PlayJam’s GameStick has a little more news today and it is in regards to XBMC support which this portable Android-powered gaming console will come with when it launches. XBMC was originally created for the Xbox as a media hub but instead it wound up getting released as open source software media player people can use on their PCs or Macs.
Day: March 26, 2013
The original team that created Ecco the Dolphin are back with a new underwater action adventure game called The Big Blue and have hit up Kickstarter in the hopes to get more funding for their new game. The group’s goal is to create the most beautiful underwater game to date with the best looking water and lighting effects.
Another executive will be stepping down from their position soon but this time it is the Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada who will be leaving. The reason for the CEO to step down? Square Enix has had a pretty rough time with sales for some of their games, slashing their internal sales goal in order after games like Hitman: Absolution didn’t sell as good as it should have.
Wargaming.net is responsible for the rather popular MMO action games World of Tanks and the soon to launch World of Warplanes MMO as well. At GDC 2013, the company came out of left field to announce that a World of Tanks spin-off will be coming to Android and iOS soon called World of Tanks Blitz.
Subatomic Studios has announced that the sequel to their hit tower defense game Fieldrunners will finally be making its way to Android devices next month. The announcement was made over on the company’s blog and along with the announcement of the game’s arrival to Android was the arrival of beta sign-ups for those of you who want to try to get into the beta for Fieldrunners 2.
Up until now we have had a total of five Humble Bundles for Android (a.k.a Humble Bundle with Android) but the games that came with those bundles also allowed people who purchased them to get a copy of the game for their PC or Mac as well as soundtracks whenever either was available. This new bundle however is strictly Android games and nothing else.
Back in October of last year we talked about a rather cool and unique retro-style RPG called Knights of Pen & Paper. This game allowed players to not only create their character and explore a fantasy world but also allows for players to act as the dungeon master within the game itself, sort of like a tablet top RPG but in digital form with pixel art.
Herocraft has released a new game called Strategy & Tactics: World War II onto the Google Play store. This particular game is similar to RISK or Axis & Allies for those of you who have played either board game before. While there is a single-player campaign that comes with this game, the real meat will be its multiplayer game mode.
Indie developers who are working on their games and want to have their next title available on Playstation platforms have a little bit more flexibility now as Sony will allow for game to be sold to customers even if the title is in an Alpha stage of development. Normally buying into a game that is in an alpha stage wouldn’t be something people would normally want to do, say 10 years ago or even 7 years ago, but now it’s a more widely accepted practice, especially after the success of Minecraft.
The second day of GDC 2013 is starting and to kick things off Verizon has announced that they will be pre-loading a games portal style application onto future Android phones that are on the carrier. This games portal will be powered by their social mobile gaming hub and will apparently arrive on phones starting in Q3 2013.