Released by Ultrateam, Ultraflow is now out. This game is a fairly strait foward puzzle game, where players attempt to move a smaller disc into a larger one that's located elsewhere on the board. There's a monochromatic feel to each board, with simple visuals that are largely comprised of lines, and simple geometric shapes.
Masters of the mobile retro games, OrangePixel is currently working on a new title called Space Grunts and are releasing development videos showing off the gameplay while it is being built. What is really intriguing about this game is that it will apparently be a blend of turn-based gameplay and arcade shooter. Of course it will also feature OrangePixel's unique style of pixel art.
EA has quietly done a soft launch of their next Need for Speed game called Need for Speed: No Limits. This game has already come under fire for a particular IAP that will be included in the game and that is the in-app purchase players have the option of using where they can purchase more gas. Whether this actually made it into the game or not is something we will be finding out shortly.
Bandai Namco had pushed out an update today that brings some new features to their free-to-play collectible card game called Outcast Odyssey. This marks the first major update to hit the game and with it a whole new event system for players to partake in if they want to. This new event system is called Brogan’s Challenge.
In our first part we explored how Sega overtook Nintendo in the early 90’s to become the biggest video game company in the world. It was through attitude, marketing, and most importantly defining themselves as better than Nintendo. Despite the Super Nintendo’s better graphics card and superior sound board, the Genesis took an early lead in the console wars. It wasn’t to last however, as Sega's odd obsession with the Genesis forged the beginning of its downfall.
SNK Playmore has brought another one of their brawlers to Android called Garou: Mark of the Wolves. If you have played any other their other brawlers on Android, or in general for that matter, then you already should have a pretty good idea as to what to expect. For those of you curious, this is part of the Fatal Fury series.
So I've had this on my chest for a long time, and I think it's time I unload. I'm not convinced everyone will agree with me, but hear me out. I think Android gaming has problem with the number of games that are offered for free with IAPs, though I *suspect* iOS does as well (See here). And I want to say this at the outset: I don't hate all IAPs. Paying a set amount once to unlock full content (gaming or otherwise) is just fine me with, as is a running subscription (Netflix, MLB At Bat, etc). My objection comes from how many games are attempting to monetize by applying scammy IAPs, and it's out of control.
AMA LTD has released a new endless runner onto Android called Late Again that is all about being late for work and not getting caught. In order to accomplish this feat of not being caught by your boss, you will need to collect files as you run through your office building.