Saturday, December 31, 2011

Doodle Boat Released

DOODLE BOAT - an addictive, fun and simple accelerometer controlled game. The Player's job, as a nonchalant speedboat driver, is to invade the river and:

  • Get the best result
  • Go as far as possible and become The Duke of River
  • Raid the beach banks and disturb sun-bathing chicks
  • Shoot obstacles and vehicles on the water road
  • Collect coins and buy better boats
  • Pick up fuel to go even further

DOODLE BOAT contains:
  • Cool cartoon graphics
  • Different enemy vehicles including fishermen, scooters and speedboats
  • Challenging obstacle sets
  • Additional unlockable 5 boats
  • OpenFeint support: beat the score and blow others out of the water
  • Incredibly fun and addictive
  • But beware: This game is easy to learn, hard to master

Doodle Boat is completely FREE so give it a whirl below:

Doodle Boat (FREE) - Android Market

Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode 2 Coming To Android!

That's right! Sega is teaming up with NVIDIA to first bring a Tegra 2 version of Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode 2 to Android and then followed by an optimized Tegra 3 version! You should be able to see it sometime in 2012 in the Android Market and in the Tegra Zone. Check out this teaser trailer below:

Friday, December 30, 2011

KairoSoft Released Yet-Another-Story-Based Game - Mega Mall Story

KairoSoft has just released yet another one of their story based games and this time, its called Mega Mall Story where you can be the king of all the malls. In Mega Mall Story, you get to design a towering mega mall in this mall management simulation game.

Design a towering mall of mega proportions! Attract droves of customers and elevate yourself to 5-star status in this mall management simulation game!

Add anything from fast food joints to sushi restaurants, stairs and elevators--even a heliport--all with a touch of the finger!

When your establishment's popularity reaches a certain point, a "Fever" is triggered in which customers swamp your mall!

You can then exercise your newfound affluence by investing in the surrounding area--bringing in even more customers and being a good citizen at the same time! Oh yeah!

Mega Mall Story costs $5.13 to buy and in true Kairosoft fashion, it is meant to eat up most if not all of your productivity time. If you love their story-based games and just can't get enough, go ahead and grab Mega Mall Story here:

Mega Mall Story ($5.13) - Android Market

Bowling + Wizards = Bowling Wizards!

Here's an unusual game you don't see everyday - Bowling Wizards - not your ordinary bowling game but this one comes with twists & tales. This beautiful and mysterious the game has concealed surprises, magic and daring challenges. Rich visuals, complex and addictive game play with imaginative story telling makes it an unusually enjoyable game to play.

The Wizard world is in crisis. The Evil lord has cast a spell on the 'Pines' who have taken over the land and enslaved the 'Bowlons'. For them it is a do or die situation, if they want to gain their freedom back. Help the 'Bowlons' in their fight by playing and winning 'Bowling Wizards'.

The game is completely FREE so even though it sounds a little weird and wacky, you should definitely try it out:

Bowling Wizards (FREE) - Android Market

Gameloft $0.99 Promo Is Now Up & Running!

That's right boys and girls! Gameloft's $0.99 for ALL their games including the latest Modern Combat 3 is now up and running! Go grab as many as you can and have fun! Check out the link below :

Gameloft Games - Android Market

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Alawar Releases Farm Frenzy 3

So you think you've mastered farming sims? Try running five farms in one game! Farm Frenzy 3 challenges you to overhaul struggling farms around the world. Conquer Farm Frenzy 3, and you might find yourself president of the Farmer's Union!

The Frenzy goes global as you tackle 95 fast-paced levels in Africa, Russia, the Wild West, an untamed jungle and more! Feed 30 exotic animals such as walruses, penguins and llamas while protecting your farm from dangerous jaguars, lions and bears!

When you catch a predator, dress it in a silly outfit and sell it for profit! Then return to the business of growing crops, collecting goods, purchasing factories, upgrading your warehouse and transportation, and buying and selling supplies. 

Can you beat the highest score on OpenFeint and prove you're the best virtual farmer in the world?

  • 95 levels in five countries
  • 30 animals, including five enemies
  • 33 products to make
  • 17 buildings and vehicles
  • 16 trophies and achievements

The game costs a cheap $0.99 to buy, so grab it if you love the Farm Frenzy series:

Farm Frenzy 3 ($0.99) - Android Market

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Gameloft To Have Year-End Promo Sale

Gameloft will be running a year-end promo sale which will put all - yes ALL their games including the latest Modern Combat 3 FPS game from their original price to only $0.99 each! Now before you go rushing to the Android Market, the promo is only starting on December 29th 2011 10am PST time and will run till January 5th 2012 10 am PST. So lets wait patiently for the promo to start then grab all that you want! Stay tuned.

New RPG Game Title Grinsia Released

'Grinsia' is a fantasy RPG, with a quest involving twin Goddesses, and six pieces of treasure. The main characters are a family of treasure hunters, and they are joined by a wide range of other characters. The game features:

  • A wide range of allies, and many ways to enjoy the adventure
    • In 'Grinsia', you can choose your allies from a wide range of characters.
    • When the number of characters passes a certain point, you can choose which of your allies to take with you by going to a tavern in one of the towns or villages.
    • Each character reacts differently to each event, so by changing the members of your party, you can play the game again and again, enjoying the different reactions of the members.
    • In the main story, there are characters who won't become allies, too.
    • Journey across the world, in search of allies!
  • Night and Day
    • As time passes, the game changes between day and night. The appearance of towns and open land, and the way the game progresses, differ between day and night.
  • Supports high-quality graphics
    • The beautiful graphics support high-resolution screens.
    • You can select the graphics quality from the Options menu. By choosing a lower graphics quality, it is possible to make the game faster.
  • Selectable controls
    • You can choose from two types of game control, to make the game as comfortable to play as possible. The options are touch control, and a virtual cursor pad control.
  • 'Treasure accessory' system
    • The treasure you gain has special powers, and can be used during battle. When you use a piece of treasure as an accessory, you become able to use 'EX Skills'.
  • Supports OpenFeint
    • The game supports OpenFeint, with a large number of achievements to aim for!

