Monster Buster needs beta testers!

You’re needed!


Developer Tag of Joy is looking to get some beta testers for its upcoming game Monster Buster: World Invasion.

Monster Buster: World Invasion is an augmented reality monster collecting title featuring original 3D art, thrilling battles and an elaborate leveling up system that allows players to customize their monsters. The game swarms cities, towns and the countryside with 40 original hand crafted monsters lurking the streets, monuments and nature retreats.

Players choose one of the three introductory characters and go on a mission to capture monsters using a location based scan and a smartphone camera to discover monstrous creatures in the augmented reality world. With each quick fight or wild creature battle, players’ monsters gain experience and level up their attack, defense or luck skills.

Victorious fights award players with gold coins (in-game currency) and special ingredients that can be used to craft cookies and drinks that give additional boosts.

Interested? You can sign up for the program HERE.


[via Monster Buster beta]

Connected Reality Game Qurius Sheds Beta Status

Connected Reality Game Qurius Sheds Beta Status

Dec 18, 2016

Qurius, a new “connected reality” title from icejam, is an interesting game that has just come out of beta on Google Play.

The game is a 3D world-building game that taps into real-world weather to drive gameplay.

Once the weather is connected, the game becomes uniquely personalized for every single player, so if it’s snowing where the player lives; it’s snowing in the game. Throughout their journey, players collect characters and weather gems, and use them to rebuild the lost magical world of Qurius.

Furthermore, the sound, atmosphere, characters, flora, fauna and quests found in Qurius are all dynamically generated based on the player’s weather, day/night cycles and other data-drivenfactors; making every single game a uniquely, personalized experience for that particular player.

Stuart Duncan, icejam’s founder and chief is pleased with the game’s reception. “Two years ago we had the audacity to believe we could harness and integrate freely available streams of big data into gameplay. Today, that vision is a reality and we are extraordinarily pleased with the positive response from players across the globe,” he says. “But this is more than technology, this is a game full of loveable characters, beautiful landscapes and unique gameplay features that have come together in a fun way that players are enjoying, and that’s the real reason why we started this in the first place.”

Qurius is free (with in-app purchases) on Google Play. Check out the trailer:

Turbo Announces Upcoming Game Super Senso

Turbo Announces Upcoming Game Super Senso

Dec 12, 2015

Turbo Studios has just announced upcoming game Super Senso, a title based on a Nintendo classic.

Inspired by the Nintendo classic Advance Wars, Super Senso pits player versus player in fast-paced matches on vivid 3D battlefields to compete for rare rewards, exclusive content and global supremacy. Players collect and unleash massive, customized mechs on their enemies while amassing unstoppable, smash-up armies of zombie soldiers, tanks, ninjas, weaponized dinosaurs, UFOs and much more. Outsmart, outplay and obliterate opponents in PvP battles of epic proportions!

Super Senso is targeted squarely at the rapidly evolving, hardcore mobile games community, and TURBO has already enlisted players from prominent esports teams to collaborate on game development and post-launch tournament activities. Flying in the face of prevailing trends, Super Senso sticks to a simple, pro-player philosophy: free-to-play does NOT need to mean pay-to-win. Microtransactions will afford players with multiple choices for unlocking new content, as well as cosmetic personalization options, but TURBO’s vision is to create a balanced, play-to-win experience for its users.

The game will be free-to-play and is slated to be released in early 2016; for folks who just can’t wait to get a taste, the public beta can be signed up for HERE.

[via TURBO Blog Post]

Upcoming Game ‘Albion Online’ Closed Beta Starts

Upcoming Game ‘Albion Online’ Closed Beta Starts

Nov 23, 2015

The much discussed closed beta for upcoming game Albion Online is now live.

Per the press release:

Independent game developer Sandbox Interactive today announced that players will now be able to join the Closed Beta of their medieval sandbox MMORPG Albion Online. By becoming Legendary, Epic or Veteran Founders, players will be able to join the beta this week on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday respectively, ahead of the game’s release on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android in 2016.

Albion Online has players explore an open game world and stake their claim on it by sieging, claiming and defending territories. The game offers an extensive player-driven economy, challenging guild-versus-guild activities, the ability to develop and customize real estate, a unique classless customization system, and much, much more – all in a fully connected, truly cross-platform persistent game world.

And yes, there’s still time to sign into the beta HERE.

