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Old January 9 2014, 05:16 PM   #31
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Re: Tablet games that aren't awful?

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Speaking of Lemmings, I don't know why the original game hasn't been ported into a mobile game. Seems like a touch screen device would be perfect for it.
That's what Cavemen was supposed to be, until the lawyers showed up.
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Old January 9 2014, 06:15 PM   #32
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Re: Tablet games that aren't awful?

Keep an eye on the Humble Bundle site...
They had 8 or 9 android bundles with some great games...
And most of them had PC ports as well, so the Steam keys for those are included as well...
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Old January 9 2014, 06:30 PM   #33
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Re: Tablet games that aren't awful?

Speaking of those bundles, some games I forgot to mention that have PC ports but are also decent on tablets:

* EDGE
* Crayon Physics Deluxe
* Nightsky
* Osmos
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Old January 9 2014, 07:08 PM   #34
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Re: Tablet games that aren't awful?

I own an iPad and the game I've played most (by far) is Fairway Solitare.
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Old January 9 2014, 07:13 PM   #35
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Re: Tablet games that aren't awful?

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Speaking of those bundles, some games I forgot to mention that have PC ports but are also decent on tablets:

* EDGE
* Crayon Physics Deluxe
* Nightsky
* Osmos
When you wrote Nightsky it reminded me of a great App I use called "Night Sky" where it allows you to move your iPad/iPhone around and see which stars/planets are currently in the sky in real-time. I find it fun and useful.
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Old January 9 2014, 08:16 PM   #36
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Re: Tablet games that aren't awful?

Well I can definately recomend Waking Mars. Simple mechanics, but a very interesting SF premise as you wander around beneath the Martian surface interractign with the plant like lifeforms with your perky AI companion. Its a bit pricy at $4.99, but at least I know they won't be bugging me for micro-transactions.

I'd like to try the companies other game, Spider: the Mystery of Bryce Manor, but for some reason I get a "Not compatible with your device" error. *scratches head*
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Old January 9 2014, 08:31 PM   #37
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Re: Tablet games that aren't awful?

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When you wrote Nightsky it reminded me of a great App I use called "Night Sky" where it allows you to move your iPad/iPhone around and see which stars/planets are currently in the sky in real-time. I find it fun and useful.

Yeah, I used to use Google Skymaps until I upgraded to the Tab 3 where it doesn't work well, and found one called Star Chart which is prettier but does the same thing.

Oh and yeah, Cutter. The disadvantage of having so many different Android devices, is that you'll often encounter apps that aren't compatible with certain devices. I guess that's another reason why app developers prefer developing for iOS.
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Old January 9 2014, 09:01 PM   #38
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I guess you're right. But there's no way in Hell I'm buying an iPad.
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Old January 9 2014, 10:51 PM   #39
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Yeah, I'm with you there. I'm comfortable with what I have right now.
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Old January 13 2014, 09:58 PM   #40
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* Nightsky
Oh, played this on windows, didn't realise it was available for android. I'd recommend it also. Puzzle-platformer again (honestly, expect a lot of these in indie gaming), rolling a mysterious sphere to its destination, quiet and contemplative atmosphere.
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Old January 16 2014, 03:51 PM   #41
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Re: Tablet games that aren't awful?

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When you wrote Nightsky it reminded me of a great App I use called "Night Sky" where it allows you to move your iPad/iPhone around and see which stars/planets are currently in the sky in real-time. I find it fun and useful.

Yeah, I used to use Google Skymaps until I upgraded to the Tab 3 where it doesn't work well, and found one called Star Chart which is prettier but does the same thing.

Oh and yeah, Cutter. The disadvantage of having so many different Android devices, is that you'll often encounter apps that aren't compatible with certain devices. I guess that's another reason why app developers prefer developing for iOS.
Oh and I recommend "Star Traders RPG" if its not already on this thread. Great Space RPG sandbox game. Huge Universe/Tons of things to do/Cheap (2.00)/ Nothings extra to buy/ Game has been out for years and Dev. still bends over backwards to do updates (Not to fix bugs there are none that I've seen, But to add content.) It was the first andriod app. I ever paid for, and I still play it on occasion now.

The reason Devs love developing for iOS is there are a lot of people that will pay serious money to be seen with that shiny metal Apple stamped on the back of their device.
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Old January 16 2014, 04:11 PM   #42
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It's kind of strange how addictive Smurf's Village is. It's in the farmville tradition, with smurfs. Now, it *is* a freemium game, but unlike a lot of them you can get a reasonable amount of premium currency for free in a variety of ways. It just takes some patience.
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Old January 20 2014, 03:30 AM   #43
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Old January 20 2014, 09:18 PM   #44
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One of the most annoying things I find about tablet games are the offers that pop up after launching the game. Seriously, 5 pop ups offering deals? Just let me get to the freaking game! It can take sometimes up to 2 minutes before I can even click on playing field.
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Old January 20 2014, 10:37 PM   #45
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Is XCOM available on Android? It was, hands down, the best gaming experience I've had on a tablet to date. Fantastic gameplay, excellent visuals, etc. Other notable mentions include:

Starbase: Orion. An entirely competent Master of Orion clone.
Kingdom Rush/Frontiers. Probably the best casual TD games that I've ever played. Great unit selection, really fun graphics.
Real Racing 3. Probably the best tablet racer to date. The free-to-play mechanics are frustrating for the first few hours of the game until you can afford a second car. Then it's smooth sailing.
The Walking Dead Season 1. Great story and adventure games are well-suited to touch-gaming.
Anomaly: Warzone. TD game from the creeps perspective. Good gameplay, fantastic visuals.

I have no idea if any/all of these games are available on Android. The iPad definitely has a better selection of games than its rivals.
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