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Fresh Android Games for Dec. 14: Game Dev Story, Drift Mania, HazelNuts Lite

by Caitlin M. Foyt

In today's batch of Fresh Android Games, feel free to indulge your game developer, drag racing maniac and squirrel enthusiast alternate personalities.

Game Dev Story (Android) ~$4.80

This is a game that’s all about making games. In the sim-like world of Game Dev Story, you are a big shot developer trying to create a million-selling game. Hire staff, come up with your own ideas, initiate the direction for each creative project and watch your company grow. You can even develop your own game console. Your job also requires you to make some important business decisions, such as whether or not you should adopt new technologies or take risks with new products. This game is the Android adaption of a popular iPhone game.

Drift Mania Championship (Android) ~$0.96

Where some professional drivers would call the act of drifting part of a sport, I would call it cause for panic. It’s when a driver over steers and loses traction in the rear wheels but maintains high speed. Points are earned based on speed, line, angle and impact. Yeah, that would be terrifying in real life, but a fun premise for a video game. Drift Mania Championship is a game that puts some very fast, beautiful cars in vibrant 3D graphics. Aim for a high score and then see how you measure up on the global leader board.

HazelNuts Lite (Android) FREE

In the game of HazelNuts Lite, you’re a squirrel who needs to start collecting food for the long winter months. To gather up nuts, just blast them into a nearby basket. It sounds easy, and it is at first, but you’ll find that things will soon take a turn for the difficult. Nut collection take a lot of careful timing, precision, and apparently -- balloons. Work your way through all 20 levels and beat the game.