Thralled Will Be Released Exclusively For OUYA

Thralled Will Be Released Exclusively For OUYA

Mar 21, 2014

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Thralled is going to be a rather dramatic game whose protagonist is a runaway slave woman in 18th century Brazil. It’s also going to only be available on OUYA. The owners of OUYA will be able to experience the finalist of Serious Games Showcase & Challenge this fall. More information is here: Thralled Website.

Nominees For Game Connection Europe 2013’s Selected Projects Are Revealed

Nominees For Game Connection Europe 2013’s Selected Projects Are Revealed

Oct 30, 2013

Noteworthy games of 2013 will be awarded with prestigious awards and prizes on an upcoming gaming conference. The list of possible winners is already available and goes as follows:

“Mobile – Tablet – Handheld” Category:

– Type:Rider, Ex Nihilo, France
– Creature Box, Fat Pebble, UK
– Hazel Dazzle, Wake Studios, Spain
– Galactic Rising, Tabasco interactive, Poland
– Panzer Pets, Gamundo, Netherlands

“Social, Casual & Online” Category:

– Little Warlock, Storm Potion, Sweden
– Astro Lords: Oort Cloud, Aratog LLC, Ukraine
– Victory Mini Racing, Vae Victis Games, Italy
– LP RECHARGE, kuuluu Interactive Entertainment AG, Switzerland
– Mahjong Duels, LAZYLAND, Greece

“Console & PC Hardcore” Category:

– The Choosatron: Interactive Fiction Arcade Machine, Monkey with a Mustache, United States
– C-Wars, Onipunks Studio Inc., Canada
– Space Engineers, Keen Software, Czech Republic
– White Night, OSome Studio, France
– The Red Solstice, Ironward, Croatia

More details about the nominees, as well as about the event itself, are available here: Game Connection Official Website.

Edit: there were a couple of changes recently. Tabasco’s project’s name is currently Galactic Rising, and instead of Canadian Mercenary Kings, the nominee is now Space Engineers from Keen Software, Czech Republic.

Best App Ever Awards for Android Voting Now Live: Running Down the Contenders for the Best App Ever Overall Award

Best App Ever Awards for Android Voting Now Live: Running Down the Contenders for the Best App Ever Overall Award

Apr 26, 2013

The nominees have been selected, and it’s time to vote for the Best App Ever for Android. From the most-nominated apps across all categories, these ten apps are up for the top prize.

The Room: Fireproof Games finally released its hit iOS adventure game on Android, and it’s such a hit with Best App Ever voters that it’s already one of the ten finalists. Does this game deserve to take the crown, though?

WhatsApp Messenger: The messaging service that brings together iOS and Android users with free messaging over data services and wifi feels like it would obviously be part of the Best App Ever’s overall award. After all, anything that makes it possible to easily share photos and messages without needing to go through expensive messaging plans is a boon! Of course, is it good enough to win the overall prize?

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Dead Trigger: Who doesn’t like killing some zombies? Best App Ever voters who chose the nominees in the gaming categories certainly liked Madfinger’s first person shooter. Will these brain-hungry walkers gnaw on the overall award though? After all, it faces stiff competition from…

Shadowgun: Deadzone: A fellow Madfinger title, their multiplayer FPS. Who doesn’t like taking on opponents from anywhere and everywhere, even taking on iOS opponents? But will it be satisfying enough to win the overall prize?

Subway Surfers: Kiloo’s endless runner has been a worldwide smash hit, hooking players with its crazy action. Sure, it’s popular, but can its fans make it the winner of Best App Ever’s highest honor?

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Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour: Gameloft brought realistic, console-style FPS action to Android gamers everywhere with their latest Modern Combat title. Can it frag its way to the top award?

Battle Bears: Bear is fighting? How can this be? Will these ursine warriors be able to claw their way to the top?

Royal Revolt: This action-RPG features plenty of castle crashing, but can it ascend to the throne?

Real Boxing: This not only is a contender, could it possibly raise up the championship belt at the end of it all?

AutomateIt-Automate Your Droid: What would be a competition to determine the best Android app be without an app that takes advantage of Android’s strengths? Could this app represent the Android platform on its way to Best App Ever?

