Incremental games. Just like Marmite, you either love ’em or you hate ’em. But certain games in the genre try to get around this dichotomy by falling back on other lures. This is something that Charming Keep does cleverly, with delightful graphics that’ll make you look at clickers in a whole new light.
Fans of horizontal fighting games are in luck with the arrival of One Finger Death Punch 3D, the sequel to the fantastic Android title where a simple fighter spectacularly brawls with endless enemies using just a couple buttons. This new release translates that idea to 3D, but with a character and setting design that’s completely new.
Recently we filled you readers in on lots of new stuff rolling out bit by bit on Clash Royale. As of last Friday the fun new Clan Battles are available and let you get together with another player to fight against two other people. An exciting and rather chaotic new game mode that you’ve seriously got to try.
We’ve talked lots before about different tools that can create exact copies of an app to run alongside the original one, but with different login details. But today we’re going to take this a step further. Imagine you’ve installed an app you don’t trust a bit in terms of granting access permissions, when it could be useful to have a sort of sandbox that isolates all features and keeps some of them from interacting with the services on your device. And this is exactly what the useful free tool called Island does.
While a few days ago we were singing the praises of all the novelties of the latest version of Firefox, today it’s the turn of its number 1 rival: version 57 of Google Chrome arrives with several new features, foremost among them a savings in the memory and CPU consumption. The most popular browser in the world has always had a serious problem with draining system resources, and though they’ve been talking about fixing this for a while, they haven’t gotten far in doing it to be honest. Though from Chrome 55 onward the smartphone version was considerably optimized, there was still a lot of room for maneuver, especially on the desktop. Or at least that was the case until this latest update appeared, bringing internal improvements along with it.
Okay, so today we’re going to recommend a saga that’s not exactly new but is back on people’s radar again for various reasons. In 2014 the studio Stolen Couch Games released Castaway Paradise, an adorable strategy game for Android (and later PC) that was openly inspired by Animal Crossing: New Leaf for 3DS, which at that time everybody was talking about. Now, this very week, Stolen Couch Games is back with a spinoff called Castaway Home Designer – which is exactly the same maneuver that Nintendo did in 2015 with its own Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer. Way to be smart about taking inspiration from the masters, eh?
When you think about hit video games the first thing to come to mind is usually the big names like Call of Duty or FIFA. And if we limit ourselves to mobile gaming, obviously we’re talking about titles like the ones among our most played Android games: Clash Royale, Candy Crush Saga, Pokémon GO, etc. We don’t even have to explain games like this, as their titles are now household names around the world even among non-gamers. What’s surprising, though, is the continued success of a game that started a good while and is still keeping at it in 2017: a train simulator called TrainStation.
These days lots of people have dozens of apps installed on their Androids. Whether it’s to test out a new update or pick a favorite app among several options, what’s clear is that we often end up with unused apps floating around on our smartphones and tablets. Keeping track of your apps’ data consumption is important not just to so you can keep the number of apps you have under control, but also manage what the apps you use every day are doing. And though the default data manager on Android is certainly not bad, lots of times you need highly detailed info, which GlassWire does a splendid job of providing.
It was a total disappointment to find out that FTL, that brilliant space-age roguelike, wouldn’t be coming to Android. Broke my heart, for one – but also had the effect of opening an opportunity for similar games to move into that space. Which is exactly what Star Jumper has done. This premise of this free game is the randomness of dangers of the universe, a place full of spaceships dying to destroy you.