POSTS TAGGED: game

Make Your Own “Flappy” Game

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When I first saw the game Flappy Bird, my reaction could be perfectly described by this meme. What’s so exciting about tapping a screen like a maniac to see a flapping bird going through pipes? But I decided to play, and I realized my mistake 3 hours later. Flappy Bird is simply addictive, and it’s one of the biggest hits in mobile gaming at the moment.

If you ever wondered about modifying Flappy Bird to see some other flying objects like your XDA avatar, a ball, or other things, you should check out a great guide made by XDA Recognized Themer and Contributor PulseDroid. With this guide, even a newcomer to the development world can learn how to change the game to fit his/her flapping needs.

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Much Flappy, So Bird–Flappy Doge Takes the Stage

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Many have categorized it as an addictive nightmare. Everyone who has taken on it has fallen. The game that many have deemed as being inspired by the devil himself is here to stay. Yes, Flappy Bird, the acclaimed yet controversial new craze that has made us wish we had never downloaded the game, is here to stay (at least on Android). However, there is always someone who can take something awful and evil and make it that much worse by applying a mod or two. Ladies and gentlemen, what if I can tell you that there is a way to add yet another level of addiction with a dash of Internet pop culture to this spawn from hell? Not convinced it can get any worse? What if I give you doge mixed up with Flappy Bird?

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Blast ‘em All with Dots: Chain Reaction

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Physics-based games are always interesting. However, most of these rely only on gravity and motion (e.g. Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, etc). Since we have started getting science mixed up with gaming over the years, we’ve seen somewhat of an evolution in various genres in terms of both game play and graphics/performance. Science, however, does not stop with gravity. And in fact, there are other, even more fun ways of using physics for one’s personal enjoyment.

Collision physics are always interesting, and they have been used for ages in one of the world’s most gentlemanly sports/games: billards, pool, snooker, or whatever you want to call it. Once you get the collisions set up properly, add . . . READ ON »

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Blast ‘em Blocks to Pieces with ArkanoidX

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Children of the 80’s likely are not amused by today’s video gaming environment. While some hardcore gamers actually might be, games like TF2, Crysis, or even WoW are not so hype-worthy for the casual gamer. These people tend to like more relaxed and challenging games, and are eager to focus their attention on something that will test their skills, brains, and even reflexes. Brick breaker games have always been what many consider the king of games. And in this genre, no other game rules supreme like Arkanoid did back in the land before time (also known as the 80s). Since hardware has gotten good enough to be able to handle so much win,  XDA Forum Member hunfatal figured it was time to put the childr. . . READ ON »

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Rediscover the Old Spirit of Gaming with Text Fiction

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Gaming is a part of Android. Powerful CPUs and graphic chipsets give a great chance to run even the most resource intensive games, but not every game features great graphics and animations. There are still indie games available that require you to think hard instead of being deadly fast.

One independent developer, XDA Forum Member onyxbits, created a game reminiscent of the traditional text games from the 80s. Text Fiction is not a typical game, it’s more of a game engine that allows you to load games. Officially, you can download 4 games: Dreamhold, Anchorhead, Curses and Vanichella. However, every text game stored in Z3, Z5, or Z8 format can be played. Solving the riddles isn’t easy, and you . . . READ ON »

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Pick Your Favorite XDA Apps, Utilities, and Games from 2013

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Over this past year, we’ve seen loads of innovative tools/utilities, applications, and games created by the talented members of our community. These creations have given new life to our devices by letting us accomplish simple tasks more easily, tailor our devices to our own tastes, and giving us a bit of entertainment when we have some down time.

Thanks to all this hard work by these developers who call XDA home, we’ve seen applications that change the way we perform everyday tasks, help us stay connected, and keep our devices safe. We’ve also covered some fantastic utilities that allow us easily theme our apps, transfer files wirelessly to and from our devices, rid our devices of propri. . . READ ON »

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Tetro Aqua Game Combines Tetris with Chess

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We all know Tetris. We all love Tetris! This amazingly easy, yet complicated game is one of our all time favorites. You also know chess, the most brilliant strategic game of all time. Imagine combining these two titles. Is it possible? Yes it is!

Tetro Aqua by XDA Forum Member vadimrm is a combination of said games. It’s a Tetris with an unlimited time to make your move (in some levels). Of course if you are fast, you can get more points when breaking lines. ;

The game has a few difficulty levels, where you receive more or less decision time. By shaking the device, you clear the screen and receive a new set of blocks. And if you’re unsure about whether you wish to take the plunge, you can test out the game on . . . READ ON »

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Slay the Monsters without Losing Your Fingers with Indie Game

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XDA is a place full of great developers of all types. Not only ROMs, kernels, and root methods are created here. Rather, a handful of independent games can be found on our boards as well. Not so long ago, we talked about Mega Drop, an indie game created by XDA Forum Member ildraco. Now, we’d like to present another indie classic.

Featuring a totally different style, XDA Forum Member coder1cv8 created Don’t Touch my Monsters. This is an arcade-style game, in which you have to annihilate the evil monsters. Your only tool to do this is tapping on the screen, but it’s not as easy as it sounds because there are swords, saws, and many other traps that defend these adorable looking creatures. So yo. . . READ ON »

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Mega Drop Brings Back the Retro Art of Falling

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Winter lends itself quite well for gaming. Long nights and rather depressing weather force us to stay at home and discover new games for our mobile devices. There are many types of mobile games: big productions like Angry Birds or Plants vs. Zombies 2 and some independent games that need some love too.

A few months ago, we talked about the indie chain-reaction game Cilink by XDA Forum Member ildraco. Now, the same developer created another fantastic game: Mega Drop. This game is reminiscent of those old school games from the 80’s and 90’s, where graphics wasn’t a major factor in determining a game’s worth. The most important thing was fun factor, and there is plenty of that in Mega Drop.. . . READ ON »

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