To celebrate the launch of Google Play – the new name for the Android Market app store – more than 20 top apps and games have been put on sale. 49p for World of Goo or Jamie’s 20 Minute Meals? You’d be mad not to at the price.
Top picks from the Android game and apps sale include EA hits Dead Space and Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, Gameloft favourite N.O.V.A. 2 and the custom camera app Camera ZOOM FX. These deals will be available for a “very limited time” only – don’t sit on the fence too long. To check out the full list of bargain basement deals, head over to the Google Play website. Here are some of our favourites –
Pocket League Story – a fun football management game from Game Dev Story creator Kairosoft
World of Goo – brilliant bridge-building physics puzzler
Osmos HD – entrancing indie game
Jamie’s 20 Minute Meals – snazzy recipe app
N.O.V.A. 2 – a first-person shooter on mobile, done right
TuneIn Radio Pro – Internet radio, with recording
SoundHound – Shazam-style song identification
This sale is representative of what the move from Android Market to the Google Play branding is all about. It’s a bit more dynamic, more inviting and more user-focused. Google has also introduced a new “Play of the Day” slot, which offers a game for a mere 20p. Today’s top pick is Where’s My Water, a fab water physics puzzler.
Google Play is more than just an app store, however. It also incorporates the Google Music service, and its book and film portals. Movies are available to rent for £3.49. We’ll stick to the 49p games.