Mergecraft - Idle Merge RPG APK
Merge blocks to create resources and create kingdoms!
Merge blocks to create new resources and build kingdoms!
Mergecraft is an incremental tycoon game, which means that you continue to earn in-game currency when you are offline. Super simple, relaxing, and fun to play!
How to download and install Mergecraft - Idle Merge RPG on PC and MAC
The Android app ecosystem has been versatile and developer-friendly after a slow start. You are free to develop an app for Android and publish it to the Play Store with only a few basic restrictions. This has led to a plethora of really cool Android apps, some of which aren't available on iOS or other platforms. Running Android apps usually requires an Android smartphone or tablet! - but what if you are currently using iOS and want to try Android without actually getting an Android device?
Fortunately, with a little leg work, you can run Android apps on a regular old Windows PC. There are many ways to go about it, each with its strengths and weaknesses.
One popular way to get Android apps running on a PC is to go through the Android emulator released by Google as part of the official Android Studio. The emulator can be used to create virtual devices running any version of Android you want with different resolutions and hardware configurations. The first drawback of this process is the somewhat complicated configuration process.
You will need to enter the Google site installer and run through the setup process to download the platforms you want - probably whatever the most recent version of Android happens to be at the time (7.1 at the time of release). Google has some pre-configured emulation options available on the menu for Nexus / Pixel devices, but you can also set the parameters manually. Once you've started your virtual device, you'll need to get apps installed, but the emulator is the open-source stock os version of Android - no Google apps included.
Since there is no Play Store, you have to do file management. Take the APK you want to install (be it the Google app package or something else) and drop the file into the tools folder in your SDK directory. Then use the command prompt while your AVD is running to enter (into this directory) ADB installer com.fumbgames.mergecraft.apk. The application must be added to the list of applications on your virtual device.
The big advantage here is that the emulator is Android unmodified from the source. The way apps render in the emulator will be the same as they render on devices, and almost everything should run. It is ideal for testing application builds before loading them to test devices. The biggest problem is that the emulator is slow enough that you won't want to get into the habit of running applications in it. Games are really out of the question too.
BlueStacks App Player
If you're looking to get multiple apps and games running on your computer with the minimum of effort, BlueStacks is your friend. The BlueStacks App Player presents itself as just a way to run apps, but it runs a full (heavily modified) version of Android behind the scenes. Not only that, but it has the integrated Play Store, so you have instant access to all of your purchased content. It adds an entry to your list of Google Play devices, masquerading as an Android device.
The BlueStacks client will load in a desktop window with different categories of applications like games, social, and so on. Clicking on an app or searching does something unexpected - it brings the full Play Store client as rendered on tablets. You can navigate this interface as you would on a real Android device, making it clear that there is much more to BlueStacks than the front end "App Player". You can install a third-party launcher like Nova or Apex from the Play Store and set it as the default. The main screen in BlueStacks with the application categories is just a custom home screen, so replacing it makes BlueStacks feel almost like a regular Android device.
Having full access to the Play Store means that you won't be playing with side-loading apps, and BlueStacks manages to run apps pretty well. Most games are playable, but keep in mind that you will find it difficult to use many of them with a mouse. If your PC has a touch screen, you can still use apps and games that rely on more than one touch input. BlueStacks can make a Windows PC tablet into a part-time Android tablet. BlueStacks calls the technology that makes this possible "LayerCake" because Android applications run in a layer above Windows.
The only real problem with BlueStacks is that it is not running a standard Android version. Any changes made by the company to run the applications on a PC can cause problems - some applications do not run or unexpectedly crash. This custom environment is also of little value as a development tool, as there is no guarantee that things will look the same on BlueStacks as they could on a real Android device without all the back-end modifications. It is also a freemium service with a subscription of $ 2 pro, or you can install some sponsored applications.
Install Mergecraft - Idle Merge RPG on BluestacksAfter downloading the Mergecraft - Idle Merge RPG - com.fumbgames.mergecraft.apk, you just need to drag and drop the Bluestacks screen that the Mergecraft - Idle Merge RPG will be installed.
Android PC ports
If you don't mind a little more hassle, you can have a smoother Android app experience by installing a modified version of the OS on your PC. There are some ports of Android that will run on desktop COMPUTERS, but not all systems will be able to run them properly. The two main choices for a full Android installation on PC are the Android-x86 and Remix OS project (photo above), which is based on x86. There is also an "app reader" version of Remix that runs in Windows, but I found it to be extremely finicky.
Neither is in perfect condition, but Remix OS is a bit more fleshed out. Remix requires at least 2 GB of RAM and a 2GHz dual-core processor, but practically you will need more than that for good performance. The user interface is not in stock Android - it is based on the x86 project code but has been modified for a more desktop.com like experience. It might be preferable, however. You can install either on top of Windows, but it's not the best idea. The smartest way would be to create a separate hard drive partition and install Android on it. The Remix installer will help you do this.
If you don't want to install Android on your PC, you can try running one of these operating systems in VirtualBox, which should be a bit faster than the official Android emulator. It probably won't be good enough for gaming yet, but most apps need to install and run properly (BlueStacks is faster on that). There is no Google Play integration when you install Android ports, but sideloading Play Services is quite simple with Remix.