PopCap must be feeling a bit of pressure regarding the mobile gaming scene, specifically regarding Android. While other flash gaming sites have jumped on board with Android with full support, PopCap seems to have fallen behind after their initial announcement of supporting flash gaming on Android. Today they announced some good news though.
If you don’t feel like setting up your Wiimote to be used with your Android phone, you can always do what this one gamer did and just attach a SNES controller to your phone. May take a bit more work but you’ll end up with your own portable gaming Android device. This little craft is done using the devices PDMI port.
It seems as though the mobile gaming arena is heating up a bit more with the sudden announcement of Sharp bringing a phone into the mix which will run Android and provide… 3D glasses-free gaming and movies. Named the Galapagos, this Android device will have a few 3D games and movies available at the time of launch.
Uniwar is TBS Games’ most recent, and most recently updated turn-based tactics game available now on the Android Market. Featuring rich multiplayer, a familiar Advance Wars style of strategy and a Starcraft theme TBS Games has developed something really compelling here and it’s definitely landed itself on our to-follow list.
While iOS is enjoying some Unreal Engine 3 love, first with Epic Citadel and now the announcement of RPG game called Infinity Blade, the screenshots released give us a better look into what we can expect when we start seeing Android games made with Unreal Engine 3. Some already are being made such as Dungeon Defenders.
As you are probably already aware, the Facebook mobile event is going on right now. While there is a lot of information coming from this event related to Android, when it comes to gaming there has been little noise made. Well except the fact that Zynga will be releasing it’s Poker game first instead of Farmville. Why? Find out after the break.
While this doesn’t come as a huge surprise considering that all the Galaxy S phones so far include SRs 5.1 Mobile for surround sound, it is still a noteworthy announcement considering that up until now there was no word on what sort of audio we can expect with the Samsung Galaxy Tablet. Well now we know, it’ll be good!
With NVIDIA’s newest mobile platform, launching later in the year for phones and tablet devices developer support continues to appear strong for the promising new, graphics heavy platform. Developer SouthPeak Interactive has announced multiple games to take full advantage of the newer, more powerful mobile chipset.
Sony is really doing their job well stirring up rumors, first with the Android Playstation phone and now ‘insider information’ from someone close to the project has said that the Playstation 3 could be getting GoogleTV software. While it wouldn’t be hard to rig up your PS3 in some fashion to play on a GoogleTV, actual compatibility is always better.
With news of increased sales we thought we would take the time to make a special mention to Measured Software’s OpenFeint achievements added to their old-school top-down 2D racer, Pocket Racing. You can grab the newest update from the market on your phone now from the market. Complete list of achievements after the break.