Companion Applications are an interesting concept in a lot of ways because you’re basically trying to take advantage of the mobile gaming industry, and the gaming industry in general, by extending the functionality of your game to include mobile devices. This could be for a lot of reasons and done in many ways, whether it is actually useful features, a second screen feature, news and update, and whatever else a developer can think up in order to make their games look like there is a lot more features to it then there actually is.
Day: February 19, 2015
So I’ve had this on my chest for a long time, and I think it’s time I unload. I’m not convinced everyone will agree with me, but hear me out. I think Android gaming has problem with the number of games that are offered for free with IAPs, though I *suspect* iOS does as well (See here). And I want to say this at the outset: I don’t hate all IAPs. Paying a set amount once to unlock full content (gaming or otherwise) is just fine me with, as is a running subscription (Netflix, MLB At Bat, etc). My objection comes from how many games are attempting to monetize by applying scammy IAPs, and it’s out of control.
Hero Sky: Epic Guild Wars is a new strategy title from South Korea based developer Innospark. Players start with an epic Hero unit at the beginning of the game, and then players can players collect, customize, and evolve additional heroes as they do battle in a variety of single-player and multiplayer modes.
AMA LTD has released a new endless runner onto Android called Late Again that is all about being late for work and not getting caught. In order to accomplish this feat of not being caught by your boss, you will need to collect files as you run through your office building.
The rather enjoyable side-scrolling arcade game Don’t Run With A Plasma Sword will be getting a new version next week and this one will be a free-to-play version. Developed by XperimentalZ Games, this game was originally released back in September 2013 and has remained a premium game since its release.
Tim Sweeney is the head of Epic Games, the company behind a plethora of major game franchises for PC and Console (and even mobile if you include Infinity Blade), as well as the engine that makes numerous major games as well, the Unreal Engine, has come out to say that virtual reality is going to change the world. This time virtual reality may actually accomplish just that.
Announced last August, Games Workshop’s latest Warhammer 40k game to be released on Android, courtesy of Complex Games, has finally arrived. Officially titled The Horus Heresy: Drop Assault, this is an RTS-style game set in the Warhammer 40k universe.
In November of last year, we reported on Goon Studios latest project, Monster vs. Sheep. If you are unfamiliar with Goon Studios, they are a game development studio based in Pasadena, California. Their first project on Android was Boogey Boy. When we played it, we felt it was a fun, vibrant and intriguing game, to add to the endless runner/platforming genre. Fast forwarding from November to February, Goon Studios recently released a second trailer for Monster vs. Sheep a few days ago. It looks like the Goons are at it again, creating what is sure to be a fun and original game. The good news is that we don’t have to wait too long, because Monster vs. Sheep is on its way to Android/iOS devices.
Rooftop Frenzy is a new martial arts action game that follows the story of a Kung Fu master who, when he was younger, had some pretty epic hair. If fact his hair was almost legendary. However, as he grew older, his hair fell out but he still had the wonderful memories of his epic hair from back in the day thanks to the fact he kept his treasured golden comb.
The Taekwondo Game landed on Android back in December 2014 and while the game was free to download to try out, you did need to pay for it if you wanted to certain aspects of the game. Today te Taekwondo Game has received an update that makes the entire game free to play right through without the need to spend a penny on it if you don’t want to.