Back near the end of September we reported on the rather popular farming simulation franchise Farm Simulator and that the newest installment into the series would also be making an appearance on mobile devices when it is released next month. When we first reported on this game coming to Android, we didn't know any sort of exact release date but today the official launch date for Farm Simulator 14 has been announced.
When Blizzard announced their new game, which ended up being a TCG called Hearthstone, it was also announced for iOS gamers to play on the iPad. However other mobile platforms were left behind like our beloved Android platform. New evidence is pointing towards the possibility that an Android and Windows Phone version of Hearthstone could be arriving soon.
In more Clash of Clans developer Supercell news, the company has announced today that it has sold 51% of the company to SoftBank and GungHo Entertainment for the ridiculous amount of $1.5 billion making this one of the biggest mobile game studio purchases to date. It isn't like either company didn't have the money to spare, especially after GungHo Entertainment's release of Puzzle and Dragons which makes them a staggering amount of money by itself.
Usually we end up seeing a Gameloft title appearing on the occasional Android device when a new one hits store shelves. This also is usually a demo version most of the time. However that will be changing with the upcoming GamePad 2 from Archos as Gameloft will have two full free games pre-installed onto the upcomin gaming centric tablet.
One game a lot of people have been waiting for since it was announced is the official mobile version of Transport Tycoon. Having been in a bit of a beta stage of testing for the last little while, this game is now available on Google Play since a few days ago for select Android devices. In other words, from what we can tell, that means tablets only as far as we can tell.
A couple of weeks ago we talked about the fact that Supercell had changed their stance on bringing Clash of Clans to Android after long stating that they wouldn't be doing that. Since then the game has been in a limited beta for a short period of time and now the game is officially on Google Play for select Android devices and by select Android devices we means tablets mostly.
The world of MOBA games looks to continue its advancement into the mobile gaming scene as a new title is currently under development called Fates Forever. Currently we have a couple of titles in this genre already available to us. One is from Gameloft called Heroes of Order and Chaos while another is a bit different of a style of MOBA gaming called Champs: Battlegrounds.
Bohemia Interactive recently released Arma: Tactics onto Android for Tegra 3 and Tegra 4 devices during the launch of Nvidia's Shield handheld gaming system recently. Well the company has finally decided to drop the Tegra exclusivity now and the game is available for non-Tegra Android tablets.
Papers, Please is an interesting sim game that was recently released for PC and has since gained a cult following which continues to grow. The developer of the game, Lucas Pope, is also planning to bring the bureaucratic sim over to Android and iOS tablets as well. While the Android version won't have a problem with being released onto Google Play, the developer is weary about Apple's approval policies and isn't sure the game will get approved for iOS devices.
You may remember us talking about the Android version of Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition and its development being put on hold due to contractual conflicts that had arisen. The iOS version was also pulled from the App Store for the same reason. It seems as though an agreement has been reached, something we weren't sure was actually going to happen, and the iOS version is back on the App Store which could indicate that the Android version is also back in development.
Choose Your Own Adventure will officially be coming to Android, should they find success on Kickstarter and meet the stretch goal for it, and they are going to be bringing with them their own unique style of Adventure/RPG books. This franchise, which is owned by Chooseco, is similar in style to Fighting Fantasy books and Tin Man Games with their Gamebook Adventures. In fact Choose Your Own Adventure has been around for almost as long as Fighting Fantasy has with regards to their physical books.