We mentioned awhile ago that Illusia from Gamevil would be coming to Android. In fact it was right before it was released onto iOS when we scooped that little bit of info. Since then we have all been very patient in waiting for it to land on Android. Well as of a few moments ago, that wait is over and it is now available!
For all of you who have been waiting for Asphalt 6 to be released for Android ever since we posted our little hands-on video of the game from CES 2011, the wait is finally over. Asphalt 6 is the latest installment into the Asphalt series of games from Gameloft and sports some new goodies for you to enjoy.
Since the Xoom, and Google’s Honeycomb update came around with it, many developers have raced to add support for Google’s latest OS. Here is a list of games specifically listing XOOM/Honeycomb support for your viewing pleasure. While the list is short right now, expect it to grow quickly over the next few months.
Unity3D is one of the more prominent game engines being used for game development including mobile gaming. Recently Unity3D announced a set of tools dedicated to Android game development both regarding creating new games and porting your existing games onto the Android platform. You might be surprised at what games use Unity3D!
The Amazon AppStore seems to have gone partially live already with the landing page for Android already available for viewing. However, when you click on any specific app or game, it just takes you back to the Amazon website right now. The Amazon AppStore for Android landpage is pretty simple and clean in the layout.
If you have been wondering where the thumbs came from in the previous Xperia Play commercial that was released a couple weeks ago showing the Android mascot getting human thumbs surgically attached onto him in some remote dirty sweatshop, you’re in luck! Seems Sony Ericsson has addressed this question in yet another video.
For all of you hoping to snag a copy of the ad-free version of Angry Birds and Angry Birds Seasons for Android, we have some good news and some bad news. Good news is, you’ll be able to buy those later this month. The bad news, it’ll be available exclusively on the Amazon AppStore. We are guessing this disappoints a lot of people.
Google has flipped the switch to the “On” position for a neat tool for Android developers to use. When signed into you Android Market account, you will be treated to a new link under each app/game you have uploaded to the Android Market labeled as “Statistics”. This will give you a break down of all sort of helpful information.
You may or may not have heard about Nexon before although we are thinking you have in some fashion. They have developed a lot of hugely popular browser-based games such as Kartrider Rush and Maple Story. Nexon was also the first company to create the Freemium business model and integrate it into their games.
About a week and a half ago, just before the start of GDC 2011, we posted about a game called Desert Winds by Southend Interactive which was being demoed on the upcoming Qualcomm chipset featuring the new Adreno 220 GPU. This game looks like a mesh between Prince of Persia and Tomb Raider with awesome graphics.