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Get your fingers sticky with a little physics puzzle game called Green Jelly

Green Jelly for Android

There's no shortage of Cut the Rope games out there, I know. But maybe you've been thinking that's not enough. You need more physics puzzlers to play on the go. I've been there, man.

One of my favorite games in that style has long been Spider Jack, which comes from a Russian developed called MaxNick. Their latest physics puzzler Green Jelly (not to be confused with Jelly Bean or that rock band) plays a lot like Cut the Rope, but it also has some clever gameplay mechanics of its own that make it worth a look.

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Gameloft’s Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour is now available in the Google Play Store

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After launching last Thursday on iOS, now Android users everywhere can finally get in on some fresh FPS combat with Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour. As the name suggests, MC4 is the fourth installment in Gameloft’s Modern Combat franchise, a game closing resembling console favorites like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in terms of gameplay and overall theme.

The name of the game is plain and simple: shoot to kill. This time around, Gameloft is allowing players can step in the shoes of the enemy, giving players the chance to experience both sides of the “cops vs robbers” storyline. Gameloft has also raised the ante in temrs of visuals, introducing all new special effects like rag-doll and real time object physics courtesy of the new Havoc engine.

The best part for many will, no doubt, be the inclusion of a fully redesigned multiplayer mode. With online profiles, custom weapon configurations and online leader boards — there’s a lot here to keep you playing long after the campaign has been finished.

For all the vocal freemium-haters out there, it’s time to put your money where your mouth is. Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour is now currently available in the Google Play Store for $7 straight up.

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Slingshot Action Going Social: Multiplayer freemium iOS game Temple Raid

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Developer: Cynthia Bandara  
Price: free   Download

Independent developer Cynthia Bandara today announces the release and immediate availability of Temple Raid 1.0.1 for , iPad and iPod touch. “Peace between the tribes is fading as the Shamans ask for larger and ever more impressive temples to be built for the spirits. Raid gold from other players to level up and purchase better bricks and idols. Build amazing temple structures and store your own gold safely.” This is how the game offers itself on the App Store, and it is supposed to set the scene for a multiplayer experience in which architectural creativity, aiming skills, and perseverance are challenged.

Temple Raid is a casual physics multiplayer game that offers a new hybrid of turn-based and live gameplay. The center of the game, however, is a physics sandbox on a mountain top on which the player constructs a temple from various kinds of bricks that are unlocked with each level. In addition to regular bricks, pots can be placed, and these are necessary to hold nuggets of gold, each of which is simulated to a degree that gold can even be poured from one pot into another (see trailer).

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BOUNCE dy Now Available on the App Store

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Developer: Janne Hansen  
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Janne Hansen proudly announces that his indie BOUNCE dy (short for BOUNCE delivery) has today been released worldwide on the App Store. The things gamers loved in the classic bouncing of the 80′s, now return reloaded with physics, speed and control on the .

BOUNCE dy is a tribute to the pocket games of the eighties. The Player takes control of the Paddle, and helps the BOUNCE dy brothers deliver the falling items into safety. The simplicity makes the game easy to learn, while modern physics keeps the game interesting. The game doesn’t feel pre-decided – the player is truly in control, and most of the fun comes from the sheer panic of trying to save the falling items.

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Creatorverse brings physics sandbox to Android

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Linden Labs, the folks behind the Second Life virtual world, have released their first creation for Android. Creatorverse isn't so much a game as it is a toy. Though there are simple, intuitive controls for placing virtual objects into a space, resizing, connecting, and coloring them, the breadth of mechanics that can be applied to them are truly boggling. Virtual magnetic fields, alterations in gravity and friction, levers, pivots, triggers, and many more tools are likely to keep tinkerers busy for a long time. Best of all, any creations, be they cute pieces of interactive art, explorations in physics, or even simple games, can all be shared online to other creators.  

As Android fans, I think we all have a bit of a tinkerer's mindset. That said, an open, creative sandbox like this is well-suited to us. I can definitely see the use of Creatorverse for getting kids interested in engineering; the rules and interface are accessible, but deep and potentially inspiring. I've only been playing around with Creatorverse for a little while, but I can already tell that it's going to be keeping a permanent spot on my Android device. 

What do you guys think? Any Little Big Planet fans in the house? How about Second Life? 

