Under The Radar is a new column that we will be doing from time to time (it isn’t necessarily a weekly thing), the purpose of which is to showcase some good games that we may not have been able to publish as full articles on our website. Ultimately, smaller developers get vital exposure for their games and you get to have more games to play on your plate. Let us know if you know of any obscure new titles in the comments section!
Day: December 28, 2012
Fans of the cult classic game from the Nintendo DS handheld system called Touch Detective have some good news today as Beeworks Games have brought Touch Detective over to Android. For those of you not familiar with this game, Touch Detective stars a little girl named Mackenzie who goes around solving mysteries along with some of her friends who help her along the way.
Let me get this off my chest first – I am no fan of 8-bit, pixel art games. As such, I ignored Superbrothers: Swords & Sworcery EP when it got released on the iPad over a year and a half ago. I still ignored it when it came out on the Humble Bundle for Android 4 recently. However, once it got a proper release on Google Play, I decided to finally take up the game, see what all the hype is about and then do a review. So, here I am now. How did I find the game?
Back in October of this year we reported on Trendy Entertainment’s Dungeon Defenders games vanishing from the Google Play store. Later that day Trendy Entertainment confirmed that they had pulled both games from Google Play but never specified why, just that it would be back at some point. It’s now the end of December and checking the forum thread regarding this on the Dungeon Defenders‘ website show no new information on when it will come back. The copies on Amazon’s AppStore have also been pulled. Another game however has been yanked and this time it’s Sega’s Fallen Realm.
From time to time some ass hat has to go ripping off other peoples work in order to further their idiotic attempt at infecting as many Android devices with malware as they can. It is one of the drawbacks we have to deal with once in awhile with having an open market place and usually things are pretty decent. A newly found developer going by the name of ‘apkdeveloper’ however who is trying to do exactly that.
RenRen Games has released a new version of their online multiplayer cross-platform RTS games called Chaos of Three Kingdoms Deluxe. In this new version of the game there are more levels, functions and overall content. In fact this new version is almost a bit more of a hardcore edition over the existing Chaos of Three Kingdoms due to the possibility of getting prizes for just logging into the game.
Welcome to our new weekly feature where we allow you to vote for the best game that’s been released on Android for the past week. We will be highlighting a few of the best and highest profile games released, and you can make your selection from there. You’ll also find out the previous week’s winner as voted by you, our readers. So as the sun sets on another week of releases and as the year comes to a close, cast your vote and pick the best one.
Many people remember the day when Mika Mobile finally made the announcement that they would not be developing for Android anymore which left their games Zombieland USA and Battleheart in limbo in terms of future update, something that the iOS versions have gotten regularly. Well that all looks to be changing as Mika Mobile could be giving Android a second chance with their upcoming Battleheart sequel which is currently in development.
Yesterday news came out that the OUYA developer kits were being shipped out that day and that developers could be getting their units as soon as today depending on where they live. Now OUYA wants to show everyone, or at least all the game developers out there, what exactly the development kit will come with by unboxing one on video for us all to see.
SNK Playmore has put their classic Neo Geo games Metal Slug 3 on sale for a mere $1.99 and Blazing Star on sale for $0.99 which is $5 off of its regular price of $6.99 for Metal Slug 3 and a couple of dollars off Blazing Star‘s regular price. For those of you who used to play these games when you owned a Neo Geo but for some reason haven’t picked either of these up yet, now is a good time to snag a copy of either game.