When the 2011 Ludum Dare came up, Mojang’s Markus “Notch” decided he’d try participating and seeing what he could come up with in that period of time. Since the theme this year was “alone,” Notch put together a rudimentary, 2D version of Minecraft called Minicraft. The result was a game with some mild RPG and more »
Cthulhu Saves the World, the satirical indie RPG that could, is going to invade practically every possible platform. It began as an Xbox Live Arcade Indie game, and did so well that Zeboyd Games did an enhanced rerelease of the game with the help of Kickstarter donations on both XBLA and Windows PCs. Now, a more »
Another blow has been struck against the Sega series Shenmue. Back in 2010, Ysnet created an online, social networking adventure game inspired by the series for Mobage. People rejoiced even though Shenmue World, also known as Shenmue City, wasn’t exactly the game they wanted. They took to their cell phones to play it through Mobage. more »
Hey, what are you doing over the next 15 hours? If you have a minute free and some kind of Android device, then put aside five minutes o stop at the Amazon App Store. There’s a new Halfbrick game waiting there for you, and if you hurry it won’t cost you anything. It’s time to more »
Gaia Interactive is about to go mobile with its release of Monster G, the mobile spin-off of its Facebook game Monster Galaxy already played by more than 15 million users per month. Since it’s release back in November 2010, Monster Galaxy has become a popular social game on Facebook, reigning as a top 10 game more »
One way to beat summer heat is to find a place with fantastic air conditioning and stake your claim on a spot there. But just sitting and enjoying the cold could get boring. If you own an Android device, that won’t be a problem for you, since Gamevil has just released the action RPG Zenonia 3 on the Android Market and it won’t cost you anything to play it.
Yes, even though both Zenonia and Zenonia 2 cost real money when they were first released, Zenonia 3 isn’t like that…
On June 30 2011, G5 Entertainment will be re-releasing some of the company’s more popular games for Android phones. The games were previously releases on Mac, PC and iOS platforms and now G5 wants to create a new fan base with Android users.
The games will be free to download but will include in-app purchase options to play the full game and unlock all the levels.
Here are the first five games coming out for the Android with more to come at later dates…
Playing with Professor Layton has always been a solitary experience. Well, until now. It turns out Level-5 is going to be collaborating with DeNA to make it a more social experience. See, the Professor Layton adventure and puzzle series is going to merge with DeNA’s Kaito Royale a mission-based, social RPG. The result is an entirely new game called Professor Layton Royale that will be an adventure RPG people can play on their phones.
While details about how Professor Layton Royale will play are scant, due to it not being released on Japanese cell phones and smartphones until Fall 2011, it seems like it will be very similar to Kaito Royale…
And you thought that women are shopaholics. A recent study by mobile social network site MocoSpace revealed that, in terms of virtual goods, male social gamers outspend female social gamers nine to one. In fact, not only do male social gamers spend more on virtual goods, but that most of the virtual goods bought in-game were from men.
In one of their most recent print editions, Game Informer posed a rather interesting question. The question was whether or not mobile gaming (via smartphones, tablets, e-readers, etc.) will kill the handheld (DS and PSP) market.
One issue that pops up is the scope of the market. For gaming-dedicated systems (handhelds or not), games and subscriptions (like Xbox Live) are the revenue streams. There is still a lot of money to be made gaming-dedicated handheld and console markets, especially with the growing use of digital distribution.