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Posts tagged "android"

The Hookshot bundle watch

The Hookshot bundle watch
Another selection of indie bundle deals and news stories from around the bundling world. This week: Sportsfriends, Harvest and Humble Bundle Android!

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Rebel: It’s my favourite PlayStation Mobile launch title!

Rebel: It's my favourite PlayStation Mobile launch title!
Morning! The time has come to ask yourself what your favourite game of the PlayStation Mobile line-up is.

I'm not sure you can say Super Crate Box either, since that feels like cheating. Kind of.

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Review: Drop7’s secret mode – without any real spoilers regarding Drop7’s secret mode

Review: Drop7’s secret mode – without any real spoilers regarding Drop7’s secret mode
Drop7’s secret mode has been relatively common knowledge for long enough now that the time has come to – y’know – review it. However, because I can’t be sure that everybody’s discovered it, I thought the decent thing to do would be to review it without really giving anything away about it.

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PlayStation Mobile – the mystery is solved!

PlayStation Mobile – the mystery is solved!
Earlier this week I admitted that I didn't really understand the PlayStation Mobile proposition. Enter heroic PlayStation and mobile developer Ricky Haggett from Honeyslug, who kindly talked me through the whole thing. Here's what he had to say...

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Football sims and the fallacy of realism

Football sims and the fallacy of realism
Is Fifa 13 really more 'realistic' than New Star Soccer and Fluid Football or have we got the whole concept of football simulation fundamentally wrong? Here's what I sort of think.

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So what exactly *is* PlayStation Mobile?

So what exactly *is* PlayStation Mobile?
I'm not being funny, but everyone got excited by Sony's PlayStation Mobile announcement at Gamescom last week – I just want to understand why, and what it all means.

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Clumsy Pirates almost set my house on fire

Clumsy Pirates almost set my house on fire
Clumsy Pirates is so good it made me burn my nachos - and sadly, reader, that's not a turn of phrase. Thumbstar's latest puzzler may look simple, but it exerts a surprisingly powerful grip, and although I only loaded it up for a quick look before dinner, it drew me in and led to my cheese-splattered downfall.

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Piracy forces Dead Trigger to go free-to-play on Android

Piracy forces Dead Trigger to go free-to-play on Android
Android continues to go from strength to strength, with a reported 1 million new Android-based devices being activated every single day.

Despite this success, many game developers remain cool about the platform - not least because of the alleged high levels of piracy.

Hookshot Inc. takes a look at how the problem has impacted Dead Trigger.

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HueBrix – a puzzle game about paths

HueBrix – a puzzle game about paths

Some puzzle games are so fiendishly simple, you just think, oh lord, why didn't I think about that? We've all done it with Tetris, right? Why didn't we think of that? What's WRONG with us? It's just shapes falling down the screen. Just shapes...

HueBrix is just a collection of colour squares inside a grid. You're about to think it again.

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Cor! It’s Legends of Yore

Cor! It's Legends of Yore
Legends of Yore is a lovely roguelike that you should really be playing on your PC, Mac or smartphone.

We're a bit late to it, actually, so you probably are playing it already.

Damn.

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Upgrade Soul – the graphic novel with a game engine

Upgrade Soul – the graphic novel with a game engine


As the Kindle phenomenon gathers pace (it’s still gathering pace, right?), and the idea of interactive novels hits the mainstream courtesy of Sony’s freshly announced Wonderbook, the idea of engaging with fiction through the screen is becoming ever more acceptable. I’ve seen some lovely iOS examples of interactive fiction – the Headspin Storybook, Flip, Alice: Madness Returns – but they’re often extremely short and more interested in touchscreen tricks than story content.

Upgrade Soul is different. Written by illustrator Ezra Claytan Daniels and developed by media artist Erik Loyer, it follows an elderly couple who volunteer...

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Hey Civ! We played Canabalt for 10 years, too.

Hey Civ! We played Canabalt for 10 years, too.
You may have heard about this Redditor who played a single game of Civilisation for 10 years - hopefully finding time to get out for the odd root beer. It's fascinating stuff. After a decade of playing, the world's a "hellish nightmare of suffering and devastation." Uh-oh. Somebody unlocked New Jersey.

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