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Microsoft is actually a great Android developer - 'To-Do' is another reason why!

It may seem suprising to some, but Microsoft is actually a fantastic Android developer. In fact, I'd go as far to saythat their app offerings for Android are far superior to than their offerings for the Windows App store. For starters the full suite of Microsoft Office apps are great, as is one drive and one note, and the Arrow App Launcher is actually one of the best custom android skins available (seriously - check it out!).

To round this out, over the last few days Microsoft has released 'To-Do' which as you've guessed it - is a to-do list. It really could not be simpler - the app allows the creation of lists and then as part of each list allows tasks and items to be added.

The design is simple and clean, and a nice move away from the boxy interface design that still dominates some of the earlier Windows apps for android. It's fast, lightweight, cloud based (of course) and has a widget - so there is not much more you could ask for!

Of course there is lots of co…

Machinarium

Today's app of the day is Machinarium.



I first played Machinarium on my PC a number of years ago, quickly becoming impressed by its amazing visuals and challenging point and click gameplay. For those of you yet to play this amazing game, the time has come, with Machinarium. making its way onto Android Play.

Machinarium is a point and click adventure, where you navigate a robot called Joseph through a variety of scrapheap themed landscapes to save his girlfriend. The puzzels are great, getting the mis of challenging / frustrating and obvious correct. You will kick yourself mutipple times when you finally solve a puzzle for how obvious it was.

The stand out element of Machinarium though (in additon to the great gameplay) is the stunning hand-drawn graphics. They will truly blow you away, which when combined with a great variety of sounds, will leave you truly immersed.

In short, Machinarium is one of the most unique experience I had on my PC in a number of years, so I am glad to see it has arrived on Android for an entire new sector of Gamers to try.






In the words of the developer:

NOW AVAILABLE FOR ANDROID USERS!
Discover the award-winning, steam punk world of Machinarium, navigating a clever little robot called Josef from the scrapheap into the city to save his robot girlfriend.
Solve puzzles, quests, brain-teasers and mini-games to rid the city of the wicked Black Cap Brotherhood robots. Gorgeous hand-drawn graphics and animations bring the robot's story to life, using unique comic bubbles and symbols to convey the plot.
The Machinarium world is populated only by robots of various forms and functions. One of the most interesting places in this world is old, rusty and legendary city of Machinarium where the game takes place.
Backgrounds and characters are 2D hand-drawn represented through carefully crafted animations.
An award winning and original soundtrack compliments the game play throughout.
Best Indie Game of the Year - DIY Gamer, Gamasutra, VGChartz.com
Excellence in Visual Art (Independent Games Festival)
(NOTE ON COMPATIBLE DEVICES: Version 1.0 is designed to give the best experience on devices such as tablets with 1024x600 or 1280x800 and higher screens. While the newest phones with larger screens and 1280x720+ resolution are capable of playing the game, some users have found some puzzles more difficult than they were designed to be due to small touch zones. We will look to improve this issue with future updates. Thank you for your support)
Price: $2.98
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