Yes, that’s right, I said adorable. Because Cueboy Quest really is!
You play an 8-bit cowboy whose goal on each level is to get to the door (and thus to the next level), but the door is often locked. To get it to open, you must shoot at one or more targets, and those targets aren’t always in your line of sight. For example, on one level the the target is a balloon which is stuck all the way at the other end of the screen. You must first nudge it free, and then watch it float up and try to shoot it before it floats clear off the screen. Your bullets are chunky pixels that have some weight – the have arcing trajectories, so you don’t always hit exactly where you aim.
There’s another level where you must jump on the balloon as it floats up, use it as a platform to get to the other end of the screen, and then turn to shoot it very quickly before it flies away. Each level is very short, and most of them are quite easy. And not only are the graphics 8-bit blocky, but they’re large too. Simply beautiful!
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Disney Publishing has released its first Android application, "Winnie the Pooh: What’s a Bear to Do?". It’s an interactive children’s book, starring one of the most loved characters of our childhood, that’s sure to be a hit with any pint-sized Android lovers you have scurrying
underfoot around the house. It’s more than just an eBook, though. Features of the app include:
- Read in any of 5 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, or Japanese!
- Professional narration, sound effects, and Winnie the Pooh background music
- Readers can record their voice or their child’s reading the story
- Three reading modes to suit any reader’s mood: Read to Me, Use My Recording, and Auto Turn pages
- Four interactive jigsaw puzzles
- Tap ‘n’ Play surprises throughout the story – several new animated sequences added for Android
- Pooh’s Cupboard matching game ties in to the story and reinforces color recognition
- Visual Index allows readers to jump to their favorite page or puzzle
Disney’s published a video (after the break) and I have to say, this looks very nicely done. It’s a name your child is sure to know and love, and time spent with a book (even of the application variety) certainly beats time spent in front of the television. You can grab it from the Android Market (devices running 2.0 and higher) for $2.99. The link as well as that video, is after the break.
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The CyanogenMod user install base has hit the 500,000 mark, according to the stats released by the CM team. This is across all devices, and includes unofficial versions in the numbers. Some interesting totals are 502,364 total installs, 376,066 of which are official while 126,298 are unofficial, or "kangs". We also get a glimpse into the number of installations per device — you can see the full list at the source, but here’s the top five (with install numbers as of Saturday evening):
They also have a very cool interactive map of installations by country that you’ll want to explore as well. While a half-million of anything is an incredible feat, we have to remember that we’re just a drop in the ocean, with more than 550,000 Android devices activated each day. We’re a pretty happy drop, though. Congrats, CM team!
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