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Expendable: Rearmed classic shooter hits Google Play

Today we have another awesome game to share with everyone, just in case Angry Birds Star Wars isn’t quite your thing. It’s called Expendable: Rearmed and brings the 90′s classic arcade shooter straight to our favorite Android smartphones and tablets. The popular Dreamcast game has been developed by Retrobomb Studios for Android, has great graphics, and is available today.

By teaming up with NVIDIA, Retrobomb’s new game will have stunning graphics for all Android smartphones and tablets, but on those Tegra-touting devices you’ll get enhanced lighting, more realistic physics, and overall a great level of detail and graphics for a better experience. There’s only one directive with this game — and that’s annihilation.

This shoot-em up arcade style shooter will surely remind you of the late 90′s with the gameplay style, graphics, and even that classic music and soundtrack they’ve bundled. Surely will bring back some good memories for some. They’ve priced it at $3 so you’ll want to check out the video below and see if it’s worth the purchase.

As you can see the game has a very arcade feel to it, but essentially you run around with endless supplies of weapons and ammo and basically annihilate and destroy everything in your path. As the developers say: ” If it moves, shoot it! and if it doesn’t move, blow it up.” The sound effects are pretty excellent and the advanced graphics rendering specifically for quad-core Tegra 3 devices makes this game even better. It’s available right this minute too. For those interesting you can blast right in and enjoy it now from the Google Play Store, or NVIDIA TegraZone.


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Humble Bundle 4 Launches With More Awesome Games – Machinarium, Splice and Crayon Physics Deluxe to Name a Few

The legacy of the Humble Bundle continues on with the fourth iteration launched today. Gaming enthusiasts can open up their wallets and see how much money they have to pay for these 6 awesome games. As usual, you can choose how much you wish to pay and where you want the money to go between developers, charity [...]

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Battlefield 1942 Now Free-To-Play On Origin Client

Electronic Arts is now surprisingly offering Battlefield 1942 as a free download on their free digital distribution client Origin. While the game is listed in the demos section of Origin, their website makes it clear that the game fully free-to-play, so a few things may need updating to make sure that is clear. Of course, since EA isn’t fond of the way Valve does things with Steam with their super sales and all, it would make sense that they are trying to be sly here. That could be me over-thinking things, but EA has been very outspoken about not offering things for free and on sale for quite some time now. Nevertheless, Battlefield 1942 is available for free on Origin. If you don’t have Origin yet and want to download the game, you can head on over here.

The graphics and textures in Battlefield 1942 are definitely offending to consumers sucked into modern day video game graphics, but Battlefield 1942 is something that remains special in the hearts of Battlefield fans all over the world. The release of this game is supposedly tied into the celebration of Battlefield’s 10th anniversary, which happened to be a couple of months ago, so someone at EA probably marked their calendar wrong. Whatever the case, the game is here and is playable via the Origin client!

To be honest, everyone is going to download this game just because it is free, play it for a good ten or so minutes and then forget it was ever there. Of course, that is excluding the die hard Battlefield fans. I mean, how much fun is it to stand on the wings of flying planes defying every law of physics put in place? It definitely beats the extraordinary physics packed into Battlefield 3.

You can check out the full details on Battlefield 1942 on the Origin website of course. Again you will be required to download the free digital distribution client Origin. Keep in mind that you won’t find this game on the more popular digital distribution client Steam (nor can you really find the majority of EA’s game on Steam due to the competition between the two clients). Whatever the case, I really think it would of been better if EA made Battlefield 2142 free-to-play, I think from a business standpoint, there would be a whole lot more in it for both parties — the consumer and the publisher. I’m sure we will see it becoming free in the future, but I really am not sure why they picked 1942 over 2142.

All in all, Battlefield 1942 is free to download. You can get on the Origin client, and it looks like this isn’t going to be a limited time deal either. Thus far it is looking like it is free forever.

Will anyone be downloading Origin solely to get Battlefield 1942? Would you agree with me that Battlefield 2142 would of been a much better choice to put up for free, or are you just happy that an older classic is now available for free? Sound off in the comments below!

