December 31st, 2012 | By Charles Ferrendelli
The year 2012 had many good games, so many that we’ve decided to break up the best iOS and Android apps by genre! We’re days away from entering a new year, and unlike many sites out there, we waited till the last possible minute so we could check out all the indie games releasing in late December (and a few of them made the lists too!). So over the next couple days we’ll be releasing lists of our favorite games of 2012. If you disagree with any of our picks feel free to leave a comment below and tell us what indie game you thought should have been included! Here’s to another prosperous year in gaming for 2013!
Polyroll - iOS ($1.99)
Introducing Polyroll! A run n’ roll, retro platformer! The Evil Kaiser Kiwi has kidnapped Polyroll’s friends and taken them to his frigid castle lair. As the last remaining Polyroll, you must run, jump, roll, float, and bomb your way through a variety of bizarre environments to save them and defeat Kaiser Kiwi.
Mutant Mudds - iOS ($0.99)
Love pixels? Fond of platformers? Is there a special place in your heart for the 8-bit and 16-bit era? Want to have fun? Yes!? Well, you’ve come to the right place, my friend. Mutant Mudds is a “12-bit” action platformer full of pixels and platforming fun!
Get ready for the GREATEST platformer with the most responsive controls to hit the App Store yet! The sequel to the award-winning and critically-acclaimed League of Evil. The world needs your help! Evil scientists worldwide have joined forces forming a “League of Evil”; the only super agent who can stop them is YOU!
Wimp: Who Stole My Pants? - iOS (Free)
This is where the journey begins. Travel across unique and amazing worlds chasing the thief. Every level is packed to the brim with fun, challenges and new game mechanics. The detailed environments, tricky puzzles and Wimp himself will do their best to keep you from getting bored of the game. And we can guarantee that we will continue to strive for the highest level of polish possible – it has been one of our main goals since the first day of our development process.
Incoboto - iOS ($3.99)
When The Corporation causes all the suns to go out, a small boy named Inco and his strange friend, Helios, go on a galaxy-spanning quest to light the skies once more. As they explore the planets they discover Grapples, Jetpacks, Teleports, Gravity Beams and other strange machines. With its atmospheric ambient soundtrack and striking visuals, Incoboto is a moody, challenging, adventure-puzzler in the spirit of Portal and Ico.
Polara is a new take on the free-runner platformer that incorporates traditional challenging gameplay with color-switching strategy. Utilize color coded speed ramps, launching pads, gravity waves, hex bombs, and energy platforms to survive as you escape the clutches of an evil security system hell bent on destroying all those that oppose.
Mikey Shorts - iOS ($0.99)
Run, Jump, and Slide through the land to help Mikey Shorts rescue the people! Collect coins to buy fun disguises along the way!