Gaming

SimplePlane lets you design and fly your own custom plane

Have you ever dreamed of designing your own plane but never really got around to studying all the math stuff involved? Did you plan to become a pilot but maybe your eyesight or lack of hand eye coordination prevent you from becoming one? You can live out your aviator dreams through a new Android game called SimplePlane, but it's anything but actually simple.

SXPD action racing game brings comicbooks to life

Most action games for mobile are designed with basic graphics in mind. Others choose to use pixelated graphics now which usually turn out to be retro cute. SXPD's graphics style is actually impressive. It's like being inside a live comicbook. You get to see action in black and white and some red only. Comic book artist Duke Mighten wrote the story and directed the comic book part while game industry legend David Perry directed the game section. Simply put, this is a comic book you can play.

Android Community Weekly Digest: Dec. 14, 2014

Things have been relatively quiet on the mobile front this week, seemingly the great quiet before the storm. Of course, that doesn't mean nothing of importance passed us by. This week saw one of the biggest updates to Android Wear: official support for watch faces. We've also seen a good number of games land on Android. India also continues to be mired in controversy . This is your latest edition of Android Community's Weekly Digest, covering the period from December 8 to December 14, 2014

8-Bit Crusaders battle to save kidnapped goddesses from the evil witches

Here is another time-waster Role-Playing Game on Android: Crusaders Quest. Watching the trailer takes me back to my childhood days of endless arcade gaming. This one, complete with the music and the pixelated graphics, will remind you of the 90s. It's a new RPG from NHN Entertainment Corp. that allows you to lead 200 heroes and defeat monsters and witches. Goal is to save the kidnapped Goddesses from the forces of evil.

Level Up! Contest of Champions, Game of Thrones, Scrolls

The holidays are barely a stone's throw away, and game studios and publishers are warming up their engines for the upcoming season. This week has seen the release of much awaited games for mobile devices, from point and click adventures games in a grim and rather dysfunctional fantasy world, to the tapping and swiping madness with superheroes and super villains alike, to a less frantic and more thoughtful game of cards, er, scrolls. Welcome to Level Up!, Android Community's weekly games roundup for December 12, 2014.

Checkpoint Champion burns rubber onto Android

Checkpoint Champion is a new game that has launched for Android gamers that puts you behind the wheel of several different cars. The goal of the game is to finish a series of ten second challenges to win the game. Players will weave through checkpoints on asphalt, dirt, water, grass, and mud.

Pump up your adrenaline levels with MMX Racing

Monster trucks are cool but you can't drive one anywhere in the city. Your only chance to drive one is on a mobile game like the MMX Racing. You can customize your own truck to your preference. If not a truck, you can drive a muscle car, pickup, SUV, or jeep. Upgrade every part of your vehicle to achieve the kind of monster you want for racing. MMX Racing will definitely pump up your adrenaline as you try to finish the challenging tracks and courses that will require you to jump a lot.

Android team says 2014 was a good year for entertainment

Year 2014 has been great for Android and the rest of the entertainment industry. Google released the Best Apps and Best Games on Android for 2014 last week. We said it's too early to tell and we didn't know the criteria for choosing the best but folks at Google, particularly the Android team, is so busy right now rounding up things and making lists just before the year ends. Google said 2014 was a big year for entertainment. New addictive games have popped up. More movies, songs, and stories have kept us interested and entertained.

Guide the walking-sleeping people to safety with the Sleepwalkers game

Some fairytales would have the prince wake up the princess to save the kingdom or to defeat the wizard in order to wake up the whole land under a sleeping curse. Then there are those where the hero just has to keep the sleepwalkers sleeping but bring them to safety while evil forces abound. This is basically what you have to do with the new Android game from developer Digital Fairytales, and it's called, well, Sleepwalkers.

Mojang’s Scrolls card-slash-board game launches on Android

When Minecraft makers Mojang announced that it would be making a new game based on a new IP, all eyes were on it. Almost all of those eyes probably rolled when it was revealed to be a card game, which meant somewhat competing with Magic: The Gathering and the more recent Hearthstone from Blizzard. Pushing through adversity, doubt, and a trademark lawsuit from Bethesda (owners of the Elder Scrolls line), Mojang finally releases Scrolls on PCs, Macs, and yes, Android as well.