10 games to make you not regret buying an Android


Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery

Weird and oddly calming, Superbrothers is the ultimate in indie gaming right on your Android tablet or smartphone. It's got an engaging story, a lush soundtrack, beautiful background imagery, and a female protagonist without boob physics. Who could ask for more?


Want to play a real match three game with a twist? So many app developers claim to bring something new to the table, but 10000000 (pronounced "ten million") sweeps the entire table clean with RPG mechanics and a retro pixellated look.

Kingdom Rush Frontiers

Tower defense had a mini-glut a few years back, but Ironhide Game Studio rose above the rest to give us a lasting experience in the genre. Perhaps the best iteration of Tower Defense anywhere, Frontiers will challenge your strategic and quick reflexes in every level.


The Room 2

Puzzle boxes and creepy atmosphere make up one of our favorite games on any platform: The Room 2. Developer Fireproof Games has iterated on it's beguiling blend of touch-based three dimensional puzzles and some of the best visuals we've seen on a tablet or smartphone. Find your way to the various solutions to complete a haunting, poignant tale.


A great mix of board game mechanics and gorgeous digital graphics, Aerena mashes up the strategy of a game like Chess and the addictive "just one more match" joy of a game like League of Legends. Level up your hero and take down your enemy's heroes and massive steampunk airship to save the day.

Anomaly Korea

Intense military tower offense action awaits in Anomaly Korea, the follow up to Anomaly Warzone: Earth. Korea once again puts you in the drivers seat of tanks and mechanical war machines to take down the aliens bases. All your base are belong to US, now.


Heroes of Dragon Age

EA's got a good thing going with Dragon Age, a game that's seen two iterations on console and PC, with another coming soon. This mobile version lets you play in the Dragon Age universe with squad-based battles and collectible-card-game-like combat with others around the globe.


If you like finding hidden objects but can't stand the romance-filled plots of most of them, Machinarium might be the game for you. In addition to finding stuff in a gorgeous environment that looks like it's been painted by hand, you'll need to use those gadgets to make your way through each cunningly designed level.

iOS still beats Android when it comes to quality apps and games. But lots of us use Android tablets and smartphones for one reason (price) or another (freedom), so we might as well make the best of it.

You can find some great games on the Android platform, many of them free or low cost, too. So don’t settle for the same old free-to-play crap — download these great Android games today.

A list of links and prices follows.

Anomaly 2 Releases On May 15, Pre-Order Now For A Second Copy Of The Game, 10 Percent Off



Previously teased as an untitled Mystery Game, Anomaly 2 is releasing in just a couple of weeks. Coming May 15th for Mac (and PC, Linux), this real time strategy/tower offense game is the sequel to the 11 Bit Studios’ previous efforts, Anomaly: Warzone Earth and Anomaly Korea, both originally made for iOS.

If you pre-order now, you’ll get two copies of the game, one for you and one for a friend, for $13.49, which is 10 percent off the final retail price of $14.99. You can grab this special deal at Steam or the official Anomaly 2 game site. However, before you head off to Steam, the devs promise an extra gift come launch day if you order directly from them. So, there’s that.

11 bit Studios Announces Anomaly 2 For Mac – Trailer And Dev Diary Online



A couple of weeks ago, 11 bit studios (Anomaly Warzone Earth, Anomaly Korea) asked us all to pre-order its next game at half price, sight unseen. Well, the time has come to lift the curtain on that mystery game.

Anomaly 2 is planned for a Q2 2013 release on Mac, PC and Linux, bringing the sci-fi strategy series started on iOS to desktop computers for the first time. Along with the announcement, the development team has released a preview trailer (above) and developer diary, the latter of which is a very honest look at what it takes to make an independent game these days.

Buy Before You Try: Game Dev Offers Half Off For Mystery Game


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11Bit Studios has released a couple of fantastic iOS games, Anomaly Warzone Earth and the follow up Anomaly Korea. Now, however, they’re setting their sights on the desktop gaming scene with a new secret game that they won’t even tell you about. Oh, and they’ll let you pre-order it, without even knowing what it is or what it’s about, for $7.49, which is half off the expected $14.99 they’ll release the game for on Steam sometime between March and June.

Intrigued? The developers hope you are, as they’ll only make this offer until February 28th, when they actually announce the game. If you pick it up now for $7.49, you’ll get a Steam code for the game when it comes out sometime in Q2 of this year, as well as a code for the multiplayer beta sometime near the end of March.

Anomaly Korea Will Be Out For Android and iOS By Christmas, New Trailer Released



Tower offense game, Anomaly Korea, will be out in time for Christmas, says developer 11bitstudios. The sequel to Anomaly Warzone: Earth will feature new weapons, new levels, and new game styles, as well as the dynamic tower offense game play of the original game.

The aliens are back, and this time, they’re fighting in Korea. You’ll get to command a squad of troops and use tactical planning touch controls to lead them through 12 new missions against the new alien enemies.