There are a lot of big budget game developers that produce amazing games. They have scores of team members and the technology to produce what eventually become blockbuster titles. When we come across a game that is equally impressive from an indie game developer everyone should take notice. These are the games that should be celebrated. That is what has happened to two-team indie game developers Danielle Swank and Jim Fleming of Barking Mouse Studios with their first game Lost Toys.
Project Tango is a venture that Google is undertaking by designing hardware that is able to render models of its surrounding environment. Tango's sensors take over a quarter of a million measurements every second to update the position of the phone. It then takes all the information and fuses it into a single 3d model of its environment. Why would that matter to gamers like ourselves? I'm glad you asked! Here's why: for example it's able to scan a room to create a 3D rendering.
The PC game Conquest of Elysium 3, is now available for Android tablets. Described on its official site as a "strategy rougelike" Conquest of Elysium 3, developed by Illwinter Game Design, features rudimentary graphics but deep turn-based gameplay.
Android gamers who enjoy playing their games on tablets have yet another game heading their way in a couple of months. Instead of a MOBA like we just reported on earlier today, this one is an interesting gold rush city themed sim / city management game called 1849.
A new hybrid game is heading to Android tablets soon called Card Hunter. This little game is a mash-up of CCG (Card Collecting Game) and a board game which is currently being developed by a company called DropForge and has been under development for almost a year already.
Right now we are currently waiting on a couple of MOBA games to get released and today Gameforge announced a new MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) game that will be heading to tablets in the near future called Sigils: Battle for Raios. So what can we expect from this MOBA when it lands?
Shadowrun Returns hasn't been out all that long and already the first expansion for the game has been announced. This expansion will be called Dragonfall and Harebrained Schemes is already hard at work developing it for a 2014 release time frame. This won't be a small expansion with a little bit of extra content either. Instead it will be a full-length one with a whole new campaign set in the Free City of Berlin.
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.