Category Archives: Android

Splash Damage Creates In-House iOS Publisher, Announces Turn-Based Strategy Game 'RAD Soldiers'

You don't see this often. Brink developer Splash Damage is stepping into mobile, but it's doing it with a newly created in-house publisher, WarChest. Consisting of staff sliced and diced from the Splash Damage team, WarChest is primed to deliver quality free-to-play games across iPhone, iPad, and other handsets. We spoke with a Splash Damage marketing dude at the studio the other night, and he seemed revved about the opportunity and the change of pace this represents for the studio. It as a whole, however, will continue developing games in the triple A space. In fact, there's a PC-exclusive free-to-play game and a separate free-to-play console game in the works right now...

Hello Games' Joe Danger will be making his debut on mobile in the near future, and it won't be a port of the Xbox Live Arcade or PSN version of the title. In an interview with Gamasutra, Hello co-founder Sean Murray noted that the upcoming iOS and Android takes on the title will be very platform specific, written from the ground-up for iPhone...




Cafeteria Nipponica is the latest Kairosoft game to grace Android. In it, you'll play as "the chef de cuisine" and assume his or her role of planner, architect, and chef. You'll compose menus, discover and research ingredients, construct a restaurant and then put in various trimmings in an effort to boost its popularity and make customers happy. This is as traditional as it gets, from the look and description of it...

'Penny Arcade On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Episode Three' Coming To iOS

Penny Arcade On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Episode Three, the long-awaited follow-up by Cthulu Saves The World developer Zeboyd Games, is coming to the iPhone and iPad, according to a recent Joystiq preview. This version will hit this summer alongside the PC, Mac, Xbox Live Indie Games, and Android versions of the game. These guys have all their bases covered, right?..

As more and more third-party controllers enter the mobile market, the wicked small base that wants something physical in their hands as they play games becomes steadily more fractured. It's through this lens that we view the latest controller to catch our all-seeing eye, the Bladepad. It's an NES-like controller with an admittedly cool hook: it's thin, slide-out design theoretically makes it possible for you to carry around the phone with the controller firmly attached. Other products, including ION's upcoming PSP-alike shell, obviously don't embrace portability like this does...

Hands-On With '8-bit Ninja'

In a universe in which ninja tournaments aren't just an elaborate excuse to stage a gory multidimensional melee, there's an adorable little ninja on his way to castle Shimawa on a hill. Hatted and garbed in his finest eentsy weentsy blacks, this little ninja is on his way to the 200th annual ninja tournament. He doesn't know it until he gets on the stage, but he's not skilled enough to win, at all...

Simon Oliver of Rolando fame is coming back to mobile with a new Okabu game, The Guardian is reporting. Oliver released the original Okabu on PS3 back in 2011. It took a slugging from critics for its overly dry and simplistic design, but Oliver and his studio Handcircus Games has since been working on a free-to-play take in preparation for a release this year across iOS and Android. He didn't comment on what this one will do differently...

DogByte's '8-Bit Ninja' Looks Pretty Rad

If you've been whining for an extra bits update in 1-Bit Ninja [$1.99Lite], you can stop now. DogByte Games has you covered on that front, as its new ninja game, creatively titled 8-Bit Ninja, has SEVEN MORE BITS. That's, like, a lot...

Sega's Free-to-play MMO 'Phantasy Star Online 2' Heading To Mobile, Too

Sega's Phantasy Star Online 2 won't cost you a dollar -- unless you'd like an item or two. Sega has announced that the upcoming sequel to the everyone's favorite "light" MMO, Phantasy Star Online, will roll with the standard MMO free-to-play model, and charge users for select item transactions from its in-game store. Also, an iOS and Android version has been confirmed. Both are slated to hit at some point in "winter 2012," according to Andriasang...

Double Fine's Adventure Game Funding Drive Closes

About a month ago, Double Fine asked video game fans to fund a $400,000 adventure game that'll see a release across PC and iOS. That campaign closed yesterday. In the end, it gathered over three million dollars from 87,142 backers. It also smashed records, and gave the independent studio some decent mainstream coverage in the process...

Call this a curiosity. While we were catching up on GDC stuff, we stumbled across Roccat's answer to the tired "Is PC Gaming is dead" question. Its answer, as a peripheral maker, is naturally a big fat "No," but it has added an interesting caveat: PC gaming needs an iOS, Windows Phone 7, or Android companion app...

Rovio Gets NASA To Give An 'Angry Birds Space'-Themed Physics Lesson

The power of the Angry Birds [$.99 / Free / HD / HD Free] machine is enormous. In the latest teaser for Angry Birds Space, developer Rovio Mobile has enlisted the help of an actual NASA astronaut for its promotional effort. While hanging out on the International Space Station, this dude gives a mini-lecture on Angry Birds and physics. You've got to see this...

Dungeon Raid [$.99 / Lite], a match-3 that TouchArcade President-in-Chief Eli Hodapp freely argues is the greatest game ever created, has been updated on Android. You probably don't care about that considering this is an iOS-centric web site and all, but here's the twist: in a tiny celebration of the fact that DR has made the platform leap, the iPhone version's price has been reduced to $.99 from $2.99. Neat!..

'Age of Booty' Coming to iOS, Android

Earlier this week, Certain Affinity announced the "impending arrival" of a "new" version of Age of Booty for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. Being developed in a partnership with Chaotic Moon, Certain Affinity promises that the duo has taken what fans didn't like in the 2008 original and has piled on new stuff, including fresh interfaces and visual flair, based on consumer feedback. Twitter and Facebook are also being jacked in, alongside new levels and new "strategic opportunities."..

Rift, a fairly popular MMO from Trion Worlds, has a mobile companion app. Earlier this December, the studio pushed out a free "beta" build that lets Rift users do all sorts of cool stuff, like, for example, chat in real-time with friends and guild mates, as well as peruse "the latest wall postings." ..

'Cthulhu Saves the World' Coming To iOS Soon

Zeboyd Games radical 16-bit parody RPG, Chtulhu Saves the World, is coming to mobile devices this year. And sooner than you'd think. On Twitter, lead designer Robert Boyd says the studio held this announcement until work was almost finished, and he expects the game to hit at some point this quarter. Nice guy!..

Grand Theft Auto 3 [$4.99] is good and all, but wouldn't it be better if you could, say, adjust the draw distance? Or turn up the Awesome on those muddy A4 chip textures? Some of our more technically savvy and adventurous message board users are doing just that right now, believe it or not, and without a jailbreak...

This is probably ancient news for the biggest of big fans of Catan [$4.99 / HD] in general, but check this: USM, the same dudes responsible for the App Store port of the popular board game, are putting out a port of Rivals of Catan. This morning, actually, we were told that the "first version" is currently in testing, and USM is inviting its users into a beta to give it a spin...

See 'LostWinds' iOS In Action, Get Ready For Holiday Release

Earlier this summer, we caught word that Frontier Developments's LostWinds was headed to iOS and Android. Now, we've got a great first-look at the iOS version title in action -- and, guys, it's silly gorgeous...

'Grand Theft Auto 3' Releases December 15, Will Support Single-Core Devices

The wait for Grand Theft Auto 3 on iOS and Android is almost over. On its blog a few minutes ago, Rockstar revealed that the 10 Year Anniversary Edition port of the game-changing open-world title will hit the App Store and Android Marketplace on December 15th at an agreeable price point of $4.99. A new trailer giving you another taste of what's to come is expected to release next week, but we've got some new screens right now to hold you over...

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