Crescent Moon Hit Games Neon Shadow and Mines of Mars Now Free on Google Play

Crescent Moon Hit Games Neon Shadow and Mines of Mars Now Free on Google Play

Jun 26, 2015

Crescent Moon Games is making two of its hit titles for free; starting today, folks can pick up Neon Shadow and Mines of Mars for free.

Citing the difficult economics of developing upfront premium games, the developer has also put into place a process to ensure people who purchased the game previously can still enjoy an ad-free experience. To take advantage of this offer, the developer requests that purchasers contact it.

Neon Shadow is a retro-ish firt-person shooter game that has a multiplayer component; we has an opportunity to review it a while back.

Mines of Mars is a mining/discovery adventure with RPG elements that we had the privilege of formally looking at last year.

As noted earlier, both games are available for free right now on Google Play

[Our Neon Shadow Review][Our Mines of Mars Review]

Neon Shadow Gets Update with New Multiplayer Content and Features

Neon Shadow Gets Update with New Multiplayer Content and Features

Apr 25, 2014

Neon Shadow, the cyberpunk first-person shooter, has gotten an update focusing on the multiplayer portion of the proceedings. In version 1.33, there’s now five new maps, a pair of new game modes with Instakill and Mutant, and new bot matches, in case it’s time to show some AI opponents who’s boss. The update is available now on Google Play.

Neon Shadow Review

Neon Shadow Review

Nov 28, 2013

Tired of all the overly-serious modern military FPS games that populate the gaming landscape lately? Want to go on a colorful cyberpunk romp, fighting the robotic servants of a homicidal AI, loaded to the tooth with explosive weapons, including an unlimited-ammo shotgun that’s the default weapon? Welcome to Neon Shadow, a radically fast FPS that harkens back to the days of Doom.

Levels have one specific objective: get to the end alive. Perhaps that requires destroying a power cube to open up the exit, or destroying a giant boss who stands in the way, but getting there in one piece is the unquestioned objective. Thankfully, weapons such as an assault rifle, grenade launcher, and a powerful nuclear blaster come into play for taking down the robotic foes who get in the way. This is all set to a techno soundtrack that completes the 90’s cyberpunk atmosphere, except for the fact that it’s being played on a portable device that could run circles around the computers from the 90’s.

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This is a very challenging game. Even on easy, prepare to die plenty of times. It can just be that much of an onslaught. Fun times! Just get back on that horse and go again. This can be frustrating because there’s no checkpoints, though levels only take several minutes, but still, I’d appreciate not having to replay challenging parts again and again.

The game supports both MOGA and HID gamepads, and I highly recommend playing with one if possible. The touchscreen controls are decent, with auto-aim there to help out among the chaos, but a frenetic FPS like this? A gamepad might not be the pinnacle of aiming, but it sure does help!

The game looks and sounds great – it’s not the most detailed game, but it has a colorful and well-defined style, and that counts for a lot. The singleplayer campaign is quite challenging, but there’s also an online multiplayer mode through Google Play to take out some of that pent-up aggression on humans instead of robots.

Neon Shadow is just a well-made FPS that does what great retro-inspired games do: they use their old elements to feel fresh, to stand out in opposition to the modern values of the day. If you like FPSes, time to get schooled.

Neon Shadow Hands-On Video: Android Rundown Video of the Day

Neon Shadow Hands-On Video: Android Rundown Video of the Day

Oct 16, 2013

Tasty Poison and Crescent Moon Games have decided to release Neon Shadow on to Android first. As such, it seemed appropriate to make it our Video of the Day.

This is a fast-paced, cyberpunk-inspired, first-person shooter with gameplay that harkens back to the days of Doom and to modern takes like Serious Sam. There are bunches of enemies, only rudimentary puzzles, and survival is key. Even the damage-riddled face of the protagonist being part of the HUD is an obvious tribute to Doom.

Players start off with a shotgun and eventually pick up a rapid-fire laser rifle, all the better to shoot the various robots and turrets that want to hunt the deadliest game of them all. Ammo is plentiful early on, and the shotgun has unlimited ammo, so shooting anything that moves is a good idea. There’s some secrets to obtain, but good luck finding them!

In this video I tackle the first three levels of the campaign. As well, there’s online multiplayer through Google Play games services. Neon Shadow is available now on Google Play, and footage is available below.

Surprise! Neon Shadow Hits Android Before iOS, is Available Now!

Surprise! Neon Shadow Hits Android Before iOS, is Available Now!

Oct 15, 2013

In a bit of surprising news this afternoon, Crescent Moon Studios and Tasty Poison have released their first-person shooter game for Android called Neon Shadow. This sci-fi colorful shooting experience pits the player against an army of Mechanoids bent on the destruction of humanity. Update: Not so fast, my friend! Game’s been pulled temporarily for an issue, will be back on Wednesday.

There is also a list of other cool features in Neon Shadow:

  • Old school first person shooter gameplay.
  • Single player campaign.
  • Online multiplayer death-match mode.
  • LAN multiplayer death-match.
  • Cyber Punk soundtrack from Abducted by Sharks.
  • 2 player split screen on one device: co-op campaign and death-match modes (tablets only)
  • Below are some screen shots and some gameplay video. Neon Shadow is available now on Google Play for $2.99.

    Neon Shadow To Run and Gun Its Way Onto Android Devices

    Neon Shadow To Run and Gun Its Way Onto Android Devices

    Jul 23, 2013

    Crescent Moon is set to publish Neon Shadow by Tasty Poison Games, which the company is best known for its game Pocket RPG. Neon Shadow, a run & gun style FPS, will bring a new Cyberpunk world to Android gamers and is inspired by the likes of Doom and Quake. It will also feature same device multiplayer, along with online co-op and death match modes. Expect Neon Shadow on Android devices by the end of the summer.