Cross-Platform Multiplayer, Part 1: Where Are We Now?

The smartphone market is actually getting a glimpse of something that the console gaming world has yet to see: cross-platform multiplayer games.  This concept of Android users playing games against iPhone users is still in its infancy, but it is out there.  And we’re not talking about who has the highest score on Angry Birds, but rather straight-up head-to-head gaming.  There are only a few games that we’ve found so far, and we’ll happily highlight them for you here.  In another article at a later time, we will examine the big picture and evaluate the likely future of cross-platform gaming.  But for now, let’s take a look at the current landscape.


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Android App Mini-Review: Uniwar

Gaming has come a long way on the Android platform, but the first game I downloaded is still the game I spend the most time playing. Uniwar is a turn-based strategy game featuring three different races, each having six different units. Each unit has various strengths and weaknesses, and the tactics involved in balancing your army and defeating your opponent is where the game obtains real depth. While its single-player campaign is both fun and compelling, it really serves best as a tutorial for the excellent gameplay found in the multiplayer component.

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