It was recently released for mobile devices. No in-game purchases, no micro-transactions. Just the game as it was released in 1999.
I found there is only one good way to go, make it free and add additional content for money. This will give everyone the chance to play the game for free. Everybody that likes it will spend $0.99 for additional features in a heartbeat. Offer add-removal, additional levels, music packs, additional characters etc. and the game will monetize just fine.
If the app costs money in the first place it just adds a hurdle that most people won't even take.
Plague Inc. is a great example of a good monetization model.
EDIT: There is a big difference in how willing people are to buy apps depending on the platform. Apple users generally pay for their apps, while Android users rarely buy anything, because there are tons of free alternatives (including piracy). Not sure how the windows phone market looks like atm.
Take your phone with a decent battery, find the pattern area (there's almost always a table and chairs there), sit yourself down, download RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic, and lose hours.
Or browse Reddit.
My wife has 14 sewing machines. I know how to survive. Also, sometimes you can get decent velcro from them if it's on sale.
I think you mean something like Kittens Game? Don't let the name scare you, it's not a childish game, it's a pretty in-depth game.
Not to hijack or anything, but the mobile-port of Final Fantasy Tactics is amazing. It's actually the renamed and re-vamped PSP version - 'FFT: The War of the Lions", it has extra characters, extra classes, extra really well done cell-shaded cutscenes, and improved dialogue. It's what the original should have been, and it's brilliant.
So there is this strategy game called Plague where you have to spread a virus/bacteria throughout the planet and kill everybody. The noob tip is always start the infection from India or China (because high population density and pathetic health care). This map looks so creepily similar to that scenario.
Just checked right now mine loads up and can find it on the play store. Try this link https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.atari.mobile.rctc
This War of Mine is kinda similar in that both games hit you with the same sort of oppressive feeling that you're powerless to really change anything. But instead of playing as a border guard in Not The Soviet Union, you're playing as a group of civilians in Not Sarajevo during the middle of a war.
Pretty sure it's this
or well, this to be more specific https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rollercoaster-tycoon-classic/id1113736426?mt=8
Fire Emblem Heroes. Just released today on iOS and Android. I'm hearing it's not out in the US just yet but it should be out at some point today for anyone over there.
I think this is the play store link for Android, and this is the link for iOS.
The devs accidentally made the original free and were unable to reverse it. So they removed the original and reuploaded the same thing as a different game. You can download the original from your library, it should be there somewhere. I doubt the original will be updated ever again though. But yeah, the devs screwed those of us who purchased the original, and they don't seem to care.
Link to the original, should show up if you purchased it before: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.atari.mobile.rctc
Last time I tried this version on Google Play, it worked pretty well. Such a chore without a mouse though. Gotta love those negative reviews complaining "it's too hard".
My guess is that they reduced the price by mistake and have temporarily taken it off sale until they are able to increase the price again. It's still on the site, you just can't see it unless you already have it.
SquareEnix release philosophy.
Back in the day, when they were in a “re-release all the things! And add some visual enhancements too!” mood they re-released Final Fantasy Tactics for the PSP. Great job they did of it too, mostly. They optimized it for the 16:9 screen and replaced some in-game animatics with voiced over FMVs utilizing the original art style, and retitled it Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions. Only problem was whenever you used magic everything slowed the fuck down to like one third speed. But whatever, they did a proper job of it, and didn't just wrap the game in an emulator like they could have (Sony had built a PSX emulator into the PSP firmware).
Anyhow, the PSP is a dead end, and SquEnix likes money, so what's the obvious maneuver? Release War of the Lions on the desktop? It's a big game you could put over a hundred hours into, and its origins are from a game you'd sit down in front of a TV to play. Nope, let's go mobile. August 4, 2011 the game is released worldwide on iOS.
…Oh, hey! 2013! Right, that's when it came out on Android in Japan. Now that they've made that port the English version for Android should be a cakewalk, right? It's the same codebase, just change out some assets.
Nope. The English speaking world wouldn't see an Android release until 2015, four years after the English iOS release. Oh, and of course it was released at full price: $15.99. No improvements over the 2011 iOS release either. No saving mid-battle (battles in WOtL could take more than an hour, depending), no multiplayer (the PSP version added that), no fixes for gameplay issues, just… here ya go!
OpenTTD even has an Android app!
Incidentally, there's a Rick and Morty Pokemon-style game called Pocket Mortys. (Instead of collecting Pokemon, you collect Mortys from other dimensions.)
You have failed your objective!
LOL, freaking loved the games. The mobile remaster is quite nice as well.
