When Google announced their Play Games service at Google I/O, it was a really cool concept that was only missing one piece; a central app to look at your games and really cement the social aspect of it. Well, they’ve finally released that final piece of the puzzle as Google Play Games on the Play Store, available to any device running Android 2.2 and up.
The app allows you to see all of your games and achievements as well as view what your friends have been playing. It also tracks every game that you’ve bought or installed tied to your account, so you can browse it and see what you’re in the mood to play. It’s a small app, and if you play many games on your device, it’s definitely worth picking up. Hit the links below to check it out.
Like all Marvel superhero movies, we can expect to get some kind of tie-in game, and as usual, it’s from Gameloft. Thor: The Dark World is no exception, as Gameloft has released a teaser trailer for their upcoming Thor game that’s slated for release to the Play Store sometime in the fall.
The game itself looks like a traditional top-down dungeon crawler, Diablo style, but that’s not a bad thing. Everything in the trailer looks like it’ll make a fun time-waster, and Gameloft hinted at having a few other playable characters alongside Thor. There will also supposedly be over 100 missions and will include enemies from the movie, so this might even be a game some of us are still playing even after Thor’s made his exit from the theater spotlight. I guess we’ll find out later this year. Hit the break below for the trailer (it’s really short, only about 40 seconds) and the press release from Gamestop.
Rovio Stars, a new third-party shop under the wings of Rovio, announced yesterday that they would be releasing their first game, Tiny Thief, on July 11th. Following up on that announcement, a teaser video was released today that gives us a look at some of the gameplay we can expect. The game’s developer, 5Ants, has brought a Rovio look and feel to the title, though it does not appear to involve any flicking or flinging of objects on screen. Instead, users will have to use their brains to solve puzzles and find hidden objects as they work their way through thirty different stages. Hit the break to view the video.
Rovio Stars, the new third party company owned by the famous Rovio, will be releasing their first Android game on July 11th. It’s titled Tiny Thief and blends puzzle, stealth, and RPG elements together to create what looks to be a great medieval-themed mobile time-waster. The game boasts 50 different characters to talk to across 30 separate stages with over 100 items to collect.
No word on pricing, but we’ll find out in a few days.
source: Droid Gamers
The team over at Humble Bundle has been working hard to put together packages of games for users to enjoy, for whatever price the user wishes to pay. Every game works on Android, as well as Windows, Linux and Mac OS. The cool part about it is that you can allocate the money you spend to different organizations, charities, or even support the Humble Bundle team themselves so that they can continue putting out cool packages like this one. Hit the break for the list of games included in ‘Humble Bundle with Android 6′.
After Earth, the latest Will Smith summer sci-fi action movie, has gotten its game tie-in in the form of an endless running-esque game. It’s a visually appealing game filled with 20 missions with unlockable secrets, and even an “infinite mode,” so there’s enough meat on the bone to keep you busy on more than a few lunch breaks. The game also features a bit of customizability and multiplayer, by giving you different suits to collect and leaderboards to challenge your friends. And best of all, there’s achievements!
The game only costs a buck, so if you’re looking for something to hold yourself over until you can get to see After Earth in theaters, hit the links below to grab the game.
Play Store Download Link
Movies with game tie-ins are pretty common now, and it’s not surprising to see Fast and Furious 6 keep up that tradition. The game features incredible graphics, tons of challenges, and quite a bit of in-depth car customization. Aside from that, it features many of the popular characters from the movies. If you’re into multiplayer, there are also competitive tournaments and leaderboards to challenge your friends. No word on if those use Google’s new multiplayer servers and leaderboards. In the app description, it isn’t listed as using Play Services, but some apps still don’t display those correctly. Either way, the game is free to try out. Hit the link below to give it a spin.
Play Store Download Link
With yesterday’s announcement about the new Google Play games service, Google also started the process of shutting down Google+ Games. Visiting the Google+ Games page yields visitors a new banner announcing Google+ Games will not be available after June 30th. Some developers are already working on replacements or alternatives for players who want to continue to play a particular title.
If you have a game and would like to port over to PlayStation Mobile devices, but can’t afford the $99 license fee Sony usually charges developers, then I have some good news for you. For a limited time this summer, Sony has decided to open its Mobile Development program up to all new developers, and waive the license fee.
This could turn out to be a fantastic opportunity for both Sony and developers. If this plan works Sony could see an upswing in development while developers add another platform to launch their games on. This isn’t only limited to Android certified devices either, it also includes development for the PS Vita as well. Let’s hope this plan works out better than expected and Sony makes it a permanent deal.
Check out the video for the PlayStation Mobile Development Program after the break. I feel like the guy in it myself, how many of you can relate?
Carmageddon was a game made in the late 90′s that saw it’s share of banning and censorship around the globe, and in case you were interested, it’s now available on your Android device thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign. This is the game’s first major release since an early 2000′s console port to the Nintendo 64, and for the first day, it’s going to be free. Unfortunately, Google doesn’t allow free apps to turn into paid apps in the Play Store, so after the 24 hours are up, the promo version will be pulled from the store and therefore won’t receive any updates. You can still opt for the paid version or use the demo version afterwards if you want to get updates to the app.
So if you want to test drive the game before you make a full purchase, hit the links after the break to check it out. Don’t wait too long, though.