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Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous 2 weeks or so.

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Games

The Walking Dead: Michonne

Android Police coverage: TellTale Begins Its Walking Dead: Michonne Mini-Series With Episode 1, Now In The Play Store For $5

Fans of the coolest character in The Walking Dead (the comics, not the TV show) now have a TellTale adventure game of their very own. The Michonne miniseries is a three-episode story that tells more of the character's backstory and represents a chapter of the comic books that wasn't previously covered. Like all TellTale games, this one is being released in $5 episodes, but you can get a discount by buying them all up front.

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The Walking Dead: Michonne - A Telltale Miniseries stars the iconic, blade-wielding character from Robert Kirkman's best-selling comic books. Haunted by her past, and coping with unimaginable loss and regret, the story explores Michonne's absence between issues #126 and #139 of the comic book. In this three part miniseries, players will discover what took Michonne away from Rick, Ezekiel, and the rest of her trusted group… and what brought her back.

Dub Dash

Android Police coverage: Fiendishly Difficult Rhythm Game Dub Dash Now Dropping The Beat On Android

An endless runner and a dubstep mix wouldn't seem to be the most natural of bedfellows, but such is the case in Dub Dash. It's one of those super-simple runner games, and in that context it's not all that innovative, but the unceasing wub-wub soundtrack and the constantly shifting 3D perspective makes the experience a trip on a regular basis. Dub Dash is free to play with a $2 in-app purchase to remove ads.

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Dub Dash is a fast-paced rhythm based action game. The tracks are decomposed into diverging game mode segments. The obstacles, tracks and visual effects are all adjusted to the music and in perfect harmony with each song. Dub Dash has a great soundtrack including music from Bossfight and the DJs of Geometry Dash – to enjoy the full experience the use of headphones is highly recommended.

Parallax

Android Police coverage: Interdimensional First-Person Puzzler 'Parallax' Is Now Available For SHIELD Devices

Parallax is a physics puzzle game that takes place in an entirely black-and-white world. Moving between the black and white dimensions forms the core of the 3D first-person puzzles, which rely on logic, physics, and timing for completion. The game was very well-received on Steam, but unfortunately it's only available for NVIDIA's SHIELD hardware. The price is the same at $10.

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Optimzed for NVIDIA SHIELD, Parallax is a first-person puzzle game with two overlapping worlds. Weave back and forth between black and white as you try to be in the right place, in the right dimension, at the right time. Use switches, boosters and gravity to help you reach the exit. Can you conquer every mind-bending level? Parallax is featured in the SHIELD Hub. Play it on NVIDIA SHIELD for the best monochromatic interdimensional puzzle platforming experience.

 

Evo Explores

Evo Explores is a puzzle game by way of MC Escher. It also doesn't go to any particular trouble to hide its Monument Valley inspiration, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. You control a tiny robot who moves around each stage, solving puzzles with the help of logic and perspective, often throwing boring old concepts like gravity and causality out the window. The game is $2 with no in-app purchases.

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• In Evo Explores you should trust your eyes. If something looks real - it is real. If you don't see a problem - there is no problem at all.
• Manipulate impossible surreal structures, explore optical illusions and solve mind blowing puzzles. Every new level will unravel the history of Byte planet and its citizens.
• Evo is a space explorer. Every planet he visits is full of mysteries. But the Byte planet is unique. Regular physical laws don't work here. Even the gravity is under control of your imagination.
• Evo Explores was inspired by a beautiful game Monument Valley. We are big fans of original game but we love Evo Explores even more. Come share this feeling with us.

Patchwork The Game

Digidiced previously brought the popular economics board game Le Havre to Android, and now they're back with another one. This two-player game is all about filling "quilt" tiles faster than your opponent as you progress around around the board. There are elements of both checkers and Tetris, and the game includes standard AI singleplayer and online multiplayer modes. There are in-app purchases (capped at $1), but they're cosmetic only.

