The Tegra Zone is set to get one more amazing game next month, with the minimalist strategy game Auralux coming down the pipe. Auralux, which promises to have "every feature and more from the renowned PC game," combines the minimalist, otherworldly environment/music of Osmos with the real-time galactic strategy of Galcon for what looks to be a stunning experience.
Describing itself as "an abstract, essentialized, and simplified real-time strategy game," Auralux gives players individual units, each of which can only carry out one type of command. The player and his/her opponent start each game with equal resources, and are challenged to duke it out in a strategy-intensive environment where "quick reflexes will get you nowhere."
Auralux can be played in Normal or Speed mode, with an additional unlockable gameplay mode "for hardcore players." The only catch, though, is that Auralux is planned to be a "free to try" game, with "additional" levels available via additional purchases.
Those who know me or follow me on Google+ know that I love Mass Effect. Actually, that may be a bit of an understatement; I've had 4 characters that played every single mission and side-mission in both the first and second game, and I just finished the trilogy a few days ago. And now, I have a new way to show my love: with a new Mass Effect 3 live wallpaper (LWP) from NVIDIA and BioWare.
What makes this particular wallpaper "live"? Two things: the reapers falling down from the sky (those meteor-looking things you see in the shots above), and the scrolling - no matter your system scroll speed, it moves a little slower and more rubber-bandy.
Any time a new game shows up in NVIDIA's TegraZone, we immediately hop on to take a look - after all, only the best of the best games with gorgeous graphics make it that far.
The newest addition to TegraZone this time around is Meltdown On Mars THD - it's what I would call a mix of tower defense and Gun Bros, executed in a way kind of similar to Dungeon Defenders. You can move your main character around freely like in an RPG/action game, all while planting defensive turrets, barricades, and mines in an effort to survive waves of alien attacks.
The Android Police giveaway fever continues, but this time we've stepped things up with a triple header. Once again, we've teamed up with NVIDIA to give away three Motorola Photon 4Gs. Why? Because NVIDIA and Tegra Zone are awesome.
As I myself have discovered in the past few weeks, the Photon is a great phone that packs some serious power under the hood:
Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) + NinjaBlur UI
1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 (dual core) CPU
1 GB DDR2 RAM
4.3" qHD (960 x 540) display
CDMA and GSM bands
8MP camera with dual LED flash, 720p video capture in the rear, VGA front-facing camera
16GB memory + microSD slot
802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
Before we move on to the giveaway, I wanted to mention our awesome sponsor, NVIDIA, once again.