Now available to stream on Nvidia Shield via GeForce Now, Koei Tecmo’s Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence places you in the role of a daimyo (feudal lord) – of 16th century Japan – whose ambition is to conquer rival lords and unite the country as a whole. The Nobunaga of the title refers to Oda Nobunaga, a real historical figure whose lifetime spent in military conquest saw him unifying a full third of Japan before his death and his conquests laid the foundations for the eventual unification of the entire country.
Author: Andy Dyer
The latest game launching on Android exclusively for the Nvidia Shield Android TV is a strange and dreamlike adventure set in 1920s Paris. Blurring the boundaries between reality and imagination, Contrast, created by Canadian developers Compulsion Games, focuses on Didi, a lonely little girl whose single mother leaves her at home every night when she goes out to sing in nightclubs, and casts you in the role of Dawn, Didi’s imaginary friend – or is she?
Now available on Nvidia Shield devices, Pix the Cat is a mash-up between two old school classics, Snake and Pac-Man. Each single screen level contains a number of eggs and a corresponding number of target spaces. Each time Pix grabs an egg, it turns into a duckling that then proceeds to follow Pix around the level. Collect more eggs and your tail of ducklings gets longer and longer… so long, in fact, that eventually you have to be wary of hitting your own ducks and receiving a penalty.
Nvidia likes to release a bunch of titles within a small period of time for their Shield line of Android devices, and the past couple of weeks are not exception to this either. Chariot arrived yesterday, a couple of new games like Hotline Miami 2 arrive today, and a few have landed in the past week or so.
There’s no shortage of cute puzzle/platformers from indie studios out there but once in a while one comes along that offers something a little different. Chariot is one such game and has just been release today onto Nvidia’s Shield Android TV.
It would be nice to think we might one day, as a species, end up smart enough to properly look after our planet and our fellow men. Unfortunately The Battle of Sol’s bleak peek into mankind’s future is probably a more likely outcome. Still, we will get to fly spaceships and shoot at stuff so, you know, every cloud.