Is that simplifying things too much? Well, the years B.C.E. were a simpler time, and looking at the first screen shots of the first Android exclusive game (by GREE's San Francisco studio) in the West certainly lead us to the conclusion. Dino Life is a free-to-play simulation game in which players run a prehistoric village that sees cavemen and dinosaurs living in perfect harmony.
Who cares if it's unrealistic on several counts--it's downright adorable. Players get to breed over 60 types of dinosaurs and soon will be able to cross breed the giant lizards to create unique combinations. (Please, please let us make Tyrannadactyl?) Of course, players' progress is guided by various quests to build a thriving tribe of Cretaceous citizens. But why the Android exclusive?
"GREE is excited about the recent advancements in Google Play and its potential to expand the free-to-play ecosystem on Android. Dino Life is our first Android title and exemplifies our commitment to offer unique gameplay mechanics, great social features and highly-stylized art in each game," says Eiji Araki said in a release. "This game is another step towards creating an ecosystem of games free from geographic or operating system restrictions and is limited only by the imagination of the gamer and the developer."
Based on those words, you'd think the soon-to-be-global mobile social game network would be over platform exclusives. Alas, if you want this prehistoric place-builder in your life, you better have Android.