The Steam version has only been around for about 11 months though and was updated just in the last 20 days, and the Android version was updated about 2 months ago. The original release, whatever platform it was on, was in 2012.
Why not? I heard it's a pretty much a straight copy of the original RCT. Excluding the new font and a couple of glitches.
Plague, Inc. ist ein ziemlich cooles Strategiespiel, das zwar auch F2P ist, aber für relativ schmales Geld kaufbar ist. Macht echt Laune, und man kann auch gewinnen ohne Geld auszugeben. Ist dann nur nicht mit vollem Funktionsumfang / allen Levels.
For many reasons:
It's replayable. I repeated it probably hundreds of times and every time was different.
It's simple. Can be played before bed, on the bus, while waiting for someone, etc.
The dev is active and keeps fixing bugs. Although they didn't update the game in a while, the game doesn't really need anything except new content maybe.
Speaking of content, although the game is free, paying $0.99 to unlock all disease types gives you a ton more content to play with and is worth it (it's just a buck)
>its permissions got weirder with the last update or so
I double checked the play store page and it actually require only two: file system access and a network access. File system is used to saving game data, and network is used for dropbox integration.
>I feel like this shit could be solved by just being able to filter out "includes in-app purchases" in the app stores. I want a filter like that so bad.
On the other hand, some games do in-app purchases fine. See RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic. The in-app purchases are just the expansion packs the original game had.
> PLEASE NOTE: Additional content for RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic is available via In-App Purchase, specifically the three expansion packs: Wacky Worlds, Time Twister and Toolkit. The expansion packs are the ONLY content that require an In-App Purchase and In-App Purchases are not used anywhere else in the game.
There are many FF players I have run across that never got into Tactics. . The game is only $13.99 in the store with no IAP. You can really grind in this game. I had it on both PSx and PSP (updated). You get the PSP version here. You can build up your people on the first couple of maps for hours. :) They even have some great easter eggs, like unlocking Cloud. Probably the best turned based out there. As there is no quick action required, a great came when it takes you 45 minutes to drop the kids off at the pool.
The mobile port is $1 (I think, I dunno how to check the price of owned games), but the browser version is free
Either way, it's the best incremental game I've ever played. Progress is slow, but there's a lot of depth to it.
Update live on iPhone! Server still down for maintenance though...
Edit: Looks like it is live on google play store too. It says version 2.5.0
Can someone confirm?
Obligatory mention of the mobile version for those who may be trying to replay this nostalgia trip.
It takes a little getting used to control wise but its the the game as i remembered it.
Still Fire Emblem Heroes although the game just got draggy because they increased the number of initial stamina to almost double. What do you think?
Play store link here
Not really diamond in the rough, but definitely deserves more attention.
By far the best city-building sim on Android imo.
I recommend Roller Coaster Tycoon Classic or Game Dev Tycoon
Nyt alennuksessa Play Storessa 1,49 € (norm. 11,99 €) ja Steamissa 3,79 € (norm. 18,99 €).
Nope, that's the world screen where you can visually see the disease affect the globe.
PC version: http://store.steampowered.com/app/246620/Plague_Inc_Evolved/
Mobile (Android) version: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.miniclip.plagueinc&hl=en_GB
Expansions Purchasable in-app (1.99 for expansions, 5.99 for toolkit)
> 1) Wacky Worlds Expansion Pack: Find your passport and pack your bags! Wacky Worlds takes players on the ultimate trip around the globe in 17 new park scenarios! Includes exotic rides, profitable concessions and the most famous landmarks known to man including the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, Statue of Liberty, Great Wall of China and more! Each location is packed with opportunities for success, fun and unique challenges.
>2) Time Twister Expansion Pack: Travel through time with 14 new park scenarios based on historical and fantasy time-themes and build a park that is truly a blast from the past (or future if you like). Play in a Prehistoric amusement park decorated with huge animated T-Rex’s and coasters such as the Raptor Ride, or choose from Mythological times, the Dark Ages, the Rock & Roll crazed ‘50s, the Future or the Roaring Twenties.
>3) Toolkit: Park Scenario Editor: Design and build your own amazing parks – Make them as easy or as challenging as you want, using your choice of scenery and rides! Includes a number of Six Flags parks to get you started. Ride Designer: Build, test, fine-tune and theme your own awesome roller coaster designs in the Ride Designer before saving them for use while playing! Import and Export: Share your saved parks, park scenarios and ride designs with friends, and try out their creations too! (Includes the ability to import most saved parks and scenarios created with the original RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 PC game).
You can actually get this game on mobile now as well. Atleast on Android.
