Category Archives: Android

We know some of you out there don't just use iOS for games, and use Android as well. And it's quite possible that you've been waiting to play Hearthstone [Free (HD)] on your Android device of choice. Well, good news, as the game has soft-launched on Android today [in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand on Google Play. If you come from the land of iOS, where getting soft-launched games is a trivial endeavor for anyone, you may be disappointed to learn that getting Android soft launches is a bit harder. Basically, your device has to be in the country that the app is soft-launched in. Changing that either requires rooting your device and using a country-changing app like this though I can't vouch for it actually working, or using this guide with VPN. It's quite likely that someone will wind up uploading the APK of the game somewhere, so I'd just hold out for that, or just wait for the global launch...

Noodlecake Announces Their Latest Published Title, a Puzzler Called 'Joinz'

Noodlecake Games has just announced their latest published title, a casual puzzle game from Gamebra.in, a studio that comes from the Will.i.am school of naming, called Joinz. They're describing this as Tetris meets Threes [$1.99]. The idea is that this is an endless puzzle game, where blocks must be moved around to form the required shapes that are shown on the top of the game board. Each move that doesn't make a match spawns a new block on the board...

Last week we were supremely teased by the idea of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset coming to iOS. Moments after everyone raced to post this news, and most of the developers I follow on Twitter gasped in excitement, VentureBeat issued a retraction that the Rift was actually coming to Android and not iOS after all. Regardless, it's still interesting to follow, as I refuse to believe that if the Rift blows up in popularity like I think it will that it won't eventually come to iOS devices...

'Shadowrun Returns' Mobile Delayed A Few Weeks

Where is my Shadowrun Returns? We've seen this question a bunch since the game's launch on other platforms and its continued non-existence on the App Store. We don't have a solid answer as to when just yet, but we do have a why for it dragging behind. According to Harebrained Schemes, the tablet version has been delayed a couple of weeks to get it as polished as possible. No big deal...

New 'Shadowrun' Game 'Shadowrun Returns' Gets New Trailer And Release Date

Oh, hey, did you know that Harebrained Schemes is working on a Shadowrun revival? It is! The game's called Shadowrun Returns, and it's a top-down, tactical squad-based strategy game that tasks you with scouring the "urban sprawl of the Seattle metroplex" in search of a mysterious killer. Your squad will consist of a mages and street samurai, as well as other weird classes that combine magic with cyberpunk. Sounds a bit better than that Xbox Shadowrun everyone loves to hate, right? Right?..

Remember that whole "Rovio Account" thing Rovio announced not so long ago? You know, the thing that would give players the ability to sync their progress in Rovio games across a range of phones and tablets? That thing. It's out now for Angry Birds [$0.99 / Free / $2.99 (HD) / Free (HD)] on Android and iOS devices...

YES: D-Pad Studio's 'Savant'

Imagine, if you will, a game that features (a) an elevator death ride, (b) dubstep, and (c) evil flying metal monsters. Wait, stop imagining! That game exists. Or, at least, it will later this month. D-Pad Studio's July 30th-bound Savant is an intense shooter that, apparently, puts you in the boots of a dude on an eternal elevator ride filled with all sorts of flying evil metal things. The goal it seems is pretty simple: shoot everything...

Weird. Beamdog has pulled Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition from the App Store and as a PC download via its site due to a "number of contractual issues," the studio confirmed in a message on the official Baldur's Gate page. Work on the game's Android port and the next patch for the game have also been put on hold. ..

Disney's 'Where's My Mickey?' Hits the App Store This Week

I've always been quite fond of Disney Interactive's mobile games simply for the fact that they're one of the few big production companies that has a dedicated mobile team. They got the ground running by acquiring Jelly Car  [Free] and buying Tapulous, the studio behind the popular Tap Tap Revenge [$2.99] series. As a team, their biggest hit so far is Where's My Water? [$0.99]. This Thursday, they're showing all their cards on the table and giving their biggest character an iOS game of its own in Where's My Mickey?..

EA introduced Battlefield 4's 64-man multiplayer component earlier today at its E3 2013 press conference and touched on its "connected experience" features, which lean on smart devices to give players more information and power in battle...

Here's A Trailer For 'Final Fantasy Tactics S'

Well, that was fast. Final Fantasy Tactics S, that free-to-play version of FFT we noted was a thing a few weeks ago, is out now in Japan across iOS and Android. Square Enix has released a Japanese trailer for the game -- a trailer that shows off some battles, a lot of characters, and a sweet hand-drawn art style. ..

'Enslaved' And 'DmC' Creators Announce Free-to-Play Mobile Brawler 'Fightback'

Ninja Theory, the UK-based studio behind some of this generation's more stylish games, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West and the Devil May Cry re-imagining, is working on a brawler for iOS and Android. It's called Fightback, and according to the PR, it'll feature a "striking 80's action movie vibe and a revolutionary touch-based combat system." Also, it'll be free-to-play because of course...

Here's A Look At 'Diesel Tactics,' A Steampunk Turn-Based Strategy Game

If you're a Powerman 5000 fan or just dig robots with clockwork parts, Diesel Tactics seems like a game to throw onto your Watch List. At the top-level, it's an asynchronous turn-based strategy game that tasks you with banging diverse groups of unit types into each other until someone wins. Basically it's Hero Academy, except with a steampunk-y twist. The art for this in particular is radical, distorting World War I and World War II imagery through its stylistic lens as it does...

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