It’s safe to say that this year marked major leaps and bounds for the Android platform. On the technical side, Jellybean demonstrated the maturity of Google’s OS, visually smoothing many jagged edges and packing MORE new features which Apple will inevitably emulate and sue for. Most notably for gamers, multi-user profiles gave way to sighs of collected relief as roommates everywhere can now stop “accidentally” deleting game progress by starting new games; parents can now finally fork over their slates to their kids without the fear of their little ones finding… in-app purchases.
Day: 4 January 2013
Over the past few months we have mentioned here and there that we have been working on a secret project that isn’t the site redesign. We have managed to keep our mouths shut about this project, which was very hard to do I might add, in order to keep it a surprise. Well the project is done and we are happy to finally reveal what it is. Ready?
Well, we did mention that now developers or people with a fair amount of money to blow would be receiving their OUYA development kits over the past week and that videos would start appearing more and more, we now have a good look at the graphics and performance of OUYA running Android games simply installed using their .apk files without any porting having been done.
Google Play is an integral part of an Android gamer’s life, as one would most probably purchase games from there. Yes, there are alternatives such as the Amazon Appstore, but Google Play is the default choice in this respect. As such, it is important that Google Play is set-up in such a way that it can further augment a gamer’s experience while browsing for new games. Here’s 5 changes we hope Google would see fit to implement in the near future.
Akaneiro: Demon Hunters is a game we’ve talked about a few times in the recent past. Developed by American MeGee and his company Spicy Horse Games, Akaneiro: Demon Hunters is a rather good looking action RPG that tells a rather twisted version of Red Riding Hood while meshing it with setting it in the Edo period of Japan, inspired by ancient demons, with hand-painted visuals.
In terms of hybrid games that mesh together two or more different game genres into one title, Growtopia has to be one of the more stranger hybrid games when you initially think about it. The developers describe Growtopia as an experimental multiplayer sandbox platformer with crafting which just sounds really confusing at first.
Over the past week or so all of the development kits for OUYA have gone out and since then developers have been going to video showing off the unit through a rather long walkthrough and now showing the console in action. Aptual, a Finnish developer, has taken to video to show us their upcoming game Roasty Rooster for the OUYA Android game console.
After an explosive season finale to Walking Dead: The Game, Telltale Game’s point and click survival adventure garnered numerous “Game of the Year” from online gaming publications and gamers alike (and my personal favorite of the year). After debuting on major gaming consoles, Xbox, PS3 and the PC, the game also saw simultaneous release on the iPad. It’s use of slow paced gameplay and narrative focus translated well for touch gaming. However if you’re wishing to experience this excellent post zombie apocalypse on those shiny Nexus tablets, don’t bother holding your breath.
Ok, so yesterday we brought you exclusive news of the first known Tegra 4 game called Codex the Warrior. The Tegra 4 chipset should be announced soon, and probably we’d see a boatload of titles announced just for that platform during next week’s CES.