I don’t think I’ve seen this type of game available for Android just yet, I could be wrong though. Winds of Steel is a 3D war game where you are a pilot running missions in certain time periods in history. There is everything from dogfights to bombing missions and a blend of both as well as special moves you can do while flying to dodge getting shot down.
It would seem as though the peripheral market for Android gaming is starting to mature more and more. First we have the Game Gripper, a great little addition to anyone with a Motorola Droid (and other Android phones coming in the near future) and now we have an announcement that Zeemote has released an SDK for Android game developers.
Take 2 parts 2D graphics, 2 parts platform shooter, 1 part RPG, shake vigorously and pour into chilled glass, add 1 cherry and a slice of orange to finish it off and what do you get? Virus Effect by Corv Studios LLC. Virus Effect, if you haven’t guessed by now, is a platform shooter/RPG title offering a unique style of game play that has yet to be seen on Android.
Google takes another step forward in it’s quest to take gaming on the Android platform seriously by purchasing LabPixies. LabPixies was one of the first companies to start building gadgets for iGoogle and shortly after the release of the Android OS started building games and apps. Currently they have 4 puzzle games and one app available on the Android market.
A new RPG game landed on the Android market called Caligo Chaser, developed by Com2US, which features a more hack n’ slash style of game play and some really good graphics. The entire game features a huge amount of skill combinations, items, NPCs and much much more and is an great addition to the RPG genre for our Android devices.
Infinite Dreams Inc, developers of the great arcade shooter Sky Force, didn’t waste any time porting the sequel of Sky Force to Android named Sky Force Reloaded. Just like it’s predecessor, Sky Force Reloaded offers up a whole lot of arcade action with great graphics in the same 3D-ish style which includes environment interaction and weather.
So as you may have noticed, I took the weekend off thinking this would be an ideal time to slip a couple days off and spend time with my family hoping it would be a slow news weekend. In reality it was a busy weekend not just for Android news but Android gaming news as well. So here is a quick rundown of gaming news over the weekend.
We pretty much have a sports game for Android for each type of sport right now from basketball to soccer, pool to football but no hockey. Well that just changed as Hockey Nations 2010, by Distinctive Wireless Inc, just landed on the Android market. This is a 3D hockey game with stellar graphics and game play which they ported over to Android from the iPhone.
While on the topic of shooter style games, another one landed on the market today called Gravity Fights, developed by Fadosoft. While not the usual scrolling shooter type game, you move through tunnels shooting enemies and flicking power switches which eventually opens a door for your to pass through. The graphics are pretty good in this title as well.