Edit to add link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.elevenbitstudios.twommobile&hl=en&referrer=utm_source%3Dgoogle%26utm_medium%3Dorganic%26utm_term%3Dgoogle+store+this+war+of+mine&pcampaignid=APPU_1_7_19VtaCLcvVmwGIhJywDA
It's out guys. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bethsoft.falloutshelter
And my poor friend with HTC One SV cannot download it even he has the supported version of android. Pretty strange.
TheoTown is nice, it's VERY similar to simcity, you manage your income, but the downside is that it's in alpha. If you want to play it it's here : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=info.flowersoft.theotown.theotown Oh, and it's 100% free :)
Maybe get them to play Plague Inc. There is a free version: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.miniclip.plagueinc&hl=en
You can get it on Android or iOS through the respective app stores!
For Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.atari.mobile.rctc
For iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/rollercoaster-tycoon-classic/id1113736426?mt=8
As long as you have a 1GB RAM and some 1GB free space these should work :D
Plague Inc This is one of my favorite games currently (free on Android). You have to infect the world with a virus and kill human population all while the governments are working to prevent them from spreading. It is a combination of all those viral diseases movies (World War Z, Contagion etc) Strategy matters.
Fallout Shelter : The world has been nearly destroyed by Nukes and you are assigned to create a shelter for the surviving humans. Build a thriving community and handle tasks and protect residents from dangers and mutants and Shit. Incredibly fun game I for one may have invested more than 150 hours into this game :D
I'm shocked no one's mentioned this is phone friendly. 4.6 stars with 95 park scenarios, allows file import, and no microtransactions.
It's up in the Netherlands, maybe this link might work for you.
I don't think there's any official announcement of the launch time, but if you pre-register you'll get an alert when it's available. I know that doesn't really help if you're asking in terms of "should I stay up late that night so I can play immediately" but at least you won't miss it.
Apparently Super Mario Run launched at 10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (Ignore the typo of 10:00 PM in the update text, under the title it says it updated at 12:43 pm EST December 15), so that's probably a best guess.
Limbo (Dont even think about skipping this one. PHENOMENAL Game!)
World Of Goo
The interface is a bit odd but other than that it seems pretty good. It has a 4.6/5 rating on Google Play, so the reviews suggest it's good.
"Viral Achar" is going to be the name of my next disease on Plague Inc
It will be brutal. And it will start in India.
Have you tried TheoTown? It's free, and you can disable the ads from the options if you really want.
Heroes was shown to have micro-transactions... F2P hype?
Also, it looks like you can choose a different hero for the ballot every day!
EDIT 2: Making a choice in the ballot also rewards you with 200 platinum points. Even if you aren't planning on downloading the game, I suggest putting in a vote to earn some points. (Votes towards Corrin would be appreciated.)
EDIT 3: Link to the pre-registration page.
EDIT 4: Quote from the app description: "This application is free to download and offers some optional in-app purchases." The game is officially free to play.
EDIT 5: The direct is currently the number one trending video on YouTube right now. While YouTube trending doesn't mean much, it's nice to see this being promoted.
If you want the nostalgia, RCT:Classic has been out for iOS & Android for over a month, check it out! Fantastic port of RCT2 from the original developers. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.atari.mobile.rctc&hl=en
Quando meus pais compraram o primeiro PC lá em casa, eu era pequeno e tinha uns 5-6 anos. Fui na banca de jornal com meu pai e comprei uma revista de jogos que vinha com CD. Óbviamente eu era pequeno e não soube na hora da compra, mas o CD só vinha versões demo de jogos...
O CD veio com vários jogos (tipo uns 20), mas todos só tinham a 1a fase, era mto chato. Mas o jogo principal do CD era o Rollercoaster Tycoon, e ele não tinha só uma fase, e sim três!! A única restrição era que depois de 25 minutos o troço te kickava pra fora do jogo. Mas, dentro dos 25 minutos, ele permitia jogar completinho dentro dos 3 mapas disponíveis (Forest Frontiers, Dynamite Dunes e Leafy Lake).
Gente...como eu morri de jogar esses 25 minutos. Eu era pequeno, não sabia inglês, e a internet estava bem incipiente...eu não sabia buscar na internet dicas pra melhorar meu desempenho no jogo. Mas eu joguei tanto, mas tanto, esses mesmos 25 minutos, correndo pra alcançar o máximo que fosse possível, que eu acabei me tornando um profissional nesses 3 cenários. De tanto eu ser kickado para fora do jogo a cada 25 minutos, aquela música da intro do jogo entrou na minha cabeça..ouvi aquilo centenas e centenas de vezes.
