoes of a parent hunting their lost kid.
Photo: Halfbrick

If you’re looking for a game to show off Apple’s ARKit augmented reality platform, you could do a whole lot worse than checking out Australian developer Halfbrick’s intriguing new AR game Shadows Remain.

Blending first-person adventure, hidden object puzzles, and horror elements, Shadows Remain places you in the role of a parent who moves into a new home, only to find that their kid has gone missing.