It's almost July 4th holiday time here in the US and already plenty of games have gone on sale for this upcoming holiday weekend. So we are going to do a round-up today, and then an additional one tomorrow. So get your pennies ready as there should be plenty of games on sale over the next couple of days.
Usually every Thursday is filled with game release news on Android. This Thursday seems a bit different though, as it seems like everyone is pushing out big updates for their games instead of releasing new ones. Craneballs has released a pretty major content update for their game Overkill 3 which includes a new Endless Mode and Multiplayer.
11-bit Studios' rather popular survival game This War Of Mine for PC will be heading to tablets soon and the company is doing something a little different than what you usually see with Android games. Pre-orders for This War Of Mine forAndroid are now available and the company is doing this in order to collect money for the War Child charity.
XperimentalZ Games has launched their first major content update today for their side-scrolling combat boat racing game Pixel Boat Rush. This update is a direct result of the developers letting their fans vote on the content they wanted to see added to the game. Once the voting was done, the company went to work building the chosen content and it is now available.
SEGA has released a new sequel to their Sonic Dash game today called Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom. This particular game is entirely themed around the new Sonic Boom cartoon, which means the world and the entire cast in this game all come from the TV show. This sequel also has a few new features that the original game does not.
Kemco, makers of JRPG games, have just achieved a Top Developer badge from Google. To celebrate their achievement, they have decided to extend their sale of twenty different game for $0.99, but they have also added four more games to the list, now topping out the total out at two dozen.
Released by Alper Sankaya, Sword of Xolan is a retro looking platformer that was just released on Android. In this game, players will assume the role of the eponymous Xolan, who sets out to restore peace and serenity (by way of his sword), and stand against the darkness that has overtaken his land.
Currently in a Kickstarter campaign until July 18th (and not yet funded), Legends of Fire and Steel is a game that focuses on capturing territories. Legends is turn based, with a fantasy flavor to it. The developers, Boomzap to be specific, we are currently developing it for both desktop (PC and Mac), as well as 'mobile tablets', which includes Android. As an aside, while they don't specifically mention it, I personally suspect that it's a game that requires some larger screen space, hence the omission of phones.
A new zombie-filled FPS game has arrived onto Android today from developers Rolocule Games called Dead Among Us. One of the interesting features regarding this game is the fact that the controls were designed so you can play Dead Among Us with one hand.
Ankama seems to be quite busy these days when it comes to developing mobile games. Currently the company has at least three games that we know of in the works for Android, a couple of which we have already talked about including WAKFU Raiders. We can now add a fourth game to this list called Tactile Wars which just soft launched today onto Google Play in select regions.
During E3 2015 Zynga has the next installment into the CSR racing game franchise available for media to check out. However up until now we couldn't talk about it. Today Zynga has finally dropped the veil and has revealed details about CSR2 as well as some in-game footage to show off some of the gameplay.