New Android apps worth downloading: Insomniac, Pocket Planes, Indestructible

by Marty Gabel

Here are three great Android apps to enjoy. Insomniac, who produce festivals across North America like the Electric Daily Festival, now have their own dedicated Android app. We’ve also got two fun games to consider. Pocket Planes sees you managing an airport and its fleet while Indestructible will see you indulging your appetite for mass vehicular destruction multiplayer-style.

Insomniac (Free)

What’s it about? Insomniac, who produce innovative music festivals around North America including the very popular Electric Daisy Festival, now have an official Android app.

What’s cool? This app acts as an all-encompassing guide to Insomniac’s future festivals including Beyond Wonderland, EDC, Nocturnal Wonderland, Escape from Wonderland and White Wonderland. It includes maps, set times and other up-to-the-minute information about things like ticket sales or line-ups.

Who is it for? People who love their music festivals (and particularly like to attend the ones organized by Insomniac) will certainly get a kick out of this new mobile app. A few recent reviews in Google Play complain of force close issues, so be wary before downloading or look out for an app update soon.

What’s it like? Clearly, Insomniac are only going to be concerned with the festivals they’re organizing and promoting. Often there are individual apps for all the music festivals occurring during the year, but an app like Festivals by Last.fm covers a number of them.

Pocket Planes (Free)

What’s it about? The hit game on iOS (from Mobage, the makers of Tiny Tower) now has a place on Android (and in our hearts, naturally).

What’s cool? In Pocket Planes, you manage and grow a fleet of planes as they fly interesting people and cargo to over 250 cities around the map. You can customize your planes with your own paint jobs and pilot uniforms, trade planes with friends, and see how you stack up against them on the leaderboards.

Who is it for? Pocket Planes is one of those titles that encourages you to unlock more and more stuff as you go starting with tiny planes all the way up to huge jumbo jets, and from small towns up to massive cities. You can play tactically or spend some money along the way to unlock things more quickly.

What’s it like? There are a few other airport sims in Google Play like Airport Mania XP Free and Airport City, and Mobage themselves publish all manner of addictive freemium titles.

Indestructible (Free)

What’s it about? Indestructible is a fun, frantic 3-D online multiplayer action game where you get to engage in some vehicular combat.

What’s cool? Hit the road and leave your opponents in heap of wrecked, smoking metal in Indestructible’s four-player real-time multiplayer mode. There are three unique game modes: Capture the Flag, Death Match and Recover the Charge with high-quality graphics and many ways to customize your vehicle and its weaponry.

Who is it for? As is common with Glu Mobile, the game is free to play, but in-app purchases are available so you can buy more items to gain that competitive edge. With its crazy stunts and advanced physics engine, multiplayer fans should enjoy this one.

What’s it like? Did we mention Twisted Metal yet? There’s no denying that Indestructible bears a bit of a passing resemblance to the classic Sony PlayStation vehicle combat game. There’s also Death Rally FREE in Google Play, but admittedly, that focuses more on the racing element of things.

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