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Final Angry Birds Star Wars trailer drops ahead of November 8th launch

According to the latest (and presumably final) Angry Birds Star Wars trailer, the new game from Rovio has everything you could want, including the Droids you are looking for. The advert went live on YouTube today and features the most complete look at the game we have seen thus far, including both its land and space-based physics, new characters from the Star Wars universe, and special weapons and powers.

The force is truly with our avian protagonists in this one, and while the Angry Birds franchise is certainly doing just fine, the new title might be just the shot in the arm the series needs. Rovio is doing their best to make the battle against the egg-stealing pigs feel fresh again. We’re hopeful for what is coming. Angry Birds Star Wars lands this Thursday, November 8th.

 


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Dead Trigger Halloween update is now Available

We saw a sneaky little image that hinted at Madfinger Games preparing to release a Halloween styled update for Dead Trigger. It didn’t offer up much of anything except some pumpkin headed zombies. That was enough to interest us. Madfinger has unleashed the Halloween goodness to the Play Store today and boy does it sound like it packs a punch.

They are calling it, ‘most visually stunning update for DEAD TRIGGER is here!’ The update brings a new Haunted Graveyard area to shoot your way through. Along with some blazing ballistics for a new Crossbow weapon. The Minigun weapon is also on sale right now to really kick your pumpkin headed zombie killing efforts. In addition to all of that, they were sure to make the pumpkin heads explode and fall and roll with some realistic physics. Oh, and there was some optimization for slower devices that had issues with the AlienGun effect. All-in-all, sounds like a pretty good update worth snagging when you get a chance. Remember, it is a fairly large file (158MBs for me) so Wi-Fi is highly recommended. They even put together a pretty cool game trailer showing the action, new zombies and the crossbow.

Hit up the Play Store and check your ‘My Apps’ section to snag the update. If you still haven’t picked up this awesome first person zombie shooter yet, feel free to click or scan the QR code below. It is free after all.

Application: Dead Trigger
Developer: MADFINGER Games
Cost: FREE

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Featured Play Store Newbie: Crazy Machines GoldenGears THD [Brain & Puzzle]

The award winning Crazy Machines has finally made its way to the Google Play Store, and some Tegra 3 enhancements came along for the ride. Crazy Machines was developed by Fakt Software and published by Viva Media. It’s a “Rube Goldberg” style puzzle game where you experiment and build wacky contraptions with some really cool physics action and a healthy dose of explosives and fire.

To give you idea of some of the issues you will need to solve, you might need to figure out how to get a wind-up mouse to the other side of the room. You could use nitro, a boxing glove, dynamite, or who knows what else. Other examples include figuring out a way to free a pinball trapped in the magnetic waves of a magnet, ignite dynamite without exploding the combustible nitros near it, and moving a balloon in zero gravity without popping it. There are 60 different parts in your inventory and each puzzle can be solved in a completely unique way. The possibilities are endless.

If you’re lucky enough to own a Tegra 3 device you will get enhancements such as dynamic shadows, enhanced bloom and volumetric fog effects along with greater pixel density and particle effects.

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  • Up to 42 challenges.
  • Use your creativity to master levels and earn 3 stars.
  • Cool Physics engine with fire, wind, gravity and particle effects.
  • Build and solve experiments with over 60 different Parts.
  • Share scores and unlock achievements through Openfeint.

Crazy Machines is Free to play with in-app purchases. Check out the demo video below and hit one of the download links to get started.

 

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Zombie Driver THD coming soon to Android

With Halloween coming up next week the zombies are starting to come out of the darkness and grace the world of Android. Earlier we mentioned a new Gameloft game Zombiewood, but what we have for you below looks even better. Last year we showed you an amazing looking Tegra 3 game called Zombie Driver THD, and it’s finally coming soon.

Zombie Driver THD is bloody and gory, but it looks freaking awesome. We first mentioned this back in November of last year, and just two weeks ago it finally launched for PC and consoles — with the Android version coming soon. How soon? We have no clue but have a feeling it will be just in time for Halloween. Possibly even next week.

As far as we know this will launch as an NVIDIA Tegra 3 exclusive, just like we reported back last year. The graphics are stunning, the explosions are detailed and full of fireballs, and the physics as you drive through hoards of zombies is epic. Without ruining all the excitement about this impressive looking THD game check out the brand new official Zombie Driver THD launch trailer released just last week:

Looks amazing right? With Zombie Driver THD on Android you’ll get to enjoy all sorts of vehicles to cause mayhem, not to mention flame throwers, missiles and everything else you’ve just seen from the epic game trailer above. When we first saw this game 11 months ago it looked awesome and we expected it to arrive sooner, but now that it’s almost here it is time to get excited. We can’t wait to enjoy this on our Tegra 3 powered Android phones and tablets.