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Upcoming MMORPG Albion Online Gets New Boss Video

Upcoming MMORPG Albion Online Gets New Boss Video

Oct 21, 2015

Albion Online, the upcoming cross-platform MMORPG that is currently in beta, has a new trailer which highlights a new boss battle.

Currently the hardest boss to defeat in the game, the Demon Prince was created by the Disciples of Morgana using the soul of an ancient demon. Featuring captivating narration, the video presents the bloodshed between five-warrior crew and the Demon Prince showcasing the unique skills and spells the boss uses to instill complete darkness in the hearts of his enemies.

Albion Online is scheduled to be released on Android in 2016.

Call of Champions Closed Beta Starts Today

Call of Champions Closed Beta Starts Today

Jul 15, 2015

Spacetime Studios upcoming game Call of Champions is getting a new closed beta… starting today!

Call of Champions is a next-generation MOBA specifically designed for mobile devices and exciting five-minute gameplay sessions, empowering players to enjoy fast-paced competitive matches on the go. Featuring intense three-on-three battles, Call of Champions distills traditional MOBA elements to their core components while simultaneously introducing unique game mechanics and a colorful cast of 15 distinguished Champions. Spacetime Studios recently recruited professional gamers James “PhantomL0rd” Varga, Joedat “Voyboy” Esfahani and Stephen “Snoopeh” Ellis to help hone the game’s mechanics and fine-tune champion balance for an unmatched real-time strategic experience on mobile.

Interested folks can sign up for an opportunity to take part in the beta at; per the press release, folks who register and share a unique link with friends will get some unique in-game goodies.

To celebrate, we also get a new trailer:

[via COC Website]

Zynga Announces Closed Beta Program for Upcoming Game Empires & Allies

Zynga Announces Closed Beta Program for Upcoming Game Empires & Allies

Mar 11, 2015

Gaming icon Zynga just announced the availability of a closed beta for Empires & Allies.

The beta program looks to be a fun way for folks to try out new builds on their compatible Android devices, while allowing the development team valuable feedback with which to make the game as perfect as possible.

To gain access to the Empires & Allies closed beta program and be among the first to play Empires & Allies on Android, simply fill out the online survey form. Signups for the Android closed beta program are open for all players with an Android device. Access will be granted based on eligibility, and the closed beta will be available for a limited time.

As noted, the beta will be available for a limited period. To sign up, all one needs to do is visit the linked beta sign up form.

For those keen on getting a feel for the game, the first look trailer below should be of interest:

[Source: Zynga Blogpost]

Upcoming Game Vainglory Launches Closed Beta

Upcoming Game Vainglory Launches Closed Beta

Mar 6, 2015

Vainglory, an upcoming Android multiplayer online title from Super Evil Megacorp, is giving folks the opportunity to request to test the game out early.

Per a Super Evil Blog posting:

We’re starting with a closed beta program designed to get your feedback on how Vainglory for Android plays on your device. Throughout and following this beta, we will refine the experience until the Android VG Community tells us we’re ready for prime time. This won’t be overnight, and we know we still have quite a bit of work ahead. You won’t see Vainglory on Google Play until our bar for quality and gameplay has been met.

To get into the beta, interested parties are asked to sign up here.

According to the same posting, Super Evil Megacorp will be offering a first look at Vainglory during the ongoing PAX East, which runs from March 6-8th 2015.

[Source: Super Evil Blog Post]

HERE Maps Officially Lands on Google Play as Beta

HERE Maps Officially Lands on Google Play as Beta

Dec 11, 2014

We’ve been pretty pleased with Nokia’s HERE Maps; the navigation software is generally regarded as the best utility outside (and, maybe, for some folks, even including) Google Maps.

Now, HERE is available for compatible devices directly from Google Play.

Listed as a beta, it offers the things we have come to love from HERE, things like offline functionality and voice navigation. Per the app page:

• Always know where you’re going: Turn-by-turn drive and walk voice guidance even without an Internet connection.
• Maps that always work for you: Interactive maps of more than 100 countries that you can save and continue to use offline.
• Choose the fastest transport option: Integrated public transport maps, directions and information for more than 800 cities in more than 40 countries.
• Avoid delays: Real-time traffic and road closure information in more than 40 countries around the world.
• Plan trips before you go: Personalise maps from your phone or and store all the places you’d like see for when you get there.
• Meet friends here and there: Glympse lets you share your location and what time you’ll get there by SMS or email.

