Last week we reported on the fact that R2 Games were gearing up to publish their first mobile game called Excalibur. This company usually specializes in browser-based MMO games and Excalibur marks their first jump into the mobile gaming scene. Excalibur is a side-scrolling MMORPG and the alpha version of it has just been released onto Google Play.
Day: August 7, 2013
Larva Labs has been around on Android for a long time and have made some pretty addictive games in that time. One of those games happens to be a series called Gurk which, up until now, had two installments available. Well it has been somewhat quiet over at Larva Labs but the silence has been broken as the company has released Gurk III officially and not in the beta form that was up on Google Play for a bit.
It’s Wednesday and therefor it is time for another mid-week round-up of Android games that happen to be on sale right now. There are a few new titles to the list from last week’s round-up while some other titles have ended their sale. The list still has some good quality games that you’ll want to check out though.
GamesCom 2013 is coming up pretty quickly and this particular convention surrounding video games has expanded greatly over the past couple of years in regards to hosting developers who make mobile games. This year should be even bigger and we are already getting news about games that can be played on mobile devices. One such game is called SteamPower1830 by Hexagon Game Labs but this won’t be a game where you’ll be able to get it off Google Play.
Back in the middle of July we reported on a new Nintendo DS emulator that was being developed for Android called DraStic. One of the bigger claims that this emulator makes is that it is a high speed emulator which is good since it seems like most Nintendo DS emulators tend to not run at full speed and actually end up running pretty slowly. Of course that is partly also dependent on what device you’re running it on.
Noodlecake Studios has been pretty consistent since they began bringing iOS games over to Android and tomorrow we will be getting two titles instead of the usual one. According to a tweet from the company, they will be releasing Box Cat and the multiplayer title Bloop onto Google Play. Both games are from the same developer whose name is Rusty Moyher.
LG just held their press event moments ago where the much leaked LG G2 was officially announced. This is quite the beastly Android phone where LG has gone and switched out from using a Tegra chipset, which they used in their LG G2X, and have gone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset which makes this a quad-core phone running at 2.26GHz.
About a week ago we announced that the highly anticipated arcade shooter from Digital Reality and Grasshopper Manufacture called Sine Mora had arrived onto Android but unfortunately it was only available on the Amazon Appstore and it seemed as though it was exclusive to the Kindle Fire. There were many ideas as to why the game was released this way including the fact that Digital Reality is a company from Hungary which currently doesn’t have the ability to sell apps and games onto Google Play yet.
Amazon has announced a new expansion plan that doesn’t involve expanding their service to new countries but instead expanding their catalog of apps and games available through their app store. However these won’t be coming in the typical fashion everyone is used to and that is because these will be web applications made using languages like HTML5.