Alto's Odyssey Out Now On Android

Alto's Odyssey, Snowman's follow up to Alto's Adventure, came out on iOS earlier this year and has no graced Android devices. It's a free download, but features in-app purchases - you can download it right here.

"Just beyond the horizon sits a majestic desert, vast and unexplored. 

Join Alto and his friends and set off on an endless sandboarding journey to discover its secrets.

Soar above windswept dunes, traverse thrilling canyons, and explore long-hidden temples in a fantastical place far from home.

Along the way, you’ll grind across vines, bounce atop hot air balloons, ride towering rock walls, and escape mischievous lemurs – all while uncovering the desert’s many mysteries. "

Boat Rocker Games Releases 'Fusioneer' On Mobile

Local studio Boat Rocker Games have released a free-to-play puzzle game on Android and on iOS. You can check out some screenshots and description on Fusioneer down below:

"Welcome to the lab Amateur Fusioneers!! 

Grab a lab coat and start firing atoms from the fusion cannon to get your fusion core as high as you can in this bubble shooting puzzle game! More fusions produce higher value atoms to experiment with and will allow you to output higher amounts of energy!

This fusion of puzzle and arcade gameplay is easy to pick up and play but rewards careful planning and precise shots. Get hooked in from your first fusion as you start your quest to create the largest fusion core possible!"

Space Esc8bit Launches on iOS and Android

Space Esc8bit, the 2d endless flier from Virtex Edge Design recently launched on iOS and Android (in both a free, and ad-free paid version). I've been playing the game the last few nights and it's a fast paced and pretty addicting high score chaser. The goal is to simply fly up, avoirding missles, and mines while collecting powerups. Getting the missles to collidge with each other is key to survival, and the game creates some intense pixel-perfect moments.

You can pick it up on Android and iOS, but make sure to check out the trailer and screenshots below:

You can pick up the game right here on iOS, and Android, and since it's a new release remember to give it a review on either platform. 

Explore Post-Apocalyptic Toronto Islands In Manimal Sanctuary - The VR Lurking Simulator

Manimal Sanctuary is one of the more unique games I've come across in a while, and it takes place in Toronto (specifically Toronto Island, and more specifically in a post-apocalyptic setting). It's described as a "VR lurking simulator" and you can check out the official description from the iTunes store:

Manimal Sanctuary is a virtual reality lurking simulator that uses mobile technology to enable every player's ultimate fantasy: to play a creature -- part coral reef, part Cthulhu -- who consumes human emotions. Set on the Toronto Islands after the rest of the world is devoured by gibbering monstrosities, you eavesdrop on the survivors and their everyday dramas involving things like bad potato crops and graffiti tags. And if those emotions aren't delicious enough, you can compel them to tell devastating secrets.

You can check out the trailer and screenshots below - also make sure to download the game for free on iOS and Android. I was able to play a bit of the game even without the mobile VR unit thing, so give it a whirl!

Race to Sparklepop Out On Android

A game coming out of the Toronto Game Jam 2017 is out now on Android devices as a free download.  Race to Sparklepop has you and your friends racing balloons past sharp and pointing objects.

Race to Sparklepop was created by:

Remember to download the game on Android! What will come out of the GameJam this year?

Play This Game: Borbudo On Google Play Store

Local and indie developer Rob Lehrbass emailed me this week to let me know about his indie game on the Google Play Store Borbudo - which you can pick up for free right here. Sadly I am without a Google device right now, but you can check out the description and screenshots below!

Borbudo is more than a simple shoot-em-up game; it's a collection of worlds to explore, each with diverse characters, challenges, quests, puzzles, missions, and more! Battle your way through abandoned space stations, jungle battlefields, arctic dungeons and puzzling labyrinths.

Your journey through the worlds of Borbudo will never be the same, but it will always be epic!

You can download the game on your Android devices here, and check out Rob's Patreon if you want to help support him and Borbudo.

Game of the Year 2017 Voting - Best Mobile Game

Thanks to the feedback from Patrons, this years Game of the Year Voting is split into parts! This is for your mobile game from this year.

Remember to use the #TGDGOTY hashtag on Twitter and enter for a chance to win a 50 dollar Steam, Xbox, or PSN card.

Voting is over. Results will be posted January 10th.

'RoBox 2 - The Lost Energy' Coming To Mobile Devices December 24th

Friend of the site Galal Hassan will be releasing a new game later this month on Christmas Eve - puzzle game Robo X will be out for iOS, Google, and Windows.

"Join RoboX as he collects the data clusters to restore the energy back to RoBo City. 
RoBo City is out of energy and the robots are losing their mind. Take the challenge and solve the puzzles to restore the energy and save RoBo City."

Shwip Turbo Thumb Out Now

Along with Dash Quest Heroes, another local game was released on mobile phones recently. Jamhammer Games released shoot-em up Shwip Turbo Thumb for free on iPhone and Android

"Survive an onslaught of increasingly difficult enemy waves and formations in this beautiful pixel-fest-destruction shoot-em-up. 

Literally render your enemies into pixel-dust with your trusty dual-shot cannon and arsenal of other insanely powerful power-ups. The better you play, the more power-ups you receive."

This is just a side treat while we wait for Shwip on Steam, which you can add to your wishlist here.