Grinsia costs a pretty steep $10.26 to buy but if you're a big fan of RPG games, check out the trailer and then the download link below:

Grinsia ($10.26) - Android Market

Bollywood Movie Game Don 2 Released

Here's something you don't see or hear everyday - a Bollywood movie game from the movie Don 2 has just hit the Android platform where you get to play the role of Don in the official spine tingling action adventure Lite game inspired from the sequel to the mega-hit Bollywood Movie Don, starring Shahrukh Khan!

Having conquered the Asian underworld, Don now has his sights set on European domination. In his way are the bosses of the existing European underworld and all law enforcement agencies.

Dive right into the action in this Lite version game with challenging Turret sequences and explosions galore! The full version of the game is coming really soon and you should check out this lite version of the game which is completely FREE:

Don 2 Lite (FREE) - Android Market

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Prove Your Ninjaness With Ninja Guy!

Everyone knows to become a true Ninja, one must defeat a giant Minotaur. This particular Minotaur has hidden himself behind a horde of jungle creatures, a hog kingdom, and a legion of skeletons and mini-taurs.

Enter NinjaGuy, the newest of Cow Sensei’s students. Join him on this awesomely funny, fast paced action adventure! NinjaGuy battles through a varied set of environments, from a peaceful training village to a hell-like demon world!

Oh, one more piece of advice before you download this app .. Guns Don’t kill people. Ninja Do!

Game Highlights:
  • The BEST 3D action platform adventure on Android!
  • Swipe your finger to throw ninja stars using the innovative STS Shuriken engine!
  • Super Cool characters with awesomely funny personalities!
  • Unique Bosses!
  • Battle Up To 25 enemies simultaneously!
  • Superb Graphics!
  • Facebook and Twitter integration!

Ninja Guy costs $1.08 to buy so grab it now and show your true worth!

Ninja Guy ($1.08) - Android Market

Love Word Puzzle Games? Try SkyLine!

Skyline is a casual puzzle game in which players must spell words using a board of movable letter tiles. Players rearrange letters by swapping or exchanging positions of two letter tiles at a time. The game will feature different modes. First is an ascending challenge curve mode called Level Play. 

Level Play is structured with stages in which the player is given a set of rules and must create a certain number of words for that stage before time runs out. Endless Mode is more of a sandbox style play where the player is given a timer and a constant board of tiles. 

The only objective is to score as many points as possible and try to prevent the timer from reaching zero. Skyline provides depth with the introduction of different 'special' tile types that have effects or rules that add a unique twist to gameplay and player decisions. 

This, coupled with a score feedback system that rewards players for more efficient and advanced play, helps make Skyline an easy game to jump into and a fun game to master.

  • Optimized for phones and tablets
  • Fast paced online multiplayer
  • Global high score lists
  • Continuous fun in Endless Mode
  • Over 20 levels to conquer
  • Play against people on multiple platforms
  • Over 20 challenging Achievements
  • Supports Sony Tablet P dual screen mode

This great game costs nothing, so grab it now and start playing!

Skyline (FREE) - Android Market

Intense Line-Drawing Game Seal Force Released

Help Seal Force defeat evil krill mastermind Krillian from poisoning the sea! The entire ocean is counting on you to help defeat the evil krill mastermind Krillian from poisoning the sea !

Seal Force is a combo-filled game of underwater action where you must clear the seas of krill infected by Krillian’s neon-colored virus, Plato. With three seal commandoes to control simultaneously, you will have to use each of their special abilities to clear the screen of krill. Match the color of each seal to the color of your enemies for maximum efficiency and rack up shells for upgrades, weapons and more in the Seal HQ shop!

  • Intense line-drawing gameplay ! 
  • Control three seal commandoes - Fonzie, Sarge and Milo 
  • Perform crazy combos to achieve higher scores
  • Lots of fun and crazy power ups to collect
  • 11 challenging missions 
  • Visit the Seal HQ and use shells to buy awesome upgrades for your seals: weapons, suits and cool gadgets 
  • High resolution graphics

The game is completely FREE so don't wait - just grab it:

Seal Force (FREE) - Android Market

Speedway GP 2011 Released

The official Speedway GP 2011 game delivers all the action, excitement and death-defying thrills of speedway motorcycle racing! Experience the breakneck adrenaline rush of hitting the dirt track at 80-MPH - with no brakes! - in the Android Market’s premier motorbike racing title.

Speedway takes place on oval dirt tracks, with riders reaching up to 80-miles per hour on the straights, and then power-sliding into the corners at full speed; and all with no brakes. The single-gear motorbikes are fuelled by methanol, providing a significantly more explosive compression ratio than standard fuels, and resulting in dangerously high speeds with very little in the way of safety measures.

Speedway GP 2011 brings all this adrenaline-fuelled excitement to your Android device with beautifully detailed 3D visuals and exhilarating realism. Race around 11 different real-life stadiums as you step into the intrepid boots of 15 actual speedway superstars in the most daring, dangerous and dynamic motorcycle racing game on the Android Market.

Speedway GP 2011: No brakes, no gear, no fear!

