Stories by Patrick Garde
Star Wars: Tiny Death Star is a business simulation game from Disney Mobile and NimbleBit. This Android game was published by LucasArts and is based on NimbleBit’s mega-hit, Tiny Tower, but is set in the Star Wars world. The shift to the Star Wars universe means more characters and additional elements to work with.
Hero Academy is a two-player turn-based strategy game from Robot Entertainment. This Android game runs on an asynchronous gameplay where players take turns moving units on a nine-by-five board. With this kind of gameplay, gamers may send their turn at their own pace. One game can take a day or two, depending on your opponent’s availability.
Canabalt may have spawned the endless running genre back in 2009. Since then, we have seen popular infinite running games like Temple Run, Time Surfer, Despicable Me: Minion Rush, and Subway Surfers among others. Also, a myriad of clones have rushed to the Play Store trying to mirror their formula for success. Enter, Sketchman. This Android game from Miniclip is an endless runner that features a stick figure armed with a pistol.
11 Bit Studios’ Anomaly 2 is the highly anticipated sequel of one of the best Android tower defense games, Anomaly: Warzone Earth. This tower offense, or reverse tower defense, game has been optimized for Android and is now available on Google Play. It has taken the real-time strategy tower-offense concept to a new level.
Electronic Arts (EA) in cooperation with Hasbro has released MONOPOLY Bingo on the Play Store. This free-to-play Android game will pair the famous world of MONOPOLY with the laid-back, casual enjoyment of bingo.
— MONOPOLY Bingo (@MonopolyBingo) November 14, 2013
Dream of Pixels, a puzzler that reverses the classic gameplay of Tetris, is an Android game we covered a couple of times. After receiving an almost flawless score of 4.5 Woofs in our review, it prompted us to get to know this Slovenia-based developer better. I had a chance to chat with Žiga Hajduković (@zigah111), co-founder and game designer at Dawn of Play where we talked about their history, other games that served as inspiration, their experience porting their game, and their future plans.
Trial Xtreme series from DeeMedya is back with its latest installment and is looking to set the bar higher from its predecessors. This Android game is one of Play Store’s Play Picks and now has improved graphics, enhanced physics engine, and a number of other features that make it a better sequel.
When you take a look at the screenshots of Juice Cubes, you might argue that it can measure up as one of the games like Candy Crush. Well, this Android game from Thailand-based Pocket PlayLab can stand on its own even if you see the familiarity from the massive candy-based puzzle game from King. This is Rovio’s second Android title under their Rovio Stars publishing arm.
MADFINGER Games has announced on their social networking accounts that their critically acclaimed first-person shooter, DEAD TRIGGER 2, will get an update. The update on this Android game includes tweaks and bug fixes.
Android update for DEAD TRIGGER 2 is out! Share it with your friends and go save the Africa! Download from… http://t.co/py7ShdiagZ
— MADFINGER Games (@MADFINGERGames) November 11, 2013
There’s not a whole lot of side-scrolling action platformer on the Play Store. So, when I happen to see the developer of the League of Evil series, Ravenous Games, releasing its newest retro title, Random Heroes, I can’t contain my excitement. Btw, this Android game is ported to Android by Noodlecake Studios.