Unity3D had a fairly large booth at GDC 2011 and among all the goodies they were showing off was their new set of tools dedicated to Android game development using Unity3D. We also got the low down on Union for you developers who are interested in having your Unity-based games in the Union showcase.
GameSpy has just announced today that they will be making available all their tools and APIs for developers to use across all gaming platforms including Android. If you have played Dungeon Defenders then you may have seen the GameSpy logo at the start up of the game. Dungeon Defenders is the first Android title to use GameSpy Open.
Having Flash support in Android is great, especially if you enjoy playing Flash games online. While there is an ever growing selection of Flash games packaged and put onto the Android Market which are specifically re-designed for mobile playing, a lot of the good Flash games are still browser-based and do not have controls for mobile gaming.
A major part of being successful in the mobile gaming industry is actually making some money off your product whether it be through ads, paid downloads or in-game purchases, revenue is important. You can have the greatest game in the world but if you can’t pay your bill, you can’t support your product.
OnLive Inc, for those of you who haven’t heard about them, is a company that offers instant gaming of major game titles to your TV, PC or Mac. While normally you would have to have these games installed on your PC/Mac or own the game for your console system, OnLive lets you play them via ‘the cloud’. The Android app turns this into a spectator sport.
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm is just around the corner and it is a safe bet a lot of people who play games on their Android phones also play PC/Console games. Out of those there is probably a big percentage who play WoW or used to and are planning to get back into it with this new expansion. Here are some of the best utility apps for WoW players.