After rumors circulated for years that it would be coming to mobile, this past November Greenheart Games’ fantastic simulation Game Dev Tycoon [$ 4.99] really did arrive on the App Store. In it you’ll open up a game development business and create all sorts of games in the hopes of bringing happiness to your customers and maybe even turning a profit while you’re at it. Game Dev Tycoon was heavily inspired by Kairosoft’s all-time classic Game Dev Story, but offered up a different enough spin on the formula that it was a welcome arrival on iOS. We loved it in our 5 star review and also made sure to include it on our list of the Top 100 Games of 2017. Now our Android friends will be able to get in on the fun as well when Game Dev Tycoon launches on Android on January 31st.
Back when Game Dev Tycoon was just a desktop game you may remember it making headlines due to its extremely novel and amusing take on anti-piracy protection. Basically Greenheart released a special cracked version of their own game and uploaded to pirating sites themselves. This version was essentially unwinnable, as at some point during your game dev career your games would be pirated so much you’d start hemorrhaging money and eventually go bankrupt. Being that Android is a much easier platform to pirate games on than iOS, I’m curious if Greenheart has anything sneaky up their sleeves in preparation for the Android launch. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see, but remember kids, pay for those games! And of course check out Game Dev Tycoon when it hits Android on the 31st.
Back in August I had my mind blown–literally blown!–when I laid my eyes on the animated .gif splendor of Unicycle Hero from developer Unept, creator of one of my favorite mobile games Level With Me [Free], among others. The idea in Unicycle Hero is that you’re competing in traditional track and field events like javelin and shot put, and some not-so-traditional events like competitive table flipping and hitting a giant 8-ball with a giant pool cue, but you’re doing these things while traveling on a unicycle. I mean… do I really need to go on? This is obviously the future of competitive sports. Maybe the trailer for Unicycle Hero will get you as excited as I am.
Obviously trying to balance yourself on a unicycle while performing these amazing athletic feats only adds to the difficulty and challenge, meaning this is the exact type of event to weed out all those regular humans and see who is truly ready for our unicycle-bound future where our legs are replaced by unicycles. You can help out your cause by buffing up some stats from money you earn in events, with both a Career mode and Practice mode to help you hone your unicycling skills. It looks terribly silly and right up my alley, and today Unept announced on Twitter that Unicycle Hero will be gracing us with its presence on iOS on January 31st, 2018. So start mentally training right now if you want to be ready to compete in what will no doubt be a future Game of the Year contender.
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