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Obviously we don’t know about every game that will end up on the Android market this summer but we do know about a few already that are slated for a summer release. Out of the list we have, there are a few that look to be great in quality and gameplay. Some we’ve talked about already and others we are just learning about now.
When it comes to desktop computers and gaming, there really is only two brands of graphic cards you consider buy which are ATI cards or nVIDIA cards. nVIDIA has dabbled in the mobile sector on and off for awhile now and announced today that they will be building GPUs for the next generation of Android phones which us gamers should rejoice about!
Gameloft has decided to show some more love to Android phones after their successful release of Asphalt 5 with the release of nine more 3D games. All of these games looks pretty impressive graphically and cover a wide range of genres from FPS games to RPGs. Here is a quick rundown of each game as well as ways to purchase them.
Steam City, developed by OpenG, is a unique puzzle game where you control a weird looking rabbit-type creature through a multitude of puzzles, helping him find his way back home. This is definitely a different type of puzzle game compared to the rest out there in that you clear blocks of the same color by moving the rabbit over them.
Distinctive Games (a.k.a Distinctive Developments LTD) have been showing a lot of support lately with releasing some great games such as Hockey Nations 2010 and Rugby Nations 2009 and show no signs of slowing down and to prove this, Pool Ninja was just released onto the Android market which is a whole new take on the game of Pool.
It seems Google is still pushing forward to show their commitment to games and gaming on Android. First it was hiring a Game Developer Advocate for Android, then the purchase of LabPixies and now it is a job posting for a Product Management Leader For Games. This job is for a Google position and not completely dedicated to Android, although I’m sure it’ll be a large part of the job.
Tux Rider – Android Edition, developed by Drodin, is a port of the popular linux game Tux Rider 3D. All you Tux the Penguin fans can now race down ski slopes, collecting fish, getting air and earning points while on your belly like a true penguin does. This game features great 3D graphics, fast paced action and like all things linux, is open source!
Radiant is the type of game that begs the question to be asked, is keeping things simple a bad idea? Sometimes it is, keeping things simple like taking a old formula and not adding a few ideas of your own, usually makes what would be a great game, terrible. Luckily for Radiant, that isn’t the case and in fact works in it’s favor.
Flying Aces, developed by Sticky Coding, is an air traffic control style game where you control the flight paths of airplanes to ensure all of them land safely at the airport. This is a touch based game where you draw lines for the airplanes to follow and has been one of the more popular games of this genre for awhile and now…it’s gone open source!