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Old 12-20-2012, 08:09 PM
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Hey all,

I figured out some of us here have Android devices and as such play Android games too, so I thought we best get a thread running to talk ONLY about games that are exclusive to the Android platform at the time of discussion. For other games that are already present on iOS, please find its thread and discuss there.

Hope to see people participating in this thread.

Thanks!
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:45 PM
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A quick note:

We normally try to keep discussions of Android gaming to a minimum here -- this is an iOS gaming site, after all. But I think there's room to have a narrow thread on Android exclusives, just like we have threads on Vita and 3DS gaming. Personally, I'm a bit curious to see what comes up, since Android exclusives usually make it to iOS eventually.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:58 PM
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Actually I can't think of many although I don't game on android a lot in truth there was a lot of kairosoft games that came out beforehand but I think nearly all of them have made it to IOS now the only real one I can think off without doing a search is Disgaea Netherworld Unbound.

I guess you could count Onlive.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:08 PM
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I enjoy the application 'Tasker', which lets you add customised functionality to your Android device.

eg;
When the phone rings, display a custom screen, with extra options.
When the phone connects to your work wifi, change various settings.
Announce the name of each SMS received and read the message out.
Automatically start you fav music app when headphones are plugged in.
etc.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:10 PM
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I enjoy the application 'Tasker', which lets you add customised functionality to your Android device.

eg;
When the phone rings, display a custom screen, with extra options.
When the phone connects to your work wifi, change various settings.
Announce the name of each SMS received and read the message out.
Automatically start you fav music app when headphones are plugged in.
etc.
I do pretty much the same thing with automateit I have read Tasker is very good but a little complex, my work building isn't great for signal so I have it do things like check where I am and turn on airplane mode in case I forget and turn the signal back on at my breaks etc. Also I like to have it reset the screen brightness when it's charging and speak the charge levels when it gets to a certain percentage.

My favourite thing is a little stupid but it's probably hearing it speak when it's fully charged I have it say "Your Samsung Galaxy is now fully charged".
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:01 AM
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Actually I can't think of many although I don't game on android a lot in truth there was a lot of kairosoft games that came out beforehand but I think nearly all of them have made it to IOS now the only real one I can think of without doing a search is Disgaea Netherworld Unbound.

I guess you could count Onlive.
One place where you can find a lot of exclusive Android games is Tegrazone. Some examples of those not on iOS: Auralux*, Hamilton, Puddle*, Zombie Driver, Orgarhythm, Sumioni, Expendable Rearmed, Renaissance Blood, Jett Tailfin, Demolition Inc, Meltdown on Mars. I particularly like Auralux and Puddle.

Some of these games have also been announced to come to iOS sometime in the future.

But yeah, Android doesn't really have a MAJOR exclusive, like iOS has with IB.

Edit: Currently one major exclusive I can think of is Ikaruga, but even then this is not available in US and Europe, and is localized in Japanese.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:00 PM
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Nice to see an Android thread!
Wondering if Android games have prices discounted also if iOS games go on sale most times? Not trying to sound cheap but curious mainly to see how close they're pricing is related.

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Old 12-21-2012, 09:17 PM
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Can this thread also include Nokia, Blackberry and PalmPilot exclusives?

Just wondering because I always enjoyed Snake on those devices a lot. Anyone have any tips for getting the snake to grow past 16 pixels? I always died at that point, though interestingly all my buddies with 64x64 res phones made it a lot farther.
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Can this thread also include Nokia, Blackberry and PalmPilot exclusives?

Just wondering because I always enjoyed Snake on those devices a lot. Anyone have any tips for getting the snake to grow past 16 pixels? I always died at that point, though interestingly all my buddies with 64x64 res phones made it a lot farther.
No, can we please just keep this on the Android track please?
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:05 PM
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Nice to see an Android thread!
Wondering if Android games have prices discounted also if iOS games go on sale most times? Not trying to sound cheap but curious mainly to see how close they're pricing is related.
A brief pricing history. In the early days, games used to be free on Android (ad-supported of course) since Android Market wasn't available in most countries. Now, this method still is prevalent but not as much as last time.

On the sale side of things, yeah on Android there are. A few times each year, Google takes control - for example, we have had 10 days of $0.10 sales, 10 days of $0.25 sales, some days there were $0.99 sales, for both apps and games.

Developers also put their games on sale, but on Android the main issue is we don't have credible price tracking apps. iOS is much mature in that sense. The only good one on Android is this, and it is far from complete. The main way o keep up with sales is to follow Android news blogs.

Also, keep in mind games cannot go paid>free>paid on Android. Once free, forever free.
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