Category Archives: Android

If you're an Android player and like MMORPGs, you've probably already played Villagers & Heroes, which is also on PC and allows cross-platform gameplay. The developers are getting ready to expand the game's world with the upcoming Starfall expansion, which will add plenty of content as well as rework many of the game's features. First of all, Starfall will raise the cap level to 90 and gradually add new seven zones and new bosses. Those two changes should give players plenty to do...

We've been all about Supercell's Brawl Stars since it soft launched last week. The game hits a perfect balance of scratching the MOBA itch with play sessions that last only a couple minutes, and being a Supercell game, it's just ridiculously accessible so anyone can enjoy it. The problem is, right now the game is only soft launched on iOS, leading Android gamers who are hungry to join in on the fun falling for endless scams from anyone promising to have a Brawl Stars APK download link. I guess this is nothing new in the Android world, and if you're curious what these scams look like, check out this video which (as of this writing) has 60k views. All following the steps in this video even amount to is installing a bunch of stuff through a referral link which undoubtedly the video creator is making money on:..




Google Play has launched an interesting new section on their Android marketplace, the Android Excellence section. What this section is designed to do is to showcase the best apps and games not just by quality, but with other factors, like design, technical performance, localization, and device optimization. These features will reset quarterly, but will serve as a prominent spot for featured apps and games. The games list contains mostly recent releases from the past year or so, with a couple of exceptions. It also has Golf Clash [Free], which, if you haven't played it, is fascinating. It's literally the Clash Royale [Free] formula applied to a golf game. It's nutty...

If you like horror movies from the 80s, with all the gory silliness and iconic walking killing machines, then you should be playing Slayaway Camp [$2.99], a game that evokes all those horror movies while still delivering a great sliding puzzle game. Today, the game received Update 1.3, and it's a fun one. The Super Summer Slasher update adds "deleted scenes," challenge levels that were deemed too tricky or too absurd to include in the game. They are optional and very hardcore, and each of them comes with behind-the-scenes commentary about the making of the game. And we are also getting iMessage Stickers, because nothing says I love you like voxel killers. The update also adds killer-specific camera filters, 3 new mystery killers, and much more...

'Sonic Runners Adventure' Released on Gameloft's Android Store in Some Countries

The saga of Sonic Runners Adventure gets just a bit weirder. So, the game has kind of launched in Russia and the UK. But here's where things get interesting: it's a paid game, as well as a free one? But it's only on Gameloft's own WAP store, with plans for a J2ME release. That's what Sonic Stadium is reporting based on some reports from Russian social media service VK and a VPN-accessible listing on Gameloft's WAP store. While an APK of the free-to-play version (reportedly set to hit Google Play at a later date) is floating out there, there's an anti-piracy check. So it may be a bit tricky at the moment to try this one out if you have Android. The good news is that there's some footage popping up on YouTube, showing the level-based game with a bunch of classic zones:..

Cold Beam Games' 'Martial Arts Brutality' Enters Early Access on Android

Cold Beam Games earlier this year announced their new asynchronous multiplayer card brawler Martial Arts Brutality. And there's good news if you're on Android: the game has just gone into early access on Google's platform. While cards play an important role in Martial Arts Brutality, the game is not your typical CCG, no. Instead, cards you deploy into battle will serve as attack gestures that you have to make. Attacks can target certain portions of your opponent, and you can utilize attacks that are more damaging than others. But, because you have to draw gestures in order to pull off the attacks, there's a risk to the more damaging ones, as if you screw up, they miss. Also, it's possible to defend attacks, but the more damaging ones are harder to defend...

Carcassonne [$9.99] is easily one of the best iOS board game ports ever, with Coding Monkeys doing a great job translating the game into the digital world. The Android version, though, was a whole different story since it didn't have the magic Coding Monkeys touch. So, Asmodee Digital has decided to remedy that and is bringing a whole new version of Carcassonne to Android. And in order to get that app right, they are looking for beta testers. If that sounds interesting to you, you can go apply here...

The MMORTS Art of Conquest [Free] has just launched worldwide. We've written about this game before, and gone hands-on at GDC, but if you haven't heard, it's an intriguing mashup of genres. There's an MMORPG element, to where you have a whole world that you can explore, while getting quests. Then, there's elements of base-building, as you build a fortress to protect from other players' raids. And there's a whole game of territory conquering and control on the world map to take part in as well...

Bethesda's Elder Scrolls: Legends [Free (HD)] CCG continues to hop from platform to platform, and today was the turn of Android. Starting today, you can download the game for free from Google Play and enjoy some cross-platform matches. If you haven't heard about the game yet, Legends offers PvP and PvE content and has some interesting mechanics. The game requires Android 4.4 or higher, so keep that in mind if you're planning on downloading it. If you're new to the game, Bethesda offers some pretty good videos that should help you get into the game faster and build strong-enough decks to compete...

'GRID Autosport' Has Been Delayed to Autumn for iOS, With an Android Version Launching Later This Year

The App Store port of Codemaster's premium console racer GRID Autosport has been one of the most eagerly anticipated titles on our Upcoming Games forum, and rightfully so. With the promise of the 'complete experience' of the 2014 iteration of the TOCA series, the forum thread for GRID Autosport has almost reached one hundred posts in a matter of months, and has garnered over 30,000 views from eager gamers wanting to get behind the wheel in the next big-budget racing release. However, the initial Spring release date came and went, and many have been asking when the game would finally be available on iOS, let alone whether it would launch at all on the Google Play store. Today, Feral Interactive have brought some clarification to the issue of the game's release date - as many had expected, GRID Autosport has been delayed to Autumn so more work can be done on the UI and performance. However, the developers have also confirmed that the racing title will also be making its way to 'select Android devices' later this year...