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Halloween-themed Dead Trigger update hits the Store, brings new arena and pumpkin-headed zombies

Halloween is one of my personal favorite times of year. First-person video games are another of my favorite things. Unsurprisingly, the latest update to Dead Trigger is right up my alley. The update to the zombie-filled, first-person shooter brings a new Haunted Graveyard arena as well as a new weapon – the crossbow. It also looks like you can grab the minigun at a reduced price, and you can use that amazing piece of artillery to test out the new rag-doll physics applied to the rolling pumpkin heads after you blast them off of the undead bodies. Get your Halloween-style frag on by clicking the link below.

 

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Crazy Machines Golden Gears THD is like Apparatus in HD

If you’re a fan of fun and exciting puzzle based and contraption games you’ll surely want to check out the brand new Crazy Machines Golden Gears. It’s available starting today for Android in the Google Play Store. If you’ve ever played fun puzzlers like Apparatus this is certainly a game worth enjoying. Read on for more details on this physics and puzzle filled THD game.

The award winning Crazy Machines is now available on Android, exclusively for NVIDIA Tegra-powered devices. This being a THD game you can expect some awesome graphics, stunning visuals and lifelike physics from the new game. If you’ve ever played Crazy Machines before, you’ll love their mobile version of the puzzler.

The extremely popular game Apparatus took the mobile world by storm, but this is an entirely new level of contraption and puzzle based gameplay. With Crazy Machines Golden Gears THD everything is essentially on steroids. The graphics are awesome and the physics engine offers fire, wind, gravity and particle effects like never seen before. There’s explosions, and the true-to-life physics behavior will make your contraptions and experiments truly come to life. Or come crashing down based on the nature of gravity.

Crazy Machines Golden Gears will offer over 60 different parts and tools to master puzzles and complete levels to earn stars. It will be a free-to-play game, with ads, and in-app purchases will add additional parts to help players complete the game. We’re told the basic $2.99 purchase will be enough to complete the entire game and have a blast doing so at the same time. Oh and that $2.99 purchase will remove those pesky ads too. Get Crazy Machines Golden Gears THD today at the Google Play Store, as well as NVIDIA’s TegraZone. Expect a non-Tegra version for all Android devices coming soon. Enjoy!

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For The Casual Gamer: Osmos

Osmos is basically what they call the “Darwinian world of a galactic mote.” To survive in this vibrantly colored world, you will have to absorb smaller organisms to grow bigger. Of course, during the process of becoming the largest organism, you are going to have to be wary of the larger predators out to absorb you. Osmos is very unique in the sense of its physics engine. Everything you do is based around their physics engine, which happens to be extremely well developed. The physics engine isn’t the only thing that was well developed though, the graphics engine is also something that a lot of work was put into, along with its soothing hypnotic soundtrack full of ambient electronica.

The Android version of Osmos is optimized for both tablets and smartphones, so there is no separate apps for tablets and smartphones, it is all compact in one application. Of course, due to the many touch features Osmos has, this is going to require that your device have multitouch capabilities along with running Android 2.2 or higher. Some of the multitouch features include pinching to zoom, tapping to eject mass, and then flicking to warp time, cool eh? Ejecting matter behind you will cause you to propel yourself forward, and will also cause your organism to shrink.

The game contains two different game modes. One is Odyssey and the other is Arcade. Odyssey mode will take you through a guided 27 level tour through the Osmos Blobiverse, while Arcade mode will allow you to go through 72 different levels at the difficulty of your choice. That said, for $2.99, there is plenty of challenging content to go through and explore. Osmos is definitely one of the better and addictive games on Google Play. Just playing it shows you that a lot of work went into making it a great game and well worth the price tag.

