Win One of Five $25 Gift Cards in NetEase Beta Signup Giveaway!

Win One of Five $25 Gift Cards in NetEase Beta Signup Giveaway!

Mar 31, 2015


Android Rundown is partnering with NetEase Games to bring a fun contest to our readers. As we get closer to the launch of upcoming game Speedy Ninja, NetEase is not only offering up free spots in the closed beta; it also giving folks who sign up an opportunity to win one of 5 (five) $25 gift cards!

Wanna get in on this? Simple:

  • Sign up for the beta at the Google sign-up sheet.
  • Answer the question “What color best befits a Ninja”? Put the answer as a comment to this post.
  • Wait with fingers crossed; we’ll have a drawing and announce the winners.

    For accuracy, make sure that your signup name and email match the name and email you sue to answer the questions in the comments.

    For the overly curious, we even have a gameplay trailer:

    The rules: one word (color) answers are fine. No profanity. Single entries. Boom.

    The contest closes on Saturday, April 4th so get going!

    Foap Launches Android App, Unveils Motorola-Sponsored User Contest

    Foap Launches Android App, Unveils Motorola-Sponsored User Contest

    Mar 12, 2015

    Foap is an interesting initiative that allows photographers of any and every ability potentially monetize their snaps with entities looking for authentic image captures. Now, Foap is launching a brand new app for Android users, sponsored by Motorola.

    Turning your photos into real money. Simple as that. Just foap it! Upload your smartphone photos from apps like Instagram, Eyeem, Flickr and more.

    *Sell your photos through Foap Market
    *Sell photos through Foap Missions to brands like Mastercard, Hyatt, Volvo Group, Absolut Vodka
    *Create your own web portfolio easily accessible for buyers
    *Explore beautiful photos from all around the world
    *Get feedback on your photos from other Foapers
    *Photo upload right from your phone
    *No upload limits
    *PayPal integration for cashouts
    *Amazing community of truly passionate photographers
    *The best way to make money out of your passion
    Foap is free. Each photo costs $10 and the photographer gets $5. A photo can be sold an unlimited amount of times! Foap Mission rewards start from $100.

    Almost cooler is the fact that Motorola is launching a contest to celebrate the new app:

    To celebrate the new app, Motorola is running a Foap Mission titled “For the Love of Android” seeking creative photos of users’ “Android moments,” whether it’s photos taken with Android devices or even pictures of the Android robot! The winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize, second and third place will each be awarded a Moto X smartphone and fourth and fifth place winners will each receive a Moto 360 watch.

    Folks can sign up for the contest via the app.

    [Source: Foap Announcement]

    Judges For Havok’s Project Anarchy Mobile Game Dev Challenge Are Revealed

    Judges For Havok’s Project Anarchy Mobile Game Dev Challenge Are Revealed

    Apr 22, 2014


    Project Anarchy Mobile Game Dev Challenge is a contest from Havok that will award the best project that utilizes the new mobile game engine, Project Anarchy. The contest will be judged by these people:

    Chandana Ekanayake (Eka): Art Director at Uber Entertainment
    Robin Hunicke: CEO of Funomena
    Phil Tossell: Founder, Game Creator at Nyamyam, Ltd.
    Anna Kipnis: Senior Gameplay Programmer at Double Fine; Creator of the “Molyjam” game development event
    Louise O’Connor: Art Director at Rare, Ltd.
    Zak McClendon: Design Director at Harmonix

    The list of dates and deadlines for the event is as follows:
    · Final Submission Deadline: May 31, 2014 @ 12:00pm PT
    · Final Judging Period: June 2, 2014 @ 12:00pm PT through June 13, 2014 @ 12:00pm PT
    · Finalists Announced: June 16, 2014 @ 12:00pm PT
    · Winners Announced: On or around June 24, 2014 @12:00pm PT

    More information can be found here: Project Anarchy Challenge Website.

    1st Annual Android Player’s Choice Awards Now Up for Voting

    1st Annual Android Player’s Choice Awards Now Up for Voting

    Dec 6, 2013

    While Google usually gets to pick which are the premier games in the Google Play store, they’re now leaving it up to you, the consumer, to help decide the best of the best in their first annual Players’ Choice

    The awards feature 3 gaming categories; Most Addictive Game, Best Franchise Games and Best Games Based on Movies. Additionally, there is also an area for Best Lifestyle Apps, Best Booking and Buying Apps, and of course, a place for you to vote on your favorite First Party Google app.

    Voting goes through December 10th, so make your voice heard.

    Samsung Releases Product That’s Very Similar to Something That Already Exists: Unicorn Apocalypse

    Samsung Releases Product That’s Very Similar to Something That Already Exists: Unicorn Apocalypse

    Mar 12, 2013

    Samsung has been running ads recently promoting the Galaxy S3 and Note 2 featuring a fictional game developer making a potential hit game called Unicorn Apocalypse. Along the way they have foibles and follies involving Samsung phones and the guy who played Josh on 30 Rock. Well, life imitates art, as Samsung has published an actual Unicorn Apocalypse game. Through a contest with Gamespot and GameSalad, Liquid Gameworks has won $25,000 for their take on the end of all days with unicorns.