  • Official mobile game of the Speedway Grand Prix Series 
  • Breakneck motorcycle racing action, unrivalled on the Android Market. 
  • 11 realistic real-world stadiums to race around as you compete for the Speedway Grand Prix Title. 
  • 15 real-life speedway riders to play and compete against. 
  • Includes full season results and statistics. 
  • Detailed, lifelike high-speed 3D visuals.

The game costs a cheap $1.02 to buy, so grab it now from the Android Market:

Speedway GP 2011 ($1.02) - Android Market

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas To All Our Readers!

Merry Christmas To All Of Our Readers @ Android Supernova! Have A Jolly Time & Have Fun!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Age Of Defenders Update & Christmas Promotion!

Remember Age Of Defenders? That awesome looking tower-offense game with a great cross-platform multiplayer capability? The folks at Cuketa have been hard at work and listening to the public feedback on the game - churning out improvements to the gameplay, UI and also bug fixes and the result is a new version of Age Of Defenders. Check out the following changelog:

  • decreased basic income from 20 to 18
  • increased income from parez from 6 to 7
  • decreased build rate of suicide buggy by 20%
  • decreased build rate of other units by 10%

  • new Multiplayer map
  • new player profile, number of played matches with statistics
  • ability to look at other player's profiles

  • displayed the number of players in lobby when hosting a game
  • chat moved, so you can chat when hosting a game
  • in-game GUI made more intuitive - swipe your units directly to portals

  • fixed the text next to upgrade in upgrade center 

Known Issues:
  • sometimes, no skill point will be awarded
  • fixed issues with destroying towers which are being sold
  • fixed parez being built again during leveling when being sold
  • fixed an error after your connection drops

For those of you who have yet to get this great game, they are doing a special Christmas Promo - 66% off the retail price! That's right! It now costs only $0.78 to buy this excellent game. But make sure you have a tablet that runs on 1280x800 resolution because the game only supports tablets at that resolution for now.

If you're interested, grab the game below:

Age Of Defenders ($0.78) - Android Market

Samsung Explains Why The Galaxy S & Tab Will Not Get ICS

You probably have heard by now that Samsung has announced that ICS won't be coming to the first Galaxy S handset and also to the original Galaxy Tab 7 inch and Samsung has now issued an official statement as to why these two devices didn't make the cut:

We used the Ice Cream Sandwich platform in order to give our device users the latest. Unfortunately, the hardware specifications must be met, and in particular, the available memory (RAM, ROM, etc.) capacity is important. 
Galaxy Galaxy Tab S and S, unlike the Nexus platform, in addition to Google Manufacturer-specific features (Touch Wiz / Samsung Widgets / video calls, etc.) Country-specific features (such as mobile TV), carrier services, and is mounted, so the upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich is not possible. The lack of available memory cannot provide a satisfactory environment.  
With the hardware considerations, provide customer devices featuring the best user experience is what we aim to do.

I think it makes perfect sense but not to worry - I'm absolutely sure that there will be (or already are) custom ROMs for these two devices as the community surrounding custom ROMs are strong. So its not the end of the world - just that there's no official way to get ICS from Samsung that's all.

Fancy Controlling Your WDTV Live With Your Android Phone Or Tablet? Enter WD TV Remote!

Western Digital Technologies has just released an app that allows you to control your WD TV Live & WD TV Live Hub streaming Media Player with your smartphone or tablet! Turn your smartphone into a touch-screen remote for your WD TV® Live Hub™ media center or WD TV Live™ streaming media player.

Control your WD TV experience with the tap of a soft key or the swipe of a finger using the WD Remote™ app. Simply launch the app on your Android™ mobile device and instantly take control of any WD TV Live Hub media center or WD TV Live streaming media player that is connected on the same network.

Key Features:
  • Control your WD TV from anywhere in your house using your wireless network
  • Get one-touch access to launch any online service available on your WD TV
  • Enter text using your Android smartphone or tablet keyboard
  • Use the gesture pad for quick and easy navigation
  • Connect multiple Android mobile devices with the WD Remote app and conveniently play multiplayer games
  • Minimum Requirements:
  • Android device running mobile operating system version 2.1 or higher
  • WD TV Live Hub media center or WD TV Live streaming media player (Gen 3, released October 2011)
  • Wireless access to your WD TV media player on your network (Your media player may be connected to your network via Ethernet port or wirelessly)

The app is completely FREE so if you own a WD TV Live or Live Hub, you can grab this FREE app now:

WD TV Remote (FREE) - Android Market

Get Up To Speed On The Sports News With SB Nation

Get all the latest sports news and updates from over 300+ blogs. SB Nation brings you unrivaled breadth and depth of sports coverage from the fan perspective, addictive real-time breaking news streams and active, intelligent communities.

Key features:
  • NEWSFEED - Get the latest sports news and commentary for the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, College Football and Basketball, MMA, Soccer, Nascar, Tennis and Golf
  • FOLLOW STORIES - Keep track of the stories that matter most to you. Get notified when there are updates
  • PERSONALIZE - Choose your favorite teams, sports and team blogs to customize your Newsfeed
  • JOIN COMMUNITIES - Discuss your favorite teams and sports by joining the most active, smartest sports communities
  • COMMENTS - Got something to say? Read, reply and post comments to any story
  • SHARE news and stories with your friends via Facebook, Twitter and email

Take note that this app is mainly intended to be used in US and Canada only due to 3rd party license restrictions. If you're in either one of those countries, grab the FREE app below:

SB Nation (FREE) - Android Market

Mike V: Skateboard Party HD Released

I've yet to see a skateboard game in Android so far and Ratrod Studio Inc has just released one called Mike V: Skateboard Party HD - the only 3D skateboarding game available on the Android Platform! Complete achievements, gain experience and upgrade your skaters. Customize your outfits, shoes, board, trucks, wheels and bearings. Challenge skaters from all over the world using Game Center leaderboards.

  • The only HD Skateboarding game available on the market.
  • New, fully customizable control system.
  • Learn over 40 tricks, create hundreds of combinations.
  • Massive skateboard locations to ride including a community center, motel, downtown plaza, junkyard and indoor skatepark.
  • Customize your skater or board with tons of exclusive content including outfits, shoes, boards, trucks, wheels and bearings. Select from your favorite brands including Airwalk, Powell & Peralta, Tork Trux and Iron Fist Clothing.
  • Gain experience and upgrade your skater’s attributes.
  • Achievements & leaderboards.
  • Share your results with your friends on Facebook or Twitter.
  • Soundtrack by Conditions & Revolution Mother.
  • Universal version for Android phones and tablets

The game costs a decent $1.95 to buy so grab it now and start skateboarding:

Mike V: Skateboard Party HD ($1.95) - Android Market

Minor Lords: Archibald & Remus Released

Here's another tower defense game for you - its called Minor Lords: Archibald & Remus by 7Sixty LLC. Archibald and Remus have been kicked out of their castle and now they need to find a home... although they're not the only ones looking for somewhere to live! 

The two friends tour the medieval countryside, squatting in any empty castles they find along the way but as darkness falls, enemy lords, evil knights and even wild animals are trying to find somewhere to spend the night too.

Help Archibald and Remus defend their new stronghold by building a range of crazy contraptions to take out the enemies, including catapults, towers that shoot rabid badgers and swarms of angry bees. Plus, collect gold to upgrade the defences so you're ready to stop the bosses bashing your gates down. It's the perfect slice of medieval mayhem!

This cartoon style tower defense game costs nothing - so go ahead and grab it now:

Minor Lords: Archibald & Remus (FREE) - Android Market

Friday, December 23, 2011

Hills Of Glory WWII Released

Hills Of Glory WWII - The Story: Defend your position with all costs and show the enemy what you are made of! The enemy has launched its largest offensive yet and we must hold our positions at all costs. To defend this hill, you are but three and they are more than a thousand! 

It's practically a suicide mission, but you are the best and our whole army is counting on you. The enemy is approaching, increasing in number and hell-bent on reducing your position to ashes. It's up to you show them our worth!

  • Choose your favorite soldiers to fight against relentless waves of enemies and tanks. 
  • Choose from an astonishing array of powerful and fearsome weapons: rifles, mortars, Molotov cocktails, grenades....
  • Detailed graphics, humor and an ever-enjoyable gameplay. The next-gen of Tower Defense games is here!
  • Intense "Campaign Mode" and endlessly destructive "Quick Play Mode
  • Open Feint social platform: many trophies to win, scores to publish online and records to beat.

Hills Of Glory WWII ($1.29) - Android Market

Have Up To 15 Timers With aTimer

Sometimes we really need timers and if you ever find yourself need not 1, 2 or 3 but up to 15 individual timers to track different things without setting them every single time - then aTimer is the perfect app for you. aTimer allows you to configure fifteen individual countdown or stopwatch timers for common activities, allowing you to quickly and effortlessly get on with the task at hand.

Start a countdown timer, and when it expires, aTimer will sound a short alarm and vibrate your phone. Long press on a timer to re-configure or stop it. It also comes with a widget for your home screen.

The app is completely FREE so grab it now:

aTimer (FREE) - Android Market

Great Comics With DailyINK Comics

Catch up on over 90+ comic strips, panels and editorial cartoons updated every day with DailyINK. DailyINK delivers a free comic every day to your Android phone. Famous strips and panels like Zits, Baby Blues, Dustin, H├Ągar the Horrible, Beetle Bailey, Bizarro and Blondie are among the dozens of comics and editorial cartoons available.

Paid subscribers can further browse through 90+ daily comic strips and editorial cartoons, enjoy archives of a year or more and access exclusive vintage strips that are no longer in syndication -- all for $1.99/month or $19.99/year.

Every feature is updated daily and optimized for your mobile device. Download the free app to view today's comic and hundreds of samples.

The app itself is FREE so grab it now:

DailyINK Comics (FREE) - Android Market

Get Organized Effortlessly With Tasks N Todos

Manage your todo lists, task lists, shopping lists, pantry lists etc - effortlessly using a single free todo list app that syncs automatically with Google Task lists!

Introducing Tasks N Todos - the todo list app that is designed with the goal of being the best todo list app for Android smartphones and tablets. Tasks N Todos helps you get organized and keep up with life's many tasks and todos with minimal effort.

Tasks N Todos is built to be extremely easy to use - absolutely no user manual required! Entering the things you need to do is a breeze. Just key in your task list and the app will handle the rest.

Upcoming tasks and to-dos are clearly presented in an effective layout that enables you to better prioritize the stuffs that you need to do.

Setting due dates, notes, reminders for your to-do list are all easily accomplished with the minimal number of taps via the quick action menu and the quick task add interface.

