Apr 18, 2013
Developers continue on in their challenge to release one game per month as part of One Game Per Month, and of course there’s more Android titles that are part of it. Here are some of March’s most interesting #1GAM entries available for Android.
Twinvaders: Try to destroy not just one wave of invaders, but two waves, attacking from each side of the screen! Players have to use each thumb to slide up and down, adjusting their crosshairs at a 180 degree angle. The challenge eventually becomes in trying to manage each side of the screen and not letting the enemies become overwhelming. Download from Google Play.
Grid Chaser: This Pac-Man-inspired maze chase game doesn’t just have players navigating mazes collecting certain items, but it adds in a pursuit element. While crystals appear randomly throughout, the only way to get a massive number of them to appear is to remain on the tail of the red ship traveling about. The longer players are on its tail, the quicker they need to react in order to stay on its path, though the player thankfully has a set of predictive path arrows to know where they will turn next. Try to collect 120 crystals as quickly as possible! Download from Google Play.
Rogueotron: I’ll let developer Beercave Games supply a creative descripton for this one: "March’s theme for One Game a Month was "rogue" – but your standard rogeulikes don’t have nearly enough in the way of lasers and explosions for my tastes.
And so I ended up with Rogueotron – a procedurally generated Robotron/Berzerk alike." It’s all glowing blocks and dual-sticks here, folks, with plenty of keys and level-ups along the way to victory or defeat. Whichever comes first. Check it out on Google Play.
Dynamite Jack: Phil Hassey, creator of Galcon, decided to port his stealth-action game with bombs to Android as his March 1GAM entry. We’ll have a full review later, but this game is now available on Google Play after debuting in one of the Humble Bundles.
Ducking Hipster: The world’s most accurate hipster simulation, move left and right to avoid the mainstream crowd. As you do better, your hipster outfit becomes more realized, with a scarf, hat, and glasses. Of course, the more hipster you become, the harder it becomes to stay as hip as you are, so the game becomes harder. Good luck. Download this one from Google Play.