    And in a situation that proves that Samsung is either wholly unaware of their reputation or are unparalleled masters of self-parody, the game they chose as the winning submission is basically a Robot Unicorn Attack clone. Adult Swim Games, the publisher of RUA, not only has tweeted mockingly about the game without mentioning it by name, but they also aired a bump (unavailable on Bumpworthy, which catalogs these) mocking Samsung for it. That’s a bold move if only because Samsung advertises on Adult Swim quite regularly.

    Still, it’s really quite hilarious considering Samsung’s recent history. Unicorn Apocalypse is available for free from Google Play. Don’t count on an iOS version.

    Win A Samsung Galaxy S II With Puzzle II HD and AndroidRundown

    Win A Samsung Galaxy S II With Puzzle II HD and AndroidRundown

    Dec 13, 2011

    AMA Mobile, creators of Puzzle II HD, and AndroidRundown want to give you a chance to win a brand-spankin’ new Samsung Galaxy S II. To enter, all you have to do is:

    1. Access the AMA Mobile Fan Page on Facebook at “Like” AMA Mobile and become a fan of this profile. Once you’re a fan, go to the “Sweepstakes” Tab.

    2. On the “Sweepstakes” Tab press the “Enter Sweepstakes” button, submit your info and answer the following question: “Which is the quickest way to solve the puzzle in the 1st level from Puzzle 2 HD? (Choose a single answer)? ”

    3. Follow AMA Mobile’s Twitter profile at

    4. As a last step become a fan of Android Rundown on Facebook at OR follow Android Rundown on Twitter at

    That’s all there is to it! So get going, and win a new Android-powered phone for the holidays!

    American Airlines’ “One Million” AAdvantage Mile Giveaway

    American Airlines’ “One Million” AAdvantage Mile Giveaway

    Apr 1, 2011

    American Airlines launched their official Android app back in early February, and keeping with tradition, delayed the celebration until today. In a successful attempt to garner attention, American Airlines has announced their MobileMillion Sweepstakes.

    The contest is simple and quite rewarding for anyone lucky enough to win. To enter, simply download the American Airlines app for Android (which is free) and follow the prompts. A quick name and email address is all it takes to be entered to win one million American Airlines AAdvantage miles. But wait — that’s not all! To add to the pure insanity, American Airlines will be giving away a Barnes & Noble NOOK color every day for 30 days, and who wouldn’t want to get their hands on one of those cute rootable incognito tablets!

    [Update]Not Even Pigskins are Safe From Angry Birds

    [Update]Not Even Pigskins are Safe From Angry Birds

    Feb 4, 2011

    [Update 2/7: Angry Birds Valentines Edition now available in Seasons update.]

    [Update 2/5: Today Rovio rolled out a “Ham Em High” update giving us 30 new western themed levels (along with more marketing). Go get it now.]

    American Football reeks of pork products. From hot dogs, to ribs, and even though NFL footballs are made using cowhide, we refer to them as pigskins. It seems those beloved Angry Birds have caught wind of this pork parade and are planning a secret attack during Super Bowl XLV.

    This Sunday during Super Bowl XLV, 20th Century Fox and Rovio will make Super Bowl commercial history when a 30-second advertisement for upcoming animated picture event RIO becomes the first-ever to air with an embedded code. This embedded code will unlock a special level in Angry Birds and information on entering a sweepstakes to win a trip to RIO’s world premiere in Rio De Janeiro. This newest marketing campaign feeds into the recent announcement of a special Angry Birds RIO edition that will be launching the same day as the motion picture premiere.

    [Contest] PrivacyStar Subscriptions and more..

    [Contest] PrivacyStar Subscriptions and more..

    Jan 21, 2011

    [Update 2/10: Today, First Orion, makers of PrivacyStar, the call blocking, caller ID and reporting app is announcing a milestone: PrivacyStar subscribers have filed over 100,000 complaints with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Congrats!]

    [Update: Free 6-month subscription Contest is closed]

    First Orion, makers of PrivacyStar with caller ID, are happy to announce their latest promotion for new subscribers. All you have to do is download PrivacyStar, rate it, and leave a review in the Android Market to be entered to win a Sony Cyber-shot 14.1 Megapixel Digital Camera (model: W370 Chrome) along with a free 30-day subscription just for entering. All reviews must be submitted and a copy emailed to [email protected] by January 30th.

    To further this promotion, Android Rundown will be giving away three 6 month subscriptions to PrivacyStar courtesy of First Orion. All you have to do is leave a comment about what PrivacyStar feature appeals to you most, or if you use twitter, simply tweet this message here: