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 stylish avoider game, a sci-fi gamebook, and a unique board game. Without further ado:

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Spectrum

Spectrum is a platformer, at least in the broad sense of the genre - it might be more accurate to call it an "avoider" game. You control a little antimatter critter doing his (her? its?) best to avoid the various walls and obstacles in the levels. Since said walls move around, sometimes actively trying to crush you, that's more easily said than done. The game uses 3D graphics and 2D gameplay with options for touch or tilt controls, and there are no ads or in-app purchases.

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FLOAT AND DODGE. Spectrum is a platform game set in an abstract world of stylized shapes and bright colors. Control a dark three-eyed entity attempting to reach portals while avoiding unforgiving obstacles and elements. Escape from 60 levels spread in 6 mysterious environments each with their own unique identities. Master gravity by acing exclusive endless jump and dive mechanics to make it to the end. Two control modes are available to suit every styles: tilt-based or touch-only controls.

SOL INVICTUS: The Gamebook

What's this? A gamebook adventure title that's not produced by Tin Man Games? Indeed, this sci-fi adventure uses its own system based more on choices and minigames than tabletop dice battles, but fans of the genre should enjoy it either way. It's also a little more active and, well, "video gamey" than most of the gamebooks we feature on Android Police. It has an interesting art style and a system with multiple save slots (because eventually you WILL die).

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A POWERFUL SCI-FI STORY THAT YOU CONTROL. The second part of Kyle B. Stiff’s legendary adventure gamebook series has been brought to life as never before. Get ready for the ride of your life as you become the hero of your very own journey.

  • Multiple save slots: Play in up to three stories at once
  • A powerful, yet accessible sci-fi plot, packed with diverse characters
  • Rich, branching narrative
  • Brand new artwork from renowned illustrator Marc Gonzalez
  • A vibrant atmosphere

Galaxy Trucker

Galaxy Trucker might not look the part, but it's actually a digital port of a well-known board game. The objective is to build the best ship out of various cards, mostly the detritus and junk of careless spacefaring civilizations, and battle it against either the colorful AI or human opponents. Turn-based multiplayer is available in an online mode or via a single device "hot potato" mode. It's pricey at $5 (like most board game apps) but there are no in-app purchases.

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Galaxy Truckers Wanted. Can you build a space ship from sewer pipes? Are you willing to face meteors, pirates, and smugglers? Can you fly a five-engine ship after four engines have been destroyed? Then you are our kind of trucker. We offer good pay, a xenologically diverse crew, and a dynamic work environment. Bonuses paid for prompt delivery. Sign up to be a galaxy trucker today.

Be sure to check out our gaming coverage from earlier this week: