Juicy Beast, creators of Knightmare Tower, have their next game coming this Thursday, July 24th to Ouya: Toto Temple Deluxe. This multiplayer game has players trying to get their goat – literally – and holding on to it for as long as possible, keeping it away from other players, who have their own powerups to try and turn the tide. You can check out the game this Thursday, exclusively on Ouya.
Timberman is the next big hit casual arcade game in the vein of Flappy Bird. Tap on the left and right sides of the screen to chop down an impossibly-tall tree, making sure you’re not on the side of the screen where the branch will whack you in the head as you cut down the tree, and keeping the timer at the top from running out. It’s devilishly challenging yet hard to put down. Download it now from Google Play.
Wacom’s Bamboo brand, known for their styluses for tablets, has released their official app for drawing and writing on Android. Bamboo Paper is a simple notebook app for sketching, writing, whatnot, all with a pen. It’s also easy to share creations with the app to Evernote and other cloud services.
Do note that if you have an existing Bluetooth Bamboo stylus from Wacom, there’s no support for it yet – but there’s plenty of Android phones and tablets with active stylus support, as well.
The app is available as a free download, and it’s worth getting now, as all the premium pens and paper types are unlocked for free. Get it now from Google Play](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wacom.bamboopapertab).
After two straight days of no baseball whatsoever, you may finally be ready to accept it back into your life. And between the many games, you may find yourself wanting to play a game. Well, RBI Baseball 14, the MLB-published revival of the classic series, is finally on Android.
This is old-school baseball, for better or worse.
Seriously, this game isn’t just RBI Baseball in name only, it replicates the original game to a T. Pitchers can throw fastballs, mid-speed breaking balls, and knuckleballs that move erratically and slowly. Hitters can move around the box to try and hit the myriad pitches coming their way with just swing and bunt commands. Each team has 4 pitchers, with the starter tiring midway through the game. David Price relieving Alex Cobb a day after he started? Dr. James Andrews shrieked in horror. This game eschews realism, and any real gameplay advances of the past couple decades or so, in the name of replicating this classic.
And perhaps there are issues with the game being so retro that it doesn’t quite stand up to 2014′s baseball games. That’s not a huge problem. What RBI Baseball 14 gets right that other games fail at is making sure there’s an actual core game of baseball there to be played. MLB Perfect Inning seemed to be so obsessed with its card mechanic that it failed to emphasize its actually-strong core game. RBI Baseball 14 is for better or for worse, all about that baseball game.
Now, if you don’t have tolerance for the deliberately un-advanced gameplay and unrealism, especially if you don’t remember the original RBI games, then this may not be for you. There’s that whole wildly-off pitcher management thing. And their pitches are absurd too. The body types are all a bit ridiculous. And overly skinny for everyone. There’s no multiplayer, which hurts tremendously because this is most fun against others. And the pace of games are way too slow for a mobile session, and games don’t resume from where they left off if you quit. Why?
Really. RBI Baseball 14 is perhaps best left to those who can handle the unrealism of the RBI gameplay, whether it be because of love for the original series, a love of arcade sports, or because there’s just not a lot much better out there.
The hit word game Ruzzle Adventure has finally made its way to Android. MAG Interactive’s game where words must be formed quickly from small grids of tiles before the rising water sinks you. Social features allow you to compete with friends for high scores on individual levels with leaderboards available. The game is available now on Google Play.
Havok’s Project Anarchy is a 3D engine that allows developers to easily make games for multiple platforms. And to help show off what can be done with it, Havok ran a contest for games built with the engine, with a $100,000 cash prize to the winning entry. The winner? Cosmonautica – A Space Trading Adventure by Chasing Carrots, a game of space trading, where players must do business, fight enemies, and manage their crew in order to succeed.
Have you ever wanted to use your Android device as an AirPlay receiver? That’s what Squirrels has done with Reflector – now available on Android. If you have an iOS device or a computer using Squirrels’ AirParrot, just launch Reflector and your Android device should show up as an AirPlay receiver. Now you can use your phone, tablet, or even TV-connected device, to view your iOS device, Mac, or computer running AirParrot, anywhere. Pretty cool. The app is available now on Google Play.
Good news for Android-owning Halfbrick fans: their 2013 game Fish Out of Water has at last swam on to Android. This is not an endless runner: the goal is to launch fish across the ocean, with each fish behaving differently through the air, and with the water. The goal is to get three fish to perform as best as possible, getting as high a score as possible from the judges. The game is available as a free download.
Oh is it a great day to be an Android gamer. While these are both games that came out on iOS earlier, they’re both out today and are well worth checking out.
Leo’s Fortune is a fun platformer with Sonic-inspired elements that’s been much beloved so far, including winning an Apple Design Award. Now it’s on Android, and is well worth checking out for platformer fans. Get the game form Google Play here. Check out the rad trailer below:
Wayward Souls is Rocketcat Games’ latest masterpiece, an action-RPG with roguelike elements that’s challenging, and very lengthy. It’s on sale for $4.99, and will only get more expensive over time. This is another must-have. Check out a trailer below, and click here to get the game from Google Play.
We’ll have full reviews of both of these games very soon.
Announced at Google IO, Chromecast’s screen mirroring will be making its way out into the world in beta form for selected devices. The list includes Nexus 4 & 5 phones, Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, Note 3, and Note 10″, LG G2, G3, G Pro 2, and the HTC One M7, including Google Play Edition versions of those phones where applicable. From the Chromecast app, a “Cast Screen” option will be available. The update’s not quite available yet, but will be very soon according to Google.
My.com’s Evolution: Battle for Utopia is now on Android. This is a free-to-play genre-bending action game, where players will fight enemies in real-time shooter battles, while also utilizing strategic defense placement, and elements of town-builders as you terraform the planet and build colonies. Oh, and there’s a robot dog named Fido. Check it out now on Google Play.
The beauty of Android and of modern game development in general is that if something happens in pop culture, a game can be made about it quickly. Let’s take Luis Suarez biting an opponent. Retro Dreamer, developers of fine games such as Happy Poo and finer games such as SlamBots and Sneezies, introduce Soccer Bite. Run forward, biting opponents as they come by, all without the ref seeing. FIFA will see, but not until you’ve set a high score, and even if you do get suspended, you’ll get a pricey transfer to another high-powered club, so really it’s all good. Bite away, my friend. Download the game now on Google Play.