I don’t see the game constantly updated, but when a bug is found, usually there is an update to fix it. I really haven’t seen any sort of content updates for the game since I purchased it a couple weeks ago, but the 72 levels that are in the game already are really enough to justify the $2.99 price tag. Not to mention that this game is very casual, and tied with the relaxing music, it’s a very soothing or “wind-down” experience. The game is definitely better played on the tablet than a smartphone just because you need to eyes on everything that is going on. It is a brilliant game, and levels are fairly short, so hopping in on one and playing it before your work break is over makes this one of perfect games for the casual gamer.

This game is also very puzzle driven, so expect to be using your brain and puzzle solving skills a lot while you play Osmos. If you want to grab the game, you can hit the download link below, which will take you over to their Google Play page.

I personally love this game, and would totally recommend it.

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Modern Combat 4 gameplay video shown in first dev diary

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Gameloft's upcoming military shooter game for Android, Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour, was announced a few weeks ago, and today we're getting a nice look at what to expect. The graphics are great, with particular emphasis made by the devs on ragdoll physics and the some new vehicle animations. It sounds like the movement system is getting a bit of an update too, which should keep fumbling with jump and duck keys to a minimum. 

The video also shows a behind-the-scenes look at motion capture for the cinematic hand-to-hand combat sequences, as well as a hint from the game's writer that we'll be able to play as both the hero and the villain in the campaign. Of course, there's still a certain amount of "homage" paid to PC and console games like Modern Warfare and Battlefield 3. The submachinegun-toting flying drones at 1:40 in the video below will be familiar to many gamers. Modern Combat 4 will be released "this fall", but before then we'll learn a bit more about multiplayer in the next dev diary. You can also learn more from the official website.

Any big Modern Combat 3 fans out there? Is Modern Combat 4 shaping up to be significantly better, or is it just more of the same? Do mobile games really have a shot of competing with console and PC games when it comes to AAA-style shooters like this? 

Source: @Gameloft

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Modern Combat 4 Dev Diary Released

Gameloft has been creating an upcoming military shooter for Android, and have dubbed it Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour. It was announced just a few weeks ago, and we are actually getting to see what we can expect from this game today. That said, Gameloft has created a trailer for the game, and so far, the graphics are coming along really nice. There are also some new vehicle animation and the developers have also made some sort of emphasis on the oh-so popular “ragdoll” physics. We also will be able to expect the movement system in the game getting a bit of an update as well, that should be keeping the regular jump and duck key fumbling to a very minor minimum. I hope that it keeps it to an minimum, but really, it is a touch based shooter, and the vision of shooters most people have tend to be very console related. So, who know how that will be working out.

The gameplay video has also shown a behind the scenes look at the cinematic and hand-to-hand combat, as well as giving off a few hints from the game’s writer that we will be able to play both the hero of the game and the villain during the campaign. Of course, this game still takes a lot from Modern Warfare and Battlefield 3 from the PC, which is rather disappointing as you almost hope for something new and unique. Modern Combat 4 is set to release later on “this fall,” but for now, we’ll be able to see a look into the multiplayer functions on Modern Combat 4 within the next dev diary. You will be able to learn more about this from their official website as well.

Was anyone really a fan of Modern Combat 3? Do you think that Modern Combat 4 is starting to shape up to be something a ton better than its predecessor, or do you think it’s just go to basically be the same thing with a a few different improvements? Are mobile games going to have a shot towards competing with these giant titles like Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3, or do you think that it’s just a waste of time? Right now, I don’t think mobile games are really in a spot to be competing with console and PC games, as the budget difference is drastically high, and as of right now, there are still a lot of things on the PC that can be done a whole lot better than mobile. I just don’t think mobile games are really going to be able to get to an AAA point in the industry, at least not yet. They still have a lot of growing to do, and constantly doing rehashes like Modern Combat, isn’t going to grow this industry. There needs to be more creativity I think, and at that point, we’ll be seeing a lot better games, and games that will be able to compete with the PC and console industry.

Any thoughts on that? Let us know in the comments below!

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Granny Smith gets a dozen new levels

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If, like us, you're a fan of the Granny Smith game, head on over to the Google Play store and get your update on. There are a dozen (that's 12, for those of you with an affinity for numbers) new levels — set it space, no less.

Granny Smith is one of them newfangled Tegra 3-friendly games, with lots of physics (to say nothing of grannies and old dudes and dogs flipping around) to keep things interesting. If it's a little frustrating at the beginning, you're not alone. Give it a few minutes, though, and we bet you'll be hooked.

