Microsoft releases its first Android-based game

Microsoft is slowly but surely giving owners of Android-based smartphones and tablets some attention. Earlier this week, the company released its My Xbox Live app for Android and now Microsoft has released its first game for the Android platform.

As posted on the Google Play website, the game is Kinectimals. The original version of the game was released for the Xbox 360 console in 2010 but in December, a mobile version of the game was launched for the iOS platform. Like that earlier version, the new Android port lets owners who already own the Xbox 360 console game unlock five new cubs on the console port.

While this is the first real Android game released by Microsoft, the company also has three game-related apps already available on Google Play. One is a crafting guide for the free-to-play RTS game Ages of Empires Online while another is basically an interactive ad for Kinect Star Wars. Finally, there's Halo Waypoint, an app with lots of information, game tips and overhead views of multiplayer maps for Halo: Reach.

Microsoft has already said it plans to release an Android version of Xbox Smart Glass, which will link mobile devices more directly to its Xbox 360 console.

Source: Google Play | Image via Microsoft

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