Category Archives: Android

'Samorost 3' Point-and-Click Releases on Android

December 2nd, 2016 4:00 PM EST by Carter Dotson in Android, News
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Amanita Design's point-and-click adventure game Samorost 3 [$4.99] is now available on Google Play. You'll play as a space gnome, using a magic flute to explore the cosmos, exploring gorgeous landscapes rendered in the style that only Amanita can deliver. If you're a fan of Machinarium [$4.99] and Botanicula [$4.99 (HD)], you'll want to check this out. There are nine total worlds to check out in Samorost 3, all full of weird new things to discover...

After what has felt like a horribly long and drawn out 2016, it's finally December, which brings with it a whole host of yearly traditions. Forget the holidays, advent calendars, snowmen and the like - for iOS gaming, it's the inevitable 'Best of 2016' lists which will begin to emerge amongst both critics and consumers, and while there will be some heated arguments along the way, it's a great time to evaluate the past twelve months and revisit some of the classics that have released on our favorite touchscreen platform. For me personally, one of the first games that comes to mind is Human Resource Machine [$4.99] - its programming-based puzzles were extremely compelling and suited to mobile, which coupled with some subtle yet supremely clever presentation resulted in an essential App Store release when it launched back in June. Today, Android gamers can join in the fun, as Human Resource Machine has finally launched on Google Play for $4.99, which is a bargain for the amount of frustration and fun you will get out of Tommorow Corporation's latest release...




'Leap of Fate' Leaps Over to Android December 1st

We really like Leap of Fate here at TouchArcade, as you can see from our review here. The game is a really good twin-stick action game with plenty of extras to uncover and a ton of content . Up until this week, only iOS players were lucky enough to play it, but now Android players will join the party on December 1st. The game will cost $3.99 and is a premium title worth buying. If you haven't played the game yet, a few words about what to expect. The game is set in a dystopian world of magic and secret societies and has an interesting-enough narrative to give your shooting and spell-casting some context...

Motorola has announced that their Moto Z and Moto Z Force phones, along with getting updated to Android 7.0 Nougat this week, has added in support for Google's Daydream VR protocol. Right now, there's only one Daydream headset, the Daydream View, but this means that more phones support Google's VR platform beyond just the Pixel phone by Google...

'Time Locker' Shoot 'em Up Now Available on Android

November 21st, 2016 3:00 PM EST by Carter Dotson in Android, News
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Unique shoot 'em up Time Locker [Free] has just landed on Android. This shoot 'em up freezes time when you stop moving, so you can take notice of your situation, and react a bit more tactically than in a frantic real-time game. However, the creeping death is coming from behind you, so you can't dawdle for too long. Time Locker is free to download, with the game monetizing through video ads and a special big coin IAP, with coins used to purchase special weapons and animals that you can start off riding at the beginning of the game...

When it comes to mobile and any mention of eSports, generally, the game that usually comes up is a MOBA of some sort. But Amazon's trying something a bit out of the ordinary for mobile gaming competition: the Champions of Fire Invitational. This tournament will take place in Las Vegas on December 2nd, and feature several games not typically mentioned when mobile eSports is talked about. Sixteen streamers and gaming personalities including Northernlion, Professor Broman, and lolRenaynay (ain't gaming great?) will compete in single-elimination tournaments for $100,000 in total prizes across five different games: Disney Crossy Road, Pac-Man 256, Bloons TD Battles, 8 Ball Pool, and Fruit Ninja Tournament Edition...

Android gamers will be happy to know that Space Marshals 2 [$5.99] by Pixelbite has finally hit Android, a few months after its iOS release. The stealth-action dual-stick shooter takes place right after the original, and has you fighting for survival on a hostile planet against space bandits in a futuristic wild west theme, trying to protect the planet you've landed on from being destroyed...

I don't need to tell you how good Tennis Champs Returns [Free] is, as our superlative review and subsequent Game of the Week award emphasise how the industry veterans at Uprising Games managed to create one of the best racket sport simulators on any platform, which is highly likely to be omnipresent on many Best of 2016 lists come December. However, while those of us lucky to be within the walled garden (or is it court?) of the iOS ecosystem, our friends with Android devices haven't had the fortune to rally on their phones, at least up to now. Today, the developers have released Tennis Champs Returns on Android, and with a 75% off launch sale is an essential purchase, especially for anyone who hasn't yet played the best tennis game of the year. ..

'Jade Empire: Special Edition' Now on Android

November 15th, 2016 5:00 PM EST by Carter Dotson in Android, News
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Good news for BioWare fans that prefer the green robot: Jade Empire: Special Edition [$9.99] has just been released on Android by Aspyr Games. That's right, no last-minute release issues, just BioWare's 2005 RPG available on mobile in enhanced form over on the dark side of mobile gaming. It's the full game, complete with additional special edition content, touch controls, achievements, and even controller support if that's your bag. Android makes it a lot easier to play games on the TV from your device, so this would be perfect for just that...

Pixel Hero Games has announced that their stealth-action game based on a book from the Warhammer world, Eisenhorn: Xenos [$5.99], is set to hit Android next Monday, on November 14th. The game, which had a simultaneous PC and iOS release, is sure to require a modern Android device as the game on iOS was quite good-looking for mobile, and Android releases often require beefier hardware on paper than iOS games do. So be prepared, Android owners...

You've probably heard about all the creepy clowns roaming around quite a few cities in recent weeks, so I'm not surprised that we just got an Android exclusive game called Creepy Clown Attack that's, you guessed it, all about creepy clowns attacking everything in sight. Sweet, nice clowns really can't catch a break, can they? The game has you playing as a creepy clown who gets to smash vehicles into smithereens, heavily damage buildings and monuments, all in order to earn points that you can then use to level up your creepy clown into an even creepier clown...

Redshift Games has been working on their RPG series The Quest for a long time – we're talking the Palm OS days here, people – with several different expansions for the game releasing over the years. There was the recent massive revamp/overhaul release The Quest HD [$7.99] on iOS and desktop. Now, The Quest's modern remaster has finally hit Android in its HD version for tablets and phones. The sense I'm getting from Android fans is that a lot of people have been wanting this for some time now, so go and be happy, Android gamers!..

Don't Starve [$4.99] was one of the first truly massive premium indie titles from Steam that made the jump to mobile back in 2015, and while many had already played and loved it on PC, the survival elements of the game suited the smaller screen well, and it is as essential a purchase now as it was when it first released on the App Store. However, while iOS gamers have been lucky to enjoy a universal version of Don't Starve: Pocket Edition for over a year now, mobile gamers on Android have been denied their chance to try the game until a limited open beta release last month. Android enthusiasts will be pleased to know their fast is over, and Don't Starve has fully launched on the Google Play store, and should be every bit as good as the iPhone and Steam iterations, regardless of the (compatible) device you play it on...

If you're one of the many getting ready - or already playing - Battlefield 1, then you should pick up the just-updated Battlefield Companion [Free] app to get a leg up on the competition. As we wrote about recently, EA decided to overhaul its Battlelog app and turn it into the Battlefield Companion in time for the release of its flagship game. The app now has numerous new features that should be great for those playing the console or PC game. You're able to check all your stats and achievements and compare them with your friends', you can get an overview of your career so far, and can also pick specific weapons or vehicles to see your performance with each one of them...

If you like word games and deck-builders, you probably have already bought and played Paperback: The Game [$3.99] on iOS. If you are of the Android tribe, then you can also get in on the action since the game has gone live on Google Play today. Paperback has you playing as an author trying to finish genre novels like Romance, Westerns, Sci-Fi, etc. You start with a deck of letter cards, and as you form various words, you earn money that you then use to buy even more powerful letters. Many of the more expensive letters have special abilities that trigger when you use those letters in words, so there's plenty of strategy going on...

SMG Studio has released its latest game, One More Bounce [Free], on to Android as well as the iOS release. While the studio released the game recently on iOS, they decided to use the Android release to make some tweaks to the game that aren't in the iOS version yet. For one, the protagonist is meant to be a bit more appealing with a face and waving arms rather than just being a weird ball-like thing, somewhat similar to One More Jump [Free] having a smiling protagonist. It's a minor aspect, but can have a serious impact on how people experience the game...

The one problem with being an Android gamer is that there's some titles that just don't make their way from iOS to Android right when the game initially comes out. Many major releases are doing simultaneous launches, but there's still a few games that don't quite make it to Android with much swiftness. Today, two neat iOS games from last year are finally leaving iOS tojump on to Android, with (I Am Bread](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bossastudios.iambread) and Mr. Jump now on Android...

Cover-Shooter 'Warfriends' Is in Android Early Access Now

Warfriends, the cover-based multiplayer shooter currently in iOS soft-launch, is now making the jump over to early access on Google Play, so check it out if Android is your platform of choice. If you haven't seen our coverage in the past, Warfriends is a very entertaining game where you try and take out the enemy player and the troops he spawns with your own troops and your trusty weapons. There are shields you can hide behind and different weapons you can use to try and get to that other player hiding behind his own shields. The fun part comes from playing cards that summon various units to the field, from plain soldiers to helicopters, drones, etc...

Google held a big product unveiling event on October 4th, and along with some new hardware, they unveiled the long-awaited Daydream VR headset. Daydream View is the name of their flagship headset, which comes with a wireless controller. This controller doesn't have the same caliber of motion technlogy as the HTC Vive or Oculus Touch controllers, but it can provide functionality seemingly on par with a Wii remote, and it features a touchpad as well. The remote fits into the headset as well. The headset is unique because it's designed around comfort and ergonomics. The whole thing is covered in fabric, and features a soft, removable (and washable!) facepad. The phone attachment mechanism appears to easily clasp shut as well. ..

Android players, rejoice. The very entertaining Legend of the Skyfish [$3.99]  is landing on Android tomorrow, and you should probably pick it up. We knew it was probably coming this week, but now it's official. If you haven't played the game, you can check our review of it here and see why we really liked it. If you don't like reading long texts, know that the game will remind you of Zelda games but if you added a fishing pole used as a hookshot in them. Using that hookshot, you pull things to you or manipulate the environment to solve puzzles and, of course, also use it to take out enemies. It's an ingenious little thing that really makes the game stand out...

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