Here at DroidGamers we are always looking to do different and unique things with Android gaming. We’ve ran our own competitions already and there have been a few instances in the past where other companies have ran their own as well including Major League Gaming. However, if Android gaming were to actually break into the eSports scene on a more serious level, it would be interesting to see what games people would like to be able to compete in.
One game we have talked about a few times in the recent past was a game called TurtleStrike by eeGon. This particular game is all about taking your team of bad ass turtles, heavily armed ones at that, and destroying anyone else who tries to challenge your turtles with their own team. Well TurtleStrike has now launched on Google Play as of yesterday. Today, however, is the big day and that is because the first TurtleStrike tournament is starting and you’ll have a chance to win a piece of the $5,000 prize pool. And yes, that is real money.
Gameloft and MLG have recently teamed up to hold competitions for cash prizes in two games, N.O.V.A. 3 and Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation. Up until now, these competitions were restricted to only a few countries but now, as of today, these ongoing competitions have now been opened up to everyone in the world.
Best Buy and Hooked Media have apparently teamed up to host an Android game developer contest called Get Discovered!. The contest is pretty simply really and apparently the only real work you will have to do is use the Hooked SDK in a new game of yours which will integrate Hooked Media’s new discovery platform with your game.
Karoshi, by YoYo games, can be summed up in 3 words. Funniest Game EVER!!! that is of course dependent on your sense of humor. It takes the typical puzzle platform game and adds a slightly sadistic twist. Normally the idea is to finish a puzzle and reach the goal. Karoshi however, requires you to finish a puzzle in such an obscure manner that you die in the process.
After a long qualifier round of gaming with gamers fighting to get into the Top 40 the list has been set and the ladder has been made. All players were randomly paired by phone type as close as possible to even up the playing field. So here is what you have all been waiting for…the ladder build and also the announcement of the 1st round game!
You’ve all signed up and waited for this tournament to start, so let’s do it! Every round of this tournament will feature a new game in which we will announce the day prior to the round starting. Some games will be available on the market, while others will be accessible through Droid Gamers. We will be sure to announce all up and coming information regarding the tournament to give each of you enough time to get the game in question before the round starts.
AndTournament is a handy little utility application for gamers to hold tournaments and keep track of ladders. Developed by Nicolas ‘plusminus’ Gramlich over at Anddev.org, this is a database driven utility that runs off your Android phone which is perfect for things like LAN-parties so you can do everything on your phone letting you concentrate on important stuff, like gaming!