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.
We've been following the development of PocketMine since it was created, even using it in our own Minecraft: Pocket Edition server. It has come a long way since its inception, now having a plug-in library, mod tools and all sorts of other goodies. There was regular communication between Mojang developers and Shoghi Cervantes, the developer behind PocketMine, on Twitter quite often. So it should be as no surprise that Mojang has finally brought Shogi on board.
Companion Applications are an interesting concept in a lot of ways because you're basically trying to take advantage of the mobile gaming industry, and the gaming industry in general, by extending the functionality of your game to include mobile devices. This could be for a lot of reasons and done in many ways, whether it is actually useful features, a second screen feature, news and update, and whatever else a developer can think up in order to make their games look like there is a lot more features to it then there actually is.
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.
The rather enjoyable side-scrolling arcade game Don't Run With A Plasma Sword will be getting a new version next week and this one will be a free-to-play version. Developed by XperimentalZ Games, this game was originally released back in September 2013 and has remained a premium game since its release.
Tim Sweeney is the head of Epic Games, the company behind a plethora of major game franchises for PC and Console (and even mobile if you include Infinity Blade), as well as the engine that makes numerous major games as well, the Unreal Engine, has come out to say that virtual reality is going to change the world. This time virtual reality may actually accomplish just that.
Announced last August, Games Workshop's latest Warhammer 40k game to be released on Android, courtesy of Complex Games, has finally arrived. Officially titled The Horus Heresy: Drop Assault, this is an RTS-style game set in the Warhammer 40k universe.
In November of last year, we reported on Goon Studios latest project, Monster vs. Sheep. If you are unfamiliar with Goon Studios, they are a game development studio based in Pasadena, California. Their first project on Android was Boogey Boy. When we played it, we felt it was a fun, vibrant and intriguing game, to add to the endless runner/platforming genre. Fast forwarding from November to February, Goon Studios recently released a second trailer for Monster vs. Sheep a few days ago. It looks like the Goons are at it again, creating what is sure to be a fun and original game. The good news is that we don't have to wait too long, because Monster vs. Sheep is on its way to Android/iOS devices.