Android Gaming Has Finally Arrived
Android gaming. Two years ago, the iPhone was effectively the only phone that supported serious gaming–unless you consider Brickbreaker on the BlackBerry to be the ultimate gaming experience. Last spring, Google proved that it was serious about gaming when it hired games industry veteran Mark DeLoura to act as its “Developer Advocate” for games. But gaming developers seemed a bit hesitant to climb on board with the platform. When we surveyed the games available in the Android Market, we found a lot of sad rip-offs of popular iPhone games, plagued by shoddy graphics and buggy game play. There wasn’t even a games section in the Market!