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After wrecking Earth on the PC last year and teasing us back in February, Demolition Inc. has arrived on Android by way of Nvidia's Tegra Zone. That means you're going to need a Tegra 2 or 3 device to enjoy the detailed graphics and realistic physics in this action/strategy title, at least for now.

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The game is essentially a well-implemented physics simulator that has you taking a city apart piece by piece so its raw materials can be harvested. You see, Mike the UFO-driving demolition man is just a working Joe from another planet, and when the work order says to knock down a planet, that's what he does. The game will have you dropping various objects as simple as an oil slick, and as convoluted as a exploding cows into play in order to wreak havoc.

Nvidia and the developer describe Demolition Inc. as "100% physics technology" where none of the animations are predetermined. All the building collapses and explosions are procedurally generated as you go. That in and of itself is unique for Android games.

If you don't have a Tegra device, don't fret too much. A non-Tegra variant will be Available by the end of April, but it will lack support for an external controller. The developer also says some levels will remain exclusive to Tegra devices. I would also expect the graphics to be toned down for devices without Nvidia's chips.

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Demolition Inc. THD is a huge download of 103MB, which you might notice is larger than the single APK limit. This is the first game I've seen that makes use of the Play Store's built-in additional data download. When you buy the game, it will download the data pack first, then the actual app package will be installed. This is probably done so the return window isn't shortened by waiting for the data to be transferred.

Demolition Inc. THD is selling for $3.99 in the Play Store, which isn't bad for what is clearly a high-quality Tegra game.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • Simsimi

    i wonder if this will work with Chainfire3D

    • Hal Motley

      It should do because the vast majority of my THD apps work fine on my Galaxy S II's Exynos chipset.

      Except for Zen Pinball, although I heard that it wasn't optimised for ICS so I guess that wouldn't be Chainfire3D's fault.

  • http://LiyoLabs.etsy.com Lem

    Aww, so it's not Blast Corp then?

  • dagnabit

    Got a galaxy tab 7.7... Really sucks that a lot of games arent supported for it :-(

  • spydie

    the graphics aren't really very good considering it was made for a tegra 2/3. Very low quality modeling.

    • Ian Stephenson

      Tegra 2 graphics were never that great to begin with. If you're building with all Tegra SoC's in mind, you have to aim at the lowest one, which is Tegra 2. That said the graphics won't be amazing per say, but you will get some really nice T3 performance.

  • http://www.statsprofessor.org/ StatsProfessor

    Going to go try it out. Not sure if I'm that impressed by looking at the trailer but have a tegra 2 so can't pass it up.

  • Mark

    It's a buck more in Canada ($4.99). What's up with that?

  • Himmat

    Its $5.26 in Malaysia. What's up with that?

    • jdb

      Why is it even more expensive in Singapore?? $6.59

      That's crazy!

      • Himmat

        Is that in Sing Dollars or USD?

  • Andy

    "This is the first game I've seen that makes use of the Play Store's built-in additional data download."

    The board game Eldar Sign utalised this when it was updated last week. It clocked in at about 130mb I think.

  • dm

    Not compatible with one x. This is tegra 3 phone wth?

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