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Two new games hit the Tegra Zone — Sumioni and Razor Salvation

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If you've got a Tegra 3 device, like the Nexus 7, there are two great new games available — Sumioni and Razor Salvation. Both are Tegra 3 optimized, meaning that the gameplay, textures and physics will be killer, When developers get together with Nvidia to build these Tegra-optimized apps, the experience goes beyond what anyone expects on a mobile device.

We've got our hands on the apps, and will be giving them a solid look in the next few days, but in the meantime hit the jump to see some screenshots and descriptions. And of course, the download links.

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Rovio and CERN teaming up on education: hopefully the Angry Birds help us this time

Rovio and CERN teaming up on education hopefully the Angry Birds help us this time

The last time CERN and an angry bird met, it didn’t end so well: the Large Hadron Collider overheated after a feathered creature reportedly dropped its breakfast on outdoor machinery. Things should go much more smoothly this time around, with CERN and Rovio partnering on an educational initiative that will be unveiled in full at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 12th. Although the two are shy on just what’s entailed beyond the presence of some Angry Birds material at the event, the union will mark the start of Rovio’s learning brand and likely represent more in the long run than another Angry Birds Space tie-in. We’re mostly wondering if subatomic physics research will explain why we still can’t three-star some levels in a physics-based game.

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Featured Play Store Review: Jellyflop! [Brain & Puzzle]

Jellyflop, from Concrete Software, is a brand new physics based puzzle game that just hit the Google Play Store. I doubt you ever saw a jellyfish fly did you? Well in this game, your jellyfish kind of does. It’s up to you to bounce a cute jellyfish around trying to capture raindrops and feathers. Along the way, you will meet new characters and earn achievements.

You are given a certain amount of jelly and your job is to draw lines utilizing this jelly. You can angle them however you want and make them as short or long as you need. The lines have a certain bounce to them so they will direct or re-direct your jellyfish, and hopefully you will collect all the raindrops as well as the feather. Watch out though, because if you draw too many lines, you could run out of jelly. As you would expect from a game like this, you will find obstacles like fans that could blow your jellyfish in the wrong direction. Other things like teleportals could be helpful or not depending on how you look at it. It’s really hard to explain this game, but if you check out their quick trailer video below, you will get the idea.

Along the way you will get the ability to dress up Jelly with stylish hats. The more raindrops you collect the more will be unlocked. There are also 21 achievements to earn, which are as simple as completing the beginning tutorials, to getting 3 seconds of hang time, and completing each zone.

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  • 5 zones and 100 levels of high-flying fun!
  • Fun and addictive physics system!
  • Draw lines anywhere to solve puzzles!
  • Earn achievements and unlock stylish hats!
  • Meet quirky characters along the way!

In Jellyflop you aren’t graded by the 3 star system, but in a sense the rain drops that you need to capture are similar. If you aren’t able to grab all the raindrops, you can still unlock the next level by grabbing the feather, but you never really feel satisfied unless you accomplish the task and grab all the rain drops as well. So if you only get one raindrop, it’s similar to getting one star on Cut the Rope or Angry Birds.You also earn points and they are based on how much jelly you use. I haven’t figured out what the points really represent other than bragging rights. I felt satisfied enough by just grabbing all the rain drops and the feather, but I guess you can always try to tweak your lines to get more points.

Everything is easy to understand since there is a really short and sweet tutorial, and everything is explained when something new is introduced. I found Jellyflop to be very addicting, and if you like physics based puzzlers, you have to try it out. It’s Free so you have nothing to lose. Check out the quick trailer video below and hit one of the download links to get started. As always, let me know what you think.

 

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Angry Birds Star Wars Coming To Android On November 8th: I’ve Got A Bad Feeling About This

abswYou can’t deny that Angry Birds is the biggest franchise going in mobile gaming, racking up hundreds of millions of downloads across its various platforms. It was only a matter of time before developer Rovio’s licensing ambitions took it beyond some logical tie-ins (like Dreamworks’ 2011 kid flick Rio). On November 8th, the aggravated avians will be going where pretty much every single major franchise has gone before: to the Star Wars universe.

