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.
While we naturally report on all things relating to Android games and gaming, we did get to meet up with some other companies such as 2KGames and Capcom to check out their newest releases (plus we did say we would report on other stuff from GDC). So taking a break from Android for one post, here are some great games we checked out.
So you’ve been wanting a good, detailed Civilization clone for awhile now but really, there isn’t any available on the market that can truly stand up against the PC game. Well there is the FreeCiv movement which is creating a free version of the game but not for Android. One developer has decided to change that.
SkyVue Pictures has been slowly releasing their Battle Bears series of games onto the Android Market over the last little while including add-on packs for them, all of which are fun games. Battle Bears -1 is especially fun as a OTS (Over-the-shoulder) shooter game featuring some crazy 3D graphics and bears who are really angry.