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Lego Minifigures Online MMO bringing signature blockiness to Android this fall

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GDC 2014: Mushroom 11 promises unique fungus-based platforming gameplay

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GDC 2014: Take control of your raids in city-builder Mark of the Dragon

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GDC 2014: Casual action-RPG fun coming in Elements: Epic Heroes

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GDC 2014: Dungeon Link mashes up RPG and puzzle games

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GDC 2014: Zenonia Online updates classic mobile RPG as an MMO

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GDC 2014: Swipe through a futuristic color-matching robo-arena with Smash Derby

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GDC 2014: Gates of Osiris to offer space bug blasting and gritty sci-fi survival

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Godzilla - Smash3 wreaking havoc on Android this May

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Google bringing 'game gifts,' new categories, updated SDK and more to Google Play Games

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First hands on with Running Shadow, coming soon to Android

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Checking out Havok's Project Anarchy at GDC 2013

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Project SHIELD at GDC 2013

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Tetris Blitz to offer deeper, faster take on classic puzzle game

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Ouya in action at GDC 2013

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Incoming Real Racing 3 update includes new race mode and Chevrolet cars

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Chillingo goes all-in with Android - Endless Road, He-Man, and more on the way

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Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar to bring casual demon-slaying to Android

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Preview of Frontline Commando: D-Day

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The original Sonic the Hedgehog coming to Android

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Yet another great game we got to check out at the Game Developer Conference is Running Shadow. It borrows a lot of the standard elements from the 3D endless runners we already know, but tosses in a lot of role-playing game elements, such as equipment that changes your character's stats, mana-consuming special moves to dispatch foes, and enough hitpoints to make sure you can take a licking and keep on running.

The game's premise is of a thief from the lower caste of a highly divided society who manages to swindle a powerful magic item from a secretive cult and make off with it. Considering most endless runners are pretty bare bones when it comes to gameplay, it's nice to see some extra elements thrown in. The acrobatics employed by the main character are also pretty freakin' sweet.

Running Shadow is launching on Android this Spring as a free-to-play title.

 

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GDC 2014: Running Shadow tosses in horror RPG with endless running

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Awesome! Despicable Me Minions got a little old, tho I played it pretty obsessively for almost 4 months.

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To call the category of applications known as runners "games" is a borderline insult.

I can't wait until Android games evolve past this repetitive bullshit, until then I'll be on my PlayStation 3.

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Now we r talking
Developers r getting smart, releasing android version 1st!! B4 iOS.

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