FireWhip is an upcoming arcade game with physics-based gameplay layered over it. This game was developed by Dan FitzGerald who may or may not seem familiar. If it does, then you might recognize the name from another one of his games we reported on last year called Dawn of the Plow. FireWhip has been a little side project of his and it is now finally on its way to Google Play tomorrow.
Day: June 17, 2015
Anomaly 2 is a tower assault game from 11-Bit studios. This is the middle game of a trilogy, and seems to really push the boundaries for what tower assault can be, as a genre. My experience with the game was a solid one, with very few flaws. So let us dive into this review shall we?
Today there are a couple of solid granted that are on sale. Baldur’s Gate (enhanced edition) is the classic PC RPG that was ported over to Android. Baldur’s Gate features a fantasy setting, based on the Frogotten Realms campaign of D&D. Sentinel is a tower defense franchise, where humans take on aliens, in interstellar combat.
If you were a gamer back in 2007, you’ll remember what a revelation Portal was when it first came to consoles and PCs. The puzzle platformer stretched minds the world over, while also hiding a cheekily clever story beneath its surface. All these years later, The Talos Principle is a first-person puzzler that shares many qualities with that modern classic, though fame isn’t one of them (yet).
Nod Labs made headlines recently when the company secured $13.5 million in funding in order to continue developing, manufacturing, and eventually selling their Backspin controller. The reason for the interest in this peripheral is due to it not only being for VR headsets, mainly the Oculus Rift but any will work, but also due to its size, making it very portable, and so it can be used with Android devices.
If appears that Razer is looking to bolster the sales of their Android set-top box / micro-console called the Forge TV as it has now appeared on Google’s Store for devices. We got to go hands-on with this set-top box back during GDC this year and with the short amount of time we had with it, it was a decent little box to play with.
Robot fighting games can be pretty fun, especially if you already like big robots. We already have a few of them on Android and one of the more recent releases in this genre was a game called Ironkill, released back in November of last year. Today the developers have pushed out a new update that expands the game in a lot of ways.
Crescent Moon Games and Chocoarts released their rather enjoyable 3D puzzle-platformer Almightree: The Last Dreamer onto Android back in February 2015. If you are not familiar with this game, essentially the world is shattering and in order to stop this, you will have to take our hero on a journey to get to the Almightree, awaken it, and save the world.
Fans of horror games have a new one to look forward to called House of Grudge. Developed by Gameday Inc, House of Grudge is a horror adventure game that features the ever popular ‘room escape’ style of gameplay. If you’re not familiar with what this is, it is pretty much just like it sounds. Every time you escape a room, you will be in another room where in order to leave that room, you will need to solve whatever the puzzle happens to be in that particular room.
DotEmu had two big announcements to share at E3 2015, the first being Titan Quest, and the second being the company expanding the Ys Chronicles series on Android with Ys Chronicles II. The first installment into the series arrived onto Android back in April of this year, which means if all goes well, we will have two Ys Chronicles games to play through in one year.