Ouya has been working hard on getting exclusive content for their Android-powered game console with programs such as starting up the $1 million fund for developers who get successfully funded on Kickstarter for their Ouya game. The company also courts a lot of developers as well and invests in them in order to bring their games to Ouya as either a temporary or permanent exclusive.
Day: 13 August 2013
Blue Button Games will soon be bringing their physics-based puzzle game Polarity over to Android. Currently this game is on Steam Greenlight as it attempts to get enough votes to be officially launched on Steam. Polarity also happens to fully support the Oculus Rift as well which would actually make playing this game pretty entertaining to say the least.
Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is an upcoming movie that is based off of a series of novels that will be arriving in theaters on August 21st, 2013. Well that won’t be the only place Mortal Instruments will be arriving at as an official Android game has also been announced which will be based off of the movie.
For those of you who enjoy modding and customizing your gadgets and consoles, Diablo Skinz now has custom skins for your future GameStick Android-powered portable console. This is one of the few companies to begin making custom skins for Android consoles, with Mod Junkiez announcing their custom Ouya controller skins back in June of this year.
Earlier this month we talked about Crescent Moon Games who happens to have a few titles on the way to Google Play in the very near future. One of those titles also happens to be trying to get on Steam through the Greenlight project and is called Mines of Mars. Well the fine folks over at Crescent Moon Games have released another trailer for this game showcasing more of the gameplay that will be arriving with Mines of Mars.
From time to time we get a big game released onto Google Play that ends up getting pulled almost immediately after the game has launched. This is usually due to some technical error with the game that needs to be fixed and also to make sure that a bunch of people don’t download the game, experience the bug and leave bad ratings and reviews. This is basically what happened with the new Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded.
If you follow the news about upcoming or rumored Android devices then you are probably already aware that Nvidia is rumored to be making their own Android tablets. The tablets, which are apparently named Tegra Tab, are also rumored to have both a 7″ version as well as a 10″ size. Well it seems as though one of the rumored tablets isn’t that much of a rumor anymore as it appears to have been benchmarked.
For those of you eager to get your hands on the next installment in Gameloft’s Asphalt racing series, it turns out that the game has been delayed. According to one of the Gameloft Community Managers, the August 8th release date given during Google’s Nexus 7 press event was not an official release date.
Apparently a Japanese arcade has decided to take steps to ensure that the fine folks who are in their arcade are spending money and not sitting around playing mobile games instead. So what did this arcade do to try and persuade patrons to spend their money on the arcade’s games? Ban smartphones of course. While this is definitely filed under the ‘Humor’ category of news, there is some interesting things to note about this situation.
Choose Your Own Adventure will officially be coming to Android, should they find success on Kickstarter and meet the stretch goal for it, and they are going to be bringing with them their own unique style of Adventure/RPG books. This franchise, which is owned by Chooseco, is similar in style to Fighting Fantasy books and Tin Man Games with their Gamebook Adventures. In fact Choose Your Own Adventure has been around for almost as long as Fighting Fantasy has with regards to their physical books.