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Tomek Kondrat · Jan 4, 2015

Create Your Own 2D Game With BobEngine

Making a game is by all means a challenging task. To become successful, a game has to be well written, interesting and fun to play, otherwise it will slowly die buried somewhere in the Google Play Store. If you have an idea how to make an interesting game and would like to find the tool helping you with development, you are certainly in the right place. Almost a decade ago, the GameMaker studio was at its peak. It was quite...

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Samantha · Dec 24, 2014

Turn Your Camera Into a Live Puzzle Game

The classic sliding puzzle game hasn’t changed much, if at all, over the years. Dating all the way back to 1880 with the first sliding puzzle game dubbed the Fifteen puzzle, its only ‘advancement’ has seemingly been making its way onto the computer screen with a convenient reset button. The core mechanic of the game has stayed the same throughout the years, being able to slide tiles along certain routes to end up with a final configuration--perhaps a picture, or a...

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GermainZ · Nov 30, 2014

Avoid Obstacles and Keep Going in LineBox Game

There's a game for every occasion, whether you want something with a well crafted story, a strategy game that requires patience and planning, or a casual game for when you're bored and want to pass some time. LineBox, a game by XDA Forum Member lakrsv, falls in that last category--but definitely not in the last place. LineBox is a minimalistic game where you control a small block. Your goal is simple: get the highest score possible by avoiding obstacles on...

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Tomek Kondrat · Nov 29, 2014

Digolux is an Exciting, Arcade-Revamped Variant of 2048

As the year 2014 is slowly coming to an end, we can honestly say that it was quite a good year for mobile gaming. After Flappy Bird and its clones flapped their wings for the last time, the Android world started to play the number puzzle game 2048, an extremely addictive game written by 19-year-old Italian web developer Gabriele Cirulli. This game was then introduced to Android and quickly became a hit. You might be under the impression that a...

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Will Verduzco · Sep 2, 2014

Try to Keep Up with Just Swipe Game

Sometimes, the simplest of games are the ones that end up being the most addictive and end up consuming inordinately large chunks of our time. This no doubt holds true over and over again, with various simple yet addictive titles like Flappy Bird and its clones, as well as many others. Another classic style of game involves timing various input events to when they are displayed onscreen. This includes games like Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero, and so on. XDA Forum Member IDSprofile created something similar with his...

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Will Verduzco · Aug 14, 2014

Color Quiz Puts Your Color Combination Abilities to the Test

Quite a lot of fields require their practitioners to be well versed in colors and their combinations. If you're a painter or photographer, you're probably quite well familiar with the major colors and how they interact in both additive and subtractive color mixing. Unfortunately, the rest of the population doesn't really get much exposure to such conditions, and at least to this editor's eyes, colors all just seem to mix together. Luckily, however, there's now a fun game called Color Quiz that...

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egzthunder1 · Aug 9, 2014

Revive Old Times with Pong with Multipong

Video games have been around for nearly a century. They are deeply embedded into the fabric of society and are not going anywhere anytime soon. One of the most iconic exponents of the entire video game world is none other than Pong. This game, which was created in 1972, was the precursor to what it is today a multi-billion dollar business. The idea and style of game has spawned tons upon tons of different versions and variants of itself and...

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Tomek Kondrat · Jul 30, 2014

Return to Outer Space Outer Space with Ship Up Game

Since the release of Flappy Birds, we've had the "fortune" to see hundreds of variations of the concept. Doge, shoes, and cheese were not too unusual in the sea of weird flying objects trying to squeeze between two pipes. A quite unique approach to this concept was taken by XDA Forum Member IDSprofile, who decided to take flappy thing to... outer space! In the game Ship Up, you are the pilot of a spaceship trying to reach the stars and go to its home planet....

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egzthunder1 · Jul 28, 2014

Get Your Cargo to its Destination in 4×4 Military Operations Reborn

Racing games have evolved quite a bit since the days of Pole Position back in the 80's. In the past 3 decades, the pixelated textures have long since been replaced, along with any and all graphical representations of cars, surroundings, backgrounds, and so on. On top of that, the AI on for your computerized opponents has gotten far better and it no longer lets you win easily. Finally to top things off, you now get the added feature of physics-based gameplay...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 25, 2014

Run, Jump, and Shoot in Tales of Ciaxia

There are certain types of games that have become paramount of the portable gaming world. As we have said before, most games involving birds seem to do quite well, whereas others that are more like number puzzles tend to grab our attention for a little longer. However, no one can argue that one of the newer genres to hit our devices is the action/run, jump, shoot style of games that have been on our devices since the introduction of Temple Run...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 21, 2014

