May 1, 2013
Rob Fearon’s DRM is now available on Android, thanks to Psychic Parrot Games.
Wait, why is a game developer releasing digital rights management for Android? No, DRM stands for Death Ray Manta. He’s a precocious little thing: he likes space tiffins and can shoot lasers out of his head. Players get to move and shoot with him through a challenging set of levels, set to the music of Gavin Harrison. The game’s been described as the pop song equivalent of a video game, so don’t expect a lengthy experience, but a short, challenging, replayable one.
The game has been toned down visually from the PC original, which required a decent GPU to power the intense visual effects – I tried playing it on a 2011 Mac Mini and my Surface Pro, and both chugged under the weight of the intense visuals! So having a pared-down mobile version helps out greatly.
The game is content-identical to the iOS one, so our review on 148Apps applies to the Android version. There may be a few Android-specific bugs that the developer hopes to quash. As well, listen to my interview with Rob Fearon on The Portable Podcast for more about the game.