VDC (Verizon Developer Community) Conference just ended and we happen to attend it looking for any little tidbits of information that we could find. While not expecting anything groundbreaking at VDCC we did however dig up some juicy information regarding a few items. One of which was right in the opening session on the first day.
Tag: android 3d games
This is literally one of the crazier projects I’ve come across in a long time in gaming. Question: What do you get when you combine Flash Player, Unity3D, Google Maps? A browser based wicked looking Flash game that uses real world maps/locations. Throw an Android phone into the mix and now you have portable F1 3D racing in any real city.
There isn’t a whole lot in the way of RTS games for Android right now and even out of the ones available, even fewer are actually good. Off the top of my head I can only think of 3 good ones. Looks like I might be adding a forth one to that list thanks to GameResort’s slick looking RTS game called Castle Warriors which recently arrived onto the Android market.
Well it seems that the Unreal Engine by Epic is all but officially confirmed to be coming to Android. Ever since GDC 2010 when it was mentioned that support for the iPhone (now iOS in general) was coming to the UDK (Unreal Developers Kit), eventual Android support was left in the air for all to speculate on as no official word at GDC 2010 was ever mention.
Recently we reported on id Software’s newest game, Rage, being previewed at QuakeCon running on an iPhone and that it would possibly be showing up for Android as well. Rage is their newest FPS title which has already received huge praise from the gaming industry including 3 awards being won at E3: Best Console Game, Best Action Game and Special Commendation for Graphics.
We aren’t exactly sure when this happened aside from very recently but if you are one of the gamers who bought Avatar HD from Gameloft you might want to be glad you were quick at doing so. It seems that Avatar HD has been pulled from the site, both the free trial and the full version. The reason behind this is also unknown at this time.
It seems as though the market for 3D MMORPGs for Android is getting another player. Currently there is Vendetta Online which is making a fully interactive client for Android, Runes which is currently in limited open beta right now and we suspect the new DvideArts RPG will also be an MMO. You can now add Clockwork Runes by Bonafide Software onto this growing list now.
We received a tip from one of our followers about a game that just got released onto the Android market called Battle Bears Free developed by SkyVu Pictures. This is a 3D OTS (Over the Shoulder) Shooter game where you are a bear armed with a variety of weapons and your job is to basically defend your little bunked against hordes of other colored bears that want to hug you to death.
We just received a tip yesterday from Dave Loft who was the person responsible for bringing to light Gameloft’s DRM policy issues awhile back. According to Dave, you are now available to get Avatar HD for your phone from the Gameloft website and sure enough after checking out the link it is there and is available for purchase at $4.99. It looks real good too!
Gameloft’s release of 11 HD 3D games for higher end Android phones wasn’t as smooth as they probably wanted it to be. Between the DRM Policy that had to be changed because you were not allowed to re-download games you’ve purchased, some of the games not working properly on phones at release time and none submitted to Android market, it was a rough ride.