In the wide world of physics games, there are only a few developers pumping out really good quality titles. RedX, developed by AlBrAndroid, is one of those titles. Using the orientation sensor on your phone you work your way through a multitude of levels solving the puzzles. This game really tests your brain with problem solving skills with each puzzle having multiple solutions too.
Barrr by Firedroid Gameplay Video
What Friday wouldn’t be complete without some sort of alcohol reference. Hey it is the weekend, time to kick back and have a beer or whatever your poison is. Even better, why not have a cold one while running your own pirate bar? Barrr, developed by Firedroid, will let you do just that on your Android phone and it comes complete with some very unique art.
Recently GetJar raised $11 million in funding and along with this comes news of their business model being tweaked. Some of the money will be put into expanding the company with new offices and business infrastructure. One of the major changes will be coming in the form of paid applications for Android and, more specifically, a big push for paid game downloads.
Android game developers are getting more and more tools at their disposal when it comes to game creation and game engines. Right on the heels of Unity3D’s pre-sale announcement in which they are giving away a free Nexus One to the first 500 pre-orders comes another announcement this time from DX Studio which has their newest version coming with Android support.
With the success of Baseball Superstars 2008 and 2009, Gamevil has just released the newest addition to this line of games, Baseball Superstar 2010. This game has a whole lot more to offer then it’s previous namesakes such as 6 different modes of gameplay, more customizable options and asynchronous multiplayer so you can play against your friends now.
Unity3D recently announced that pre-sales are going on for their Android version of their great 3D engine. Game developers who are still on the border as to whether or not they want to make the jump to Android or, if you already are developing for Android making the jump to Unity 3D, have a little more incentive now. Unity3D will give the first 500 Unity Pro for Android pre-sale orders a free Nexus One.
NetHack is a port from the old dungeon exploration game of the same name by Fredrik Franstrom. This is a rogue-like RPG game that is a step up from the old school MUD or Text based RPGs that used to be real popular. NetHack offers up a large RPG in a small file size thanks in part to the dungeon and everything in it being rendered using text symbols.
Tower Defense games have always been popular whether played on your PC or on your mobile phone. With this popularity there comes many variants and differently themed tower defense games. Android itself has numerous different tower defense games such as Bubble Defense, Robo Defense, Tower Raiders and now there is Eskimo Tower Defense.
Social Gaming Network, or SGN for short, just recently announced that they have raised an additional $2 million dollars in second round funding. While good funding is great to hear about where developers are concerned, SGN has been focused a long time on high quality iPhone/iPad/iPod multiplayer gaming. They now plan to release titles for Android devices.