Once, on a very rare occasion, we will post about things not relating to Android gaming although they are gaming related. This is one of those particular posts that isn’t relating to Android gaming but it is a damn cool product. However, we want to make this Android related and we will explain how below.
nVidia is keeping the ball rolling with their high-end chips for mobile devices with two new chips that will be in Android devices this year. The duo of chips are the Tegra 2 3D chip and the Tegra 3 and both sport some great specs that will make any Android gamer be eager to get a device with one of these in it.
Shortly before HyperDevbox released Spectral Souls into the Android Market, DroidGamers got the opportunity to interview the game studio through email. They told us what it is like to develop for Android, what they want to do in the future, as well as get more quality console games ported to Android.
One genre of gaming for Android that is still pretty bare in selection is the RTS (real-time strategy) genre. With only a few good titles such as Art of War 2 and Defend Homeland, it is good to see another solid looking RTS game about to be released onto the Android Market in the next few days called Crusaders.
Well we don’t have the onslaught of dual-core Tegra 2 Android devices available just yet for purchase that we saw at CES 2011, apparently nVidia is gearing up to possibly announce the Tegra 3 chip which will be a quad-core chip.
It seems either EA Mobile is currently confused as to how the Android Market works or perhaps they got into another exclusive deal with another carrier, either way though it seems EA Mobile have been busy removing, re-uploading, changing prices and more with their games.
When it comes to game engines, Unity3D is right up there among the top with the likes of Unreal Engine 3 and Shive3D. The upcoming update to the recently released Unity3D ver.3 will including a lot of optimizaition geared towards mobile graphics for both iOS and Android. However, we only care about the Android end of things.
Back in the beginning of November we reported on Fruit Ninja by Halfbrick being slated to receive an update which will bring the Arcade mode everyone has been wanting to the Android version in the near future. While the iOS version got the update pretty quick, Android gamers were starting to feel like it’d never come.
Our friends over at Kongregate, one of the biggest sites for playing high quality Flash games, released an app the other day called the Kongregate Arcade App. This was to give all us Android gamers access to over 300+ Flash games to play on our Android devices. Unfortunately, a few hours later it was pulled off the Android Market.
A while back when everyone was jumping on the Flash games support bandwagon when Flash was announced to be available on Android, one of the major Flash game companies, PopCap, announced it would be supporting/converting games for Android. Plants vs Zombies and Peggle were the first two to arrive for Android devices.