Fresh Android Apps for Dec. 2: Breathe Freely!, Inertia: Escape Velocity, NVIDIA Glowball

by Ian Black

Start living your life smoke free by using Breathe Freely! LITE. Then, play all weekend long with Inertia: Escape Velocity and NVIDIA Glowball.

Breathe Freely! LITE (Free)

It’s not too early to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions. If you smoke, 2012 is your year to quit. Maybe this app can help.

This app takes a positive approach by charting your saved money, improved health, and reclaimed time. Use the app’s achievement system (and import your Amazon.com wishlist to make it relevant to your life) to plot out your rewards for good behavior.

Share your success over SMS and Facebook.

Inertia: Escape Velocity ($1.99)

There is no gravity! But, the high-tech scavenger Hermes still must overcome the challenges of this 3-D platform game and retrieve the goods. Hermes’ suit has a personal gravity control that you can turn on and off, allowing him to leap, hover, bounce and zoom through obstacles.

Tour through derelict spacecraft and abandoned planets for treasure, being careful to watch for force fields, accelerators, launchers, attractors and repulsors. It’s over 35 levels of fun that won’t drag you down.

NVIDIA Glowball (Free)

Do you really need a high-end NVIDIA Tegra 3-based Android device? After playing this demo game from NVIDIA, you’ll answer in the affirmative. Currently, the game features only a carnival level but the description says it will be updated soon with an additional sea floor level.

The gameplay itself sounds fairly simple – in the carnival, you must trigger the jack-in-the-boxes in the proper order by tilting the ball around the course in order to gain access to the escape hatch.

But really, the point of the demo is the mind-blowing graphics that the Tegra 3 chip provides. Your jaw will drop at the realistic light reflection and refraction, mist, fog and other special effects.