Google has always allowed apps and games to be installed outside of Google Play, it is one of the perks of being an Android user. However security for this sort of feature has always been more based around user awareness rather than software-based security. There is the one-time verifying of installing an app or game outside of Google Play but it doesn't go much further than that.
Steve Jackson's Sorcery! gamebooks have been around for quite some time, originally debuting in 1983. These books were like a sub-series of the Fighting Fantasy franchise and while Tin Man Games is delivering those titles to us, indie game developers Inkle will be bringing the Sorcery! series to us next month.
Defend Your Life is an interesting new tower defense game that will be making its way to Android soon. Inspired by the Once Upon the Time… Life series, this game takes place inside the human body which makes for some fascinatingly gross gameplay, at least when you think about it.
After quite some time in development and then a beta testing phase, not to mention a pre-orders phase, the space exploration game Out There is now available for everyone on Google Play. In this game you are an astronaut ho has awoken from a cryogenic sleep and are floating around in space.
Look, we all want Nintendo to bring their games to Android, at least to some degree. It could just be the classics if need be. Of course everyone can just use emulators but having a game native to your device does have its benefits. One shareholder is urging Nintendo to reconsider its stance on mobile gaming but what this shareholder is suggesting makes us think that Nintendo can just keep their games if they actually do what this person is suggesting.
Well here is something you don't hear about often when it comes to console and PC game franchises. Apparently Activision will be releasing their upcoming Tony Hawk game exclusively onto mobile devices only. This will be the first time for the franchise to go in an exclusive route with mobile, leaving behind consoles and PC gamers.
Devolver Digital has partnered up with Deconstructeam to bring PC and mobile gamers a new retro-style point-and-click adventure game called Gods Will Be Watching in the very near future. This game originated in the recent Ludum Dare 26 game jam and has progressed to where it is now - a full game release.
A few days ago Ouya announced that it would soon be bringing its platform to other hardware and it seems the first company to jump on board is Mad Catz with their Android-powered game console called the MOJO. Now depending on who you are and how you feel about the
In an interesting move, Ouya has announced that we will soon be seeing the software portion of their platform on other hardware, leaving behind the exclusivity their software had with their Android-powered console system of the same name. This move is to make the Ouya platform more ubiquitous and platform
Google has revealed what their next project is that they are working on and it is called Project Tango. Usually we don't report on these kinds of things unless there is some sort of benefit to gaming on Android and with Project Tango there could be a pretty interesting benefit
In Hope the player’s actions are limited by the character’s confinement. There is not much to do in the damp tower you’re trapped in besides walking, sighing and crying. And sleeping at night, of course. Nothing you can do will affect the development of the story, although you may find a way to know about the Prince’s journey. You may also be able to find out about the Princess’ background, that part of the tale nobody ever cares about. And of course, there will be an ending, although it may not look as heroic from this point of view… or does it?