Complete List of Features
  • Full synchronization support with Google Tasks using official Google Tasks API
  • Setup task reminder notifications for one-time as well as repeating tasks
  • Tasks can be set to repeat automatically with flexible recurrence schedule
  • Send urgent tasks to the top of the list with one quick action
  • Filter and sort your task and to-do lists in anyway you want
  • Drag and drop your task/to-do lists to reorder them any way you like
  • Calendar-style date picker with quick date pickers for Today, Tomorrow and Next Week.
  • Navigate between task lists easily using swiping gestures.
  • Task management made easy with quick action menus
  • Even faster access with homescreen widgets with quick shortcuts to add or view tasks
  • Backup/restore data to SD card
  • Fully optimized for both Android tablets and smartphones
  • Sync your task lists on your tablet with the following non-tablet optimized todo apps via Google Tasks: Astrid, Any Do, Taskos todo list, Checkmark, Google Tasks Organizer and gTasks.

Grab the app for FREE below:

Tasks & Todos (FREE) - Android Market

DropBox Redesigned & More Features!

DropBox have just redesigned their cloud file sharing app for Android and the more importantly - optimized the app for Ice Cream Sandwich. Check out the full changelog below and grab this hot new update from Dropbox:

  • Completely redesigned the app and added lots of new features!
  • Favorites: quick offline access to files
  • Bulk upload photos and videos
  • Rename files and folders
  • Single-tap access to all file and folder actions
  • Improved gallery view
  • Upload from and export to local storage
  • Optimized for Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0)
  • Numerous bug fixes and stability improvements

DropBox (FREE) - Android Market

50 Games In One Package : PlayScape

Fancy having 50 games in one title? Now you can with PlayScape! PlayScape is the first of its kind mobile Mega-Game to provide you with a unified cross-game experience.

PlayScape rewards you with Experience Points and Virtual Currency, which are completely transferable to any game in PlayScape. Every game in PlayScape contains a description text and rating by other users.

Start exploring innovative ways to customize and enhance your mobile experience!

PlayScape includes a Mission Wall which provides you with a range of constantly updated missions which enable you to accumulate Experience Points for completing various tasks.

Earn Virtual Currency – PlayScape Coins – for unlocking new games / levels, and completing a task from the Mission Wall. PlayScape Coins are redeemable for virtual goods, new games and power ups.

  • A wide range of FREE Android games – Arcade and Action, Brain & Puzzle, Casual games and more. 
  • Games that constantly refreshed without the hassle of syncing. 
  • Compatible with all Android phones

PlayScape is completely FREE so grab it below:

PlayScape (FREE) - Android Market

MADFinger Games Releases Tegra 3 Version Of Shadowgun

The folks at MADFinger Games have just released the Tegra 3 version of ShadowGun called ShadowGun THD which is compatible with both Tegra 2 & Tegra 3 chipsets. The main highlight is of course the improved lighting and environment effects of the game as you can see from the screenshot above.

The game costs $5.21 to buy and you can grab it after the gameplay trailer below:

ShadowGun THD ($5.21) - Android Market

GTA III 10 Year Anniversary Edition Sale & Support For Some New Devices

Rockstar Games has just dropped the price of GTA III by 40% to $2.99 only for this hit game which was recently released! They've also added support for some new devices and other improvements to the game - here's the full changelog:

  • Support for Droid Bionic
  • Support for  Galaxy Nexus
  • Support for  Galaxy S II
  • Support for  PowerVR GPU's (Nexus One, Galaxy W, etc)
  • Improved Xperia stability
  • Immediately skipping cutscenes will no longer cause issues
  • Improved shader error handing
  • A few additional technical fixes

The promo will run until December 29th so grab it fast before it's too late!

GTA III ($2.99) - Android Market

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Siegecraft THD & Non-THD Finally Makes It To Android!

Blowfish Studios have finally released both Siegecraft & Siegecraft THD to the Android Market! Lay waste to your enemies using crossbows, catapults, battering rams and more. Simple to pick-up and play with plenty of content to keep you entertained for hours.

You are the best siege team money can buy. Work for each race as they rage war on each other. Perform well to get paid more and buy awesome power-ups and upgrade your siege machines!

The Tegra THD Version Contains:
  • 1 Extra campaign!
  • 2 Extra projectiles!
  • 3 times the number of particle effects!
  • Beautiful weather effects like rain, snow and dust!
  • 3D Stereoscopic mode when used with a 3D display.

Main Game Features:
    • Exquisitely created environments and 3 unique races to play, Knights, Vikings and Samurai. Each race has their own campaigns to battle through and hand crafted units, buildings and scenery. Embed yourself in each world with unique warriors, weapons, buildings and monster bosses! Did someone mention mountain trolls??
    • 6 Campaigns, containing 25 unique levels! 
    • 1 Beginner campaign 
    • 3 Story driven campaigns - Knights, Vikings and Samurai 
    • 1 Endless/Survival campaign - You know you want endless Viking zombies! 
    • 1 Multiplayer campaign

The good news is that there's a lite version for both the THD and non-THD version of the game so you can try it out for FREE below before making your purchase:

Siegecraft Lite - Android Market
Siegecraft THD Lite - Android Market

Gameloft Releases The Oregon Trail: Settler

Gameloft has just released The Oregon Trail: Settler for FREE to the Android Market! If you're a fan of simulation, farming and tycoon games - you should give this game a try! Experience a brand new adventure in The Oregon Trail: American Settler!

    • A new adventure gathering features you loved from the original “The Oregon Trail” plus great new ones from this brand new game!
    • Create your own personalized frontier town by adding buildings, animals, crops and taking care of your people’s happiness. Earn gold and buy all kinds of items to really make it unique.
    • Meet up with some of the most important figures in history and have a quick and educational chat, or talk to your townsfolk to uncover quests and some fascinating historical facts.
    • The West truly is a wild and dangerous place, and you never know whether a stampede of buffalo, a hurricane or bandit attacks may strike! Use strategy to make the best choice and protect your village from anything!
    • Play the fun Hunting or Fishing mini-games to gather resources for your people and stockpile enough supplies to get you through even the toughest of times.
    • Make new friends or meet-up with old ones by taking a trip to your neighboring villages. Exchange gifts to deepen the bonds of friendship and help each other make the most amazing villages possible.

