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Botanicula, From Makers of Machinarium, Hits Google Play for $4.99

Posted by Tim-o-tato October - 20 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

Fantastic, another game from the makers of Machinariumanam that I have no idea how to pronounce. The newest game, called Botanicula, has been published to Google Play for the price of $4.99.

In this title, you take control of a little group of forest-type flower creatures, navigating a world that looks quite treacherous. Using each character’s ability, you will lead this group of misfits through a gorgeous world, avoiding baddies who would love nothing more than to destroy you. 

Much like Machinarium, the artistic style of the game stands out the most. While the world is dangerous, it gives off a very pleasant vibe, with bright glowing colors. If there were not so many things trying to eat you, I wouldn’t mind taking a vacation there.

If paying $4.99 for the game does not completely turn you off, go check it out.

Play Link ($4.99)

Botanicula, From Makers of Machinarium, Hits Google Play for $4.99 is a post from: Droid Life

LEX, a Really Fun Time-based Word Game for $0.99

Posted by Tim-o-tato October - 20 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

A game featured on Google’s 99 games for $0.99 list has caught my eye, called LEX. The game is word-based, which has you finding as many words as possible in a limited amount of time. The quicker you find words and dispose of the bombs attached to the letters, the further you will go and the higher you will score. 

The game’s excellent UI and graphics keep the experience fresh, while the music associated with the gameplay keeps you on the edge of your seat. As time runs lower, the music gets more intense, leading you to feel anxious about finding words in the jumbled mess.

Thankfully, after your $0.99 purchase, the game features no IAPs or pay-to-win aspects. If you enjoy word games, this is a great one.

Go check it out.

Play Link ($0.99)

LEX, a Really Fun Time-based Word Game for $0.99 is a post from: Droid Life

Ace Ferrera: a simple, funny journey through space

Posted by wicked October - 20 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

With the recent success of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie and also the penchant for throwback cartoons from the 80s and 90s, a game like Ace Ferrera and the Dino Menace has come just in the nick of time. The adventure game is set in space, has a wickedly funny (and punny) sense of humor and a simple enough mission that will keep you entertained and not so frustrated as you play it. Oh, and did we mention that the great villain in this piece is a talking cat with dinosaur soldiers?

In the game, you are a military cadet on a very important role: to fly in the Discordia, the flagship of the Proton Riders who are a bunch of misfit and weird superpilots. They are the only ones standing between mankind and evil dinosaurs bent on taking over the planet. You will start as an intern and work your way up until you become a galactic hero and a respected member of the Proton Riders. You get to launch sorties, ride through dangerous minefields, go on special missions and attack ships who want to destroy the earth. There are 23 different missions and five different kinds of ships that you can master.

While the graphics and action leave much to be desired, as compared to other adventure games, the look and feel of it is keeping to the 80s feel that it wants to evoke. The scripted dialogue scenes are funny and full of tropes you might recognize from yesteryears and this might just make up for the simplistic nature of the game. If you’re not familiar with space combat games, then this is a perfect way to start getting into them.

Ace Ferrera and the Dino Menace is available for download from the Google Play Store for only $2.29. There are no in-app purchases, so you don’t have to worry if kids start playing it on your device. They just might not get the humor as it is before their time, but they could probably finish the game in one sitting.


Avenge Sevenfold releases Android game Hail to the King: Deathbat

Posted by wicked October - 17 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

If movie stars write autobiographies and children’s books as their “vanity projects”, then rock stars have found their own niche by creating video games based on their music, or sometimes, even something as mundane as their logo. Yes, that’s what popular metalcore band Avenge Sevenfold have done as they announced the release of their Android game Hail to the King: Deathbat. Yes, the Deathbat is their logo and mascot, but it’s not the cuddly and adorable kind, if you know anything about the band’s music.

Just in time for Halloween, the 3rd person overhead dungeon crawler type game is definitely not for young children (well, unless they love scary and bloody stuff, that is) nor for the faint of heart. The game’s storyline involves Andronikos, the King of the Underworld who has just recently come back from the dead. He is also the embodiment of the Deathbat, the aforementioned logo of the band, and from the name itself, it sounds scary and forbidding (and maybe kinda icky). His mission is to rescue his land, Haides from the current ruler, the Dark Andronikos (which may be their version of Bizarro Superman).

