When Whale Trail launched on Android back in January, I was instantly hooked. Gameplay was simple, intuitive, and, most importantly, addictive. The concept of Whale Trail is simple; you take the reigns as Willow the Whale, launching, flipping, and dashing your way against a colorful sky, collecting balloons and avoiding bad clouds along ... Read More »
Like it or not, the freemium model is here to stay. Last year, Google started allowing in-app purchases for applications on the Play Store, allowing developers to put out a bare-bones application for free and charge customers for additional content from within the app itself. This move only applied to the Play Store, ... Read More »
Dungeon Hunter 3 has been a long time coming, but Gameloft finally delivered the Android version to the Google Play store today. Like recent Gameloft releases, DH3 is a freemium title, which has its ups and downs. You can grab the game for free right now, but be prepared to receive a couple spam alerts ... Read More »
Korean developer Gamevil Inc. is quickly becoming one of the top sources of freemium Android games. Not only do they have a wide selection of genres available, but most of their games are among the highest rated titles on the Android Market.
Is EA Mobile finally ready to take Android serious now? They have ported a handful of their most popular iOS games to Android, but most have been met with a lukewarm reception (averaging review scores of 3/5). A quick browse of EA Mobile’s site shows that they haven’t updated their Android section in ... Read More »
Look no further than Glu Mobile for the new king of freemium, action-packed games for Android. Hot on the heels of Blood & Glory, Contract Killer: Zombie, and Big Time Gangsta, which all achieved over 1 million downloads, Glu has just announced that a new shooter called ... Read More »
This week Gameloft converted another one of their classic titles into a freemium game. Brother in Arms 2 Free+ is the latest game that Gameloft allows you to download for free and then use in-app purchases to unlock special items and speed up the game’s progress. Other recent freemium games include GT ... Read More »
Are you ready for the most addictive baseball game on Android? It’s been nearly two years since the release of the original Homerun Battle 3D, but Com2uS is finally ready to refresh one of their most popular titles. This week Homerun Battle 2 debuted on the Apple App Store. The Android version should be available ... Read More »
Gameloft experienced their fair share of growing pains in the early days of Android. I was always one of their most passionate supporters, but I was also their biggest critic. I complained so much that one of their reps actually flew to my hometown and bought me dinner ... Read More »
Anyone that has been reading Android and Me for awhile now is aware that we have a somewhat tempestuous relationship with Gameloft. They were staunch holdouts on the Android Market for quite some time, and their less-than-customer-friendly direct purchase model wasn’t exactly endearing them to anyone.
With that said, they seem ... Read More »