As pretty much everyone knows by now, Angry Birds Epic is a turn-based title featuring the birds that are always angry. However many people have questions about how this gameplay will be and unless you're in the soft launch locations, you won't get to play the game until its global release.
TwitchTV annoucned recently that they were releasing an SDK where mobile game developers could use it to add the ability to stream live gameplay from within mobile games. While it is already possible to stream to TwitchTV with mobile games, its a real pain in the ass to set up for the most part. This new SDK allows the functionality to be built right into mobile games.
Amazon is celebrating the third birthday of their Appstore just as anyone else would who runs a marketplace, put a bunch of games and applications on sale. In this game there are some pretty good title available at up to 60% off their normal prices. Amazon's actual birthday is March 22nd but they are having sales to celebrate it over the next 2 weeks.
A developer going by the name of Tricore has released a video showing how to achieve remote multi-touch using your Android devices and the Mad Catz MOJO game console. This is done through the use of tweaking a few settings on the Mad Catz MOJO console (rooted I believe) and Tricore's keymapper which is apparently still in development.
Google has announced today that Google Play Games will be getting support for multiplayer gaming cross-platform with iOS devices. This means that developers on Android that also make iOS games and have multiplayer gameplay can now mesh the two platforms and their player bases together.
A new game will be launching exclusively onto Ouya next month called LAZA KNITEZ!! which won the 2012 Nordic Game Conference Indie Sensation Award. This game is a local multiplayer title where players will choose their warrior and set off against other players in futuristic fantasy themed combat for dominance.
There happens to be a decent amount of music-based games out there in the mobile gaming world, whether it be a rhythm-based title or just something themed around music in general. However we haven't seen a game yet where you can unlock a new album from a music artist from within the game itself. That is, of course, until Alien Ride came along.
Steve Jackson's Sorcery! gamebooks have been around for quite some time, originally debuting in 1983. These books were like a sub-series of the Fighting Fantasy franchise and while Tin Man Games is delivering those titles to us, indie game developers Inkle will be bringing the Sorcery! series to us next month.
The other day Rovio began teasing a new Angry Birds game, emphasizing the word 'epic' about twenty times in the process. Well more details are out and guess what this game is called? Angry Birds Epic. Go figure right? Well that may not have blown your mind but the fact that this new Angry Birds game is apparently a turn-based RPG will most likely do the trick.
Having already been quite successful in the mobile gaming scene with games such as DragonVale and NinJump, Backflip Studios is now expanding to include third-party releases onto mobile as well. This will be done through a new company / brand called Backflip Publishing.