Ease into the Valentine’s Day spirit with this collection of lovely games.

Valentine’s Day.

Love it or loathe it, when February 14 rolls around, red hearts seem to appear everywhere — even in the app store.

First off, it’s kind of weird to see games like Temple Run 2 offering up cheesy Valentine’s Day skins. I don’t get that. I also don’t understand why there are so many apps when you search for “valentines” or “love” in the Play Store. It’s a sea of opportunistic apps all offering little to no actual value. It’s weird, isn’t it?

Whether you’ve got Valentine’s Day plans or not, take some time to unwind with these truly loving titles from the Android catalogue.

Heart Star

Heart Star is such a sweet little game it just might give you a cavity. It’s a cute platformer, seemingly coded out of cotton candy, that you won’t be able to put down.

You control the two characters who are in parallel worlds. Working together, you must solve the one-screen puzzles to get both sprites to the end goal platform. It’s really simple to play and the controls are tight, and yet it does get challenging as you progress.

Heart Star is an absolute delight to play, and it’s free!

Download: Heart Star (Free)

I Love Hue

Is this game on the list because it has love in the title? Maybe, but it’s also a really relaxing puzzle game that just so happens to also be in the running for the Google Play Indie Game Contest.

This is a very laid back puzzle game that has you re-arranging tiles to complete mosaics of satisfying color spectrums. It will test your perception while the calm music and easy gameplay will lull you into a trance.

It’s a great game for anyone who loves beautiful puzzle games, or for those moments when you need a tranquil break.

Download: I Love Hue (Free)

Old Man’s Journey

Truly one of the more inventive narrative-driven games I’ve played for Android, Old Man’s Journey is a touching game about life and love all told through the eyes of an old man who received a mysterious letter that set’s him off to an undisclosed location.

In this calming puzzle game, you control the landscape to create a path for the old man to progress. The graphics are amazing — every frame of this game looks as if it’s been hand painted right before your eyes. The soundtrack is equally engaging and changes as you progress through the game.

The story unfolds through vignettes of his memories, which start to reveal a life of adventure, love, and regret. It won’t take too long for even a casual gamer to complete Old Man’s Journey, and it’s something that should be experienced for yourself. This game is also a finalist in Google’s Indie Game Contest, so you know it’s top class!

Download: Old Man’s Journey ($4.99)

Death Road to Canada

I know what you’re thinking: how could a zombie game possibly be something to recommend for Valentine’s Day? Well hear me out.

The underlying story behind Death Road To Canada could be romantic if you give your characters a loving backstory. Heck, you could even create custom characters for you and your lover for the ultimate “ride or die” adventure! Maybe you could document the trip with screenshots of your character heroically saving your partner from a horde of zombies as if to say “Hey, I would fight off an army of the living dead for you!”

Plus, if you’ve got an Android TV box you can load the game up for some two-player fun on the big screen. And uhh… also… is there anything more romantic than Canada in February?

Basically, I’m never going to stop recommending this game. Go play it!

Download: Death Road to Canada ($9.99)

Take this! It’s dangerous to go alone!

Do you have a favorite lovey dovey Valentine’s Day game? Let us know in the comments below!

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When it comes to cloud computing, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is near the top of the pile. It can be found in countless places around the web, and it’s comprised of multiple services from computing and storage to analytics. As AWS continues to grow, there is understandably an urgent need for trained professionals in the field.

Because AWS is comprised of so many different services, becoming proficient in the entire system can be pricey and time-consuming. Instead of finding the appropriate courses on your own, why not grab a bundle?

Right now, Android Central Digital Offers has a deal on an Amazon Web Services Certification Training mega bundle that included eight certification courses with more than 50 hours of training. Instead of paying $1,299, you’ll instead pay just $69. That’s 94 percent off the regular price!

The eight courses in this bundle include:

  • AWS Technical Essentials Certification Training
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If you’re looking to prepare yourself for the AWS certification exams, this bundle of courses is what you need. At just $69, the price won’t get much better.

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HTC isn’t expected to release the upcoming HTC U12 until sometime in Q2 of this year, but that didn’t stop the company from showing off the device at a Chunghwa Telecom 5G demo event in Taiwan. The HTC U12 in … Read More

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Available until February 14 at 11:59 PM PT.

We’re big fans of the Google Pixel 2 here at Android Central, and if you’re looking to get an awesome last-minute Valentine’s gift, it’s sure to knock the socks off of your sweetheart. If you buy one now from the Google Store, you can get a custom Live Case for no added cost!

If you want to take advantage of this deal, doing so is dead simple. Just add the Pixel 2 and Live Case to your cart, and when you go to checkout, you’ll get an automatic discount that makes the Live Case free.

This deal applies to all three Live Cases on the Google Store, including the Google Earth Live Case, Artworks Live Case, and the original Live Case. My fiancé ended up ordering one of the original ones to go with her Pixel 2 shortly after we got engaged, and it really is something special to have a protective case that can be customized with a memorable photo.

In order to get this deal, you’ll need to act fast. It’s available now until February 14 at 11:59 PM PT, so be sure to tap/click the button below ASAP.

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When someone first dropped a Motiv Ring into my hand back at CES 2018, it was so small and light that I thought it was a show-floor dummy. It’s hard to believe there’s any technology inside, let alone an optical heart-rate sensor, a step-counting accelerometer, a Bluetooth radio and the lithium-ion battery that powers it all.

But the tech is real and so is the Ring, a titanium-clad annulus rated to 5ATM water resistance and available in two colors. Slip it on your finger and the Motiv Ring does much of what you’ve come to expect of a larger fitness wristband: it keeps tabs on your health (awake or asleep) and distills the data into digestible form on a rather beautiful iOS app. The only real downsides: you pay a lot for the privilege, and — for now, anyway — only iPhone users can get in on the fun.

If you’ve always wanted the convenience of a fitness tracker without the bulk of a wristwatch, the Motiv Ring might just be the wearable for you. Click the video above for the full MrMobile review!

Stay social, my friends

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