The main purpose of this website is to support Android indie game developers with tutorials, reviews and promotion of their games. The main difficulty for the developers is not to make the game, but to get exposure. To get it out there. If you find anything useful here, please spread the word. Like my page on Facebook, follow me on Google+ or Twitter. Thank you!

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Thursday, 23 January 2014

News - January 2014

A lot has changed since I started this website in May 2013. From a humble blog it grew into a website with hundreds of readers daily. Kulíš Android now features blog entries, game reviews, Android game development tutorials and other resources for indie devs. I also created a Facebook page and Twitter account. Since Google+ was kind of forced on us (users in general), the blog has been partly migrated there as well.

I'd like to thank everyone for their support in 2013. Here is what you can expect in the year 2014.

Book reviews and giveaways

If I get my hands on any Android books that could help the game devs, I am going to review them. I  have also made a deal with Packt Publishing and you will see more of the e-book giveaways during this year (one is in progress right now). Packt published a range od Android books, including but not limited to these:

If everything goes well, the books from the list above will be offerred here for free in the following months. I believe it should be around 3 free copies including source codes (if applicable) per book. If you are interested in any of them, follow me on Facebook, Google+ or by email so you don't miss the chance to get the book. The contest will always be limited to two weeks.


There will be less AndEngine tutorials. Unfortunately I don't have enough time to work on them now as they take a lot of effort. But don't despair - there will be something better coming soon :)

Game reviews

The interest in the reviews grew a lot as well especially among the indie game programmers who want to be reviewed. I am getting tens of review requests monthly. The page views of the reviews grew too, but not as much. And that is the problem. If you want help, you should help the others, too. This is especially true in the indie game dev community. Read the reviews of the other games and play them. Even by simply installing the game and not uninstalling it for a month you are helping fellow devs a lot. Also learn from other games - it's one of the best ways to improve your own games.

As a result, I have to make some changes. If you can spare $5, you will get reviewed and your review will be published in less than a week (see the game submission form details). I am still going to review games that I really like for free and you can still submit the game. But the queue grows very fast and it is getting long. I decided to do a monthly roundup of the submitted games every month

That's all. Now create some great games!

Martin Varga is a Czech software developer who likes pygmy owls (hence Kulíš), running, ramen, travelling and living in foreign countries. He is also known as smartus or sm4 on the internet (read as smartass, but there are too many of them). He currently tries to make games in AndEngine like Mr. Dandelion's Adventures and hangs around a lot at the AndEngine forums.