We are definitely living in the golden age of board game and card game digital ports, and today we got another popular one, Jaipur [$2.99]. Jaipur is a fast-paced two-player card game that's all about becoming the most powerful trader in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. As you can imagine, the game has you taking and selling the right cards at the right time and is a blend of—as the designer puts it—tactics, risk, and luck. The digital version of the game adds a tutorial for those who've never played the game as well as a mobile-exclusive campaign mode...

As we wrote a few days ago, the pretty colorful Karma.Incarnation 1 has landed on Android, with the iOS version coming in the near future. If you don't know anything about the game, in Karma.Incarnation 1 you play someone who's beloved has been abducted by evil spirits, and in your attempt to turn into a ferocious dragon to get her back, you end up as a worm called Pip. In order to get to your beloved, you'll have to travel across a lovely psychedelic world and solve puzzles as you try to learn the laws of Karma...

Humble Bundle has a new Epic Platformers mobile bundle, and it's got a great collection of Android platformers for you to check out. The $1+ tier includes a couple Ravenous Games titles: Devious Dungeon [$2.99] and Devious Dungeon 2 [$2.99], along with Eggggg - The Platform Puker [$2.99]. All solid mobile-exclusive titles. The pay-above-the-average tier contains a few more great titles. There's Gunbrick [$2.99] by Nitrome; RunGunJumpGun [$2.99], the fantastic jetpack-and-gun-based auto-runner; and Retsnom [$0.99], and artsy platformer involving mirrors and a dark storyline. Finally, the $5-and-up tier includes several fantastic console-to-mobile ports: Never Alone: Ki Edition [$4.99], a fascinating platformer that tries to tell an interesting story about the Inupiat people and their culture; Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons [$2.99], a platformer where you control two characters at once; and Limbo [$3.99], which TouchArcade readers don't need a reminder about...

Chillingo and Damp Gnat's Icycle: On Thin Ice [$2.99] released way back in the halcyon days of 2013, but somehow the game's still kicking in 2017. The game got an update on iOS not too long ago with new content, and now an Android version is out at last. Don't worry, there's no pricing shenanigans here, it's just a $2.99 paid app on Google Play, no in-app unlocks at all...

As we wrote about a few weeks back, Google Play Awards returned for 2017, and today we have the winners, and there were some quite interesting choices. The award for Standout Indie went to Mushroom 11, which beat the likes of Reigns and Kingdom: New Lands. Best Multiplayer Game went to Hearthstone, beating Lords Mobile and FIFA Mobile Soccer, and the Best Game Award went to Transformers: Forged to Fight, which beat Pokemon GO, Choices, and Fire Emblem Heroes. I'm rather surprised about Transformers beating Pokemon GO, given what a huge phenomenon the latter was...

While Google announced a bunch of interesting new things at Google I/O 2017's keynote, much like WWDC, there's always interesting things coming out of other sessions. Such as, information the 2.0 software update for Google Daydream, codenamed Euphrates. There's two particularly interesting features to come in this update. One is that Google's trying to bring a lot more of the phone experience into Daydream. For example, you'll have access to normal phone functions via a 2D panel that can pop up while in VR. So, you can check notifications, see a web browser, and more while in VR. This sounds simple, but I think it's going to be key to mobile VR becoming important...

Google I/O 2017, the Google equivalent to say, Apple's WWDC, had its keynote on May 17th, 2017, and there was a few interesting things to come out of it. The big gaming-related reveal is Google announcing a standalone Daydream VR headset along with HTC and Lenovo. These will use a technology called WorldSense, which is described as inside-out tracking. While the headsets are still in the prototype phase, they're aimed for the "mid-hundreds range" in terms of pricing for the standalone headset. Check out what the WorldSense technology, which uses some of the advances of the Tango augmented reality technlogy, can do:..

Good news for Android players and fans of the Phoenix Wright series of games. Capcom has announced that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies [$0.99] is set to hit Android later in May. The colon-then-hyphen title means you know it's getting deep into this series. The fifth game in the Ace Attorney franchise, you'll help out Phoenix Wright as he returns to action after Apollo Justice [$0.99]. The game features 3D graphics in the style of the original 2D art that came to define the Ace Attorney series...

'Super Sticky Bros.' is an Ascension Platformer From the 'Soul Knight' Developers

The developers of Soul Knight [Free], a rather fun top-down shooter if you haven't checked it out, are set to release their next game on mobile. Super Sticky Bros. is a vertical platformer, played in portrait mode, where you play as, well, a sticky bro. You're sticky enough that you can slide straight up walls, which helps because this is an ascension platformer! You'll have to bop enemies and dodge hazards on your way up, collecting coins and hitting checkpoints. Unlike Leap Day [Free], you don't pay in coins to unlock checkpoints, but can get shields to help you tak some damage on your way up...

OK Golf [$2.99] has continued expanding since its release, and today the game got online multiplayer and pass & play multiplayer as well as a whole new course. And, more importantly for many of you, the game is now available on Android. The online multiplayer mode has you taking turns with a friend and trying to complete a course with the fewest possible strokes. If you prefer to do your multiplayer games on the same device, the latest update lets you pass & play with up to three other players. In addition to this new mode, the game now has the luxurious Miami Palms golf course...

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