Roboteck, from developers Hexage, is hands down the most addicting and fun game I’ve played yet on Android. Just like one of Hexage’s other games Evac, you’ll find a perfect chill soundtrack from kubatko as well as their signature neon graphics which are quite stunning to say the least. The game is based on a world campaign where you must win and take over nodes scattered across the world map. The difficulty is marked for each node and the “power” required to enter each. You’ll start off with 50 power points and gain more along with experience points, more is awarded for defeating a more challenging node than you might be ready for. You can go through this whole game without paying a dime, but if you choose to, you can purchase upgrade coins that will unlock a recharge node to gain power back. OK, enough of that let’s get to it after the break.
One of my favorite game developers, Hexage, creates not only awesome games, but they are also fantastic looking with great soundtracks. Evac is a throw back to Pac-Mac of sorrts, but there is also a mix of puzzles and stealth game play that will defiantly challenge you later on in the levels. What really makes this game stand out besides its awesome concept is the game’s looks and sound track. With a new but old school retro neon glowing effect it simply just looks fantastic. There is also a laid back technoish signature soundtrack by kubatko that really adds the the casual, but challenging gameplay. You’ll really have to play it for yourself to see what I mean. You’ll have 32 fantastically designed levels to run through with game dialog as you go through. Oh yeah, this one is optimized for the Xperia PLAY as well. This used to be a paid game, but it’s free right now in the market, so grab it while that lasts. Check out the trailer for the game below as well as two QR codes and market links, the second being the non-HD version if you have any performance issues. Have fun and let us know what you think.
Up today free from the Amazon Appstore is a fantastic widget app called CircleLauncher. The widget will let you add and access your contacts, apps, or bookmarks with one touch of a circle, horizontal line, or a vertical line. You’ll do this with some style though as you can roll over the group of quick access icons you’ve setup to get a Mac’ish launcher type of animation. You can also select your widget launcher icon for the stock pack or select your own from images or icon packs. Circle Launcher is ultra easy to setup and very fast. To get started, you’ll select CircleLauncher from your widgets, choose the type (contacts, apps, or bookmarks), choose what you want the widget to list, and select how it’s displayed (circle, horizontal, or vertical). No more searching for your favorite things to launch. Put it all in one place that doesn’t take up a lot of screen space with CircleLauncher.
This app will normally cost you $1.35, so grab it while it’s free from the Amazon Appstore. If not using the Appstore, you can grab the download here by entering your email address or phone number in the upper right hand corner for a download link. Be sure to have the “unknown sources” box checked off under Settings —>Applications on your Android device. Check out all the screenshots after the break and let us know what you think.
It seems like everyone is trying to make a name for themselves whether it’s on Facebook or YouTube. Well now you can try and make a name for yourself as a news reporter of sorts with Meporter, the app that turns your phone into your own personal news station. With this app you’ll be able to capture anything that’s of interest, like a local car accident or bad weather, and write it up as news for the world to see. This will be done via your current location and within the app and you’ll be able to create a headline for your news as well as upload a video or pictures and type up the story for the event. There is also an option to feed this news to your Facebook or Twitter accounts as well. You can also earn “street credit” by gaining rewards for your posts. This could be a cool app that could take off and I’ll say that the software itself is very well done. It’s snappy, pleasing to the eye, and so far works as it should. The success of this application will all depend on how many people join up and use it, so jump on and try it out. It looks like it could be fun to give it a chance and see where it goes. Meporter is free and can be grabbed from the market right here or from the QR below. Check out the intro video to get an idea of how this all works. Let us know what your experiences are with this app as well.
[via android market]
A cool thing about phones and tablets are their accelerometers. Those accelerometers make games like Dark Maze a perfect match for these devices. Now granted there are quite a few maze type games in the market, but this one is a bit more special. The maze starts out dark until you explore an area, and those dark areas, well lets just say sometimes you won’t knew what hit you. The mazes are littered with traps; cannons, spikes, holes, and the dreaded buttons which either initiate doom devices are open the exit. The game has really simple control, just tilt, you’ll be a pro in no time. For people like me, it’s also refreshing to hear that this free game works great on both phones and tablets.
Video and download after the break
I’ve been addicted to playing Deflecticon for a while now. There was a web based Flash game very similar that I played daily for weeks, but this one is ever better. Based on games like Pong, you’ll be bouncing a ball back and forth with an AI opponent in great retro style glowing graphics with a killer soundtrack. With your finger on the screen, you’ll control a window pane looking paddle to bounce the ball back to your AI opponent down a hall. Adding to the textile feel there are vibrations to assist you when the ball bounces off of anything (as well as a wall meter to show you how close or far away the ball is). Besides a regular mode, there is also a “Push” mode where you’ll see how long you can survive as the game pace quickly increases. There are also power up options in the game to control things like time and a “spin” meter. The spin meter is probably the coolest part as you can swipe the ball with your paddle to put spin on the ball amd make it curve out of control at your opponent. Watch out though, because it will be curving right back to you if the AI manages to hit it back. Coming soon is also an online multiplayer mode which will be a huge added bonus to an already great game.
