Remember that “Tower Defense” game Age of Defenders that came out a while back? It was very promising but let down its fans a bit when it didn’t release a single-player campaign, and the multiplayer-only game modes were constantly empty. The development team announced today that it in-fact has been working on the update and plans on releasing it very soon. The update includes quite a few tweaks and upgrades, as well as the long-awaited single player storyline. [Read more...]
PopCap Games released a press conference that announced their incoming release of Chuzzle and Plants Vs. Zombies for the Android platform in the U.S.
The games will be exclusively available on the Amazon Appstore, and only for two separate weeks each.
Tomorrow, Chuzzle will be available for free for the day, then will have the price of $2.99 for the remainder of the two week period. Plants vs. Zombies is coming out at the end of the month (May 30th) and will be free that day and follow up with a $2.99 price tag as well.
The report goes into detail about Chuzzle, which will come with the following variations in gameplay:
“Classic Mode: the original Chuzzle in all its glory
Zen Mode: stress-free, endless play without levels, locks or other constraints; the player’s progress is indicated by colorful markers that appear as higher thresholds of popped chuzzles are reached
Mind-Bender Mode: a different sort of Chuzzle puzzle in which players slide rows and columns of chuzzles to make specified patterns
Speed Mode: standard Chuzzle action – only faster (and harder!)
Trophy Room: your own personal “Hall of Fame” with more than twenty different trophies to collect and admire!
Scrambles: instantly shuffles all chuzzles on the board anytime you run out of options/moves; in the mobile version of the game, players can earn and save up to five scrambles at any given time, earning an additional scramble every 150,000 points
Dynamic Level Generation: ensures each game is different no matter how many times you play”
More goodies keep pouring out from Google’s I/O, this time in the form of a platform called Android @ Home; an upcoming way to automate your home.
Android @ Home will be a series of open source libraries for developers to create home automation applications that sync up anything connected to an Android @ Home receiver. What does this mean for you? Well, practically anything and everything you plug in will be remote controlled by your mobile Android device.
Google plans on having their Android users think of everything in their home as being connected and accessible; control over everything at the touch of a button.
Things are pretty hush hush for the moment, and it may be a bit before we can see just how much extra cash is involved and set up in your home.