Voting is open until May 15th at BestAppEver.com!

Best App Ever Awards for Android 2013 Nominations Now Open

Best App Ever Awards for Android 2013 Nominations Now Open

Apr 3, 2013

Best App Ever has been running for several years over on the iOS side of things, but now it’s time for Google’s Android platform to shine, and for you to determine which apps are the best apps ever in a variety of categories, from productivity to gaming! The 2013 Best App Ever Awards for Android nominations are now open.

Just visit BestAppEver.com and get started in the dozens of available categories. Click on a category to nominate an app in, search for the name (start from the beginning of the app name), and hit Enter. Click on the app’s name, and that will nominate it! Simple as that.

These awards are not just open to apps from the past year, but to any Android app since the inception of Google Play and Android Market, along with the Amazon Appstore! See, we’re looking for the 2013 choices for the Best App Ever, and if an app from 2010 is still the best app ever in a particular category, then that app should win. But it’s up to you to decide.

See, all the categories are based on your nominations. The goal of the awards is to nominate the best, not just the best-selling. You can nominate an app just once in a category, but you can nominate multiple apps in a single category, and a single app in multiple categories. Nominations are open until April 30th. After this, you’ll be able to submit your votes for the Best App Ever in each category based on the top nominees. As well, the ten top-nominated apps across each category will be up for the overall Best App Ever prize, to be announced in mid-May around Google IO.

We’ll have more on the awards as the process continues, including some of our staff’s choices for apps you should nominate and vote for along the way. Get to BestAppEver.com and start nominating the best apps that you think should win! They need your support in order to win!

2011 Best App Ever Awards Nominees Announced!

2011 Best App Ever Awards Nominees Announced!

Jan 3, 2012

The final nominees for the 2011 Best App Ever Awards have just been announced. This year saw a huge increase in the number of nominations placed and the number of applications nominated. The big change this year was the introduction of Android applications to the awards, with each category (other than the Best App Ever category) having a winner from each platform.

The Best App Ever Awards are the most prestigious (if we do say so ourselves) and longest running mobile app awards. Last year saw nearly 500,000 votes cast in the awards, and this year the goal is over a million. Here are a few more stats on this year’s awards:

2011 Best App Ever Awards, By The Numbers:

  287,643 nominations placed by users at the site
  7,243 different applications submitted for nomination
  1,692 different application are final nominees
  1,336 different developers have apps nominated in the awards
  109 app / game categories in the 2011 awards
  76% of the nominations submitted were for iOS applications, 24% for Android applications
  42 Gameloft app nominations, Gameloft leads the pack with the most of any publisher
  20 nominations per category (10 for iOS, 10 for Android)
  1 Best App Ever category winner (it’s iOS vs. Android)

The overall winner, the Best App Ever will be chosen in a no-holds-barred cage match between the 10 top Android and 10 top iOS nominees. Only one supreme app will reign supreme as the single best app on its mobile platform. Which will reign supreme? The Android nominees are listed below:

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The overall best app of the year. Nominees are the apps that received the most nominations across all categories
» A Space Shooter For Free from Frima Studio Inc.
» Angry Birds from Rovio Mobile Ltd.
» Evernote from Evernote Corp.
» Google Maps from Google Inc.
» SHADOWGUN from MADFINGER Games, a.s.
» Stitcher Radio – News & Talk from Stitcher, Inc
» SugarSync from SugarSync, Inc.
» Talking Tom Cat 2 from Outfit7
» Taptu – DJ Your News from Taptu
» World of Goo from 2D BOY

Voting is open now through January 25th with the final winners to be announced at the 2011 Macworld / iWorld Expo in San Francisco, CA. Shortly after, they will be posted to the Best App Ever site, and we’ll point you to them there as well. Make sure you get your votes in early, and take advantage of the social sharing option on the site to rally support for your favorite apps.

Hit the jump (or see the Best App Ever site for the full list of Android apps nominated in the 2011 Best App Ever awards in the other 108 categories.

And let us know in the comments, who you think will win, Android or iOS for Best App Ever?