Retro gaming is currently in vogue thanks to platforms such as Google Play, the Apple App Store and Steam. Countless classics have been resurrected on these new platforms, be they ports or HD remakes. The proliferation of retro titles certainly supports the claim. Over the past three years, a proliferation of retro titles have resurfaced such as Contra HD, Castle of Illusion HD, X-Men the Arcade game, Pac-Man, Sonic CD, Jet Set Radio, Final Fantasy III and many other venerable titles.
2K Games and Firaxis Games are bringing Civilization Revolution 2 to Android devices. Scheduled to come out on iOS July 2 with an Android release shortly there after, Civ Revolution 2 is the sequel to the original iOS version Civilization Revolution, which was a port of the PC game of the same name.
Not to be confused with KungFu Panda, Snail Games recently released gameplay videos at E3 from their upcoming project Taichi Panda. Snail Games is known for PC games such as Age of Wushu and Heroes of Gaia. It is great to see PC game developers creating new projects for mobile devices. The first game play videos make me wish I had Taichi Panda on my mobile device now, but alas, we will all have to wait a little bit longer because it comes out later this year.
SEGA has partnered with Google to bring Android users two exclusive characters to the popular endless running game, Sonic Dash. For a limited time, Andy Android, the mascot for the Android operating system, is being featured as a playable character in Sonic Dash.
Anyone that has ever played the game Serious Sam knows that game developer Croteam has a knack for introducing you to in game events that you never saw coming. Well, Croteam is at again with their latest project being published by Devolver Digital. At E3, the gathering throngs were introduced to what Croteam is calling a ‘First Person Philosophical Puzzler or FP3.’ Are you scratching your head yet?
In what seems to be a steady stream of quiet releases, Ludia Inc’s Dragons: Rise of Berk joins the ranks of other former iOS exclusives that are now appearing on Android. Rise of Berk launched on May 22nd as an iOS exclusive but as of today is available for Android.
Back in 2012, Stone Blade Entertainment led a rather successful crowdfunding effort to produce an all new cross-platform card game titled SolForge. Development of the title is headed by Richard Garfield creator and designer of the venerable TCG, Magic the Gathering. Given the pedigree of the talent behind the game, SolForge generated an appropriate level of gamer interest, culminating in $429,000 raised out of a requested $250,000. Following the consumer response, an open beta was released for iOS and Steam. Now, with the groundwork properly laid, Stone Blade has announced the launch of the Sol Forge open beta for Android.
The mouse of wonder returns in an HD reimagining of the Sega Genesis masterpiece, The Castle of Illusion. Players take control of Mickey Mouse, who is on a quest to save his stalwart companion, Minnie Mouse, from the nefarious witch Mizrabel. The game boasts stunning visuals, five magical worlds to explore, hidden challenges and unlockable classic costumes for Mickey.
Sega (the beloved console company of yore that now produces mobile games) has put the following Sonic games on sale: Sonic 4 (episodes 1,2), Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic CD, and Sonic Jump.
The strange and psychedelic world of Fearless Fantasy is due to grace the Android Platform later this summer. Having been successfully released on the PC, developer Enter Skies is focusing their effort on a mobile port of their oddity of an adventure. The producer of the hit animated film, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within referred to Fearless Fantasy as “The most original RPG of the year.”
Gameloft announced a spin-off Asphalt game titled Asphalt Overdrive at E3. Played upright in portrait mode, Overdrive has players driving in between 3 lanes, which one can be changed with a swipe of the screen. There are many different challenges to partake in including escaping the police, performing stunts, and of course racing. Challenges give you a star rating with three stars being the highest obtainable.