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In this award-winning board game for two, quilting has never been more competitive. In the long-awaited digital adaptation of Uwe Rosenberg's Patchwork, players patch their way to victory using fabric pieces of assorted sizes, colors, and buttons. The best quilt is the fullest, and whoever can patch up their quilt the most and collect more buttons wins the game – but be resourceful and plan every stitch. Keep an eye on the costs and the time it takes to stitch a patch to be the best patchwork master.

Sinless: Remastered

Sinless is a point-and-click adventure series that borrows cyberpunk elements from the likes of Deus Ex and Neuromancer, among others. According to the description the initial release is episode one of three, so if you're tired of waiting for the next Telltale release, this might scratch that itch. The 2D art is interesting with a bleached-out 80s look, and minigames will keep you interested if you bore of the narrative.

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Sinless is a unique combination of a classic point n' click and visual novel with many references and inspirations from classics of the genre, such as Snatcher, or Rise of the Dragon. Add to that custom, inhouse designed lightning and parallax effects, along with a dedicated awesome Soundtrack and original storyline, we hope you will enjoy your stay. Planned out as a trilogy, experience the first episode also known as the Reveal, which will be followed by Revolution and Revelations accordingly.

Cyber Breaker

Cyber Breaker mixes Breakout gameplay elements with a Tron visual style. It's not exactly a complex setup, but some of the unique stages, power-ups, and game modes make it worth a look for anyone who's a fan of the original. One dollar gets you entry to 100 levels with no in-app purchases.

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Cyber Breaker is here in the footsteps of the Breakout-like classics, but in a revitalized form. Everything you loved about these games are awaiting, but offering much more. The spiritual representative of the genre takes the gamer to a whole new place filled with glowing neon built structures. And above all that, different tactics are needed to destroy the obstacles using a dozen power-ups.

Retro Shot

Retro Shot mixes elements of Marble Madness and miniature golf, tasking the player with moving around a 2D stage filled with obstacles. Different balls offer different physical properties, and 60 sstandard stages are offered within the main game. Each one gives you a limited amount of moves to collect coins and score extra points, so there's a bit of strategy along with the physics gameplay. IAP goes up to $10, but it's all optional.

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Retro cities of neon lights filled with explosions and lasers await you as you take on the machine in an 80’s arcade flashback.

  • Blast along to an original synthwave soundtrack as you tackle 60 stages of arcade madness.
  • Over 24+ unique balls ready for combat and made for skill as you claim your place on the leader boards.
  • Travel with friends as you battle your way through 3 immense retro cities of glory.

Colonial Conquest

If it's always been your dream to relive 19th-century colonial struggles in a turn-based Risk-style interface... well, that's a strange dream. But Colonial Conquest is here for you, allowing you to expand the empires of England, Germany, Japan, the USA, France, or Russia until you rule the globe like a 2D megalomaniac. There's no online play, but singleplayer campaigns and "hot potato" local multiplayer are available.

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Colonial Conquest is a conquest simulation set in the Victorian age of warfare and expansion of the late 1800's and early 1900's. The object of the game is to become the dominant major power throughout the world. Players can be one among six of the great powers of the time: Great Britain, Germany, France, USA, Japan or Russia.

  • Return to the era of Golden Warfare and rule one of handful of powers which had been shaping the face of our present world.
  • Sail, ride and march across the globe as your nation flexes its military and economic muscles.
  • Supplement brawn with subterfuge and use cloak and dagger tactics such as subversion and espionage.
  • Compete with the European hegemons in their final golden days before they engulfed the world in the flames of the first global war.
  • Play as one of the then two raising behemoths: the United States of America or Imperial Japan; or as one of the main European power to roll them back within their boundaries.
  • Play against the AI or other human claimants to the mastery of our planet.

OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood

The original OlliOlli was an indie hit that translated skateboarding gameplay of the old Tony Hawk-style games to a 2D platforming interface. It was released last year for Android, but only on the original SHIELD Portable. The sequel is on all NVIDIA hardware (so long as you have a controller), and the new graphics stretch into more fantastic stages with catchy music. It's expensive at $15, but that's the same price as the Steam version.

