What happens when you put four friends together that enjoy gaming? Let's say their tastes in gaming range from classics such as Planescape: Torment and Zelda, to TT Superbikes, Braid and Mass Effect, just to name a few. With their great appreciation for gaming as a medium to connect with others, it should be no surprise that these four friends would create a game studio. Megabot, and its founders, are based primarily in York, UK. Their first game Backspace, is currently in development for multiple platforms. Fortunately for the Android gaming community, we can expect Backspace to arrive on our devices in the distant future.
11-Bit Studios is gearing up to release what will be the last chapter in the Anomaly series called Anomaly Defenders. Originally this game was released onto Steam back in May of this year and we had hoped that the Android version would also launch at around the same time. Unfortunately that didn't happen but the wait appears to be ending soon as 11-Bit Studios has announced that Anomaly Defenders will be landing on Android next week.
Unmechanical from Talawa Games and Teotl Studios has finally made its way into the Play Store. The game upon release, was highly revered because of its staggeringly beautiful environments, that were meshed with some very fine puzzle elements. The game has already been released on iOS and Steam, among other platforms. If you are into games that fall into the puzzle genre, based on the praise this game has received, deciding to download it should not be difficult.
Jim Vessella, Simon Armstrong and Kyle Van Meurs created SuperMoon Games. Based in San Francisco, CA, they created their game studio earlier this year, "...with the goal of creating delicious, bite-sized games that could be enjoyed by both veteran gamers and an eager generation of new players." These gentlemen were so passionate about gaming, that they chose to leave corporate America to do their own thing. That means, this first game is completely self-funded. It is their hope that it will be successful enough for them to continue making games. Galaxy Dash: Race to Outer Run is a roller coaster of an endless runner that is bold, beautiful and exciting to play. If their goal was to create delicious, bite-sized games, then this one is a big snack that won't leave you hungry.
Kiloo Games will be unleashing their latest project, Smash Champs, upon the gaming community in October. Based in Denmark, Kiloo Games has created the wildly popular Subway Surfers, Frisbee Forever, Frisbee Forever 2 and Bullet Time HD, which unfortunately, is only on iOS. Subway Surfers continues to be beloved by many, and continues to be updated by Kiloo with new free game content. This is impressive considering how long the game has been out. With Smash Champs, Kiloo is moving away from the endless runner genre, but based on the little we have seen, they will continue their successful track record.
Just because the week is over doesn't mean there aren't great games to be discovered. If you are in a rush and only have a few moments to get some gaming in this weekend, you should try a game called The Tower. The game was created by AYA Games and is currently published by Ketchapp Mobile Game Studio based in Italy. The premise of the game is uncomplicated. Build your tower by stacking the moving pieces on top of one another. The game is entertaining and remarkably elegant, because of the level of detail put into the game and its crisp and clean graphics.
The summer is almost over and there are a couple of blockbuster films that people have been eagerly anticipating. The Maze Runner, based on the novel by James Dashner is one such movie. It opens in theaters today, and a movie tie-in game from the collaboration of Sticky Studios, Fox Digital Entertainment and PikPok have made that possible. The Maze Runner is available now to download in the Play Store.
A new endless running game has arrived onto Android called R.G.B. from Invictus Games. This isn't your standard endless runner though as it features game mechanics similar to that of Guitar Hero. You have three rows, each with their own little character running on them. Each row can have one of three colors appear on itl and when a color comes up to one of your characters, you have to tap there on the screen to swap the correctly colored character to that row.
Wayward Souls is a dungeon crawler/RPG by Noodlecake Studios. It has a few interesting features that are noteworthy. It has a bit of a rogue -like influence as the game uses "procedurally generated random levels", or in other words its levels are randomly generated.
You may see a few articles floating around other websites right now about a developer who suffered a rather big defeat with one of his other games, called Retro/Grade, but is taking another stab at it with a new psychological horror game called Neverending Nightmares. Currently up on Kickstarter for additional funding as well as Steam Greenlight for voting, Neverending Nightmare is partly based on Retro/Grade creator Matt Gilgenbach's own experience in dealing with mental health and the dark place he was after Retro/Grade.
Halfbrick's rather fun game Age of Zombies will be getting six updates pushed to it over the course of a short time period, that being a month. This is to kick off Zombie Month which is now apparently a thing. The first of these six updates has arrived today and it adds some pretty good new features to the game.