Welcome to the 367th edition of Android Apps Weekly. Here are the big headlines from the last week:
Price: Free / $0.99-$2.99 Kitty Letter is a word game where players unscramble words. It plays a lot like similar games in the genre but this one feels a lot more polished and a lot less free-to-play than they do. The game makes you swipe between letters to unscramble a word. Unscrambling words sends an army of letters at your opponent who must respond in kind or they lose. You can play one versus one games with friends or strangers. Some other features include a single player campaign as well as unlockable cosmetics. The game is entirely free to play. The in-app purchases are only for cosmetic items.
Price: Free Daylight Clock is a free tool that lets you see sunrise and sunset times in your area. It changes daily with the new sunrise and sunset times. You can also compare your area to other areas and there is a widget for quick reference. The app also has support for civil twilight, nautical twilight, and astronomical twilight. There are a variety of uses for such an app, mostly for photographers and people who want to make sure to get stuff done before it gets dark outside. It’s also entirely free with no in-app purchases or ads.
Price: $19.99 Titan Quest: Legendary Edition is a re-release of the poplar RPG. It originally launched in 2006 but a mobile port launched some years ago. This version includes all of the DLCs and technical updates. You literally get the full game experience for one price. For the unfamiliar, the game is an action RPG game similar in style to games like Diablo II or Baldur’s Gate. The campaign and DLCS represent a ton of content so you should be playing this one for a good, long time. Some players reported some minor issues with the touch controls and a bug where the game makes you start from a save if you minimize it and come back. It’s a bit pricey but you do get a lot of game for the price.
Price: Free / $0.99-$14.99 Niagara Launcher actually launched last April. However, it finally left beta this last week and the full, stable release is out. The launcher aims for a more minimal style than most launchers. Your app drawer is shown as a list while your home screen is just a list of shortcuts for apps your consistently use. There are some design flourishes here and there to make things look good, but generally speaking there aren’t a ton of customization options. The official launch added support for things like icon packs as well, something the beta didn’t have for a long time. In any case, it’s available now on Google Play.
Price: $9.99 Slaly the Spire is the latest game published by Humble Bundle. It’s a hybrid between a roguelike game and a card game. Players craft a deck of cards, encounter bad guys, and attempt to climb the spire. Each attempt nets you new cards and hopefully you get a little closer each time. The spire itself randomly generates for each run so you get a new experience every time. The game originally launched on Steam in 2019 but the mobile port only launched here recently. There are a few bugs here and there according to other players, but it’s otherwise quite good.