Monday, 18 April 2016

Coder brings 'Counter-Strike' to Android

To be successful at Counter-Strike, you need tremendous reflexes and hand-eye coordination. That's why the shooter has always thrived on PC, where players can use tricked out monitors, keyboards and mice. In comparison, if there's one platform that's ill-suited for the game, it has to be Android. Still, that hasn't stopped one plucky developer from making a port anyway. It's based on Counter-Strike 1.6 -- Global Offensive will have to wait -- and requires not only a copy of the original game, but also some technical trickery. If you're up to the challenge, you can grab the APK here.

Creator Alibek Omarev has posted a video of the game running on an Android tablet. It looks, well, just as fiddly as you might expect. The screen is littered with tiny touchscreen controls -- these are fully customisable, Omarev explains on Reddit -- and there's a tremendous amount of slowdown. Regardless, it shows what can be done on Android hardware these days. To make the game truly playable, however, you might want to try connecting a Bluetooth keyboard or gamepad. Unless you're happy to lope around the map and take an endless stream of headshots, that is.

Via: Kotaku

Source: GitHub



Read the full article here by Engadget
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