The Oregon Trail : Settler (FREE) - Android Market

New Swype Beta Update Features Dragon Dictation For Voice And More

There's a new Swype Beta update lurking around and this one includes the new Dragon Dictation for Voice and also support for over 50 languages and more. You can check out the video below showcasing the new Dragon Dictation for Voice feature and then grab the new update from the link thereafter:

Swype Beta Forums - Swype Beta

EA Finally Releases Real Racing 2 For Android!

EA has finally released one of the most anticipated racing games for Android - Real Racing 2! Now, take the most hotly anticipated racing game ever made for Android for a FREE test drive. 

Once you get a taste of the adrenaline-fueled action, UPGRADE to get the total experience. Race away with 30 high-performance cars, 15 awesome locations, and an immersive Career mode!

    • Jump behind the wheel in Quick Race mode and challenge 15 competitors to a nail-biting race to the finish – or sink your teeth into a Career race and discover the power of pro circuit racing.
    • Unlock the full game though an in-app purchase and get everything that REAL RACING 2 has to offer.
    • Test your racing prowess on a 16 car grid against highly skilled AI drivers.
    • Select from 30 officially licensed cars including the 2010 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500, 2010 Nissan GT-R (R35), 2012 McLaren MP4-12C, and more!
    • Work your way from rookie to pro in a robust Career Mode, offering 10 hours of racing enjoyment. Jump into a Quick Race for instant fun – or race against the clock in Time Trial Mode.
    • Race in 15 beautiful locations, with 40 miles of highly detailed race tracks, speedways and city circuits – including twilight and night races.
    • Touch or tilt to steer, as you experience state-of-the-art handling with customizable options that tailor to your personal driving style.
    • Experience the intensity of head-to-head racing with 5 unique camera angles and breath-taking graphics powered by Firemint’s exclusive high performance Mint3D™ engine.

As mentioned, the game is FREE to try and you can purchase the full version via an in-app purchase - the sad news is that it doesn't support tablets (at least not my ASUS EEE Pad Transformer TF101) - in any case, you can grab the game below:

Real Racing 2 (FREE) North America Version - Android Market
Real Racing 2 (FREE) International Version - Android Market

Google Android Team Sends Their Happy Holidays Wishes To Everyone In The Android Community

I don't think I need to say more - check out this video which showcases the Galaxy Nexus being used at Google featuring most of the major ICS features - of course, with Happy Holiday wishes from the Android Team @ Google:

EA Releases Spy Mouse

EA sure is releasing a lot of games lately and that includes casual games such as this one called Spy Mouse. Agent Squeak *is* SPY mouse, a super-secret operative serving the needs of mice everywhere.

Can the world's smallest hero prevail in one of mobile’s biggest games? His fate's in your hands!

  • Sneak, scamper and snack your way through 70+ deviously challenging levels!
  • 6 unique worlds, full of adventure, each with their own diabolical hench-cat to outwit.
  • Run circles around your feline foes using all manner of zany gadgets, gizmos and power-ups!
  • Cat trouble? Recruit the help of the exotic Kiska and get your mission back on track.
  • Forever fun with achievements, secret levels and thrilling, action-packed updates!

The game costs $0.99 to buy and you can grab it below:

Spy Mouse ($0.99 - North America Version) - Android Market
Spy Mouse ($0.99 - International Version) - Android Market

Go Nuts With KamiCrazy!

KamiCrazy is a combination of a traditional platforming game with classic puzzle elements, and combines smooth animation and stylised graphics with great fast-paced-game-play.

The full version has forty rich, colourful and puzzling levels and two distinct themes making KamiCrazy a must have game for all Android devices.

Check out the gameplay video below and then proceed to the FREE download!

KamiCrazy (FREE) - Android Market

Fingerlab Releases Multiponk

Love pong? Try MultiPonk from fingerlab - you get to play up to 2 players on a smartphone and 4 players on a tablet! The HD graphic designs and the ultra-realistic physics engine will make you feel like you're playing on an real wooden board. The game features:

  • Immersive HD design / Retina Display 
  • Realistic physical engine 
  • 7 game modes : A.I. revenge, classic, baby, crazy, flash, dual, death ball 
  • 11 bonuses: Multiball, Power, Big ball, Gravity, Autopilot, Time warp... 
  • 5 ball sizes 
  • Paddle slice effect 
  • 14 Original music themes by KingQ4

Bad news is that the game currently doesn't work on the Galaxy S II but I'm sure the developers are working on a fix for it. For everyone else who wants to try the game out, check out the trailer below then grab the game for a decent $1.3:

MultiPonk ($1.30) - Android Market

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

New Firefox 9 For Android Updated With New Tablet UI And More!

Mozilla has just updated the Firefox for Android to version 9 which brings in the much awaited tablet UI that we've seen and used in the previous beta releases of Firefox. They've also improved the start up time of the app and other miscellaneous developer related improvements have been added to the app as well. 

You can grab the latest and greatest version of Firefox for Android below:

Firefox (FREE) - Android Market

Google Currents Updated With Improved Sync Performance

Google has just updated the Google Currents app which includes some stability improvements and the most important one of all - data sync performance improvements. This is really important as the data sync portion of the app is really really slow and takes ages to get it sync. 

For an app that many people are considering as the best Google Reader replacement, this update is a much welcome one indeed. Grab the update below:

Google Currents (FREE) - Android Market

Getjar Gold Unleashes 100 Paid Apps For FREE!

