In other interesting business news, a new report by the IDC has Google Play moving into second place when it comes to mobile gamers and where they spend their money. This move into second place means that mobile gamers now spend more on Google Play then they do on traditional handheld gaming consoles like the PS Vita and the 3DS.
Day: 22 August 2013
Replay Games announced back in March of this year, while they were developing the recently released Leisure Suit Larry game, that the company would continue the series with additional games in the future. While they didn’t go into specifics at the time, Replay Games has released details about the next one which will be a free-to-play poker game.
Back during E3 2012 we ran into a gaming peripheral that was cool and unique considering we’ve never seen anything like it before. This gaming peripheral comes in the form of Bluetooth enabled dice for use with board games on any platform (smartphones, tablets, etc) that accepts Bluetooth connections.
Remember the old school cartoon called Astro Boy from back in the day that you may have watched as a child? Well Astro Boy has made his debut onto Android in a new game from Animoca called Astro Boy Dash. As you are probably guessing from the name, this is an endless running arcade game where you will be in control of Astro Boy.
The Humble Bundle store has featured a game called Kairo by Locked Door Puzzle which up until now had only been available for Android users who purchased it through the Humble Bundle store. The game has finally been released onto Google Play after all this time and if you are a fan of a adventure games filled with puzzle and exploration, you’ll probably want to pick this game up.
Interesting news in a more business orientated fashion as Sega has announced that they are heading up a new initiative to help cross-promote other Japanese mobile game developers. It also looks like this alliance isn’t just about promoting each others games but also in regards to publishing them, at least by the sound of things.
Back in June we brought word that Konami’s would be bringing the first full licensed Contra game to Android called Contra: Evolution. The porting / remaking of the original Contra game was done by CocoaChina/Chukong who secured the rights to handle this project and since our last article about Contra: Evolution making its way to Android, the game has already been released onto iOS. It is, however, now available for Android users as well.
We’ve reported on Bluestacks and their upcoming Android-powered game console called GamePop in the past and now during Gamescom 2013 after a brief period of silence, Bluestacks has announced that they have signed on even more game developers to supply games for their console system.