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Drop in to Olliwood and prepare for finger-flippin’ mayhem in this follow up to cult skateboarding smash OlliOlli. The iconic skater is going all green-screen with a stunning new look, plucking you from the street and dropping you squarely in the middle of the big screen’s most bodacious cinematic locations. Revamped Paths and Combos: The sequel boasts all new ramps and epic hills allowing for monster air and multi-route levels.

LEGO® BIONICLE® 2

LEGO continues to promote its revamped Bionicle line with more video games. At this point the mystical storyline between the near-identical plastic monster things is basically impenetrable, but the gameplay in this one is essentially a tap-and-swipe 2D fighter against progressively stronger opponents. The graphics are bright and interesting, and should appeal to kids who are obsessed with the toys. Like most LEGO games (and unlike most mobile one-on-one fighters), there are no in-app purchases.

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Deep into the Labyrinth of Control, Makuta has sent Umarak the Hunter to find and retrieve his old Mask of Control. Team up the Toa and unite their powers with the Elemental Creatures as they fight their way through the dangerous maze. Play alternatively as Tahu, Lewa and Pohatu to Hit. Smash. and Strike. all enemies in epic battles scenes. Collect Crystal Shards to increase your Toa’s level and unlock and upgrade their Combat Moves, Stats and Special Powers.

Epic Flail

Soul Calibur is my favorite fighting game, but it's also the one that makes the least sense - one good hit from a real sword and you're dead. Epic Flail takes that idea to its logical conclusion, where both mace-wielding combatants will die with one hit from their opponent. The game is simple but surprisingly fleshed-out, with both character customization and single-device multiplayer. It's free with no in-app purchases.

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Once every year the best flail fighters from around the globe gather on Mr Tans secluded tropical island. They will do battle until one true flail master is victorious. Can you tame the unpredictable power of the flail? You can also battle against a friend on the same device. Please don't practice your flail technique in the living room next to your mothers ornaments.

Dig Pig

Dig Pig doesn't look like much, but it has an interesting premise: the cartoon pig protagonist has to dig through the earth like a kid digging to China in order to meet up with his online dates. The interesting part is that the left-and-right digging on the bottom half of the screen corresponds to the real satellite maps on the top half of the screen, and you need to hit near the correct surface location to (ahem) score. The game is free with a $1.50 IAP to remove ads.

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Pig is single and he's looking for love, but online dating only gives him matches on the other side of the world. Help him dig his way through the Earth while avoiding the obstacles. Sound easy? Make sure you aim for the right spot on the map. Easy and intuitive to play, but hard to master. Pig has to beat each of thirteen addictive levels to make his way through this twisted epic story that will make your hair stand on end. Who will he date next and why won't it work out this time?

Fran Bow Chapter 1

Android already has more than enough point-and-click adventure games, but if you're in the mood for a huge amount of extra gametime, here's a series with five chapters to play through. The description says the series is based on a little girl with a mental disorder, so expect elevated levels of creepiness. Each chapter costs just under $2.

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Fran Bow is a creepy adventure game that tells the story of Fran, a young girl struggling with a mental disorder and an unfair destiny. After witnessing the gruesome and mysterious loss of her parents, found dismembered at their home, Fran rushes into the woods, together with her only friend, Mr. Midnight, a black cat that Fran had previously received as a present from her parents.

Buried: Interactive Story

Buried is a text-only adventure game where your choices determine the direction of the story. It's an amnesiac mystery in a unique setting, but those who aren't fans of the genre won't be won over by the intriguing premise. The $3 game includes 5 story chapters that can be completed as quickly or as slowly as the player chooses.

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In Buried you play the role of Roger Hastings, a logger working the forests with his crew. When he awakens to find his friends missing and no memory of what's happened, he begins searching, uncovering something that should have stayed hidden... Make choices that affect the plot: how to approach danger, who to trust, and who lives or dies. No waiting or pauses - play straight through or at your own pace through 5 intense chapters.

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