It’s every developer’s dream to make a fortune off their apps, but the reality is only a small percentage of apps make enough money to send a developer into an early retirement. Sometimes apps literally become more trouble than they’re work. Instead of remaining the captain of a sinking ship, developers can choose to sell their app in its entirety on a newly-opened site called Apptopia.
Day: 16 April 2012
The Oregon Trail, a game from back in the day that is still popular and has had many revamps and spin-offs over the years, now has a new indie game development team working on a title which will pay homage to this classic. Currently being developed by a team calling themselves The Men Who Wear Many Hats, this new game will be filled with zombies and pixel art.
The world’s first Android 4.0 device will become available to Sprint customers starting this Sunday April 22. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be sold for $199 on a two-year contract. If you pre-order the device now, there’s a chance you’ll get it in the mail this Friday ahead of its official launch.
We’ve reported on a couple cheap Android 4.0 tablets in the past week including the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and the Ematic eGlide Prism. Today, a New York company called XTEX is getting in one the action with its new tablet called the XTEX My Tablet 7. XTEX is selling this device on its website for $149.99.
Back in the beginning of February 2012 SilverTree Media released a new Cordy themed game onto Android called Cordy Sky. Shortly after reporting on the game’s release it mysteriously disappeared from the Google Play store for some reason. Well it now seems to be back and staying put this time.
This last week, one of my favorite game publishers were very generous to us. Gamevil released not one, but two retro-style RPG games. Being a Gamevil fan and lover of retro RPG, it seemed quite fitting for me to review at least one of them. So here we go.
It seems like everyone loves getting in touch with their inner Picasso. Since it launch in February developer OMGPOP’s Pictionary-style game has reached over 50 million downloads in basically 50 days. Now officially the fastest selling mobile game in history, it has surpassed Rovio’s latest game, Angry Birds: Space.
YoYo Games have done quite well on Android since they started releasing games onto the Google Play store. While a majority of their titles are unique games, they have just released a couple of remakes for some classic games called Simply Minesweeper and Simply Word Search.
Back in the beginning of April 2012 we talked about two games that Gameloft seems to have been working on, one of which they were hinting on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ with witty pictures of sharks. When we reported on these two games, that is when we figured out that the shark pictures were to build hyper for their upcoming Android game called Shark Dash.
For those that go where no man has gone before, internet wise, for free application and games, may want to reconsider. It seems that a version of Rovio’s newest hit, Angry Birds: Space, is laced with malware and found floating (no pun intended) around. If the copy of Angry Birds: Space currently installed in your device came from anywhere but Google Play, you may be putting yourself at risk.