Bem, eu cresci e continuei adorando jogos de simulação. Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 e 3, Sim City, Industry Giant, Theme Hospital, Zoo Tycoon, Cities XL...e por aí vai.
Quando eu vi que tinha lançado pra Android o RCT 1 e 2 original, sem frescura pay-to-win, na hora eu sabia que tinha que comprar. Baixei, e abri. O jogo, na hora, começou a tocar a intro do RCT 1. Mano, eu chorei. Juro que lágrimas saudosistas e nostálgicas escorreram do meu olho.
É incrível como uma coisa dessas, um CD de 2 real que comprei numa revista quando era criança, pode marcar a vida da gente.
EDIT: Se alguém souber qual revista era essa, que vinha com o RCT demo, por favor avise!
So in case anyone hasn't seen this yet on /r/android, Pocket Mortys is now a thing. In case you needed help wasting more time at work while it's still the offseason.
> Let's see any good city builders. You know the ones that probably don't exist? No timers, paywalls or required gifting to friends?
Er is ook een versie voor Android (NSFW, je werk gaat er aan als je op die link klikt). Daarnaast haat ik je omdat je me aan dit geweldige spel herinnert. Ik ga weer dagen lang treintjes synchroniseren...
Direct link to it on play store
Person #10 to download!!
> It's pretty fun, but I don't believe it's a mobile game.
Oh yes it is :) I have it on my Android tablet. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.openttd.sdl&hl=en_GB
Runs nicely. Only issue is that the small screen means you frequently need to unselect the rail tool in order to move the screen a bit to then reselect the rail tool to finish your track.
This War of Mine recently released. but it meets all you have asked for. For the price, it is a huge deal, considering the waves it made in the PC world.
Final Fantasy Tactics: WoTL. Much better than the PSP emulation, even with the hack to reduce lag, and you get to support the devs, too. I will say, though, that it crashes occasionally on my S4. Fortunately, it only ever crashes when you change what you're doing, so I've never lost my progress in the middle of a fight. As long as you save after each fight, you should be fine.
Her er noe for deg. Så kan du leke litt med det, mens du sitter innendørs og holder grei avstand til oss andre til vi er ferdig med vaksinedose to for de som ønsker å ta den.
Right now Kittens Game (idle game) and The Powerpuff Girls: Monkey Mania (basically a reskin of Burrito Bison)
You can read this article as to why Atari republished the app under a new app id: Atari re-publishes Roller Coaster Tycoon Classic after accidentally making it free
Your old purchased one can still be accessed directly but will most likely not receive any updates.
I didn't even know it was on the Genesis, haha! But no, it's way easier to just get it on the PSN Store. There's also the updated version for the PSP/Vita called War of the Lions, and while it's been a long time since I've been on the emulation scene, I'm sure there are ways to do that for PC too.
Oh, and (despite lacking features like cloud saves) it's available on mobile, and playable on PC with Bluestacks.
I guess you're looking for something similar to Cities:Skylines (which is only available on PC and consoles)? Maybe TheoTown would be okay, at least if you add some mods. It still focuses on management however.
In my opinion TheoTown is miles ahead, it captured the Style of old SimCity games and even has mod support. It's still not super challenging, but way better from a game play perspective than Pocket City. Don't know why this sub seems to ignore it.
Theotown. It's basically a free cell phone version of SimCity 2000. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=info.flowersoft.theotown.theotown
Project Highrise. A modern SimTower game that costs us$3.99. Available both on cell phone via the google play store (I'd post a link but google play is being stupid and doesn't want to give a share option) and on PC via Steam.
Pokemon Revolution Online, a Pokemon MMORPG. And a pretty damn good one.
In the same vein, Pocket Mortys.
Most mobile turn-based pvp games are card games. Maybe try out good ol' Hearthstone.
There's also RollerCoaster Tycoon® Classic for Android, which despite being published by Atari, is a well-received mobile port of the first 2 games.
I mean nothing untowards towards parades or bubbles, but this is also on the Play store. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.openttd.sdl&hl=en_US so available to non-Crostini enabled Chromebooks too.
Aside from that, nice to hear! Any reccos on other Linux enabled, non GPU intensive games to try out while we wait for GPU support?
Bethesda even updated Fallout Shelter's icon ~~for a while~~. With this message.
>Vault-Tec has noticed many Overseers prefer game icons with faces screaming to the right. In an effort to raise your enjoyment and thoughtlessly blend with the crowd, we’ve updated for a limited time. You’re welcome!
EDIT: It's still there.
I wasted a few days playing Plague, Inc. where you try to destroy the world by creating a plague. It was worth the download.
negative one year and eight days.
