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Frozen Synapse is a turn-based tactical strategy game designed especially for tablets. It debuted in the Humble Bundle yesterday, but was only exclusive for a few hours. The game has now hit Google Play, but the price serves to illustrate how amazing the Humble Bundle truly is.

This indie game has garnered high praise from reviewers. Frozen Synapse comes with 55 single-player missions and cross-platform multiplayer with multiple game modes. The visuals look very interesting – like a virtual reality game seen from above.

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The game is listed as a "late beta" with a few graphical glitches and occasional frame rate issues on some devices. An update to the final version is expected to come to Google Play soon. Until then, you'll have to get by with the killer gameplay and cool electronica soundtrack. The asking price of $6.99 is a bit high, but you can always pick it up later if you miss out on the Humble Bundle.

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.

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  • carn1x

    Occasional frame rate issues? It runs like utter balls on my GNex, although generally only for the first turn which I assume is due to loading assets late, or maybe the memory requirements are just too high? Good to know that it's considered beta though and admission from the devs it needs improving.

    • jameskond

      It's also only supported for Android tablet and not made specifically for phones.

    • Sqube

      Are you running stock or a custom ROM? I'm running CM 10.1 RC5 and I've gotta say... any game that's even moderately graphics-intensive tends to take a framerate nosedive on the GNex.

      Hell, even Rebuild plays awfully on there and I can't think of anything animated.

    • Adrian Zugaj

      To be fair, depending on how long you've had it your GNex will run like balls anyways.

  • Himmat Singh

    That may be the strategy maybe. Publish this on GPlay with the $6.99 price-tag, and people who were in two minds of beating the avg in the HB will do so now that they know they get a better deal overall there. Also worth noting that for the past few HBs, the new games only get published on GPlay after the bundle is over. This breaks the trend.

    • Matthew Fry

      It's a good idea. This will drive the average higher and result in more money for charity!

  • Owen Finn

    The price tag on this game is certainly not high - it's probably one of the best games available for Android right now, even in its current state.

  • S. Ali

    Meh, too much for a mobile app.

  • tym0

    I wanted that game on android since I got my nexus 7, the humble bundle is awesome (stealth bastard deluxe is in there too).
    My nexus 7 run the game better than my laptop. :-)

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