It is no secret that Android is seriously lacking in the games department. A quick look at the best selling titles for last month reveals a list filled with emulators. There are however a few developers that have risen to the top. Hexage is one of the few teams that has been able to push the current Android hardware and produce some exceptional work.
The first title we saw from Hexage was Buka. I took a liking to this game because it took advantage of touch and motion controls, was easy to pick up and learn, and beautiful to look at. The game continued to improve even after it was released with several updates from Hexage. They listened to feedback from the community and implemented new features to extend the replay value. Buka continues to remain in the best selling games list three months after its release.
Fans of Android games are in for a treat because Hexage now has three new titles in development. This past weekend I got a chance to preview their next release. Totemo is puzzle game designed to train the brain and relax the mind at the same time. The game is a complete departure from the fast paced Buka, but has the same quirky characters and polished feel.
I’m not going to reveal too much of the gameplay, because this is a sneak peek and I want you to play the game when it comes out. Normally I’m not a fan of puzzle games, but I’ve had a lot of fun with Totemo so far. Challenges start off easy enough that any casual gamer can pick up and play. The difficulty gradually increases and there are over 60 levels to complete in the story mode. Once you master the game, you can move onto survival mode and compete for the highest score on the online leaderboard.