If you have a NVIDIA Tegra-powered mobile device and want to find the best games to reach the full potential of the that Tegra mobile processor, the NVIDIA Tegra Zone app is a must-have. To the delight of many, NVIDIA has now announced the launch of their new Tegra Zone website to give you access to the latest game news, reviews and release information right from your laptop or desktop too. You’ll also find high-resolution game screenshots, HD gameplay videos, game developer interviews, a community forum and the ability to share your favorite apps through your social networks.
In a comment aimed at game developers, they added that “with over 250,000 Android games in the Android Market, it can be a challenge to get your game noticed” and go on the direct these developers to their ‘Zone In’ section for an opportunity to have their games listed on the Tegra Zone site.
Tell us what you think of their new site. To the developers out there, how do you feel about the exposure the site may offer?
You put together your game with two legs, a yellow plastic vertically placed board with slots and holes in it. Then pick up either a red or black disc depending on who called which first. Get four in a row and score! That is a general description of a game called Connect Four.
Now here’s a game developed by XDA member Goddchen with the same concept. Only difference is it’s played on your Android phone. This will be a fun game for those of you who had a thing for Connect Four. I know I enjoyed it as a kid, and enjoy it now when I get the chance to set it up and play with my kids.
This game ‘Four in a row’ offers multiplayer online gaming. You can create a game and challenge friends, join a game from a list in the ‘Lobby’ or check out the ‘Profile’ link which will give you a grid of options such as, a community, your profile, an inbox, online games, achievements, coins and more. Check out the screen shots below for some eye candy, then head on over to the XDA thread for a bit more information. Leave some feedback for the developer and if you like the game hit the thanks button to show it.
Halloween, Freddy Krueger, Night Of, the Living Dead, and Android – what doesn’t belong in this list? If you said Android, think again. Thanks to the game development studio In-Fusio, they are all coming to Android in the form of games that will be available on the Android Market later this year (no word on pricing just yet).
In-Fusion has been making games for quite some time and are finally gearing up to jump into the Android scene with three games based on the horror movies above. Additionally , instead of only having one game re-skinned with different themes, each horror classic will be a different type of game as well:
- Halloween will arrive as a 3D pinball game.
- Freddy Krueger, of Nightmare on Elm Street fame, will arrive as a wall breaker game (essentially an Arkanoid type of game).
- Night of the Living Dead will show up as a tower defense game which seems like a logical genre considering the movie on which it is based.
Unfortunately, that is about as much as we know right now as In-Fusio is keeping quiet regarding any other details. Keep checking back as we will make sure to post any updates we receive on this trio of horror movie themed games.
Remember playing card games growing up? You know, before we had video games and cell phones, before we all had lives and worked?
Well, so does Gameloft, and they are actively seeking to mash up the two generations into one with their latest release, UNO. UNO has always held a soft spot in my heart – it’s challenging, unpredictable, and games are relatively short and easy to pick up. It’s a great party game and Gameloft hopes to bring the same experience to the masses via online play, tournament play, and more. My only gripe is its lack of hot-seat games, which seems like a huge overlook on Gameloft’s part. Check it out at the link below and tell us how you like it.
We all love a good arcade game, and that’s what Amazon is offering as today’s free app. This game by developer Woo Games, brings you an armored robot that you control to fight off enemies. There are plenty of weapons, enemies to fight through, and a quite challenging 18 levels of game play. As you blow away your enemies you gain achievements and progress, using the touchpad or optical joystick.
In FRG Deluxe you can choose to fight in a death match with up to eight players. Also included is online play, where you browse through game lists and join in on the battles. As you progress, improve those skills and record your scores, you can compare you stats on one of the largest mobile social gaming networks out there, OpenFeint.
Today only, you can get this game free through the Amazon App Store. At a regular price of $3.00 in the Amazon App Store and in the Android Market, this would be a great time to buy if you feel that mobile gaming bug coming on.
And the good ol’ quality games just keep rolling in for Sony’s Xperia Play. The rapidly popular gaming handset has managed to snatch up another exclusive game, EA’s new FIFA 12. It’s been reported that the game will hit the device early next year and rights will remain with it for at least a month after it’s released. With exclusivity ending in February, it appears that the game will most likely be released or all to enjoy sometime in January. As far as quality and improvement goes, all we know is that the game will support higher frame rates. As we approach the release date, we’ll be sure to dig a little more on features and report back. If you’re among the growing list of Xperia Play owners, you’ve got to be loving the caliber of gaming coming your way. If this is any indication of the level of quality entertainment that’s to hit the device, you’re surely in for a treat.
Would you rather only be able to see in black and white, or lose your sense of smell? Therein lies just one of hundreds of questions that come with XDA developer TheWhiteBandito’s new Android App, “Would You Rather.” Its premise is simple, you’re asked a question, and you give an answer.
By the developer’s own words, this is a game to be played with friends. One can imagine the hilarity that might ensue when asked to debate “Would you rather have X-Ray Vision or Bionic Hearing?” Check the game out and let us know how it compares to similar games.
If you’re a “puzzle freak”, as the developer puts it, today’s free Amazon App is going to surely to tickle your fancy. Spectrum Puzzles for Android allows you to unscramble images much like a real life puzzle. It’s simple, slide the images around to assemble the photo at hand. The developer has packed the app with a whopping 50 lively and energetic photos for your convenience. As you increase in level the difficulty increases as well. And if for some reason you rock’em all, the developer has added support for you to upload your own photos too. How cool is that? Among the photos pre-loaded you’ll find various landscapes, nature shots, city skylines and buildings as well as cool machinery.
The puzzles range from four different sizes allowing for 12 to 48 different pieces to be visible. Level of difficulty ranges are simple as you’re offered Easy, Medium and Hard. Your kids are sure to have a ball with this one while on long trips or lengthy commutes. If you’re ready to give this a download, head on over to the Amazon App Store. If you don’t have the App Store side loaded onto your device, you can grab it from here. Just enter your mobile number or your email and a download link will be sent to you. Just ensure that your device has the “unknown sources” box checked off under “Applications” and you’re all set. Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below. Hit the break to check out some more screen shots of the application.
We learned on Thursday that AT&T would be partnering with NGMOCO to bring a whole new social gaming experience to the Android platform. Mobage will serve as a centralized ‘hub’ where gamers can connect and discover new games, as well as communicate with fellow players.
“Games are consistently among the most popular entertainment apps for smartphones,” said Ted Woodbery, vice president of Wireless Data, Voice and Ancillary Services, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “We are pleased to be the first U.S. wireless carrier to work with NGMOCO and look forward to giving our Android customers access to the rich Mobage gaming catalog later this year.”
AT&T customers can find the app conveniently located in the Android Market, under ‘Mobage’, after its release. While the service is only in beta at this time, AT&T hopes to give users an easier way to find good high-quality and indie games, by providing a centralized place dedicated to just that. This author would love to see some better games on Android.