October is coming to a close and we’re about to officially move into 2015’s holiday season. The first full month of autumn saw a ton of huge apps and games releases. As the year gets older, the apps and games releases are only going to get hotter so let’s take a look at the best new Android apps and games from October 2015!
Adobe started out October by releasing not one, but two new Android apps and they are Adobe Capture CC and Illustrator Draw. Capture CC is a design app that lets you create things like brushes, stamps, shapes, and other similar things for later use. It’s a fairly simple app to use and comes with Adobe Creative Cloud support. Illustrator Draw is a drawing app that lets you use vectors, layers, zoom, and various other tools to create works of art. Both apps have a few issues here and there, but they’re both entirely free to download and use.
Cloud Chasers is a survival-adventure game about a man and his daughter who are trying to make it to a better place. You’re stuck in a desert and you must worry about things like feeding yourself and protecting yourself from obstacles and bad guys. There are some unique game play mechanics and game itself has been consistently described as beautiful which we agree with. It’s $4.00 with no in-app purchases which is a decent price, but do beware because the game is experiencing some early bugs.
Drivemode is an application that is meant to be used in the car. It works by giving you swipe gestures and large, colorized buttons to help you keep your eyes on the road and off of your smartphone. It seems to work pretty well and can be useful for those who use their phones in the car. With it, you can listen to music, answer texts, answer phone calls, and plenty of other tasks. The unique UI and usability make it a pretty decent app to pick up and it’s totally free with no in-app purchases.
[Price: $4.99 with in-app purchases]
Minecraft: Story Mode is the latest episodic adventure game out of Telltale Games. This one features Minecraft-style graphics but instead of the usual grinding and open-world exploring, you’re actually playing through a story line. It’s voiced by an all-star cast of actors and actresses including Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Corey Feldman, and many more. As with most Telltale Games, your story decisions affect other parts of the story, which is always a nice touch.
[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Minion’s Paradise is a game that was meant to come out with the latest Minions movie so we were disappointed when it was delayed for about a month for most people. In this game, you must help Phil the minion build a paradise for his fellow minions. You’ll be in charge of pretty much all of the construction and there will be cameo appearances from the movies. All in all, it’s a well-done world-builder type of game if you can get passed the in-app purchases.
Parchi is a free and lightweight note taking app that came out of Microsoft’s Garage Project. As you’d expect, you can take a variety of notes with it including regular notes and lists. You can also add extra stuff if needed. The unique feature of this app is the use of hashtags to help label notes. Using the hashtags, you can easily search and find the notes you’re looking for or a series of notes if you reuse hashtags. It’s totally free with no in-app purchases.
Legend of the Brofist may be a a really lame title for a game but darn it all, it’s actually a fun game. It’s a 2D platformer that uses retro graphics so the game play and feel of the game shouldn’t be too unfamiliar to people who have played games for a while. The game also features little tidbits and references to various Internet memes and several famous YouTube gamers make appearances. It’s a tad pricey but at least there are no in-app purchases.
Prune is an atmospheric puzzle game with a simple, but strangely enjoyable premise. In each level, you’ll be given a tree that is growing and a light source. Your job is to prune the tree in such a manner that it grows into the light so it can blooms pretty flowers. It’s simple to play but can be challenging to complete. The music, graphics, and even game play mechanics are made to help you feel relaxed while playing it and that’s definitely a vibe we got. There are also no in-app purchases with this game.
Wonderwall is a backgrounds and wallpapers app released earlier this month. It’s done with a simplicity that we found enjoyable and most of the wallpapers were landscape camera shots. This is a fun little app to try if you’re into that kind of stuff and it even gives you the option to contribute your pictures if you want to. Other features include an option to set the wallpaper automatically each day and various settings to control things like your search history, data usage, and more. It’s totally free with no in-app purchases.
Last up this month is Xcerpt for Twitter. This is an app that allows you to create good looking screenshots of webpages so that you can share them on Twitter. The idea is that you can share a quote or some text from a page without wasting your valuable 140 characters when you go to tweet it out. It’s a simple app that works off of screenshots that you take and it’s quite easy to use. It’s also totally free with no in-app purchases and a must-have for Twitter users who share stuff.