Galaxy Chat & Play enhances the online gaming experience on iOS.
Just as the Internet was becoming popular, I remember my friends using services like AIM, Yahoo! Messenger and ICQ to chat with each other. It was a new concept for people and soon, the concept expanded to chatting with perfect strangers. It was the beginning of social networking and it was all built on chat programs. Today, many people still chat with each other online, but they are doing it through established networks like Facebook. But, what if you want to meet new people? That’s what Galaxy Chat & Play is for.
Galaxy Chat & Play is a virtual social network for your iOS device. You start by signing up for the service, which is free and then creating a character. This character becomes your virtual persona. You are then able to chat, play games and share photos with over 25 million users of Galaxy Chat & Play.
Galaxy Chat & Play has a lot of great features for enjoying the virtual space of the app. You can customize your virtual character with a wide variety of costumes, clothing items and even your aura. Socializing is a whole new world with the hundreds of chat rooms, private messaging and even blogs. There is a wide variety of online games in which to partake – quiz games, anagrams, Tic-Tac-Toe and even Battleship. You can play these with friends or make new ones by allowing the app to choose an opponent for you. Along with your character, you can also create a virtual pet to care for and send gifts to your Galaxy friends.
As I was testing this app, I was reminded of the feel of the early days of Internet chatting. Galaxy Chat & Play captures the simple elegance of that process and pairs it with a really well designed iOS app. It works very well – I didn’t experience any lag time when I was on a Wi-Fi network and enjoyed a nice game of Tic-Tac-Toe. One of the best parts of this app is that it’s completely free (with in-app purchases) AND it’s not ad supported. So, you won’t be bothered by any ads while you are using Galaxy Chat & Play.
I recommend this app to anyone who is interested in expanding their social network and enhance their online gaming through their iOS device. Galaxy Chat & Play is currently on version 8.0.4 and was last updated on December 16, 2013. It is rated 17+ and requires the user to indicate that they are 17 years of age or older prior to using the service.