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Anomaly Korea

Posted by Hon-Bon Lee On April - 18 - 2013

“Evil Alien robots have captured Korea! Basically every street corner of Korea was loaded by the aliens with towers that destroy humans.
The end of the world is near! Rescue the world as Commander Evans with his Panzerkonvoi from the aliens!”
That’s probably how the ads for the follow-up of the succesful and innovative “Anomaly Warzone Earth” from 11bit Studios would sound like.
The game principle “Reverse Tower Defense” alias “Tower Offense” was thankfully kept.
You don’t build towerd on a street, instead you direct a Panzerkonvoi through streets full of Alien-towers.


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Nexus 7 review for gamers

Posted by Dan Mousavi On August - 31 - 2012

Google finally released the Nexus 7 here in Germany and now a lot of people ask me if I can recommend it as an android gaming device. So let’s take a look under the hood of the newest device from Google. I ordered the 8GB version, because I thought that would suffice since it’s enough on my phone. Boy was I wrong, since I always used big SD cards I never realized how much space the additional data that is outsourced there takes up. In reality the 8GB version gives you 5.5 GB to install stuff and if you hit 500MB you get a warning that some services won’t sync anymore. So you have 5GB and the limit for games on the Android market is 2GB, go figure. You can’t install more than 2 or 3 big games on the device and since you will probably want to play high end Tegra games on it, you will uninstall and reinstall the games a lot. I doubt that even the 16GB Version would be big enough for daily usage for me, but at least you could install a handful of different games on it. I’ll also do this review before I root the device, because that is how most users will use their device. Root would bring additional features like the ability to use Joypads per Bluetooth or screen recording, but it can’t fix some hardware problems on the device.

The Hardware


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Every week I get dozens of review requests from all kinds of developers and often I don’t find the time to write about them.
So today I’m trying something new and will just do a roundup on great indie titles, that would fall through the cracks otherwise.

Beans Quest

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Rovio releases Angry Birds Space

Posted by Dan Mousavi On March - 22 - 2012

Today Rovio released the fourth installment in their Angry Birds series. In Angry Birds Space the eggs get abducted through a wormhole and the birds follow them and get transformed on the way.
The twist in this version is that the birds are influenced by gravity, which is represented by bubbles around the asteroids/planets. Your birds will fly endlessly in space, but when they get inside one of the bubbles, they get pulled towards the center. This results in a lot of u-turn shots and interesting challenges. There is also a new bird (or better said the white bird got transformed), which turns everything into ice where it hits. There are also new hidden eggs, which will warp you into a bonuslevel, when you find and hit them. You’ll find the first one in Level 1-09.

Angry Birds Space is a lot of fun and will probably be as successful as its predecessors, if you liked them, you probably didn’t read this article and just downloaded it already. If you didn’t like the gameplay, then the new gravity spin on it will probably not be enough to convert you.
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Humblebundle #2 for Android is now available

Posted by Dan Mousavi On March - 20 - 2012

The folks at humblebundle.com decided to string up a new package and this time all releases are exclusive titles that haven’t been launched on Android until now.

Sadly these are mostly old re-releases from other plattforms, that I wished for 2 years ago.
Here’s my short opinion on these games.

Canabalt
This classic running game is single handedly responsible for every of the 1000s of running games on Android. If you have never heard of Canabalt, you need to check it out for it’s great minimalistic pixel style, but gameplay wise the former king of the genre got usurped a long time ago by Games like Jetpack Joyride that expanded on the gameplay. Still, the music and the look and feel will keep this classic installed for a long time on my phone.

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