Make no mistake: you will encounter scary creatures, zombies, monsters while traversing through beautifully designed but dark landscapes. And of course, you will be accompanied by original music specifically created for the game by Avenge Sevenfold plus a few of their older songs. You will also be playing the game as members of the band, so if you’re a fan, now is your chance to be your idol. This game is perfect to get you in the mood for Halloween yes?

Hail to the King: Deathbat is available to download from the Google Play Store for $4.99, with no in-app purchases. If you think that’s too expensive, just think that not only are you buying a game, you’re also getting new tracks from Avenge Sevenfold, as well as a “best of” their music.


Friday App Sales: Parallax Icon Pack, SunVox, Shadowrun Returns, and More

Posted by Tim-o-tato October - 17 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

The weekend is finally upon us. If you need a few new apps and games to keep you busy over the next couple of days, check out the new deals list we have compiled below.

In the list, you will find a few great titles, including Shadowrun Returns, SunVox, Meganoid 2, BusyBox Pro, and many more. If this list does not interest you, Google also made an entire section on Google Play where you can find 99 games priced at just $0.99. It is a very good list if spending a dollar on a game title doesn’t scare you.

See the whole sales list below. 

Friday App Sales

Go support those developers!

Friday App Sales: Parallax Icon Pack, SunVox, Shadowrun Returns, and More is a post from: Droid Life


SouthPark has now been “pinball-ized” in new Android game

Posted by wicked October - 17 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

If you’re a fan of the funny (well, at times), filthy (well, a lot), definitely-not-for-kids satire animated series SouthPark, then you’ll want to make some space on your Android device. Zen Studios announced the release of two new Pinball games based on the hit show: Super Sweet Pinball and Butters’ Very Own Pinball Game. Better keep the kiddies away though, as this may probably be the only pinball game that has a warning for “Mild Language, Fantasy Violance, and Comic Mischief.” There wasn’t a typo there.

In South Park: Super Sweet Pinball, the fab four of Cartmann, Kyle, Stan and Kenny (when he’s alive) will be with you as you “let the balls fly.” Of course most of the characters and moments in the game will only be familiar if you watch the TV series. But if you want to try a PG-13 (actually, 10, according to the trailer video) pinball game but you have only watched one or a handful of their episodes, prepare to be confused (and maybe amused, who knows). Do you know what a ManBearPig is? Well if you don’t, then you’d have to watch the episode to find out why it’s funny (it has something to do with a former Vice President, global warming and cereals).

Butters Stotch, who started out as a background character in the series before evolving into one of its most frequent recurring stars, gets his own game with, well, Butters’ Very Own Pinball Game. This seems to be a “tamer” version of pinball, in line with the naive and optimistic 4th-grader’s personality. You need to play this game so that Butters will not be grounded by his parents (which, if you watch the show, you know it’s his worst nightmare.

You can buy the stand-alone SouthPark Pinball games for $3.99 from the Google Play Store. But if you want to buy it through the Zen Pinball app, each table costs $1.99.


SOURCE: Zen Studios

The Silent Age Chapter Two :more dystopian puzzles to solve

Posted by wicked October - 17 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

If you enjoy mobile games that are not endless runners or murderous pigs or fruits that need to be sliced or zombies that need to be killed, then you would have enjoyed The Silent Age. And if you did enjoy the, well, eerie silence of that game, then you’ll be happy to know that the second (and final! Boo!) episode is now upon us, ready to let you solve the mystery of what happened to our planet and save whatever is left of mankind. Oh, and you get to play a janitor the whole time. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that, really).

The Silent Age Chapter Two continues where the first one left off (naturally) and our average Joe (yes, that’s your name) is still on a quest for answers. The point and click game is set between the 70s and the present time where everything seems to be dead, dying or silent. Backed by a creepy (in a good way) soundtrack and visuals that are more stylistic than state-of-the-art, your goal is to solve all the “mind-bending puzzles” thrown your way.

