There’s a pretty good chance that you’ve probably played at least one game in the Angry Birds franchise, whether it was on your smartphone, tablet, Roku, Xbox, Playstation, smart TV, I could go on, but I’m sure you get the picture already. Angry Birds is available on almost any platform you could wish. Never one to stand still, Rovio has shown off an Angry Birds demo on Samsung’s Gear VR headset at the Rock in Rio festival that was recently held in Las Vegas.
An unnamed device from NVIDIA received certification in South Korea just yesterday. The device is believed to be the successor to the company’s SHIELD Portable that was released in 2013.
The latest Humble Mobile Bundle, which benefits some great causes, has eight games up for grabs. A donation of any amount will reward donors with three titles and donations exceeding the average amount raises that number by five.
Halfbrick Studios, developer of the immensely popular Fruit Ninja game, takes aim at helping educators encourage kids to learn math with new Fruit Ninja:Math Master title. The new game combines the Fruit Ninja fruit slicing game play with an education focus to help kids ages 5-7 sharpen their math skills. Read more
Being able to sign up for a product before it is actually available is not a new sales strategy and is actually used quite often in the smartphone industry. Google has been working to bring a similar strategy to their Play Store. For example, Avengers: Age of Ultron was made available for pre-order at the same time it hit theaters. Now Google is bringing this feature to the Apps portion of their marketplace. Read more
In a blog post today, Sega has announced that they will be pulling several of their older titles from mobile app stores over the next few weeks. According to the company, some older games don’t quite meet their standards of quality anymore, and so they’ll be removed from Google’s Play Store, Amazon’s App Store, and Samsung’s Galaxy Apps, plus the iOS App Store.
This is a pretty odd move, especially for a company that was probably still pulling in some cash from its older games, but I guess it’s better for consumers so they don’t buying up games from Sega’s back catalog only to find out that they aren’t working properly on their 2015 device. Read more
While many companies are embracing mobile gaming with open arms, Nintendo has been a bit reluctant to enter the scene. However, Nintendo, with their recent partnership with DeNA, is now ready to jump in.
Plans are to release one game by the end of this year. Nintendo won’t just been releasing a single game, though. Immediately after the company’s 2014 earnings, CEO and President Satoru Iwata said that they plan on launching five mobile titles by March 2017.
Phones of the modern era will soon support a mobile game that was a staple of Nokia’s devices for years. Next Thursday, Snake slithers to all major mobile platforms for millions of gamers to enjoy. The new edition of the game, titled Snake Rewind, allows players to actually rewind their snake after crashing. The game has new boosters and a full leaderboard to be more current. And, of course, the graphics have been overhauled for each level.
The original Snake was brought to Nokia devices by Taneli Armanto and this edition comes from a collaboration with Rumilus Design.
Hit the break for the trailer and screenshots.
Angry Birds Fight has just ventured into the Play Store for Asia Pacific countries. The game was initially limited to Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, so it’s good to know that Rovio is expanding availability to other regions as well. Read more
If you’ve enjoyed playing the Goat Simulator game, smashing your unsuspecting goat into vehicles and people for no apparent reason, then you are for a treat. Coffee Stain Studios has released a zombified version of the game called Goat Simulator GoatZ in to the Play Store. Read more