Yesterday the IGDA (International Game Developers Association) published an open letter on their blog to Amazon's App Store and warning developers about Amazon's Developer Agreements terms and what you are actually agreeing to when you sign it. Today Amazon has published a response to the letter.
Interesting statistics coming our way from Flurry which shows that between Android and iOS, the market share for the Nintendo DS and the Playstation portable are decreasing while the mobile phone gaming market share is increasing... greatly. In fact Nintendo's DS lost a fairly large chunk of their market share when it comes to portable gaming.
Like Scrabble-type games? Well you're in luck today if you do because Amazon's free app of the day today is a Scrabble-like game called Wordsmith. Actually for the most part it is Scrabble with a few variations to the gameplay and points. In fact you can really rack up the points in this game by Second Breakfast Studios.
A lot of people dislike the fact that Gameloft still refuses to sell their games on the Android Market, regardless of the reasons. However, as they release more titles onto Android, it could be getting harder for people to resist going to their store and nabbing one. Eternal Legacy was just launched which is Gameloft's Final Fantasy-type game.
There are some types games that are going to benefit more than others when it comes to the gaming controls the Xperia Play has to offer. Sports games will be one of those genres that are going to be just better with a physical set of gaming controls. Hockey Nations 2011 is now available exclusively for the Xperia Play.
We should be surprised by this but we are not. Perhaps it is the few conversations I've has with Cory Trese, developer of Star Traders RPG over the Amazon's terms of agreement for their App Store for Android. In short, the IGDA (International Game Developers Association) has issues an open-letter warning game developers about the terms of agreement.
Guinness World Records has embraced the gaming sphere a lot more over the past few years including even coming out with a Gamer's Edition of the Guinness Book of World Records. Today they announced a new application for Android based around the Gamer's Edition of World Records called the Gamer's Edition Arcade.
John Carmack, Technical Director over at id Software who has developed Rage for iOS, came out today and confirmed that Rage will not be coming to Android anytime soon. This news makes us wonder what the job posting they had up for Android developers awhile back was for if it wasn't to bring Rage to Android.
The iControlPad is a Bluetooth controller that attaches onto your Android device to give you a full set of gaming controls. In the world of controls for Android, there isn't a whole lot to choose from. You have the Zeemote, iControlPad and the GameGripper. You also have apps to use other controls with like the WiiMote or PS3 controller.
Rovio have been working on a little project, well actually it is a big undertaking, which will have all their Angry Birds game sync up to users devices. What does this mean? It means that if you buy a new Android device, install Angry Birds, normally you would have to start over again and finish levels you've already completed.