Latest in Gaming

Image credit:

Android + Asteroids + multiplayer = Androideroids (video)

Tim Stevens
06.22.10
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

iPad Scrabble playable on your iPhone? Pretty neat. Desktop Asteroids playable on your Android smartphone? Rather more action-packed -- and a little less expensive to get into. Androideroids is a project of Grant Skinner and runs on Adobe's Air platform. It's an eight-player game hosted on a desktop, with each participant given a first-person smartphone view of the vast expanses of space and the hollow rocks scattered throughout it. Meanwhile, a desktop client displays an overhead perspective of the shenanigans, displaying everyone's life and score. Players can either shoot asteroids or each other, tapping on the screen to thrust and fire while tilting to turn. Honestly the move to first-person doesn't seem to have done anything to improve gameplay, but this is still one game of Asteroids we'd make room for in our games folder.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

The best mobile devices for students

The best mobile devices for students

View
‘Streets of Rage 4’ is shaping up to be a worthy sequel

‘Streets of Rage 4’ is shaping up to be a worthy sequel

View
'Beyond’ delivers the ‘No Man’s Sky’ experience I was waiting for

'Beyond’ delivers the ‘No Man’s Sky’ experience I was waiting for

View
iDevices' Alexa-powered smart light switch finally goes on sale

iDevices' Alexa-powered smart light switch finally goes on sale

View
Apple Music's latest playlist suggests new tracks every day

Apple Music's latest playlist suggests new tracks every day

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr