In case you are not a Portland Blazers fan or plan on watching all of the baseball action scheduled for this weekend (Go Giants!), might we interest you in a few new apps and games? Each week, Google Play has a ton of applications on sale, ranging widely in genre. This week, there are a few Star Wars titles (KOTOR, LEGO Star Wars, and others), The Forest of Doom, House of Hell, and Battlestation: Harbinger.
If those don’t strike you as cool, there is Fitness Point Pro for $2, Trial of the Clone for $1, Island of the Lizard King (not related to Jim Morrison, sadly), Blood of the Zombies, and many more.
Check out the massive list below. (more…)
When it comes to Hollywood and the scores of crap they regularly push, an Angry Birds movie might possibly be the single most original thought to ever leave Tinseltown. End sarcasm. Hitting theaters in May, Rovio has been hyping Angry Birds Action! inside of Google Play for the past couple of weeks. And while having a new Angry Birds game is already awesome enough, much more importantly, players can unlock Piggy Island to watch an “exclusive” clip from the upcoming movie.
As for gameplay, Angry Birds Action! is not a throwback to when the franchise was any good. Instead, it’s a game based off of the movie characters, including Red, Chuck, and Bomb. Instead of a platformer slingshot type of game, you are met by a pinball layout, with the player shooting characters at various objects to break them. It’s the same overall feel as the OG Angry Birds games, but definitely different in terms of looks. (more…)
For anyone who owns a Gear VR and compatible smartphone, Minecraft Gear VR is now available from the Oculus Store. Priced at $6.99, Minecraft Gear VR brings the same experience as Minecraft: Pocket Edition, but this time, you can be inside the world that you create. Both a survival and creative mode is available for playing, but more importantly, multiplayer is completely supported. (more…)
Pokémon GO, the highly anticipated augmented reality game from Niantic Labs, is reported to launch this summer, but beta gameplay footage has made its way online ahead of schedule. In this 8-minute long video, we see a beginning trainer capture his first Pokémon, battle them, and how a player interacts with the world around him to find new Pokémon. (more…)
The Lifeline series, published onto Google Play by 3 Minute Games, is available on sale for only $0.10 a pop, bringing the price for the entire 3-game series to just $0.30. Lifeline games are branching story games, where choices you make affect the outcome of characters.
Played in real time, you utilize incoming notifications to help make decisions on what your character will do next. If you are too busy to play, just follow the notifications when time suits you. Beware, though, as each choice can mean life or death. Once complete, players can go back in time, seeing how a different choice could bring about a different outcome. (more…)
Google I/O will feature a new celebration of developers this year, with Google’s announcement of the Google Play Awards. These awards will be given out to developers in several different categories, such as Standout Startup, Best Families App, and Best Use of Google Play Game Services. Interestingly enough, Google already has its nominees, selected by a “panel of experts on the Google Play team,” and the public’s voice appears to have no say in who will win. It’s all up to Google. (more…)
Crossy Road, the game everyone was playing many months ago, received an update this week that brings online multiplayer support via WiFi. Yes, my article title is correct, sh*t just got real. With the update, up to four players can connect to a single lobby, bringing a new type of action to the Crossy Road universe. (more…)
Kickstarter’s most-funded game, Exploding Kittens, is now available for download from Google Play. Priced at $1.99, Exploding Kittens is a multiplayer card game that has been redeveloped for mobile devices. On mobile, you can play online with strangers from across the world, or you can choose to play offline with friends. The game supports 2-5 players.
The game is essentially a kitty version of Russian Roulette. Players draw cards until they draw an Exploding Kitten. If that is done, the player is dead and can no longer play. However, if that player has a defense card, such as a Catnip Sandwich or Laser Pointer, that player continues. All of the other cards in the deck are used to move, mitigate, or avoid the Exploding Kittens. (more…)