Posts Tagged ‘gaming’
IAP, or In App Purchasing is the practice of selling items within a game, think things like the ability to purchase more game gold to buy resources, or new and more powerful weaponry. IAP isn’t new either, it’s been around for a long time, its been the basis for whole industries (see Facebook/Zynga). It’s always been around mobile gaming too, but more recently it’s started to hit the press, and not for any good reasons either.
It all started with the general outcry (and a lot of disgust), at Madfinger and their release of Dead Trigger last summer. Normally we associate IAP with free games, but not here. Madfinger charged around 69p/$1 for their game, but it was impossibly hard without then spending further money within the game, so hard in fact, it was virtually unplayable. They essentially charged you up front for a game, then forced you to spend money in-game if you wanted to keep playing. That upset a lot of people (me included), and Madfinger eventually removed the initial cost, blaming piracy for it being there in the first place. A very convenient story, and also one I didn’t believe at the time (and still don’t).
Hey everyone. Been on a short vacation away from home and now I am back to give you guys some great apps and games this week. From this point one pot will be up early Saturday mornings so that they do not conflict with my other projects! Enjoy!
1. Jazz Trump’s Journey [Free]
Hey Everyone I hope you had a good week. I have 3 great apps/games for you guys to try out. I hope you download and enjoy!Google+ Profile
So we all know last year at E3 Nintendo announced the successor to the Wii, the Wii U. Now a new rumor is floating around the web sent out by an anonymous tipster claiming the new Wii U will be Android powered. This could make for a very interesting device depending on how they play their cards.Google+ Profile
The guys over at Polarbit have been kind enough to send me a pre-release version of their new game, Reckless Racing 2. A new member of the Reckless range of games, and a successor to the hugely popular (and one of my personal favourite games), Reckless Racing 1. The game will be available to the public on February 2nd in the android market.Google+ Profile
Fructel, an electronics company based in Sweden have recently released a new bluetooth controller to the market for android devices. The new product goes by the name of Gametel and is a bluetooth gamepad specifically designed for android phones and tablets. We managed to get our hands on one early and have been putting it through its paces with a few cool android games. Take the jump for a full lowdown on the Gametel gamepad and our thoughts on how great it is!Google+ Profile
Swedish company Fructel is about to unveil their new android mobile phone peripheral, aimed towards the gamers amongst us. The new accessory goes by the name of GameTel, and gives you the ability to play your favourite android games using a gamepad rather than the touchscreen you might be used to.Google+ Profile
Cut The Rope is a very cute and simple puzzle game with a simple objective. Feed Om Nom candy. It was originally released for iOS devices but has now found its way on Android. The premise is easy, cut some ropes to get the candy to the little green guy. It also has 3 stars to collect in each stage required for unlocking new levels. Collecting stars adds to the challenge of the game and believe me it can get very challenging.Google+ Profile