Details on the gameplay itself are pretty scarce, aside from the Lucasfilm tie-in and releases for Android, iOS and PC. Presumably it’ll be similar to Angry Birds Space, with its zero-gravity physics puzzles and astronomical settings.

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Buzz Attack: An Indie Game Where You Play an Old Man Who Swats at Flies

Buzz Attack  
Developer: Ernest Szoka  
Price: $0.99   Download

Buzz Attack is a of quick reflex screen tapping merged with side-scrolling action and an absurd story.

Nearly one year ago indie developer Ernest Szoka started experimenting with a game engine to create his first game. On a whim he decided to make a simple rag-doll physics arm that would smack a hovering object (in this case a fly) every time it got close. Amused by his simple creation he decided to turn it into a game, where a player controlling the main protagonist ‘Gus’ would walk around and hit mutant flies emanating from a trash can in the park. Buzz Attack was born!

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Bad Piggies launches and is… surprisingly good

Let’s be honest, we weren’t expecting much from Rovio’s new Angry Birds spin-off Bad Piggies, as we’re not hugely keen on its trademark brand of simplistic trial and error physics gaming. But… it’s pretty good!

The idea is you start each map with a simplistic toolkit, with which you build a contraption capable of negotiating the scenery and making it to the goal. This involves putting on little wheels, engines, fizzy bottles and other devices for propulsion, hoping it doesn’t all hit a lump and fall apart.

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It does start to feel like a bit of a one trick pony after a while, but as the levels get tougher and your contraptions larger, it still manages to remain quite a good laugh. And the huge, unlockable sandbox levels, where you have to build a giant machine to cope, are even better.

There are two versions on the Play Store, both free and ad-supported – Bad Piggies and Bad Piggies HD for tablets.

SUMMARY:
We wanted to hate it. We didn’t. It’s OK. 7/10.

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Rovio’s ‘Bad Piggies’ Hits The Play Store – ‘Get Ready To See Pigs Fly’

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Bad Piggies, Rovio’s much-awaited spin-off from Angry Birds has just hit the Play Store. For those unaware, Rovio’s latest game has been in the works for some time now. The game features the same dastardly pigs you spent hours upon hours crushing in Angry Birds, but this time they’re the protagonists…sort of.

Payers are challenged to work against gravity and physics in Piggies to take these pigs through various wild environments in contraptions and flying machines of their own design. With a simple vehicle-building interface and what look to be a huge variety of environments, it looks like Bad Piggies may just have what it takes to fill its predecessor’s shoes as one of the best time-wasting games ever created.

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[New Game] 10 Pin Shuffle finally makes its way to Android

Ah, it’s that time in the afternoon where I give up reading about Apple and Samsung news, law suites and the run of the mill Android insanity that floods the web. Hopefully this one gets out there from us before every one else gets a chance to get it out there.

Those of you that own an iOS device are probably pretty familiar with 10 Pin Shuffle. It is a simple pick up and play game from Digital Smoke LLC. It’s very popular on our wonderful Apple counterparts. This free game has three different game modes, all of which are sure to get you hooked for hours.

The first game mode is ShuffleBoard. No it’s not just for cruise ships and the elderly. In all actuality many of you may play shuffle board on a table top in plenty of bars across the globe. It is a game of skill, finesse and strategy. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to push a round object with a stick. You can play ShuffleBoard against the computer or against a friend. Each taking turns to out play the other.

The next game mode you will find is Bowling. Same principal as real bowling except you are using the shuffle board pucks instead of balls. This also means you have no curve to like you would with a real ball either. Another great game to keep you entertained for a little while.

The third and final game is 10 pin poker. This one seems like the more interesting and exciting game mode. It combines all the games above and adds in five-card draw poker to the mix. Any seasoned bowler knows how this game plays out. You get a new card for strikes and spares. Once you have five cards, you get to keep drawing and either keep it and toss out one that you already have or toss the one you just drew. The best five-card hand at the end of 10 frames wins the game.

Features:

* Impressive 3D graphics.
* OpenFeint online leaderboards and achievements.
* Real 3D physics engine and accurate pin physics.
* Instant replays of great shots.
* Unlock new opponents of increasing skill levels.
* Crowd reactions that reflect your moves in real-time.
* Realistic sound effects capture every nudge, bump, and collision on the table.
* Controls that are easy to grasp, but challenging to master.
* Turkey rewards and winners animations.
* Bowling statistics and game scores are tracked and saved each game.