Zilok Puts a New Spin on an Old Genre

Lately, we have been going through quite a few different types and styles of games here at the XDA Portal: classics, runners, physics based, and pretty much everything that we can think of. There are, however, other genres that are not that common yet equally entertaining. The question becomes, what happens when game styles get mixed? That is, after all, how most of the newer ones got created. Take for instance Beach Buggy Blitz. Someone had the idea of lumping...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 20, 2014

Pop the Bubbles with Circles

Have you ever felt the need to have more than 10 fingers on your hands? How about a third hand? If you've never felt this way and you are curious as to why would anyone wish for something like this, then you definitely need to take a quick look at Circles by XDA Forum Member baseball4355. Circles is a game analogous to that old game Whack-a-Mole, where you had to hit those furry creatures with a mallet as they come out of...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 10, 2014

Survive as Long as You Can in Colorate

Puzzle games have been prominent on mobile devices since well before Android. After all, who can forget the legendary Tetris grazing the monochromatic screen of the original Game Boy? And just like that, there are hundreds of other games where there is no real objective other than not losing and acquiring points. Then as time went on, we got away from blocks and turned to bubbles, jewels, and all sorts of other things that could potentially be matched in a Connect 4-like fashion. It so...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 22, 2014

Shuriken Strike Lets You Slash Fruit with Ninja Stars

By now, we've all learned that ninjas don't particularly care for fruit. This distaste for produce is normally settled with the help of a sharpened samurai sword, but what do you do when your sword is temporarily out of commission? You use the other stereotypical ninja weapon, ninja stars, to make a fruit puree. XDA Forum Member east_62687 recently created the game Shuriken Strike: Ninja Master, and perhaps the best way to think of it is that it's a dramatically different (and more...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 21, 2014

Take Charge of Your Favorite World Cup Teams with True Football National Manager

World Cup 2014 is now in full force, and all around the world, people are tuning in to watch their favorite soccer football team(s) duke it out in hopes of victory. While the battles rage on, many fans understandably find themselves wanting to get even closer to the action. To help World Cup fans pass the time in between heated matches, XDA Forum Member mkrstudio created True Football National Manager. This sports-based sim game puts you in charge of a national team of your choosing, and...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 21, 2014

Connect the Dots with Connect:Classic

As our smartphones and tablets grow more and more powerful with each passing generation, mobile gaming titles have similarly evolved to the point where they would seem right at home on a PC or console of only a couple of generations prior. But sometimes, you want to get away from all of the gory giblets and fancy graphics in modern FPS games, and instead play something a bit more mentally stimulating. This is where puzzle games like Connect:Classic by XDA Forum Member adrian_dsl come...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 13, 2014

Be the Last Man Standing in Last Bird Standing

The craze over birds in the mobile gaming world just won't go away. Every time we feel that we have gotten over Angry Birds or the ever so infuriating Flappy Birds, we seem to stumble into the madness that involves feathered creatures once again. This is where XDA Forum Member ogiepogi@gmail.com comes in, with his latest creation, Last Bird Standing. Last Bird Standing is a game that is based on the retro Atari game Joust. The objective of the game is quite simple. As...

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Jimmy McGee · Jun 4, 2014

Portal and Half-Life 2 on the Nvidia SHIELD! Win an Nvidia SHIELD! – XDA Developer TV

Not too long ago, Nvidia announced that the world of PC gaming has arrived on the Nvidia Shield in a whole new way. You may recall that XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan has done a SHIELD unboxing, review, and a played a couple games, including streaming games from his PC to his SHEILD. But now, you can play two hot PC games on the SHIELD natively: Half Life 2 and Portal. Check out this video to watch Jordan play and talk about these games on...

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Will Verduzco · May 31, 2014

Defend the Kingdom From Orcs and Vikings with Tower Bruiser

It's late Saturday evening, you've written a bunch of articles for the day, and you're winding down while getting ready to call it a night---OK, well maybe only two of those three items apply to you. In any case, rather than simply vegging out in front of the boobtube, you decide to load up a quick, yet entertaining game on your mobile device. You're sick of Flappy Bird, 2048, and all their clones, so what do you pick out? A good, old fashioned...

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Tomek Kondrat · May 11, 2014

Beat Your Friends with 2 Players Duel

Hotseat Multiplayer: These are two words that make practically any old school gamer excited. Games like Worms or Heroes of Might & Magic are absolute classics of the genre, and Android is the perfect platform to play such exciting titles. Despite this, we haven't seen too many in this category. XDA is a place where tons of indie developers can present their games and applications. One of them, XDA Forum Member coder1cv8, gave us the opportunity to reminisce about hotseat multiplayer gaming from the 90s. As its...

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