The final chapter has more than 60 detailed locations for Joe to move around and a few new characters to meet as well. The game has now been optimized for devices that use touch rather than point and click. The game should look better as well, given that they are using a new animation system, with better shadow, lighting, etc. Another great thing about this update is that you can save the progress of your game in Google+, in case you were worried you would have to start over again.

Silent Age Chapter Two is available for download from the Google Play Store for only $4.99. What’s fun about this game is that even while you’re playing it, you feel like you’re watching an animated movie. And since dystopian-type of stories are all the rage, users will feel right at home in the setting, although it is scary to imagine our world ending up like that someday.


VIA: Gamasutra

The Bot Squad: attack or defend, as long as you get orbs

Posted by wicked October - 17 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

If you’ve ever watched Battlerstar Galactica or I, Robot, then the possibility of robots overthrowing their human masters and ruling the world is not an improbable scenario. A new game called The Bot Squad: Puzzle Battles certainly has no humans in them but shows a world where robots are the ones in charge, and you, (probably a robot yourself) need to win the battle for the rising force and defend your city from rival robotic forces. And all you have to do is use your brains to solve puzzles and maybe a little brawn in case the enemies become more aggressive.

The Bot Squad combines both classic puzzle and tower defense kind of gameplay where you can choose to play defensively or offensively. The basic plotline is that Dyanmo City has to collect and protect orbs because it is their source of power. There is a rival robot that is trying to steal those orbs (we are not sure if a dance-off is included) and so you are part of the team that defends them and looks around for more orbs. You can either defend your city by using attack bots or place bots strategically around the storage area to block the invaders.

The game has four strategic puzzle modes and 180 stages to get through. You also have to complete and manage several different robots and carefully craft your strategy for each game, as going in with guns blazing will probably not help you win. As you go along, you will be able to unlock new bots and new abilities for them as well. The game starts out simple enough, but as all things usually do, the gameplay becomes more complicated and difficult.


If you and your robots are feeling a bit more social, you can join communities on Facebook and Forums to learn more strategies (and maybe get a crib sheet from the experts! The Bot Squad is available for free download from the Google Play Store.

Check out Google’s “99 Games for 99¢ Each” collection

Posted by wicked October - 17 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

99 games apps

Smartphones have become the ultimate timewasters, thanks in no small part to games. Whether you’re waiting for your appointment, killing time between classes, or simply trying to avoid some awkward conversations, firing up a quick gaming session has never been easier.

If you’re looking for some new addition to your collection of casual (or not) games for your device, Google’s got you covered with its new 99 Games for 99¢ Each collection.

The title says it all really – Google’s new Play Store collection includes tons of cool games for all your Android phone or tablet, and they are all priced at 99 cents.

There truly is something for everyone in this collection – you get a variety of genres and styles, from arcade racers, to puzzles, to board games, to sports games, and shooters. And  because these are all paid games, you won’t have to deal with the annoyances of freemium titles (or at least not to the extent of free titles).

A quick glance at the list reveals heavy hitters like Angry Birds Space, The Room, Real Boxing, Riptide GP, Plants vs Zombies, as well as many less known games from smaller publishers.

Head over to get some cool classics or discover new and fun timewasters, all for 99 cents each.

Source: Play Store;

Deal: Become the Ultimate Game Developer for $49 With This Bundle

Posted by Kellex October - 17 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

How would you like to make the next Flappy Bird or Granny Smith? What’s that, you have absolutely zero developing games? You need not worry, my friend. Through the DL Deals store, you can pick-up the Ultimate Game Developer Bundle for just $49, a 95% discount off the suggested price of $989. Seriously, that says 95% off. 95%.

So what do you get and how will this bundle make you a game developing beast? There are 7 courses, 30+ hours of training, and over 100 lectures that should teach you all there is to know. The courses include topics like an intro to game design with Unity3D, creating your first game with Stency, HTML5 game development for beginners, creating puzzle games, learning Android app development from scratch, and of course, how to make the next simple flappy game.

The deal and set of courses are only available for just over a week, so be sure to get in on it.

Deal Link

Deal: Become the Ultimate Game Developer for $49 With This Bundle is a post from: Droid Life