It’s good to have a breath of fresh air- especially when it tastes like the mold, mildew and dry bones forgotten in an abysmal dungeon teeming with uncertainty. When executed properly these dark and oppressive gaming environments can be a true ray of light to the seasoned digital adventurer. Rocketcat‘s most recent Android offerings cannot be relegated to a single category, Wayward Souls and Mage Gauntlet incorporate numerous aspects spanning multiple genres. To the relief of the more stalwart gaming crowd on Android, these action/rpg mash ups are crafted with love and high quality in mind. Both of these two games stand tall and stand alone in boasting a full premium experience without a monotonous grind or dangling the infamous iap carrot stick in front of your nose. In fact, neither have a single iap once the game is purchased, and the apps are well tended to with free updates that at times include new content.
Author: Chris Vellrath
Freemium titles are popular these days, well, because they’re free. Add the enticing combination of Ninjas and Martial arts tournament fighting and the formula almost solves itself. It’s a cash cow. Shadow Fight 2 has garnered a whopping 5,000,000 downloads in less than half of a month, taking a sharp katana to the face of existing premium fighting titles already in the marketplace. The franchise’s humble beginning started on facebook and had a very successful run on iOS devices, so the momentum was already primed for an Android release. Shadow Fight 2 eventually snuck its way onto Android to a not so stealthy response, but more akin to sake enriched Sumo wrestler in a China shop. So far for developers Nekki, Shadow Fight 2 has been a total success on the Android platform.
“Tonight I dine on turtle soup” -Shredder. I personally think I’d rather order a pizza instead, I’m sure our favorite heroes in a half-shell would agree. A new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) game has been recently released on Android, and to a rather positive reception.
Recently OUYA has announced the launch of Broken Age on the console, and the console-exclusivity of quirky clone-based puzzler So Many Me! which will be arriving at some point this month. A date being thrown around for it is June 12th, 2014.
The venerable video gaming staple, Atari has seemingly been around since the beginning for some of us. Yet to newer generations of current gaming youth, the company is seldom mentioned. The once giant stalwart of the gaming industry is talked of in the current gaming era as if it were some long forgotten, buried city or a mythical island lost to the sea.
The strange and psychedelic world of Fearless Fantasy is due to grace the Android Platform later this summer. Having been successfully released on the PC, developer Enter Skies is focusing their effort on a mobile port of their oddity of an adventure. The producer of the hit animated film, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within referred to Fearless Fantasy as “The most original RPG of the year.”
There’s a chance that the critically acclaimed iOS hit, Battleheart Legacy might be ported to Android. The game feature isometric hack & slash game play, with highly customizable characters, equipment and classes. An additionally exciting feature, not often seen in the realm of mobile RPGs, is a sweeping story, open world and branching dialogue choices and plot elements.
A free new retro scavenger hunt RPG has landed on Google play. The story takes place on a bizarre and potentially hostile alien world where your character is tasked with searching for parts to fix their spaceship that had crash landed on the planet and left them stranded.
A new and unique adventure, Tormentum – Dark Sorrow is being crafted for Android amongst other platforms, and the developers are asking for your help via IndieGoGo.