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Ubisoft acquires casual mobile game publisher Ketchapp

Even if you're a regular gamer, you might not know about Ketchapp. The publisher is only a couple of years old, and the games it posts to the Play Store and App Store are uniformly small, simple titles. But what it lacks in ambition it makes up for in volume: by my count there are no less than 75 Ketchapp games on the Play Store, an impressive accomplishment in a short amount of time. Ketchapp seems to have caught the eye of some industry heavy-hitters, because it's being acquired by Ubisoft, one of the biggest game publishers on the planet.

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[New Game] Upopa's Adorable, Terrifying Twitch Shooter Upgrades To Lasers And Aliens In Hopeless: Space Shooting

Hopeless: The Dark Cave was a striking little twitch game, made memorable by the juxtaposition of adorable little Marshmallow Peep creatures and the hulking, snarling monsters that wanted to eat them. In that title your only defense was old-fashioned lead (which was occasionally and tragically collected by the peeps themselves), but in the sequel, you get access to something with a little more pop. Hopeless: Space Shooting takes the original game and covers it with DayGlo colors and Buck Rogers lasers.

The core concept remains the same: tap around the tiny circle of firelight to make your quivering peeps shoot at the aliens.

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[New Game] Zynga Is Bringing FarmVille 2: Country Escape To Android - Country Limited Version Already Out

Here's the arrangement, dear Jaded Android Gamer - you will pretend you have zero interest in FarmVille, and we will pretend not to judge. Instead, we're even going to provide you with this tidbit of news: FarmVille 2 is coming to Android phones and tablets soon, with an early version already available for testing in select regions.

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[Bonus Round] Mig 2D: Retro Shooter, 100 Doors 2, Word Puttz, TA Little Red Riding Hood, And Circle Stop

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 an old-school bullet hell shooter, a sequel to a popular puzzler, a stylish platformer, an even more stylish casual game, and an interesting mix of golf and Scrabble. Without further ado:

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Mig 2D: Retro Shooter!

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[Bonus Round] Platforms Unlimited, Music Inc, Amerzone, Rocket ROBO, And Pyro Jump

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 challenging endless runner, a music management sim, an adventure classic, a casual physics game, and a happy go lucky platformer. Without further ado:

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Platforms Unlimited

Platforms Unlimited comes from the same developer as Don't Run With A Plasma Sword, and includes the same attitude towards ads and in-app purchases (there aren't any).

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[Game Roundup] Our Top Seven Picks For The Best New Games Of January 2014

Welcome back to our monthly gaming retrospective, this time for January 2014. We've got a good mix of triple-A console-style games and more mobile-friendly casual titles for your consideration, some of which are so bizarre that they have to be played to be understood. We've also got plenty of picks that didn't quite make it to the top of the list, but are still worthy of attention. Check out the profiles below for screenshots, videos, and easy links to the Google Play Store.

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Deus Ex: The Fall

It came to iOS first, but we're happy to see Square Enix's experiment in triple-A mobile gaming land on Android.

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[Bonus Round] Toy Defense 3: Fantasy, Morphopolis, Atomic Fusion, Suits And Swords, And Croco's Escape

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 revamped tower defense game, a gorgeous point-and-click adventure, an atom-powered casual game, a card fighter from Sony, and a kid-friendly puzzler. Without further ado:

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Toy Defense 3: Fantasy

Melesta has been toying with various incarnations of its Toy Defense game for a while now, but with the third edition they're getting out of the quasi-military world and diving headlong into Middle Earth.

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[Bonus Round] Galaxy Factions, Tank Riders 2, Bad Hotel, Small Fry, Sultans Of Rema, Neon Beat, And Ferris Mueller's Day Off

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 an aspiring Starcraft clone, a sequel to a twin-stick favorite, an unconventional iOS pilgrim, a solid endless runner, a new Tin Man gamebook, an interesting take on Breakout, and a John Hughes-style adventure game.

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[Bonus Round] Fractal Combat X, Devils, Galactic Phantasy Prelude, Wordspionage, Race Stunt Fighter 3, And Hack Ex

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 casual flight simulator, a hellish puzzle game, an ambitious space fighter, a sneaky Scrabble variant, a motorcycle trick game, and a virtual hacking title. Without further ado:

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Fractal Combat X (Premium)

Flight simulators are pretty tough to pull off on touchscreens, so those that make it to the Play Store tend to go for the casual approach, fitting in somewhere between Wing Commander and Space Harrier.

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[Game Roundup] Our Top Seven Picks For The Best New Games Of December 2013

Happy New Year, Android gamers. If you're lucky enough to get today off from work, no doubt you're wondering how to spend your vacation and/or recovery time. We've got a few humble suggestions: the seven best games of the dozens and dozens that were featured on Android Police last month. This eclectic mix of titles should have a little something for everyone. Here are our favorites from December, in no particular order, with a few runners-up thrown in for good measure.

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Badland

As we've said before, the overly atmospheric, silhouetted platformer game is somewhat played out at the moment - it's the indie gaming equivalent of an outfit that's three seasons out of style.

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