Deal: The Name Your Own Price Game Design Bundle, Unlock All Parts for Just $6.45

A name-your-own-price bundle recently hit the DL Deals store, one which will have you programming your very own games for very little upfront cash. In the bundle, buyers have access to four separate sections – Becoming a Unity 3D Power User, Pro Video Game Art School, Customer Engagement with Gamification, and tutorials on Crafting Hans-Painted Textures.  (more…)

Rovio Launches RETRY, a Game That has Nothing to do With Birds

Brace yourself, you might be in for a shocker. Rovio, the company who beats you over the head with countless renditions of its one hit wonder Angry Birds, released a new game this week that has absolutely nothing to do with birds or pigs. Say what?!

The new game, called RETRY, is a funny little airplane game that tests how good of an aviator you are. You tap on the screen of the your phone to make the plane fly, while also trying to collect coins and not crash into the ground or hillside. The overall goal is to not crash, collect coins for upgrades, and then land perfectly.  (more…)

Download: Seasonal Backgrounds From New Google Calendar App

Of all of the Google apps reworked to incorporate elements of material design, Calendar may be the slickest. It adopts the design paradigms of Android 5.0 Lollipop – bold colors, hovering widgets, and drop shadows – to great effect. That work extends to the in-app backgrounds; best viewed in tablet mode, each month features gorgeous artwork. (more…)

République Released to Google Play, a Stealth Action Title Priced at $2.99

A game suited for the stealth action and puzzle lovers is now live on Google Play, one which you may already know the name to. The game, titled République, appears to be pretty popular among iOS and PC gamers, but this is the first chance Android gamers have had the luxury of playing it. In the game, you receive a call from a young girl named Hope, who is being held captive in a futuristic totalitarian state.  (more…)

A Video Tour of Google’s New Inbox by Gmail

Inbox is Google’s new take on email, but as many of you have already noticed, the app is a lot like Mailbox, a popular email app that helps make you more productive by turning your inbox into a task manager of sorts. Both are pretty awesome. Both are also very different ways of attacking email, though. To use either, you really need to look at your inbox in a different way, which for some of you, may be too much to ask.

Since we received an invite for Inbox, we decided that we should show you how it works. If you decide to take Inbox for a spin at some point (assuming invites become available in the near future), then we want you to know what you are getting yourself into. Because again, this isn’t the typical email setup where you receive all emails into your primary inbox, many of which fill up that inbox and make you feel like an unproductive slug.  (more…)