Google IO 2016 Coverage

‘Snake’ returns to phones next week

 

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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.

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Games in Motion aims to make jogging fun with Android Wear

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Sometimes when you want to relax after a long day, it’s difficult to choose between your daily workout or video games. The good news is that Google has a way for you to do both at the same time.

Today Google announced Games in Motion, an open source game sample that will give developers ideas how to add more functionality to Android Wear, which in turn should put a little more leap in your step with missions during those long jogs.

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Galaga:TEKKEN Edition storms into the Play Store, bringing some classic retro action

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Galaga and Tekken have teamed up to bring the unique Galaga:TEKKEN Edition game to the Google Play Store. This game brings characters of Tekken into the Galaga universe, mixing aspects of both games perfectly. Even better is the fact that this game is completely free, so you don’t have to shell out big to relive some memories from your childhood. Read more

Debt repayment issues dictate that Ouya needs to find a buyer quickly

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It was only a couple of years ago that it was the darling of Kickstarter, blowing past its target goal of $950,000 with surprising ease and ending up with over eight and a half million dollars in funding. The start-up in question is Ouya, manufacturer of the Android micro gaming console, and thanks to a leaked memo from its CEO, Julie Uhrman, it would seem that the company has hit choppy waters as it now seeks a buyer.

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Mediocre’s Does Not Commute veers into the Play Store

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Kicking back and killing some time while gaming on your smartphone or tablet can be a most enjoyable experience, especially when the game you are playing is Does Not Commute. It’s a game that involves driving a variety of vehicles around a small town set in the 1970’s, and as the name implies, the gameplay involves commuting.  Read more