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For those of you who like metal and want to make your phone a little more steampunk, the crew over at dbrand just unveiled a new skin: copper. While there's no question that this could potentially look "cheap" if not well-made, it's pretty clear exactly how killer these skins look after seeing the images.
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 hardcore helicopter flight sim, a visually striking adventure game, an RPG take on the "endless clicker," a stylish physics game, and a #$%^ing difficult one-tap title. Without further ado:
Rortos is basically the only developer pumping out quality simulation games for Android on a regular basis.
Bringing an incredible art style and steampunk-inspired puzzling fun to Android today, Hothead Games released Machinarium to Google's Play Store.
Machinarium puts players in a "world of robots," requiring quick wit to solve puzzles, work through challenges, and complete various mini-games to help the protagonist Josef save his robotic girlfriend in the city.
If you're wondering why the game looks visually amazing, it's because the graphics are completely hand-drawn. The artistic style of Machinarium is undoubtedly impressive, and adds a ton to the overall experience.
Besides amazing, thoughtful graphics, Machinarium features "an award winning and original soundtrack," ensuring great gameplay without even taking into consideration the various brain-teasing puzzles you'll need to solve to progress through the game.
Adam Ratana, creator of a series of skull-themed live wallpapers, recently released Steampunk Skull Live Wallpaper to the Android Market, bringing an interactive clockwork skull to your device's home screen.
The wallpaper is dynamic and interesting, without being too busy or distracting. The gears are interactive, speeding up or slowing down as you manipulate the screen. The LWP also includes settings which enable users to alter the wallpaper's performance to save battery life.
In the wallpaper's full version (which rings in at a cool $1.49), there are even more settings, allowing the user to customize the wallpaper's background and choose from several different types of gears.
Pax Britannica for Android is a port of the open-source game of the same name. Marketed as "the one button strategy game," Pax lives up to its word. Players take control of an underwater factory ship that is locked in combat with another ship of similar function.
Each ship it outfitted with a dial which allows it to spawn individual ships. This is accomplished by a player pressing and holding their finger on their assigned section of the screen: the needle on the dial unwinds clockwise, and each quadrant of the dial spawns a different ship. The ships fight using artificial intelligence, and each have their own strengths and weaknesses.