Sudoku Sweeper to arrive on Google Play this month

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We hear that an interesting game will be dropping on the Play Store soon — Sudoku Sweeper, from Ed Biden.

The game looks to be an interesting amalgam of legendary puzzlers Minesweeper and Sudoku

As with all great things, the game is deceptively simple: Every row, column and zone has a bomb. Tap the numbers, avoid the bombs.

But of course, this simplicity hides surprising depth, endless board layouts, and infinite puzzles.

We think it’s about as close as you can get to logic puzzle perfection.

The due date is April 27th; the game will have a one time cost of $2.99 (no IAPs).

Check out the trailer:

Waiting on Super Mario Run to Arrive on Android? March 2017 is the Date

Waiting on Super Mario Run to Arrive on Android? March 2017 is the Date

Jan 19, 2017

The leading question in Android gaming seems to be when the heck Super Mario Run is landing on Android.

Well, according to a tweet Android Central deciphered, we should get the full Nintendo treatment on the Play Store in March.

Finally… it’s about time the popular game shed its “iOS-exclusive” tag.

Can the game maintain its must-have status on Android? The freemium nature (and relative high-dollar full game unlock cost) did give some folks pause, so we are interested in seeing how it does on Android.

In any case, we admit to being eager to try this one out. Pre-registration is still available HERE.

[Courtesy of Nintendo Twitter via Android Central]

Arcane Circus Set to Launch ‘CRAP! I’M BROKE’ Soon

Arcane Circus Set to Launch ‘CRAP! I’M BROKE’ Soon

Oct 5, 2016

… and very soon.

Upcoming game CRAP! I’M BROKE: OUT OF POCKET is set to drop on Google Play next week.

This one looks to be a tongue-in-cheek take on living life in these interesting economic times; in fact, the game wants to be “only game to actually deal with underemployment and the need for financial literacy.”

Per the presser, the game look is distinctly cubist, and the core concept is for the player to find work. There are a few occupations to choose from in the quest to make more than one has to pay out. The jobs are time-limited mini-games like doing dishes or separating cans.

The game incorporates a karma system that rewards positive deeds, which is good, because eviction and/or starvation is a real threat if one’s bills aren’t paid on time, and good karma increases the chances of random good things occurring. Debts that aren’t squared away within a period of time have dire consequences.

Money can be used to acquire perks and the like.

It sounds like an interesting diversion, and we are looking forward to checking it out. In the mean time, we can tell you the game is scheduled for an October 11th release, and will cost $1.99 (with no other IAP); enjoy the trailer below.

[via game website]

Upcoming Game ‘Flappy Golf 2’ Due Out this Month

Upcoming Game ‘Flappy Golf 2’ Due Out this Month

Sep 12, 2016

Looking to build on the residual success of hit game Flappy Golf (and current popularity of recently launched Super Stickman Golf 3), Noodlecake Studios is set to release the sequel to former — aptly named Flappy Golf 2.

According to the press release, the game includes a lot of goodness from the aforementioned Super Stickman Golf 3, and a lot of new content.

Per the presser, the game description is as follows:

Play our famous Race Mode either online against your friends or locally for some serious fun! Or flap your way to the hole in as few flaps as possible to earn all the Gold Stars. Can you get them all and unlock Super Star Mode?

Features:
– Online and Local Multiplayer
– 29 Courses with More Coming!
– Simple flap controls

The game, like its predecessor, will be be free and ad-supported; the actual due date is September 22nd.

The trailer is below:

[Our Super Stickman Golf 3 Review]

Scatterfly Goes Into Open Beta

Scatterfly Goes Into Open Beta

Jul 3, 2016

Scatterfly is an upcoming game about butterflies from development house Levitating Frog, and it is now in open beta.

Game details (per the game web page):

Scatterfly is very female-friendly game about butterflies and flowers. Spider included. The player has to save the butterflies by tapping them to make them fly before the spider catches them. In the end of each level the player can get a prize trapped in cocoon. There are 152 items to collect.

Features

– female friendly, best butterfly game in the market
– simple and funny game play
– 4 worlds with unique graphic styles
– 20 standard levels + 12 survival levels
– 152 items to collect
– 2 rare butterflies to be found in each level
– leader boards (optional, google play games required)
– achievements (optional, google play games required)
– special mode for children
– standard mode for more experienced players
– survival mode to compare your skill with other players

Folks interested in getting in in the beta can sign up here. The trailer is below:

[via Scatterfly website]

Yodo1 Set to Release New Game ‘Rodeo Stampede – Sky Zoo Safari’ on Google Play

Yodo1 Set to Release New Game ‘Rodeo Stampede – Sky Zoo Safari’ on Google Play

Jun 8, 2016

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Yodo1 has new game that is due out soon called Rodeo Stampede.

Some pertinent game details from the press release are below:

In most endless runners players switch from lane to lane, avoiding obstacles. In Rodeo Stampede players mount and steer cute beasts in fully 3D canyons which are not separated into lanes, providing more freedom and greater control.

Each play-through of Rodeo Stampede begins with the player riding an animal in the middle of a stampede. The player’s goal is to ride their two and four-legged friends for as long as possible by leaping from one mount to another, before one of their wildlife-rides becomes angry and throws them off. Tame and befriend new animals by riding them for a certain period of time.

Tamed animals are taken to the Sky Zoo, where players can show their collection of whimsical creatures to the public. Coins earned by completing missions and selling admission tickets can be used to expand the Sky Zoo and upgrade the animal enclosures. Remember, happy animals earn even more money!

The game will be free to play (with optional in-app purchases); drop day is June 23rd! The trailer is below:

NANOO’s upcoming game Exit Hero due out this week

NANOO’s upcoming game Exit Hero due out this week

Mar 15, 2016

Exit Hero is a new game from NANOO, and it is due this week.

You play as a hero, guiding people out of the zombie infested building. For each room in the building, use boosters to out run the count down timer. Use axe to chop down zombies to make path. Over time, collect 30 unique heroes with some having special abilities.

GAMEPLAY

Move left, right, up and down by swiping in the same directions. Use limited boosters to speed up the escape. Exit out of the building room with all the people to clear the level.

FEATURES

● Dodge & avoid zombies and rescue people
● Escape faster using boosters and other items
● Play a total of 99 polished zombie-filled levels
● Collect over 30 unique heroes and hidden characters
● Compete globally to become the top gamer with shortest time

The game will be free; we are looking forward to reviewing it when it drops. In the mean time, check out the preview trailer below:

Super Arc Light due out this month

Super Arc Light due out this month

Mar 15, 2016

Upcoming arcade shooter Super Arc Light should be arriving on Android this month via Google Play.

Super Arc Light is a minimalistic arcade radial shooter, where players must defend their base to the death against waves of tough enemies. The game features a unique one button control system, delivering a fast-paced, retro shoot-em-up gameplay experience that will leave players on the edge of their seats. Their objective: to survive for as long as they can — taking down challenging enemies with speed and precision for the ultimate high score.

With many deadly weapons to unlock (each with its own spectacular visual effect), players can look forward to lighting up the skies as they destroy their foes, one by one, in an epic display of space warfare.

Published by All 4 Games (the game division of the UK television corporation, Channel 4), Super Arc Light is developed by Glasgow-based developers No Code Studios — an accomplished, BAFTA award-winning team who’ve worked on numerous high profile AAA games during their careers, including the critically-acclaimed Alien: Isolation.

KEY FEATURES
— Fast paced, retro shoot-em-up gameplay
— Waves of challenging enemies to overcome
— Many deadly weapons to unlock
— Spectacular visual effects
— Global leaderboards

Enjoy the teaser trailer:

Upcoming strategy game ‘Stealin’ due out this week

Upcoming strategy game ‘Stealin’ due out this week

Mar 3, 2016

Stealin is an upcoming tank strategy game from Binary Banana that is due out later this week.

Stealin is a fast paced strategy game about conquering new territories! Called by many a combination of Qix , JezzBall and tanks, it’s a new engaging game from Binary Banana studio.

In Stealin, player is following the story of Sergeant Jaworski and Lieutenant Bradley, who are the last soldiers that can defeat general Stealin. Using the most advanced tank, they travel through the Stealinstan and recapture the land unlawful taken by Stealin’s soldiers.

On their way, they will pass meadows, deserts, snowstorms and swamps, they will fight with various enemy types, capture enemy barracks, struggle with fuel and time limits and general Stealin itself.

During the journey, player will also discover many interesting historical facts about tanks, like “who invented first tank”, “why tanks are called tanks” or “what was the biggest tank ever built”.

The game finishes with the final battle against general Stealin, crazy soldier that rids on the bear and has ability to retake the land player already captured. Those players who manage to complete the game, are welcome to play one bonus level but they will have to finish all levels with maximum number of stars.

We are looking forward to this one; we hear March 5th is the day.

[via Stealin Press page]

Upcoming Game ‘Patchwork’ Due Out Next Week

Upcoming Game ‘Patchwork’ Due Out Next Week

Feb 18, 2016

Next week, we should see the arrival of a new game from Digidiced; this one is a mobile adaptation of Uwe Rosenberg’s popular board game Patchwork.

CORE GAMEPLAY & GAME MODES
In Patchwork, you’ll go head-to-head against quilters all over the world by laying down tiles of different shapes and creating a patchwork of sorts. You’ll have to be strategic, though! With each piece of fabric placed, you move closer to the end of the time-tracking board. Go ahead and be the first one to move over a valuable single-square patch (thus stealing from the competition), but be careful: Racing to the end of the board will give you less time to build your quilt! Carefully plan each stitch and avoid creating holes — because each gap will cost you two points :)

Patchwork for mobile offers three different game modes:

— Local: Play against the A.I. in three varying difficulties (Lula/Easy, Hoo/Medium, and Ute/Hard), or share your device with another local player using the Guest option.
— Casual: Join unranked online matches — a step up from local play but not as competitive.
— Ranked: Challenge players from all over the globe in ranked matches.

KEY FEATURES
— Faithful digital conversion of the award-winning board game by Uwe Rosenberg.
— Cross-platform worldwide multiplayer gameplay.
— Effective interactive tutorial.
— Analyze your best games (or learn tricks from the pros!) with the Playback function.
— Customize the interface with an ever-increasing number of backgrounds and colorful patterns.
— Challenge the A.I. in easy, medium, or hard mode.
— Consider every stitch you make in this deceivingly simple game.

February 24th is the day! The game is slated to cost $2.99 (with additional in-app purchasing opportunities), and will be cross-platform.

Check out the launch trailer below:

En Masse Announces Upcoming MMO ‘Battleplans’

En Masse Announces Upcoming MMO ‘Battleplans’

Feb 12, 2016

En Masse Entertainment has made a name for itself with regards to cross-platform games, and we are happy to find out is has a new game in development.

The new game is called Battleplans, and it will be a cross-platform MMO experience.

Some excerpts from the En Masse website:

Battleplans sets itself apart from other RTS titles by using simple, intuitive controls that allow players to focus on making quick decisions in the heat of battle instead of navigating endless menus. The game also separates battle decisions from planning decisions, so players don’t have to master both aspects at the same time while also dealing with the pressures of PvP combat.

Key features for Battleplans include:

Real-Time Tactics — Make decisions quickly that turn the tide of battle.
Competitive Play — Dominate the map. Plan, attack, and defend on your schedule.
Intuitive Controls — Easy to learn and fun to master. Quick-thinking beats quick fingers.
Cross-Platform Fun — Attack on your tablet. Defend on your phone. Plan on your PC. It’s your choice.
Plan Your Battles — Choose from a mix of unique heroes and units for both attack and defense.

For those interested in the PC beta, signups are underway. We’ll keep y’all posted with updates regarding the Android port. For the curious, the developer is looking to a Spring release.

In the mean time, enjoy the signup trailer:

[via En Masse News]

Upcoming game ‘Heroes of Skyrealm’ Gets New Trailer

Upcoming game ‘Heroes of Skyrealm’ Gets New Trailer

Feb 12, 2016

As we wait on upcoming game Heroes of Skyrealm, we are happy to say we have a new trailer.

About the game:

Heroes of Skyrealm is a 3D, character-focused mobile action RPG. As the leader of a rebellious band of heroes, players take command of a city in the sky, a vast and upgradeable airship that also serves as the main interface between battles.

But the real key to Heroes of Skyrealm is combat – and with responsive controls and smart companion AI, leading a 3-hero team into battle is easy and compelling. A meaty single-player campaign leads into massive, real-time 3-player co-op challenges and a wide range of PvP modes – including several that put user-generated content front and center.

With a strong cast of over 30 playable characters drawn from ten distinct nations, every hero illuminates a different corner of Skyrealm. While combat and idle animations illuminate their personalities, unlockable comic vignettes delve deeper into this bright and vibrant world. Though gameplay is the core of Heroes of Skyrealm, characters are at its heart.

For players that like to tinker with builds and tactics, taking new heroes into battle and discovering new synergies is half the fun. But even if players focus on their favorite trio, characters can be garrisoned in airship structures to grant bonuses, making roster expansion critical for every playstyle./

And how about that trailer: