Welcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn't get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can't wait for our bi-weekly roundups, and don't want to wade through a whole day's worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we've got a mildly creepy adventure game, a Lovecraftian turret shooter, another Super Mega Worm game, and a stylish puzzler. Without further ado:
Equal parts The Borrowers and Alice In Wonderland, Violett tells the story of a little girl who becomes significantly more little. This is an adventure game in every sense of the term, complete with inventory puzzles, lots of exploration, and the seemingly compulsory quirkiness of the genre. The game has been receiving good reviews on Steam (where it goes for a full ten bucks, by the way), so fans of the genre should be happy to see it available on Android as well.
One of the biggest and greatest adventure game in the Google Play. Embark yourself on the wondrous journey throughout the amazing world inside the rabbit hole. Set in a world full of wonders, quirks and things from beyond our reality, Violett is a remarkable adventure game that will push your brain to the limits and engross you completely. Rack your brain on intricate puzzles that will allow you to move forward. Use the power of telekinesis to get you out of your troubles. Fight the evil spider queen that wants to make you her new trophy.
Thank you so much, newbie developer Dreipol, for choosing something other than zombies to fill out your standard action bad guy template. Shoggoth Rising is a basic turret shooter where you blast some of HP Lovecraft's amorphous monsters in a very literal application of the term "tower defense." The game has some surprisingly solid 3D visuals and music to boot. Shoggoth Rising is half off for the moment (just over a dollar) with no in-app purchases.
Ned has shipwrecked and finds himself in a lighthouse off an unknown and strangely mysterious coast. Help him in his fight for survival! Shoggoth Rising is a new innovative 3D action defender with mindblowing visuals and non-stop action-packed gameplay! Use the dynamics of your touch device to control the field of vision and engage the enemy with your weapons. Use firearms and melee weapons to defend the tower.
Super Mega Worm Vs Santa Saga
We've featured the Super Mega Worm games before, but now now Wojira is ready to tackle the timeless and unspeakable evil of Santa Claus. Yeah, I don't get it either. (Though now that I think about it, Santa and Dr. Robotnik look an awful lot alike...) Technically this is a compilation of Super Mega Worm Vs Santa parts one and two. It features the same simple "eat-em-up" gameplay of the earlier titles as well as the off-beat humor, and those of you with a MOGA controller will be happy to hear that support is built in.
This game is a special bundle that includes both Super Mega Worm Vs Santa part 1 and part 2. Two epic games, one low price. This is also the first time Super Mega Worm Vs Santa part 1 has launched on the Google Play Store. The cult-hit Super Mega Worm Vs Santa Saga is the epic battle between the great Mega Worm, Wojira and Santa. Wojira has returned with all new super powers and is ready to battle the evil forces of the North Pole and Santa.
Construction Simulator 2014
What is it with simulator games on the Play Store lately? Combine this with Farming Simulator 2014 and you can have hours and hours of fun pretending to do monotonous, backbreaking labor by tapping buttons on a screen. Still, I suppose if the idea of making virtual houses with "real" (licensed) construction equipment appeals to you, now you've got an outlet. That said, the app gets a few demerits for costing three dollars plus in-app purchases.
Do you want to build houses and industrial buildings with heavy machines from LIEBHERR, MAN and STILL? Then get the Construction Simulator 2014 – in this way your Android device becomes a virtual construction site. Playing the Construction Simulator 2014 you can take over the control of 14 construction machines which are true to the originals in high-quality 3D graphics.
In Kami, you try to cover the entire board in a single color by switching each one up and converting the adjacent tiles. (Check the video.) It's a simple idea, but the attractive papercraft presentation is impressive, and the easy concept is extendable for the completionist gamer who has to get that perfect run. The full game is a reasonable $1 for 63 puzzles (with extras available via IAP), but you can try out a handful in the free version.
KAMI free is deceptively simple: fold out coloured paper to fill the screen in as few moves as possible. Relaxing and easy to pick up, you'll soon find yourself deep in contemplation to perfect each puzzle. Created by State of Play, famous for their handcrafted aesthetic, KAMI free has been created with real paper in an elegant Japanese theme.
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