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Android "exclusives" game thread

12-21-2012, 11:25 PM
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Last edited by Coldar; 12-21-2012 at 11:34 PM.
12-21-2012, 11:29 PM
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Thanks for the info. Kind of new to the Android scene so the post was informative to me. I'd been checking on GP each day as to what sales are to be got as I couldn't figure out any other way and never noticed the app page you had linked. Nice tool to find the sales. Appreciated.

Last edited by Coldar; 12-22-2012 at 12:00 AM. Reason: needless crap revised

12-22-2012, 12:28 AM
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Originally Posted by defred34 View Post
No, can we please just keep this on the Android track please?
I was joking won't bother you anymore here.
01-07-2013, 09:44 AM
Nice to be able to find some discussion on Android going on here.

Some news flash for iOS users who may not be too aware of the Android world:

- Tegra 4 launched with 72 GPU cores (on paper it seems more powerful than that in the iPad 4 but that remains to be seen)

- nVidia has also outed the Project Sheild handheld gaming console running on Android and powered by Tegra 4

- A few new Tegra 4 games have been announces, some or most of which should come to iOS too

01-07-2013, 09:55 AM
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Real Boxing is already on iOS.
01-07-2013, 09:56 AM
Originally Posted by JBRUU View Post
Real Boxing is already on iOS.
I was under the impression Dead Trigger was on iOS too.
01-07-2013, 11:23 AM
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The one Android exclusive that I'm really jealous of is their unofficial Dominion app (I don't know what it's called offhand, but I think it has all the expansions). One of my friends has an Android phone and that is the one he has that makes me jealous.
01-07-2013, 10:30 PM
Originally Posted by redribbon View Post
Are there any "good" android games that doesnt exist on ios? Just wondering.
Even after nvidia showed the project shield, i just dont see why people who already own ps vita should buy this device? No exclusivity, no great killer titles, no dedicated studio that working to produce games for this device, so why?
Wow. You want me to list them out? Do yourself a favour and go to www.tegrazone.com and about 40% don't exist on iOS, I think.

Some of my personal favs:

- Puddle
- Auralux
- Hamilton's Great Adventures
- Orgarhythm
- Sumioni
- Zombie Driver

All the above are either ports of Steam or PS Vita games.

Actually, to be really honest, a lot of Android games do not exist on iOS. It is just that these games are buried under all the freemium garbage these days. Plus the fact that the Android equivalent of TA doesn't exist doesn't help to bring to light good Android-exclusive games to the masses.

Update: other good Android exclusives include Expendable Rearmed, Exzeus 2, Jett Tailfin Racers (for kids), Demolition Inc and Big Top.

Last edited by leonard_dabinski; 01-07-2013 at 10:36 PM.
01-07-2013, 10:39 PM
Is it possible for me to take over this thread? Or at least get a front page post? Looks like the OP is banned so he cannot contribute any more.

I have a laundry list of non-Tegra Android-exclusive games, just to show you such a thing exists on Android!

We start with Rescue Roby - physics puzzler with a new mechanic. This may be the next big hit as well cause I have been having a great deal of fun playing it. Might come to iOS too...who knows?

01-08-2013, 04:06 AM
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Originally Posted by redribbon View Post
ps. im glad the OP got banned. that guy is just annoying.
lol, I only just noticed that. He's been stalking me for a while so I won't shed a tear! Roll on defred35 then I guess.

On topic, I can't think of anything that's "OMG wow" and there probably won't be. We actually make more money out of Android than iOS, but the common myth is that iOS is waaaaaaay more profitable. (And I guess that's true if you're in the top 10, but it's not a realistic business plan to need that.)

If a small dev can only afford to target one platform, it's not hard to guess which one it's going to be. Bigger devs will probably target both, or write off Android for the fractured market support hassle.