There's also this
Version 220.127.116.112301 includes fixes for: - Building sloped tracks/curves hill in car rides, karts and coasters - Scenario completions not being triggered correctly - Guests walking too fast - Frozen people in queues
If anyone is confused about why the Play Store is suddenly Polish, this link should use your local settings. The one you gave, OP, has a specifier at the end for Polish (I'm guessing, because of the 'pl')
Besides that, looks like an interesting game. I'll be sure to check it out after work
The reviews of This War of Mine seems quite good. I do have a tablet, but is there a similarly styled game that runs on smartphones?
Edit: Is it very similar to Rebuild 3 as well? I've played Rebuild 3 and enjoyed it so probably looking sth along the lines of both.
If it's not showing up when you search for "This War of Mine" on your phone/tablet, it may not be compatible with your device.
Edit: The mobile version was targeted at tablets from what I've read, so the developers have probably set it to only be compatible with tablets.
I'm using Tab S T700, a bit of old model but it got 5.0.2 Lollipop upgrade.
>What kinda gaming? Emulation?
More like evolution lol. This is what I like to play on tablet screen Plague Inc.
Kittens Game | 4.6 ⭐️ | $2.99 | 8.0MB | 🏠
> Kittens Game is a village simulation text game. You manage a village of kittens as they acquire resources and unlock new technologies. Over 30 different buildings, 50+ resources, hundreds of technologies and upgrades. No ads or ...
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Speel jij ondertussen Plague Inc en maak je virus 100% dodelijk en 1% besmettelijk, zie hoe ver je komt.
Ps hoe is je avond? Ik was op een feestje maar was lame dus als je wilt slowchatten over corona pak ik m'n degen 🗡️
here's a one that dan has been playing https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nuclearunicorn.kittensgame&hl=en_GB
free to play on web and
just a small price to play on android
if you wanna waste some time on an in depth clicker game then check out that
Haven't played it much myself but heard its quite good for a clicker.
Not sure of any strictly Android exclusive games offhand.
Kittens Game has an excellent mobile version that I've enjoyed for the last six months or so.
Universal Paperclip also has a nice mobile version.
For what is worth, there's an official game for Rick and Morty called Pocket Mortys which is a parody of sorts of Pokemon, where you collect different Mortys to battle each other and their weaknesses and strengths aren't water, fire, wind or what have you, but ROCK/PAPER/SCISSORS instead. It's kind of brilliantly stupid.
I still have it downloaded, so I can't check it in my library, can you look in your payment history, found it there too: https://i.imgur.com/0uy78nd.png
And here is the url: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.atari.mobile.rctc
For those unaware (the 3 of you) there is a Rick and Morty "Pokémon" game on mobiles that is pretty ok
I've been meaning to grab Rollercoaster Tycoon Classic to scratch my strategy/business management itch. You might check that one out.
RTC Classic in the play store is pretty awesome.
I spent several hours on it and had a great time. It's better than the shitty new versions of it. It's the original game and feels exactly the same. It takes some time to adjust playing on mobile but it's great.
This might not be exactly but what you're looking for, but Kittens Game is a really in-depth clicker with society building mechanics. I'd recommend it if you're willing to put in the time to learn everything.
Go the the FEH Google Play page, scroll to the bottom to the "Additional Information" section, and under "Permissions" click "View details".
Final Fantasy Tactics is available and sounds like your best bet. The game is a masterpiece and War of the Lions added some cool extras so it is the best version of the game. It also looks like the ported the PSP graphics quite nicely.
Knights of the Old Republic is also on Android. It is a DnD style game where the computer takes care of all the dice rolls. There is light tapping for movement, queuing attacks, etc. but there is also a readily available pause button and you can queue actions during those pauses. You can also set the game up to pause for you at more or less the beginning of every round of combat so it could be treated as a more traditional RPG. AND it is on sale.
Good luck and enjoy.
Here is the play store link
and the forum link
Fallout Shelter You can grind in this game for days. It has a lot of basebuilding and rpg elements
Guild of Dungeoneering I suggest you to play it on shorter sessions, but be sure to give it a try. For the music at least
Im not sure about the long term of a mobile game, but those games can provide you some good hours of playng
OTTD is in many platforms, including Android.
You should avoid this.
Theotown is the usual answer to questions like this. It's a pretty good Sim City clone and (at least when I last played it) completely devoid of microtransactions and time-gates.
There's also OpenTTD, which is an open-source port of Transport Tycoon Deluxe. It's a bit fiddly on a touchscreen device but well worth the effort.