This is one of my favorite games at the moment and you can grab the QR code from our handy database right here or from the market in the source link. If you like it, be sure to upgrade to the full version for $1.25 to get all the content unlocked. Check out the video for this game after the break and let us know what you think. I’m calling Deflecticon the most addicting game of the year for me.
- App piracy is taking money away from Android developers (Study)
- CyanogenMod 7 Alpha build for HTC Sensation and EVO 3D now available
- DROID Bionic bounty for unlocking bootloader currently at $370 [Courtesy of XDA]
- DROID Bionic WiFi tether hack for rooted users [Courtesy of XDA]
- Acer Iconia Tab A501 4G Set To Hit AT&T September 18th
- DROID Prime will replace DROID Charge and HTC Vigor could be the Thunderbolt 2
- T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S II Will Not Have Exynos Processor
- HTC might buy HP WebOS
- First HTC Runnymede Press Shot
- Samsung Galaxy S II Ad for US
- GameStop to Release Android-Based Gaming Tablet
- FM Radio App For Droid Bionic, Courtesy of XDA
- Atrix 4G ROMs Being Ported To The Droid X2
- Facebook gets updated, You can finally tag friends and places
- HTC talks about iPhone, patents, and Google’s pending purchase of Motorola
- Ford Electric E-Bike concept utilizes a Samsung Galaxy S II
- Budget conscious Android phone LG Optimus Hub announced
- Galaxy Tab 10.1 clears FCC with T-Mobile compatibility
- Sony Android Walkman – Get it December 10th for 28,000 yen
- Patent Wars move to France as Samsung sues Apple for patent infringement
- Another Best Buy document surfaces, shows Samsung Prime, but no Thunderbolt 2
Hey all you bargain hunters! Today Amazon is giving away the paid app, PrinterShare that usually runs for $12.99 and currently has a 4 1/2 star rating. PrinterShare allows for wireless printing from your mobile device or SD card in various ways and supports many forms of documents. With a fairly simple UI and ease of use, I was able to get this to work on my HP photosmart in no time. I highly recommend this app for your wireless printing needs.
Printing right from your smartphone
Print documents (DOC, DOCX, XLS, XSLX, PPT, PPTX, PDF, TXT) from your smartphone’s SD card and from Google Docs. Also print email from Gmail, photos from the SD card, contacts, agendas, SMS or MMS, call logs, and even web pages directly from your device to a printer right next to you or anywhere in the world.
Please note: This is the premium, unlocked version of PrinterShare Mobile Print. All the premium features are available, and no key is required.
Premium Features: nearby direct printing via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth without PC; nearby printing to PC or Mac shared printers; unlimited remote printing. You do not have to buy pages or have a subscription on the receiving computer (Mac or PC).
Nearby Printing: you can print to WiFi printers shared on your Local Area Network from your Android phone without having to install PrinterShare computer software. You don’t need to log in or sign up with the system for Nearby Printing. A wide variety of printers are supported.
Remote Printing over the Internet: make sure you’ve installed the PrinterShare software on the computer connected to the printer, just like when you print from computer to computer using PrinterShare, then just log in to your free account with your smartphone and find and select the printer you want to print to. In addition, from your mobile device you may look for printers shared by others, select one, and print on it.
The quest for making free calls over WiFi with an Android device is not a new topic, but if you’ve gone down this road you’re probably familiar with apps like sipdroid or csipsimple. If those two names are familiar then you also know you had to deal with Google Voice Callback, pbxes, or SIP accounts and possibly some other forwarding trickery to get the app to work. It’s possible that you’ve even tried to set these apps up and failed after not understanding exactly what needed to be done. Enter GrooVe IP, where all you need is a Google Voice account to get started. If you like simple and something that just “works” and works well, hit up the break for more.
Phone Story has become a hot topic at the moment following its recent removal from the Apple App Store. Apple contacted the developer of the game explaining that they violated four rules for iOS app creation; its depictions of child abuse (code 15.2), objectionable or crude content (16.1) and promises to turn over a portion of the money to charity (21.1 and 21.2). Not to mention the fact that they probably felt the “Story” hit too close to home.
The game depicts a dark look at smartphone production, starting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo where the mineral coltan is mined by children and prisoners of war. The app then follows the production process to a Chinese factory where workers are subjected to abuse, discrimination, inhumane conditions, and forced overtime, ultimately leading to suicides. Next the story presents us with the hordes of oblivious consumers bombarding what is no doubt meant to portray an Apple store. I’m sure they didn’t appreciate that. Finally the story ends up in Ghana, Japan, & China where obsolete “recycled” phones have ended up to be salvaged using methods harmful to people and our environment, and from there the cycle repeats itself.