HERE is available for free.

[Source: HERE Maps Blogs via Androidcentral]

Total War Battles: Kingdoms announced for tablets, PC/Mac

Total War Battles: Kingdoms announced for tablets, PC/Mac

Dec 6, 2014

Creative Assembly, developers of the critically acclaimed and long running Total War series of games have announced a brand new cross-platform game for both mobile OS and PC/Mac known as Total War Battles: Kingdoms.

The game is currently in closed beta and looks to be a mix between real time large scale combat and kingdom building, hopefully with a minimum of freemium. Details are light at the moment but you can trust Android Rundown and yours truly to watch the development of this game very closely.


The game is soon to enter a closed beta so register your interest here!

Check out a trailer for the game!

Nokia’s HERE Comes To More Android Devices

Nokia’s HERE Comes To More Android Devices

Oct 21, 2014

We noted the arrival of Nokia’s HERE mapping application on Samsung Galaxy devices a short while ago; now, the program is being made available to even more devices.

Now, HERE Maps is available for all compatible device, Samsung Galaxy or not, via the beta download page.

When one downloads the beta apk and installs it on a compatible device, the app opens and presents one with the option of signing in “the old fashioned way” or using a Facebook account. The former asks for name, date of birth and password, and then welcomes one to the app.

The app is particularly vibrant, and showcases the features that made it a hit on Windows Phone, chief of which is arguably full offline functionality. Another interesting feature is the Glympse integration. With this, folks can share locations with friends without any extra apps needing to be installed. It also boasts traffic and public transportation info for select cities, and the web management component is definitely a plus.

It should be noted it is still in beta; as such, feedback is actively requested.

As noted, the app is available via the beta download page.


[Source: HERE Blog via TNW]

Mobie360 Review

Mobie360 Review

Oct 7, 2014

The Mobie360 app can best be described as a home screen replacement. But the team behind the app demands more of a smartphone’s home. Rather than a clutter of apps, widgets and pictures, the Mobie 360 version of a home screen is a central hub of information for your smartphone, and it makes users’ lives easier and cellphones more functional.

Most Android users don’t find anything wrong with Samsung’s TouchWiz, stock Android or whatever is packed on their phones, but Mobie 360 reveals the true potential of the home screen. However, the first thing users will notice is its not-so-sleek look. Mobie 360 is all about functionality, and that is apparent by its outdated appearance.

mobie360_3Users can change the background, but it won’t affect the overly bold look of the notification bar-like buttons aligning the top of the screen. Widgets can be placed on the Mobie 360 home screen. However, they don’t retain all the customization as they do on Android’s home tiles, a major compenent of Android’s appeal. This is especially frustrating when trying to set up Google widgets such as Google Now and Google Calendar.

While Mobie 360 allows users to tinker with the appearance of their home screen, its real goal is to make it easier for Android users to find the apps that matter most to them. The custom home screen is made up of tiles, but instead of a mere hodgepodge of apps and widgets, tiles are divided into categories such as work and home. Mostly populating that area is an app wheel, which can be set to include apps you most use at each designated location. This experience can be customized, but Mobie 360 is smart enough to provide easy access to the phone’s most used apps.

A floating Mobie icon — which is a cute creature named Mobie — hovers over apps indicating it has a message to relay. Holding down on the app icon will pull up Mobie’s notification, which will give users tips on phone usage (i.e. Twitter is using too much of your data consumption).

Where the app is really useful is in its stat tracking. Mobie 360 makes it easier to save battery and keep track of how your phone is draining power. A single tile on the home screen is filled with information regarding the device, including how many more hours your phone will last without being charged, how much data you have used this month, and how secure your phone is.

This is an extremely useful tool for phone power users and Mobie 360 presents it in a way that is easy to understand. It also provides tips to resolve issues, such as deleting apps that are sucking up too much energy.

Mobie 360’s design will not appeal to everyone, but the app will still provide suggestions to users who refuse to change their home screen. Before you go to bed at night, the app will ask you if you want to enter bedtime mode to eliminate overnight distractions. After you arrive home from a long day out, Mobie 360 will suggest you turn on WiFi to conserve power. All of this is done through notifications that pop up on screen.

The Mobie 360 app can be used in many ways, and all Android users will find it useful. The app is a must have for power users who are constantly struggling with app usage and battery life.