Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake, One of Android’s Most Adorable Games

A birthday just isn’t a birthday without a cake. So, you can imagine the frustration and confusion when poor little Niko wakes up on his special day and finds that his cake has gone missing. Soon enough, you are guiding Niko around the island of Gogapoe Island, finding pieces of his cake to put it back together.

Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake plays very well, plus has the artistic style to back it up. The basic gameplay involves dragging your finger across the map to guide Niko through puzzles on his way to the pieces of cake. Fairly soon, you will find allies to rally to your cake hunting cause, and you will be able to switch between characters in stages as the difficulty ratchets up.  (more…)

Up Up Rocket Appears to be Pleasant Game, but is Actually Quite Frustrating

All you have to do is press on the colored box that is indicated in the spaceship’s window. It really shouldn’t be that hard. But in a new game called Up Up Rocket, it’s aggravating when you are trying to get your little ship into space, only to accidentally press the wrong color, exploding your rocket into a thousand little pieces. It’s just not fair.

The goal of the game is to see how high up you can get your spaceship. By pressing colored boxes at the bottom of the display, which are coordinated by the color in the spaceship’s window, you only have a few moments to keep your rocket powering on.  (more…)

OUYA Testing Annual Subscription Model, $60 Nabs You Almost Everything

The retail packaging for OUYA states that the little Android-powered console “has big dreams.” Unfortunately, dreams don’t move sales numbers, so OUYA is trying something new to get their little-console-that-could up and running in today’s market.

In an effort to encourage OUYA owners to try more of the games they worked so hard to cultivate on their platform, a new annual subscription model has been announced this week. (more…)

Blek Finally Hits Google Play After Becoming Highly-celebrated Puzzler on iOS

I can’t talk about Blek without telling a brief story. Thanks to a few of my friends who exclusively run iOS devices, who are always showing off the latest games they have, I am continuously left feeling jealous of their access to certain titles. Heck, Tiny Wings still hasn’t made its way to Android, and at this point, I doubt it ever will.

Blek was the latest game that my friends showed off, then they joked that Android would never see it. Well, I am happy to report that the game is now available for Android through Google Play.  (more…)

Amazon Giving Away $100 Worth of Free Apps Through Appstore Today and Tomorrow

For today and tomorrow only, Amazon is hosting a massive app sale (more like app giveaway) through the Amazon Appstore. As of right now, the value of the free apps totals a little over $100, with a few of the titles being pretty popular.

To list only a few games, since there is a serious list of apps available for free, Amazon currently has Sonic the Hedgehog 2, The Room Two (Kindle edition), Root Explorer, Ravensword: Shadowland, Loco Motors, Splashtop Remote Desktop, Plex, and many others all listed as free.  (more…)