Each week we scour current Google Play promotions and cherry-pick the best of the best. This week we have a Kairosoft game, a starkly modern puzzle, and a music-making app!
Because app sales are temporary affairs, by the time you read this, these may no longer be on sale. Worry not: Simply check back next week for some more Android deals!
Camera 2 (
$2.19, now $0.99)
Why apply photo effects after taking the photo, when you can preview them before pressing the shutter button? That’s the main thing Camera 2 does: It lets you apply photo effects in real time, as you’re taking photos, so you know exactly how the effect will come out before you snap the pic. This can help you compose shots that go well with the effects you’re applying in terms of lighting and composition.
G-Stomper Beat Studio (
$7.59, now $3.79)
Last week we had three music apps on sale; this fourth one seems just as serious. In fact, if you can understand what that guy is doing in the video, you simply have to get this app. My technical description here is that you slide things on the screen and sounds come out of your tablet; you can see my deep musical training shining through. Seriously, if you like to make electronic music, you should try out G-Stomper.
Oh!Edo Towns (
$4.99, now $1.20)
Ah, the promised Kairosoft game! If you enjoyed the epic Game Dev Story, you know what Kairosoft is all about. Their games have a distinct isometric pixelated style, and mechanics that are both deep and quirky at the same time. This is a city-building sim game set in Japan’s Edo period (early 17th to late 19th century). Level up your citizens, create building combos, get addicted.
Division Cell (
$1.84, now $0.99)
If that Kairosoft game is too retro for you, you’re going to want to look at Division Cell. With its stark angular graphics, bold color scheme and snappy animations, Division Cell feels thoroughly modern. I just had to buy this one myself. It’s a puzzle game where you tap on rectangles to resize them; each resized rectangle affects the rest of the grid, and you eventually have to make them all equal. Way harder than it sounds – but fun.
Tune in next week for some more great Android deals! And of course, feel free to share your finds and favorites in the comments below.