Today we’re previewing four apps for Android we should eagerly expect.
Brick Force is the game everybody is talking about.
Although the “where Minecraft meets Counter Strike” is a description a lot of beta users disagree, it seems that it’s the most straightforward way of telling what’s coming down the line. Don’t let you fool yourself by the Lego-like graphics -so much in vogue by the way- and the childish look. Korean game developers EXE (associated with German Infernum) has made a comprehensive market research and has made a nice all-in to this game. By the way of example, the English version will feature Kerry Shale as starred voice actor. You don’t know who he is, don’t worry, you’ll recognize him from a thousand and one previous and well-known games. Likewise, game will be translated to five more languages and voice acting veterans of each language have been reached to perform in Brick Force.
Brick Force also consolidates Unity 3D as the core way of developing multiplatform 3D online games. Whatever, beta version opened a few weeks ago so there are a bunch of gameplay videos on Youtube. The final release is expected at some time before summer, as soon as they get enough data from their beta players. Meanwhile, here’s a trailer:
Scalado is an image browser designed with the clear idea of becoming the only image browser you need. It supports both pics and video alike, allows instant preview and zoom in and out, animated video thumbnails and, as if this wasn’t enough, every action is faster than any other past browser. In addition, pics are stored by date and place, so locating them hasn’t ever been as easy as now. Absolutely suited for those of us who like to take pic after pic every time of every little detail we find around, not to say those who don’t carry a camera anymore and take all their pics with their Android. It’ll be perfect for smartphonographers and, in short, for anyone who is used to take pics here and there. Of course, you won’t ever realize the difference between your default, clumsy browser and Scalado until you have the former installed. We were sceptical at the beginning (it comes with the reviewer way of life) but we’ve been utterly convinced. By the way, say goodbye to “I wanted to show you I pic I took but it’s lost in a media folder among five hundred more pics of banal stuff”. And (it’s a big “and”) Scalado Album will be the first product to land, followed later by a myriad of image processing apps, each more surprising than the last. We don’t say more because you wouldn’t believe us – and we promised Scalado’s staff we’d behave, but you can visit their homepage and find all out by yourself.
Mechadroids will be about a commando of elite carrots fighting for their survival in a close quarters trench war against the evil watermelon empire…nah, sorry for joking. Now I have all your attention, let me tell that Mechadroids is an hilarious strategy game in which we’ll have to create our own robot and customize its powers (irritating laser, vuvuzela sonic boom and so on) to, oh surprise, fight against other robots. We’d like to highlight the huge effort of adding a heavy metal theme songs in a time of funky dance midi-like OSTs. Mechadroid game is born from the enthusiasm of two English garage developers who call themselves Deadworld Studios, and though it may not be a high budget project, we all already know that that hasn’t to be at odds with great and addictive gameplay. In the end, we’ve started this blog entry talking about a blockbuster with 16-bit graphics, haven’t we?
Maybe you already know Belgian studio Mentalwarp Games from Bloody Bunnies, one of the best games back at 2011. They have come back with Busted!, a futuristic game about highway code, traffic violations and, above anything else, sheer speed. In other words, a perfect time waster to be played still, set in a gorgeous 3D environment. It’s expected to be released in a few weeks, and when you watch the video below you’ll understand why we are as much happy about it: reckless racing across tube-like streets and that arcade touch halfway between F-Zero and the best part of GTA, when you get bored and cause any misdeed to be chased by the cops first and the army later.