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20 Top Paid Games for December

Posted by Dan Mousavi On December - 8 - 2010

Here we are again with the 20 best paid games, that were released on the market in the last month. As you can see the quality rises steadily and more and more games get released each month. Just 5 months ago we barely managed to collect 20 games from all of the market, now we have 40 good games released in just a month.
We try to stay on top of all releases, but playtesting so many of them takes time and reviewing them all is impossible without more manpower, even if we focus further just on recommendable games. If you find some game you like and think you got what it takes to write a review about it, just contact us, we are always looking for new writers.

Top Paid:

Advent Rush
A very promising 2d shoot’em up. It looks great and has all the ingredients to be good, from a nice soundtrack to good bullet patterns. It’s just very hard and has no trackball controls, 2 things that will get updated soon according to the developer, then it could be the best shooter on the market.

Ancient Frog
The classic Zen-like puzzle game got ported from the iPhone

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20 Top Free Games for December

Posted by Dan Mousavi On December - 6 - 2010

Happy St. Nicholas Day from Androidpimps!
The last month was blessed with good releases and we accumulated 40 games, that we can recommend to you. Since we found so many titles, we split the list in two parts this time, 20 free games are in this one and the 20 paid games list will follow on Wednesday. We are also planning another Top List before year’s end to name the best games we saw over the year on Android. To stay up to date on our articles, you can follow us on Twitter, Youtube and Facebook.
And please don’t forget to vote at the end of the article.

Top Free:

Baseball Superstars 2009
The demo version was changed to a free (ad supported) version with full functionality

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GDD talk: Building games with the NDK

Posted by Dan Mousavi On November - 12 - 2010

Last Tuesday Google invited german developers to the MOC in Munich and one session led by Dan Galpin (Google Developer Advocate for Games) was very interesting for Android Game Developers (and high interest gamers). For example did you know that every game could backup the savegames over Google services and no one has done it yet? Or that you can share assets between applications through intents? Even more known services like cloud-to-device messaging haven’t found the way into games yet.
There were a lot of more interesting tidbits and while there wasn’t anything new to report, a lot of the old stuff isn’t commonly known, I didn’t know that widgets can’t be moved to SD.
So to learn more about Android games and the possibilities, check out the talk, I filmed it spontaneous with the Nexus One, so excuse the sound quality and my shaky hand, holding your hand up for 30 minutes is no easy feat, but at least I had the best seat in the entire hall. :)
Part 4 is especially interesting, where he gives out a Wish List for future Android game features.

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20 Top Games for November

Posted by Dan Mousavi On November - 4 - 2010

Hello everyone, October and Halloween is over and it’s time to face the real monster again, the Android Market. It gets harder and harder to wade through all the uploads each month, this time there were roughly 7600 new updates & releases in the games section and picking the 20 best is no easy task.
Since we already picked the 10 best free/paid apps for you, it is now your turn to vote for the best game out of them. We added a vote box to our site below this article and on the main site, where you can choose your favorite out of the bunch, so others can see, which one is the most popular.
To be able to vote, you just join the site with Google Friend Connect per Gmail/Facebook/Twitter/insertevilempire. Oh and while we are on the subject, we’d love it if you would follow us on Youtube, Twitter and Facebook.

Paid Games

Bonecruncher Soccer
A brutal variation of soccer, the game is pretty much the same as Backbreaker Football, but with a nicer finish, where you need to swipe the screen to shoot a goal.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab – the first Android tablet for Gamers

Posted by Dan Mousavi On October - 22 - 2010

Today I visited Green Robot, who were kind enough to let us take a good look on the Galaxy tab and test out it’s gaming capabilities. Since the Galaxy Tab is one of the hottest gadgets at the moment, we won’t bother you with a device review, because you can already find good user impressions on the net, I recommend engadget in english and golem in german.
Instead we will focus on it’s gaming capabilities, which could very well be the secret weapon for the 7 inch tablets, give tips for developers on how to optimize for the device and show some videos of popular android games running on it.

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