Gaming

Blek game app brings your scribbles to life

The newest kid in the Android gaming world is less Angry Bird and more Picasso. Blek is one of the more unique games out there which really takes advantage of the touch-screen nature of the smartphones and tablets out there. You can watch the scribbles and patterns that you draw cooly come to life in simple animation that nevertheless captures your attention.

OUYA tests All-Access Pass subscription-based game shop

Buying Android games, even in exclusive stores like OUYA's isn't exactly difficult, but OUYA wants to make it even easier, and in effect draw in more users of its hardware. The startup is now testing what it calls All-Access Pass, which will give you access to almost everything in its catalog for a relatively measly annual fee.

The Walking Dead story continues in Season 2 game

The 5th season of The Walking Dead TV series is still four months away, and if you are craving for your “zombie fix,” your Android gadget might have the solution. The Walking Dead: Season Two game is now available at the Google Play Store, picking up where the events of the first season left off. This time, you will play the character of Clementine, the young girl who was being protected by Season 1 main character Lee Everett.

NVIDIA Tegra K1 dovetails with Unreal Engine for demo

It would be an understatement to say that apart from Google’s new playthings, NVIDIA has been ubiquitous at the I/O developer conference as well – with its Tegra K1 chip seemingly at the heart of all things cool. One of those things was a demo by Epic Games using the Tegra K1 chip running the widely renowned FPS and RPG gaming framework Unreal Engine.

Chillingo goes retro with a Spy vs Spy remake

Chillingo has more than a few games available for download in the Play Store -- and it looks like they have recently released one more. This latest goes retro and will be familiar to those who may have been playing games on a Atari or Commodore computer. This game will also be familiar to those who were fans of MAD Magazine.

NVIDIA giving out Google Play credits with Shield purchases

The NVIDIA Shield is probably the best evidence you will have of a PC gaming-inclined company acknowledging the exponential growth of the casual gaming market, especially in Android devices. The Shield is a handheld -- a purely gaming device at that, designed to play any game available on the Android platform to date, and NVIDIA is sweetening an already lowered price point with additional freebies to convince us to buy.

Civilization Revolution 2 officially announced for Android

2K has announced the upcoming release of Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution 2. Similar to what players saw with the original Civilization Revolution, you'll be leading your civilization from the dawn of man to the modern age. The catch this time around though -- this release will mark the first time a Civilization game is being "developed exclusively" for mobile platforms, which in this case looks to include Android and iOS.

Atari going retro on Android

Atari is going mobile. But before you go jumping up and down in excitement, do take heed first. The former game giant won't be bringing its latest catalog to Android and iOS devices. Though that may happen too, it will start by traveling back through time to bring its oldest titles to smartphones and tablets.