4 Android Games To Try This Month
With gamers not in love with in-app payments anymore, the ‘free-to-play’ gaming market has taken a hammering of late. Although, the world of mobile gaming continues to excite enthusiasts.
Whether you are hunting for games to last the ride to your office, or want to be lost in a GTA port where you spend hours mowing down pedestrians while making money out of a murder, here are four games that you must try this month.
Unless you play the game, you can’t be sure about what happens in ‘No Thing’, but it certainly doesn’t look good for someone living in that strange world. The game is set in 1994 and also the future. In the “surreal arcade trip” you hand over an important message to the Queen of Ice. Doing that, you have to use pathways that go through fragmented and abstract landscapes comprising tower blocks, office furniture and blank-faced people. It’s unsettling. The weirdness is matched by a type of brutality, hardly seen beyond Super Hexagon.
Even the first levels are merciless; punishes single slip up, and you have to restart entirely . It’s frustrating, but it does reap rewards later.
While most multiplayer games pit you against others, Dreii is all about cooperation. You have to build structures from geometric shapes, reach pre-defined points within a particular time and then take up the next task. Sounds dull? Not quite. Dreii’s quirks transform a humble building blocks game, to an undeniably mesmerising experience. You are a strangely patterned levitating creature that grabs shapes with a delicate tether. The controlling is tough. But when you need to stack shapes carefully, or battle the water and gales, the game becomes challenging.
Play the game online on your smartphone and you’ll soon get someone to lend you a hand. Communication is limited to some stock words. But you’ll soon develop your own language with your online Dreii friends.
At its core, this game is a marriage of Pac-Man and Rogue. You run though single-screen algorithmically-generated mazes, gobble down flowers, grab a key and scoot for an exit.
But the feel of the tiny dungeons makes everything come alive. Your enemies not only try to gun you, but also try to annihilate each other. The dungeon walls keep reshaping as you play. There’s superb detailing and enough thrills buried in the game’s modes. There’s a free version as well. But you can’t unlock the game’s full potential until you chew enough flowers.
The resurgence of text adventures on mobile Android devices was one thing we didn’t expect. But Lifeline is even simpler than Infocom’s 80’s classic – Zork. Mechanically, it’s a little more than the Choose Your Own Adventure narrative.
But it’s the execution of the game that makes Lifeline a must have. It begins with an SOS, and you are immediately sucked into a tale of desperation and survival. You dictate whether a stranded astronaut will leave or die. Clever use of time makes the game more real.
by techtalks @TechTalks August 10, 2016 12:24 PM UTC