Another Month, Another Roundup of One Game a Month Entries

Another Month, Another Roundup of One Game a Month Entries

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

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.

Humble Bundle for Android 3 Released

Humble Bundle for Android 3 Released

Aug 16, 2012

The Humble Android Bundle is back for a third go-round. The pay-what-you-want indie game bundle has a selection of new titles.

First is Fieldrunners , rimage

eleased last year on Android (and reviewed here on Android Rundown), which is an open field tower defense game. Tower location is key, as it affects how quickly the enemies get to the base. Sadly, this is not Fieldrunners 2, which remains trapped on iPhone!

Next is BIT.TRIP BEAT. This is rhythmic Pong, as players move a paddle up and down the left side of the screen, bouncing back balls that come in. However, they all come in to the beat of the music, and as the player performs better, the music becomes more layered and upbeat, with more visual effects. This is the title’s Android debut.

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SpaceChem is a game of forming chemical reactions by creating paths that atoms must travel along, then bonding the atoms in their particular locations. It’s kind of like Trainyard with chemistry, and it makes a lot more sense when played than when described. Interestingly, this game is only available for “tablets” but it defines tablet as a device over 5". Galaxy Note owners, the day is yours.

Uplink is the mobile version of the 2001 computer-based hacking simulator – or at least the kind of hacking that is seen in movies and TV shows. Players try to hack into various systems using pieces of software they buy, to complete missions to become the world’s foremost hacker. This game is only available for 7" and bigger tablets.

Spirits is the last title in the bundle, and only available to those who spend above the average (at writing, it was $6.06). This is an ethereal puzzle game where players must try to get ‘spirits’ into the end goal, by using other spirits’ abilities to navigate them throughout the levels.

All the games are available as DRM-free downloads, and come with PC/Mac/Linux (where available) copies, along with Steam codes for those who spend at least $1.00. The Humble Bundle website is mobile-optimized, and the new accounts system can help link together previous bundle purchases in one place. The bundle is available until August 29th.