GetJar has just unleashed their latest December 2011 catalog which showcases over 100 paid apps for FREE! Some of the apps include those that were on the 10p sale during Google's App Promo celebration but this time, it is completely free. 

Basically its a horizontal list with all the Alphabets and you can even skip to an alphabet you want to find the app/game you're looking for. To scroll just use your keyboard's left or right arrow key to move / scroll through the list.

You should grab them as there are lots of games and apps in the list - 100 of them to be exact - I'm sure you'll want something out of that list! So check out the list below:

Source: GetJar Gold

Adobe AIR Now Updated For ICS

Just shortly after Adobe Flash Player was released for ICS, comes Adobe Air for ICS which also includes some other performance improvements and also bug fixes to this release. You can grab the latest version of Adobe Air below:

Adobe Air (FREE) - Android Market

Noble Master Games Releases Tropical Stormfront - An RTS Game For Android

Tropical Stormfront is Real-Time Strategy (RTS) game in a tropical setting. Take command and join the ultimate war of good versus evil. Defend your freedom against the forces of darkness. Fight real-time battles in the tropics and become the ultimate leader.

The game features a multitude of pre-defined missions such as survival mode, eliminate all the enemy forces, capture the flag, hold the flag, defend against incoming forces, capture the enemy general, sea battles, air battles as well as tank fights.

To complete the objectives you take command of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) and fight against the evil forces of Order, Discipline and Obedience (ODO). Choose the right strategies for each of the battles and you will claim ultimate victory!

The full version of the game costs a steep $6.99 to buy but fortunately, there's a lite version for you to try which is completely FREE and has 3 campaign missions for you to evaluate the game. Check it out after the gameplay trailer below:

Tropical Stormfront Lite (FREE) - Android Market

Cut The Rope Updated With New Box Of Levels!

The folks at Zeptolab have just released a new update for Cut The Rope which includes a new box called "Buzz Box" that includes 25 new levels with new game mechanics and also some bug fixes and optimizations to the original game. Check out the trailer and then the download below:

Cut The Rope ($0.97) - Android Market

Jelly Defense Updated With New Features & A Challenging Endless Level

The folks at Infinite Dreams have just updated their popular tower defense game called Jelly Defense to version 1.1 which brings in some new features, new christmas tune, performance upgrades and a new challenging endless level to keep you playing the game without getting any sleep. Here's the full changelog:

  • Two winter levels for Christmas evenings.
  • Challenging endless level.
  • New and cozy Christmas tune.
  • Increasing the difficulty after finishing the game isn't mandatory anymore. You can now go back to previous levels.
  • Minor performance improvements.
  • Minor gameplay adjustments.
  • Reindeers & cookies! :-)

Jelly Defense is one of Infinite Dreams' top notch games and I must say that it is the best tower defense game that I've ever played in a long time - addictive and fun to play but difficult to master (or even win some of the levels) - as usual, you can grab the update below or if you have not bought it yet - make your purchase at $2.99 only - its well worth the price - trust me!

Jelly Defense ($2.99) - Android Market

Samsung Announces ICS For Galaxy Range Of Devices

Samsung has just announced that Google's latest Ice Cream Sandwich will be included into their latest flagship Galaxy range of devices which is expected to be released sometime in the first quarter of 2012. These devices include:

  • Galaxy S II
  • Galaxy Note
  • Galaxy R
  • Galaxy Tab 10.1
  • Galaxy Tab 8.9
  • Galaxy Tab 7.7
  • Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

Both the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note will obviously be the first recipients of Ice Cream Sandwich while other devices will get them soon thereafter. 

Duke Nukem 3D FREE For The Next 2 Days

Machineworks Northwest LLC has just put up Duke Nukem 3D for FREE for the next two days! Of course this only contains the first Episode while Episodes 2 and 3 costs $0.99 each via an in-app purchase but its still a pretty good deal since you get to try the game out first for FREE so grab it below:

Duke Nukem 3D (FREE) - Android Market

Play God In BABEL Rising

In BABEL RISING, you are God! And from the heights of sky, you see that men are agitating themselves…and building a tower. A tower? To climb up to your heights? How arrogant and impudent they are… Time has come to teach your creatures how small they are and how great you are! 

You will have to use of all your divine spells, and to prevent them from building the tower. How long could you hold for humans?

Babel Rising is an action puzzle game offering hours of gameplay. The challenge is simple: unleash your powers to prevent the humans from building the tower.

  • Six devastating powers at your disposal, including the thunderbolt, the typhoon and earthquake!
  • Hilarious animations, detailed graphics and a soundtrack worthy of the best Roman Empire movies in a humorous setting. 
  • Addictive, unlimited and challenging gameplay
  • Open Feint social platform

Babel Rising ($1.29) - Android Market

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Hi Launcher Brings A New UI Experience To Your Android Device

Hi Launcher is an Android Home replacement app with powerful functions. Boasting the first to adopt the zoning layout mode, and offering rich home themes, personalized editing and beautifying function, smooth operation as well as many other practical functions, Hi Launcher will sure bring you a brand-new experience.

