Android gaming

GameStick Kickstarter campaign closes with nearly $650k in funding

The GameStick console launched on Kickstarter back in early-January and since then it seems to have attracted quite a bit of attention. In fact, the game console attracted so much attention that the initial funding goals we quickly meet and additional perks were added as new funding levels were reached. All things considered, except for one small issue that resulted in the GameStick Kickstarter going down for a few hours, they seem to have done rather well.

OUYA console April deliveries close to selling out

If you are still considering the purchase of an OUYA game console, you may want to make that purchase sooner rather than later. Or more specifically, make that purchase before Monday, February 4, 2013. The details are coming by way of a recent status update from OUYA and note that if you don't place your order before then -- you will not have your console in April.

Splashtop improves streaming PC gaming with user customizable app

Streaming PC game play will soon be a bit nicer for Splashtop users. The company has announced a new app that will allow users to create and customize virtual joysticks. The app is called "Configurable Shortcuts and Gamepads app for Splashtop 2" and will be priced at $0.99. Getting this out right from the beginning, the app will be available in Google Play from February 1, 2013.

Epic Citadel released for Android with included benchmarking mode

Epic Games has officially released Epic Citadel for Android. The game is available for free and can be found by way of Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. That said, it should be made clear from the beginning -- this game was released to demonstrate the Unreal Engine 3 (UE3) technology. To drive that point home, Epic Games has included a benchmarking mode.

GameStick unveils final controller design and docking station

With the GameStick Kickstarter almost out of time, the company has revealed the final design for the controller along with a new docking station. That said, those still on the fence about backing the GameStick, you have a little less than 70 hours. Of course, there is clearly no need to worry about the project being funded at this point. We have already seen the project climb to more than $500k when they were originally looking for $100k.

OUYA game jam results in 166 prototypes in 10 days

OUYA will be launching shortly, and one of the biggest challenges the Android console faces in 2013 is support. The idea is great, but if developers don't support it, the console may not take off. OUYA, along with Kill Screen, hosted a game jam event called CREATE a few weeks back, inviting developers to make all sorts of game prototypes over the course of 10 days. At the end of it all, the OUYA team had 166 prototypes on their hands.

GameStick adds new rev share deal for indie game developers

The GameStick Kickstarter launched with quite a bit of success. The project climbed well over the $100,000 goal very quickly and is currently at $466,855 with eight days remaining to pledge. One interesting part here, the project has been tweaked a little bit here and there. The basics have remained the same, however we are seeing extra little perks being added.

Temple Run 2 reminds developers: “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it”

The Google Play Store is loaded with games. Without calling out any specifics, there are many that are not so good - and some that are really, really good. Everything from casual games to more in depth games such as Dead Trigger and Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour. But for the focus here, lets concentrate on the casual games. A few of the top developers in this realm include Imangi Studios, Rovio Mobile, Halfbrick Studios and Zepto Lab.
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