Category Archives: Android

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 EDT 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...

Legend of the Skyfish [$3.99] is a pretty fantastic game, as we noted in our review a few weeks back. And if we go by the tweet you see below, the game will also be visiting the Android shores next week. There's a "might" in that tweet, so take the date with a pinch of salt, but the fact is that the game is coming to Android very soon, and Android players should get excited. Legend of the Skyfish is a Zelda-like game that's all about using a fishing pole like a hookshot to pull things to you or manipulate the environment and solve puzzles. For most of you I could just stop at the "hookshot" part and you'd be sold, but there's more to Legend of the Skyfish than just that...

'Don't Starve' Comes to Android in Open Beta

September 19th, 2016 1:45 PM EDT by Carter Dotson in Android, News
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iOS players have been enjoying Don't Starve [$4.99] for a while now in its "Pocket Edition" even when it was just iPad-only and couldn't really fit in your actual pocket. But Android gamers have been starving for Don't Starve. Well, they won't have to starve for much longer, as Don't Starve is out on Android in open beta form. This means that while you can buy it right now, it may not work perfectly, as Android requires a lot of testing to work well on the myriad hardware out there. It won't necessarily show up in the curated Early Access section, but you can find it from the direct link and by searching for the game...

If you have an iOS device and you've been looking forward to getting Season 2 of Sentinels of the Multiverse [$1.99] this Friday as originally announced, I am sorry. Because of some unexpected issues described in this blog post, the iOS will probably not be coming this Friday but at a later, yet unannounced date. The good new for Android players is that Season 2 will release this Friday as originally planned. The release will also come with a 48 period discount period, a perfect time to pick up the game and its many expansions. Because of the iOS issues, Dark Watch Setback won't be available for unlocking until all platforms have the new version of the game...

Have you always had an inkling to get into game development but didn't know where to start? Well, Humble Bundle is running a crazy-good bundle right now on Game Maker software. For $15, you get GameMaker Studio Pro, the iOS and Android modules, along with HTML5 and Universal Windows Platform modules. GameMaker requires no coding experience to start using and making games with, and there's plenty of tutorials available on the web to get up and started with making games if you're willing to put in the time. ..

Google Play's Early Access program is starting to expand out after its initial launch. Google has today announced that after the early days of early access only supporting apps that they hand-picked during the initial rollout. Now, developers can submit their apps to be part of Google Play's Early Access through this form. Of course, it's possible for developers to run their own betas through Google Play, Early Access in this case is just an opportunity to get an audience from the general Google Play userbase to check out apps and games before they're ready for traditional release...

The world of Fallen London [Freeis one of my favorite worlds to visit since it's a place dipped in gothic absurdity and dripping with quirky humor. When the game came on iOS, it found the perfect match in terms of platform, but the app itself was really buggy and plagued by server issues. Fortunately, most of those issues have been ironed out, and now the game has officially landed on Android. Apparently, when the developers asked Android users whether they wanted the game on their platform, they got an overwhelming yes as an answer. You can play the same save game across both iOS and Android - and PC if you have that too - but just remember to manually sync your game in app before switching so you don't lose any progress...

Google's putting on their Google Play Indie Games Festival on September 24th, and they've just announced the 30 games that will be exhibiting at the event. What's cool is that all the gmaes are either on mobile (well, Android in particular) or are coming to mobile at some point in the future. You have some recent releases such as Riptide GP: Renegade [$2.99], and VR games like SmashWars VR: Drone Racing. There's some games not on Android yet such as 1979 Revolution: Black Friday [$4.99], a Vita game that was on PlayStation Mobile but was otherwise lost once that service shut down. Plus, there's a few upcoming games like Antihero, Armajet, and Dog Sled Saga. You can check out the whole list of exhibitors here...

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