3D gaming impressions on the LG Optimus 3D

Posted by Dan Mousavi On February - 17 - 2011

3D games could be the next big thing in gaming and while gamers are patiently waiting for the Nintendo 3DS, LG is bringing the same technology to smartphones in a big way.
The idea sounds promising, since a lot of people are familiar with the technology after 3D movies took off with the release of Avatar, the 3D hype makes sense.
But the glasses-free technology used in these mobile devices has severe limitations, that make it pretty unattractive when you play a video game.
At any time there are two images visible, one for your right eye and one for the left. If you hold the device in the right distance and orientation, you get a nice 3D effect.

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Vendetta Online for Android

Posted by Dan Mousavi On February - 15 - 2011

Vendetta Online from Guild software is a PC MMORPG that started in 2004 and is still actively played by thousands of players.
This space flight sim has a single world where all users are playing together and soon we Android user can join them.
The game has different level regions, so it shouldn’t be too unfair to start from scratch.
The game is in development since 1998 and because of that it has a very robust online code, that works with slow internet connections, so it should be perfect for mobile gaming. The Android client is almost ready, it will take just a little while longer. Until then you can enjoy this short offline demonstration of the game and if you want to try it now, you can get a free trial of the PC version on their homepage.

War Drum Studios games on Android

Posted by Dan Mousavi On February - 15 - 2011

War Drum studios showed off their games recently at the Honeycomb presentation, but now we were able to see them up close and personal.

Monster Madness is a port that combines the best stuff of the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions. It runs really good and has a easy mode for new tablet gamers. I think the gore in the game was toned down, but they said they will look into it, to get it up again. The game will be release in the coming weeks, but sadly only for Tegra 2 powered devices.

HISTORY™ Great Battles Medieval was also shown at the Honeycomb event, it is a port of the 360 version that was only released in europe and will run on all dualcore handsets.

Chess Revolution is a high quality chess game that will have 40 different AI opponents and a big multiplayer mode. The game looks really great (for a chess game) and will probably be the best in it’s class. If you are a chess player, this could be the game for you.

Samurai 2 on Android

Posted by Dan Mousavi On February - 15 - 2011

Madfinger games was present at the MWC and showed off their great looking port of Samurai 2 which got enhanced with high-res textures and new particle effects for Android.
We already know that this game is coming and await it patiently, the release is planned for next week, so here’s a video of the game running on the Motorola Xoom in all it’s glory to get you fired up :

We will be at Mobile World Congress 2011

Posted by Dan Mousavi On February - 2 - 2011

If you are a regular reader of this site, you probably realized that in the last month the post count went a little down. There was a reason for that.
I participated in Qualcomm’s AR Dev Challenge, which took a lot of my time. The winners will be announced at MWC and Qualcomm invited me to come.

So the tickets are booked, the room is reserved and on the 14th and 15th of February, I will film as much as possible from the new devices and tech that will be shown off.
I will put a special focus on Sony’s new gaming smartphones and look around for some new apps, that will be shown off there and of course you will hear all about the AR games on Qualcomm’s booth.

So keep an eye out on Androidpimps on the 14th and 15th of February for an exclusive look at the MWC 2011.

If you have any special wishes, then let me know in the comments and if some developers are at MWC and want to meet up, please contact me at dan@androidpimps.com