Solar Flux, which had already received heaps of praise from critics for its iPad version, including a recent TIGA nomination for best game design (an award eventually won by Forza Horizons) have been released in two versions on Google Play. The first, designed for the smaller screens of cell phones, is called Solar Flux Pocket and is completely free of charge. The second version, dubbed simply Solar Flux or Solar Flux HD is for tablets and as you may have guessed, includes High-Definition graphics. The HD version costs a respectable $1.99 and also includes a larger number of levels than its free pocket-sized counterpart. Solar Flux Pocket, however, is more than just a shrunken down “lite” version of the game, as its levels have been redesigned to play properly on smaller screens.
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
Catequesis was one of the first games we covered here at GameWoof, with our interview with the developer, Pakarico Games, running back in April. We have been waiting patiently for more information regarding the amazing looking 8-bit survival horror game ever since. Pakarico Games has finally pulled the curtain back a little further, releasing a fantastically creepy trailer on its blog on Tuesday.
The news is cause for some celebration because it means progress is happening in the development of one of the most intriguing survival horror titles to grace the indie mobile scene in quite sometime. However, the news comes with a significant downside. Catequesis, originally planned for a late 2013 release, has been delayed until 2014. Further putting a dampener on the situation is that the Android version of Catequesis has been delayed even further, likely until 2015.
PopCap, subsidiary of EA and known for such mobile hits as Bejeweled, Peggle and Plants vs. Zombies, gave a big helping hand to the military charity Operation Supply Drop by donating a whole bunch of codes for military personal.
The mobile mogul gave the soldiers and Operation Supply Drop about 100 codes, which would unlock the entire library of games that PopCap has put out through its tenure, which equates to somewhere in the vicinity of 60 some casual titles.
These will be included in Operation Supply Drop’s end of the year charity, named 8-Bit Salute. This drive’s aim is to bring video games to soldiers in active combat areas, as well as those currently in military medical facilities.
No, it doesn’t have anything to do with the phenomenal west coast burger chain with a similar name, but ins and outs, was released today on Google Play by New York Indie developer aukStudios. The minimalist puzzler looks like it has a ton of free fun for Android gamers, boasting 900 levels for free, with an additional 900 available for a small fee.
It appears the powers that be at GIANTS Software are releasing the latest annual release of their most popular title, Farming Simulator on mobile, and doing it fairly soon.
Farming Simulator 14 is slated to arrive on the Google Play and iOS App Stores on November 18th. No announcement has been made as to the pricing of this title, though the first one put on mobile, Farming Simulator, which was based on the PC/Console title Farming Simulator 13, was a whole dollar on the Google Play store.
Farming Simulator14 promises to bring even more licensed farm equipment for users to use, from the likes of Case IH, Deutz-Fahr, Lamborghini, Kuhn, Amazone and Krone, as well as awesome new features, such as assigning staff to tend the various fields of crops. This may change the game into more of a simulation experience, but hey, with Simulator in the name…
I’m not sure what a Lamborghini farm machine looks like, but let’s hope it allows you to plow a field of corn in 4.6 seconds and would make James May cry. For more on this rapidly approaching title, check out the trailer below.
Spacetimes Games has released a new Multiplayer free-to-play RTS called Battle Command! on the Google Play Marketplace. Battle Command! looks to be a Castle Clash type real time strategy game that the developer promises has a “compelling single player campaign” with 25 missions to go along with its “even deeper multiplayer mode” that generally makes up the meat of these sorts of games.
Battle Command! also boasts over 20 offensive units and 10 defensive weapons, diplomacy allowing you to ally with other players, complete cross platform play between iOS and Android, and a special “War Games” mode that allows you to test our your tactics without losing any troops.
Spacetimes Games is best known for its mobile MMOs Arcade Legends, Pocket Legends and Dark Legends. However, they do have experience with these sort of games, having recently released Battle Dragons earlier this year, which received mostly favorable reviews and over 500,000 downloads on Google Play alone. It will be interesting to see how Spacetimes Games builds on their past successes and if they manage to improve on an already successful formula in an overcrowded market.
Battle Command! is available right now, for free, on the Google Play Marketplace.
Dr. Who has been around for quite sometime, in fact later this month the BBC sci-fi dramatic series will be turning 50. As any fan of the doctor surely already knows by now the BBC has a huge celebration planned for the show’s “golden” anniversary, with a special episode screening that will air across 75 different countries and in 3D at select theaters across the U.K.
The Time Lord is getting further treatment however, with a new game, announced on the @DrWhoLegacy twitter profile, for mobile devices called, you guessed it, Dr. Who: Legacy. Little is known about the game, only one screenshot has been released and the release date is the usual vague “coming soon” but the timing of the announcement has led some to believe that it will be released on the exact 50th anniversary, which is November 23rd.
Since the November 7th announcement on Twitter, @DrWhoLegacy has let slip a few additional details, including that the title will be free-to-play. Also, for those awaiting Supermassive Games’ follow ups to its PS3, PSVita and PC Dr. Who game Dr. Who: The Eternity Clock it seems they have been cancelled according to conversations Supermassive has been having with Polygon
You can expect more information about Dr. Who: Legacy as it becomes available.
We haven’t heard much from our friends from St. Louis who gave us one of our favorite mobile games of 2013, Quadropus Rampage. A couple of months ago, we heard about a game that the Coster brothers were working on, which they later dropped in order to work on Game Jams. However, we got a plethora of news from them today; some great, some not so great…
Seth and Sam recently released a trailer for a surprising upcoming trailer for their new game Extreme SlothCycling. This title while artistically looks similar to other ButterScotch Shenanigans titles, gameplay wise is substantially different, as its more of a platformer. Here is the trailer below.
Additionally, their breakout title TowelFight 2 has now been made a free to play title.
However, there is a bit of sad news from one of my favorite indie developers and personal friends of mine. Sam Coster, half of the creative and production force behind ButterScotch Shenanigans, has recently been diagnosed with Lymphoma, cancer of the Lymphatic system. This particular type of Lymphoma is hyper aggressive as well. However, there is a shimmer of good hope, as Sam tells us that his doctors have informed him that there is a 70% to 90% chance of this getting cured. Myself as well as everyone here at Gamewoof wish Sam a speedy recovery and have full confidence that Sam will destroy this cancer like it was Pete the Sea God.