While the world waited with baited breath as announcements were pouring out of Google I/O yesterday, a small message appeared on the Twitter feed of Versus Evil. “We couldn’t be happier to see #BannerSaga by @StoicStudio coming to tablets this summer! Expect more info very soon!” What wonderful information can be found in a simple tweet!
Crescent Moon Games is on a roll with another release this week. This time, in collaboration with Dream Builder Studios, the result is a fluid space fighting simulator where you explore the depths of space in search of what took place during the Sirius Incident. The Sirius Incident is described as the largest friendly fire engagement in history. As part of a black ops team, you will pilot your spacecraft into dangerous territory to find out the truth.
Aquaria is a side scrolling whether game by indie developer Bit Blot, that was developed for desktops and later ported over to Android. While this game is no longer available at all that i can find, I played a previously purchased version for Android and thoroughly enjoyed this game. Aquaria's Android version was previously available on Humble Bundle's website. I have reached out to the developer to see if there's an intention to reinstate to Android at some point in the future, but I have yet to hear back. Oddly enough, it's still available for iOS for $4.99, as well as on the developer's website for desktop machine's for $9.99. So whether you have been sitting around on an Android copy (or elect to hold out hope for a possible re-release), or choose to go another route with it, it's a great game no matter what platform you choose to play it on.
Ever get that itch to joyride a school bus recklessly through town? Well, Crash and Burn Racing is here to scratch your itch. If school buses aren't your thing, there is also ambulances, fire trucks, and sports cars that all have customizable paint jobs, lighting underneath the vehicles, and rims in addition to upgrades such as top speed and handling.
Oscura is a platforming game available on mobile devices (both iOS and Android) for back in 2011. While reaching a modest 50,000+ downloads, it was nominated for a Webby award. The gameplay was fairly simple, controlling things like which direction to run, jumping, or slowing down time. The look was the popular dark silhouette foreground with bright primary and secondary colors in the background. I that it was a fun game to play that wasn't all that complicated, not was it all that lengthy at twelve stages.
Tower Defense and Tower Offense games are something that Android has no shortage of. Every once in a while though, one will come along that looks like it's been done right. Toy Rush, released by Uber Entertainment, looks to be one of those games.
SuperHippo Games, based in Ireland, released Pirate Legends TD late last week in the Play Store. Yes, I know what you are thinking. There are an abundance of tower defense games out there. However, few of them take place on the high seas and are full of such robust action as displayed in Pirate Legends. I was given the opportunity to find out more about the game, the company that produced it and how SuperHippo plans to impact the mobile gaming arena. René Laurent, Lead Game Designer for Pirate Legends TD was gracious enough to answer a few questions for me.
The NVDIA Shield Tablet is receiving a new update today, that brings more "enhancements and fixes" to the device. It will be available for both the 16 GB Wi-Fi model and the 32 GB LTE model, which launches today.
The first of Nvidia's line of gaming-centric Android devices, the Nvidia Shield has done pretty good for itself. There are still a couple of items being tweaked though regarding the device's software and Nvidia has kept working on supporting the device and today we get Update 92 which fixes some
Wayward Souls is an action-adventure game built for quick playthroughs and massive amounts of replay value. It was inspired by Spelunky, Secret of Mana, and our previous game, Mage Gauntlet.
Procedurally generated random levels mean that every time you play the game, it's a different experience. Control one of six characters, all with their own unique playstyles, abilities, and equipment. Explore and fight for survival, in combat where your tactics, positioning, and timing matter.