November 8th, 2012 | By Charles Ferrendelli
With hundreds of new apps making their debut, being updated, or dropping in price on the App Store everyday, it can be hard to keep up with the latest mobile indie games. We’ve sorted through them so you don’t have to. Here’s the latest in mobile indie games on iOS.
Curiosity – (Free)
Join thousands of people worldwide to simultaneously chip away at a giant cube to discover the life-changing secret buried inside. Deep in the centre of the cube is something life-changingly amazing, but only the first person to reach the centre will discover what’s inside. Will the power of curiosity bring the world together?
Galactic Phantasy Prelude – ($0.99)
Experience an epic story in which you start your humble life with a stolen spaceship. You would do whatever it takes to stay alive in the world of pirates, be it robbing, trading, smuggling and battling. You would build your own fleet of spaceships, uncover the secrets of the Sphinx Empire and finally save your home country Galactic Union 20.
Grapple Jump - (Free)
The ocean floor is rising! Using your long squid-like tentacle as a grappling hook, and unsuspecting sea critters (we think they’re really big amoebas) as grips, swing your way to the top before the ocean floor engulfs you! With the agility of a squid, the strength and cunning of an octopus, and lungs of a snail, nature just may have granted you with the means to survive. So grapple those grips, grab the power ups, and fling yourself to the surface while there is still time! Grab powerups to help your ascent – jetpacks, spring boosts, invincible commando suits, and more!
Logic Puzzles – ($1.99)
Classic grid Logic Puzzles! Decode written clues & fill the grid to solve them. These fifty grid-based logic puzzles, hand chosen by the Puzzle Baron, range from intermediate to expert solving ability. Every five puzzles are grouped together with their own background story. Each group has a range of puzzles that get progressively harder. Each puzzle includes statistics for its average completion time. See how your time compares!
March On Oz – ($0.99)
March On Oz™ is a RTS-style Road Defense™ game with more than a few twists. Combine action and strategy to defend the road of yellow bricks, defeat the N.O.M.E.S., and rescue Princess Ozma from the evil magic of RuggeDoh! and the Evil Alliance! Create your own adventurers with our “Adventurer Creator” and meet dozens of colorful characters as you journey through a very small part of the vast Worlds of Oz™.
Tilt Ball – ($1.99)
Navigate as fast as you can through a multitude of colourful labyrinths and ever more testing levels! Influenced by the much loved ball-and-maze games of the pre-digital era, Tilt Ball is challenging, yet intuitive. Favouring the traditional principles of reaction time and perseverance, the curiously addictive Tilt Ball is a defiantly retro experience.
Vertical Void DX - ($1.99)
Steer yourself through an endlessly generated tunnel-system with the motion of your iPhone! Features: Tilt-Controls! An unique cave-system for each run. 12 different cave-types
Cover Orange – (Free)
A deadly genetically modified rain cloud of fruit dissolving vapour is heading for the orange capital of the world! Cover Orange is an exciting puzzle game suitable for all ages. It combines realistic game physics, enduring levels, vibrant colours and laugh out loud animations. It’s time to pump up the juice in a game made from pure orange concentrate!
Mobigame, the team behind the multiple award winning EDGE and Perfect Cell returns in full force with Cross Fingers, a unique game which challenges you to combine solid pieces in a gigantic tangram puzzle. You will need to exercise your brain, imagination and – unique for a puzzle game – your reflexes and dexterity to complete all 660 levels! For unlimited replay value, unlock the Arcade Mode, which puts you in the middle of a frenetic machine where the challenge is to survive and beat the top score.
Donut Get! – ($0.99)
The Donut Shoppe is ablaze, Donuts are raining from the sky and citizens occupy the streets. Police Officer Brown must create order by eating as many donuts as he can until the fire department comes.
Granny Smith – (Free)
Granny Smith loves her apples, but a bewheeled thief is stealing from her precious garden! Help Mrs. Smith as she swiftly skates through farmland and cityscapes, crashing through everything from barns to offices in the pursuit of fruit. Get to the apples before the thief does! Granny Smith is a fast-paced racing platformer filled with spectacular crashes and amazing stunts. Jump, glide, swing and smash your way through 48 hand-crafted levels in three distinct settings. Just be sure to land on your feet!
Pocket Climber – (Free)
Are you ready to get high?! Test your vertical limit with the most extreme Parkour orientated game of 2012. Using your finger to swipe and slide, guide your character up the walls of danger riddled skyscrapers. Dodge your way past angry tenants and their arsenal of household items. Release your inner King Kong and climb your way to highest peaks of the world. Download now and put your crazy climbing skills to the test.
Pizza vs. Skeletons – ($0.99)
Pizza Vs. Skeletons is an epic, ridiculous, 2D platform game designed from the ground up for iOS. You control a 25-foot-tall pizza as it smashes through a horde of undead rivals on land, sea, and in outer space.