Category Archives: Native Android Game

Taito’s RayStorm released on Android – Play it on Shield TV Sideloaded

While not everyone’s cup of tea (and certainly not at $9.99 – $7.99 currently on sale) this is pretty cool.  I sideloaded it on Shield TV and it plays 100% with a controller – always a nice thing.

Here is some video:

Price: $9.99
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Watch March Madness AND Get Great Deals on NOW/Android Games

Some news from NVidia.  That Super Mega Baseball is friggin’ awesome and that is a fantastic price….

Productivity levels are set to dip to their lowest points since – well, this time last year – as the Big Dance is set to tip-off tomorrow. Amateur bracketologists and college basketball fans alike are gearing up to catch every Dispy-doo Dunk-a-roo and Cinderella moment in hopes of watching their favorite team cut down the net come April 3.

Of course, many SHIELD users are passionate about cord-cutting, or may be looking for alternative watching options,

Tomb Raider now available native on Shield Android TV!

On Tuesday, March 7, gamers can experience Lara Croft’s Tomb Raider rebirth in all its glory thanks to NVIDIA’s own LIGHTSPEED Studios and the power of NVIDIA SHIELD TV.

Load up Tomb Raider (2013) and the first thing you’ll notice are the beautiful visuals and spectacular level design. You’ll crawl through dank caverns, scale majestic structures, and chart a course through wild terrain that’s teeming with life. The game engine pumps out some amazing graphics, and the new NVIDIA SHIELD TV ensures that you’ll get the best visual experience possible.

Available via Google Play for $14.99, gamers can see how this fantastic action game has improved on the already stellar franchise formula. Better still, the SHIELD TV version bundles in the Tomb of the Lost Adventurer DLC, which includes extra outfits, skills, and weapon upgrades!

Get It: Google Play

Weekend sale on great GeForce Now and Android Games!

Tired of the long, cold winter? Why not heat things up with some amazing titles for the world’s hottest gaming device–all at up to 70% off? Whether you play Android™ or GeForce NOW™ streaming games, we’ve got you covered. Remember each GeForce NOW purchase comes with a downloadable PC code.



No Man’s Sky, The Witness now available!

Whether you’re a brand new Shield TV owner or a proud owner of an Original Shield TV, you have two new games available for your little black box.

In The Witness, you wake up, alone, on a strange island full of puzzles that will challenge and surprise you.

You don’t remember who you are, and you don’t remember how you got here, but there’s one thing you can do: explore the island in hope of discovering clues, regaining your memory, and somehow finding your way home.

The Witness is a single-player game in an open world with dozens of locations to explore and TONS of puzzles. This game respects you as an intelligent player and it treats your time as precious. There’s no filler; each of those puzzles brings its own new idea into the mix. So, this is a game full of ideas.

The Witness is available from the Google Play store for $19.99 ($20 off the Steam price).  Get it on Google Play, check it out more on Steam.

Inspired by the adventure and imagination that we love from classic science-fiction, No Man’s Sky presents you with a galaxy to explore, filled with unique planets and life forms, and constant danger and action.

In No Man’s Sky, every star is the light of a distant sun, each orbited by planets filled with life, and you can go to any of them you choose. Fly smoothly from deep space to planetary surfaces, with no loading screens, and no limits. In this infinite procedurally generated universe, you’ll discover places and creatures that no other players have seen before – and perhaps never will again.

No Man’s Sky is available for $59.99 on GeForce NOW and includes a digital key for Steam.  Check it out at NVidia or on Steam.

Shield Holiday Game Sale is in full swing

Ready for some great gaming deals?  Whether you’re into streaming games or native Android titles, NVidia has you covered.

Which sale games do we play over here at NVidia Shield Zone?  Our recommendations:

Native Android: Pix the Cat, GoNNER, Chariot, Family Guy and Walking Dead Pinball

GeForce NOW: The Witcher 3 (we called it the best game in 20 years; we even made a music video), Sacred 3 and Dead Light.

Read scroll down to see what else is on offer.

Native Android Titles

GoNNER released for Shield Android TV

Following a successful launch on Steam, GoNNER comes to Android – exclusively on Shield Android TV.  Available now at at the sale price of $6.69 (33% off the regular price of $9.99).  Watch our 10 minute video then click the link below to get your copy now!

GoNNER is a tough as hell score-based procedurally-generated platformer with roguelike elements. GoNNER is also a story about friendship between Ikk, Death, and a space whale named Sally.

You will die. A lot. This is by design, but it’s not made to feel unfair. You’ll eventually get the hang of GoNNER, so don’t lose your head. But even if you do it’s okay cause we have a lot of replacement heads you can use.

  • DAILY CHALLENGES! Only playable once a day. Levels are randomly generated but in this mode everybody plays the same world and use an identical loadout. Everything resets at midnight (Swedish time, UTC+1). Can you crush your leaderboard foes?
  • PROCEDURALLY GENERATED! Every time you play the game the levels will be different and present unique challenges and opportunities.
  • UNLOCKS! You’ll be able to choose from a variety of passive and active abilities at the beginning of each run so be sure to experiment with all of them and find the play style that best suits you.
  • SECRETS! Secret areas exist in the world of GoNNER, and these areas will get you different items that you can then always use from the beginning of each run. We’re not going to tell you how you get to these areas or what the criteria is for even finding them because secrets, duh.
  • LEADERBOARDS! Kill creatures, get combos, score points, and brag to your friends how much better you are than them.
  • MUSIC! It’s really freaking good.

Good luck.

Google Play | NVidia | Steam

Let there be more videos!

I’m backed up on videos, so I figure I better just dump them all – screw the branding!  There are over 10 new videos including native Android apps and GeForce Now streaming.

Visit NVidia Shield Zone’s YouTube channel (don’t forget to subscribe and share!) – videos will be coming online over the next several hours

Spooky Streaming Sale – Up to 70% off GeForce NOW Titles

No tricks – just treats – on a selection of Geforce NOW “Buy and Play Instantly” titles.

From navigating through a creepy hotel in the soon-to-be-released The Guest, to surviving a zombie infested paradise in Dead Island, there are plenty of reasons to take advantage of these spooktacular deals.

I’ve recommended many of these in the past – now you can get these for a bargain price.

Additionally, Contrast (Steam), a puzzle/platform game where you can move between a fantastic 3D world and a mysterious shadowy universe in 2D in the blink of an eye, will be available for SHIELD tablets starting on Thursday, October 27.

Already available on SHIELD Android TV, this game universe blurs the boundaries between showmanship, magic, intrigue and deception as you play Dawn, the imaginary friend of a young girl named Didi. In it, you have the power to slip from the 3D dreamscape into the parallel 2D shadow world bound to it. Cast light on a shadowy story by manipulating light sources in the 3D world to distort, enlarge or stretch the 2D shadow world. Manipulating and shifting between light and shadow will be the key element that you will need to use to solve our world of shadow-based puzzles and help progress Didi’s story.

Pinball Arcade now playable (more or less) on Shield Android TV

One of the VERY absent titles supporting Shield Android TV has been one of my favorite games on the Android platform; Pinball Arcade.

With today’s build, most UI elements are properly mapped to the controller!  There are a few UI glitches here and there – and some initial set up items you may need a mouse for.  But, once you have it set up?  You can use the controller 99%.  The holdout features are “table specific” features like Magna-Save.  They don’t appear to be mapped yet.

Still, for dozens of tables you can unleash the power of Shield Android TV and play pinball on your big screen.

Note: You’ll need to side load it.  You can directly download the APK here (it is safe – we’re hosting it).  You can also install it on your own Android device and export the APK and sideload yourself using our tutorial below: