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Framed From Noodlecake Studios Is A Gritty Comic-Style Puzzler Where You Control The Story

There was a heist (presumably) and you're on the run. Will you be caught or get away scot-free? That's entirely dependent on how you arrange events in Framed. This game looks incredibly polished and I can't say I've ever seen anything like it.

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Kieffer Bros Releases Blockwick 2, A Polished Puzzler About Sliding Around Colored Cubes

Puzzle games are a natural fit on mobile devices thanks to their simple pick-up-and-play mechanics and basic controls that actually work better on touchscreens than traditional game controllers. Android gamers looking for their next high-quality fix may be happy to know that Blockwick 2 has made its way into the Play Store.

This polished puzzle game is the sequel to a well-received first installment that never made its way over to Android. The goal is to move blocks around until all the ones of the same color are grouped together. The puzzle comes from shifting everything around inside the various stages, which are constructed to make success a reward for careful thought and strategy.

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Flockers Is A Lemmings-Style Puzzle Game From The Creators Of Worms, Now Available On Google Play

In Worms, sheep are used as suicidal explosives. The helpless animals run in the direction they're released in, turning around only if their path is blocked. Seeking freedom, their plans are inevitably thwarted when the automatic timer runs out or a player triggers their detonation, bringing their life to an end.

In Flockers, a Lemmings-style puzzle game from Worms-developer Team 17, the sheep have had enough. Rather than continue this hopeless existence, they make a break for it. Unfortunately, the future is still pretty bleak. Not willing to let the flock escape, the worms try to block it off using buzz saws, swinging meat cleavers, spikes, and whatever else their cruel minds can come up with.

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[Bonus Round] Card Dungeon, Ace Ferrara & The Dino Menace, iPollute, The Bot Squad: Puzzle Battles, Joinz, And Candy Please

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 interesting roguelike card game, a slightly insane space fighter, a Very Special adventure game, a much more interesting adventure game, a Ubisoft tower defense title, and a new take on Tetris puzzles.

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Humble Mobile Bundle 8 Includes Tentacle Wars, Doodle God, Doodle Devil, Wave Wave, Tower Madness 2, And More At A Flexible Price

The Humble people are on a roll. In addition to the Humble Bundle for PC and Android 11 announced just yesterday, they've launched a new Android-only bundle for cash-strapped gamers to enjoy. (You don't have to be cash-strapped, I suppose you might just be cheap and altruistic.) Bundle 8 includes seven games at the moment, with two being "above the average price" purchases and a third unlocking at a reasonable $5.

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Tentacle Wars is a puzzle-strategy game in which you take control of an alien's immune system to fight off an invading disease. It's $2 in the Play Store. Doodle God and Doodle Devil, both from developer JoyBits, are impressive takes on the "combine stuff to make other stuff" style of puzzle game.

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[New Game] Kapsula Is A Futuristic And Colorful Soviet-Inspired Puzzle Game That Looks Like A Racer

Sometimes you can look at a game and tell exactly what it's going to be about. Okay, most of the time you can look at a game and tell what it's going to be about. But every now and then a title comes along that really just wants to be different. Kapsula is a cross between a puzzle and racing game set in a futuristic world of Soviet space colonies filled with clones. It's a premise that makes very little sense at first and makes even less the longer you think about it.

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That's okay. All that matters here is that the premise is engaging and the graphics are, if nothing else, intriguing.

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[Bonus Round] Simon the Sorcerer 2, UMAI, And CalQ

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 classic adventure sequel, a game about pixelated sushi, and a math-based puzzler. Without further ado:

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Simon the Sorcerer 2

It's been just shy of a year since the original Simon the Sorcerer stepped through a magic portal to arrive on Android, and now the well-regarded sequel has followed it through.

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Kiwanuka Is A Beautiful Low-Poly Physics Puzzler Inspired By Lemmings

Kiwanuka is a Lemmings-inspired physics puzzler that we've been looking out for on Android since we heard about it on iOS. Thanks to a partnership between original devs CMA MegaCorp and the developers at Jakyl, the game has finally made its way to our favorite platform, and it's awesome.

Basically, you play the guy or gal in charge of saving a crowd of Kiwanuka, using a magical staff that whips the humanoid critters into shape, arranging them in tall, swaying towers you can use to climb through low-poly geometric terrain. When you reach the goal in each level, you'll free another Kiwanuka.

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[Bonus Round] Toxic Bunny HD, Knock-Knock, Push Panic, Magnetoid, And Die For Metal Again

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 radioactive platformer, an incredibly creepy adventure game, a puzzle game that takes physics seriously, an endless runner with no running, and a platformer that's more metal than the HTC One.

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Monument Valley Review: It Only Takes An Hour To Change The World

Monument Valley came to Android a week ago after attracting roughly a million downloads on iOS in the one month since its release. That's no small number, but it doesn't take much time with the game to understand why (a good thing, considering just how little time you're going to spend playing it). Monument Valley has been put together pixel by pixel, with the game offering no more nor less than it needs to provide an absolutely captivating experience.

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The Gameplay

Monument Valley is a series of M.C. Escher paintings come to life. Each of the puzzle adventure game's ten stages plop players down on a piece of impossible looking architecture and tasks them with manipulating stairs and walkways so that the silent Princess Ida can navigate to the goal.

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