There are plenty of Android-powered game consoles already out for consumers to get their hands on and another one up on Kickstarter called Equiso Play. This new one definitely has the potential to be a great product from what we’ve seen of it already.
It looks like there will soon be another option when it comes to picking out which controller you want to use from your mobile gaming needs. Evolution Controllers has put a Kickstarter campaign up for a new mobile gaming controller they have developed called the Drone.
Herocraft has made a lot of games for mobile as well as publishing games by other developers as well. However the company is looking to expand their reach and in doing so they are breaking into an area where a lot of games don’t reach into. This area is the cross-platform gaming experience and while there’s a lot of games that are cross-platform between iOS and Android, there isn’t a whole lot that move past that into the realm of PC/Mac/Linux gaming.
There is a new turn-based strategy war game available for Android gamers called Sword of the Stars: Ground Pounders. Developed by Kerberos Productions, this game is actually up on Kickstarter looking for funding so the developers can finish the game. Unlike a lot of Kickstarter campaigns where you usually don’t have a demo or early build of the game to check out before deciding whether or not your want to pledge money to the developers, Sword of the Stars: Ground Pounders is available to play right now.
Two games have already had their issues with Ouya’s Free The Games funding campaign with one being pulled from Kickstarter while the other, which ended up successfully funded, was almost pulled as well. Ouya’s Free The Games program will match developers who have a successful Kickstarter campaign for $50,000 or more as their initial goal. Ouya will then turn around and match whatever their goal was as long as the game developers also agree to a six month exclusivity period for their funded game.
So if you’ve been following the news lately then you already have an idea about what is going on regarding Ouya’s Free The Games fund in conjunction with Kickstarter. For those of you not familiar with any of this, basically if a developer Kickstarts a game for Ouya and is successful with the funding, Ouya will match the developer’s goal amount. The only two requirements are that the game in question will be exclusive to Ouya for a set period of time and that the funding goal be at least $50,000.
Project Phoenix is an interesting mix of genres, sporting squad-based RTS gameplay meshed with RPG elements and storylines heavily influenced by the entire JRPG genre. To accomplish this feat, almost everyone on the entire development team from both the East and the West have worked on major Triple-A titles ranging from Diablo 3 to various Final Fantasy games, Halo to L.A. Noire and everything in between.
Choose Your Own Adventure will officially be coming to Android, should they find success on Kickstarter and meet the stretch goal for it, and they are going to be bringing with them their own unique style of Adventure/RPG books. This franchise, which is owned by Chooseco, is similar in style to Fighting Fantasy books and Tin Man Games with their Gamebook Adventures. In fact Choose Your Own Adventure has been around for almost as long as Fighting Fantasy has with regards to their physical books.
Ouya has launched a program which some people may not like while others will enjoy it thoroughly, especially those of you who own an Ouya. This program, which Ouya has added $1 million of it own cash to, is for Kickstarter projects that are for games. To qualify for the program, those game developers looking for funding will have to agree to have their future title exclusive to the Android-powered console for six months.
The original creator of Police Quest has decided to hit up Kickstarter for his new game which will be called Precinct. Sort of following in the same footsteps as we have seen with other games like the recently funded and released Leisure Suit Larry title, Precinct will be made for PC and Mac but there is also a stretch goal which will have this new game also arriving onto Android as well as a few other platforms.