  • Distinctive layout design brings unique visual experience
    • Widget area and icon area are independently laid out. A variety of widgets can be found in the widget area, including OneKey Clean Clock widget, user feedback widget, etc.; the icon area can be displayed in full screen or hidden depending on your choices that you make.
  • Practical and intelligent category management
    • Without adopting App Mate, Hi Launcher classifies apps automatically, enabling easier and more efficient search.
  • Rich and colorful themes
    • Hi Launcher offers stunning visual effects through its rich and colorful themes. A wide array of wallpapers and widget skins are available, making your mobile phone interface look more appealing. And partial interface is changeable and customizable, making your mobile phone more trendy and attractive.
  • Collective and unified shortcuts 
    • Powerful OneKey shortcut design, shortcut tools, shortcut contacts, etc. You’ll enter a big world only with just a tap on the screen. 
  • WYSIWYG icon customization
    • Users are allowed to change icons freely. The icon masks will even make every detail on your mobile phone desktop shine with personality and appeal!

Hi Launcher doesn't cost a single penny, so grab it now:

Hi Launcher (FREE) - Android Market

WordPress For Android Updated With Tablet Support And More!

This may seem a bit weird and ironic posting on a Blogger site - WordPress for Android has just been updated with tablet support and more! Here's the full changelog:

  • Use the Dashboard and Quick Action Bar to get one-tap access to everything you want to do with your blog.
  • All new post editor including a rich text formatting bar and enhanced media features.
  • Full support for Android Tablets.
  • Post Format support.
  • and more!

Seems like WordPress is always ahead of the game - even Blogger's outdated Android app seems pale in comparison. I sure hope Google updates it as I do blog on my EEE Pad Transformer from time to time. Anyway, you can grab it for FREE from the link below:

WordPress For Android (FREE) - Android Market

Improve GTA 3 Graphics With Some Tweaks

Infazz from the XDA Developers Forum have just released a modified version of the GTA 3 file that tweaks the graphics and gives you the full effects. Check out the above image (you can click on it for a larger view) for the before and after effect after tweaking the GTA 3 graphics.

As expected, if your handset / device is not donning a decent GPU, you might experience slowdowns with this graphics update - so check it out first and give it a try. The steps are pretty simple if you want to do it on your own or if you prefer, you can grab the pre-made file from the source below. Make sure you backup your old GTA 3 graphics file before doing this - read the full thread below:

Source: XDA Developers Forum

Google+ App Updated With New Features

Google has just updated the Google+ app with some new features for the Android version of the app, just right after they've updated the main Google Plus site. Here's the full changelog:

  • Start a hangout from a Messenger conversation
  • New design of the photos album view
  • People suggestions when composing a Messenger conversation
  • New icons to show which photos have been uploaded to Google+ via Instant Upload
  • Ability to leave one-to-one Messenger conversations
  • Bug fixes

As usual, you can grab the update from the Market link below:

Google+ (FREE) - Android Market

Unboxing The Galaxy Nexus - The Ninja Way

Patrick Boivin - the genius behind the previous Nexus series' Ninja Unboxing videos has just created another ninja unboxing video and this time it is for the latest Galaxy Nexus handset by Samsung - you must watch this one but be prepared to lose at least 15 minutes of your time:

If you have yet to check out the previous two, check them out below:

Ninja Unboxing | Ninja Unboxing 2

NFL Pro 2012 Released

Gameloft sure is on a roll this week with the release of Modern Combat 3 and Fantasy Town - now comes NFL Pro 2012! Get hyped for an awesome NFL season you can play for FREE!

You’ve never played football like this before: FREE! Get hyped for an amazing 2011/2012 as you level-up and unlock tons of new features on your road to become a gridiron champion.

    • Thanks to the official NFL and NFL Players License, you can choose to play and manage any of the 32 NFL teams with over 2,000 real players.
    • Play matches to earn points you can use to unlock new stadiums, playbooks, stat boosts and much more.
    • Thanks to motion capture technology, enjoy stunning graphics and an impressive level of detailed player animations that include running, tackling, celebrating touchdowns and more.
    • The improved AI promises a challenging game every time. You can also take on the advanced AI if you think you’re ready for the greatest challenge.
    • Choose from over 200 plays to beat your opponents or use the Playbook Editor to create your own tactics to outwit the opposition.
    • An assistant to help you make the right choices depending on time left, team skills and more!
    • Finely tuned gameplay will give you unmatched control when running, tackling or passing.
    • Get all the news about your favorite teams thanks to the official NFL RSS feed integrated into directly into the game!

As you've read from the description - the game is FREE but again, expect it to be a FREEMIUM game rather than a completely FREE with no-catch game. If you're a big fan of the NFL - grab the game below:

NFL Pro 2012 (FREE) - Android Market

Gameloft Releases Fantasy Town

Just hot off the release of Modern Combat 3 comes another new game from Gameloft and this one is more...cutesy I suppose - its called Fantasy Town - a simulation and role playing based game for Android. 

Somewhere between your dreams and reality lies a place where creatures of your imagination are given life to create your own personal fantasy world!

Guide your villagers in unearthing treasure, farming exotic plants and building a thriving village of your own design.

    • Mythic beings are always cropping up here, from stout dwarves that can dig up treasure to mystic fairies that care for your fruit and vegetables, plus many more exotic and magical creatures. Talk to your villagers, accept their quests to earn special rewards and make your population happy.
    • Collect or buy Magic Potions to unlock amazing powers that can radically affect your village. But be careful: each potion can only be used once!
    • Take a break from managing things to play an exciting mini-game. Explore wild lands and defeat dark beasts!
    • Build and decorate your village any way you want and unlock new items to add all the time! You can even take a break from managing things and run up to the Green Balloon to play an exciting mini-game any time you want.
    • Fantasy Town is even more fun when shared with friends! Be social and invite them over to see your awesome village and check out theirs too. You can even exchange gifts to help each other make an even more amazing town.

The game is FREE but expect it to have in-app purchases AKA freemium title rather than completely FREE - if you're interested, grab it below:

Fantasy Town (FREE) - Android Market