  10 Pin Shuffle is a free game, with restrictions and in app purchases of course. When you download the game you get to play 10 Pin Poker only. If you want the Shuffle Board and the Bowling game modes, you need to drop a cool $2.99. Still not a bad price tag for what you are getting.

The game plays extremely smooth and fast on the Galaxy S III. The controls are super simple to use but hard to master. You move your puck left and right and adjust the angle. You can still ruin everything based on how hard you fling your finger and how straight you fling your finger too. I have a feeling I will be playing this a lot tonight. Check out the game play trailer.

Interested in giving it a shot? You can pick up the main 10 Pin Shuffle with the poker game mode for free right now in the Play Store. Just click or scan the QR code below to head on in and grab it. There are ads in the app at the top, but they don’t get in the way at all. It would be easier to just snag the full version through the in=app purchase and have all three games and no ads.

Application: 10 Pin Shuffle
Developer: Digital Smoke LLC
Cost: FREE + $2.99 for full version in-app

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Gameloft teases Real Soccer 2013 in new video

Gameloft is at it again today teasing one of their most successful games for mobile devices. We all know it as Real Soccer 2013 but for the rest of the world this is Real Football. Today Gameloft has released some teaser images as well as a behind the scenes video of their 10th iteration of the popular game. Those Soccer fans will want to take a peek below.

And yes, it’s Soccer! Real Soccer 2013 looks to be their best yet as they are claiming it to be the most immersive Soccer experience yet. I’ve always been a fan of the Real Soccer franchise and can’t wait to give the latest and greatest a try. The graphics look great but I’ll let you see for yourself.

The Gameloft crew even went to Madrid to learn from the pros themselves with this latest version of the game, and hopes to take it to new heights. With stunning new graphics, improved visuals and lifelike physics this looks to be quite a fun gaming experience. Gameloft has even added an additional “off field” mode where you can manage your team away from the field. Pretty interesting right?

Gameloft goes on to talk about being able to assemble and build your own championship Soccer team from the ground up and win it all. This will truly be the most immersive experience yet. So far they are still light on an official release date but it should be arriving for Android smartphones and tablets sometime soon. Who’s ready for some Soccer? Errr Football? More details from recent Gameloft releases can be found below.

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Gameloft teases Real Soccer 2013 in new video

Gameloft is at it again today teasing one of their most successful games for mobile devices. We all know it as Real Soccer 2013 but for the rest of the world this is Real Football. Today Gameloft has released some teaser images as well as a behind the scenes video of their 10th iteration of the popular game. Those Soccer fans will want to take a peek below.

And yes, it’s Soccer! Real Soccer 2013 looks to be their best yet as they are claiming it to be the most immersive Soccer experience yet. I’ve always been a fan of the Real Soccer franchise and can’t wait to give the latest and greatest a try. The graphics look great but I’ll let you see for yourself.

The Gameloft crew even went to Madrid to learn from the pros themselves with this latest version of the game, and hopes to take it to new heights. With stunning new graphics, improved visuals and lifelike physics this looks to be quite a fun gaming experience. Gameloft has even added an additional “off field” mode where you can manage your team away from the field. Pretty interesting right?

Gameloft goes on to talk about being able to assemble and build your own championship Soccer team from the ground up and win it all. This will truly be the most immersive experience yet. So far they are still light on an official release date but it should be arriving for Android smartphones and tablets sometime soon. Who’s ready for some Soccer? Errr Football? More details from recent Gameloft releases can be found below.

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Fun for the whole family in Agility Dogs for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Agility Dogs  
Developer: Saffron Byte LLC  
Price: $0.99   Download

Saffron Byte announced today the release of Agility Dogs, their new title for , iPad, and iPod touch. Agility Dogs is a fun and exciting endless-runner for the entire family, where you take your dog through 4 different agility parks. Agility Dogs is entirely made with clay models and utilizes depth, perspective, and simulation to add to the fun and realism.

The player can choose one of five available dogs: wire fox terrier, Siberian husky, Chihuahua, beagle, or poodle. Controls are simple and intuitive. The player moves his dog by swiping up, down, left, or right his or her finger on the screen, or tapping the screen to make the dog jump.

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