December 30th, 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!
The Room - iOS ($1.99)
Fireproof Games are very proud to bring you our greatest creation, a mind-bending journey filled with beauty, peril and mystery in equal measure. Be transported into a unique space that blends spellbinding visuals with intriguing problems to solve.
The Hacker - iOS ($0.99)
Glider Corp, a leading corporation in network solutions proudly presents the new Glider Operating System. Among its features you can find: Direct connection with the network, Plenty of modules for decryption, synchronization and bypassing of security systems, Mailing system, Desktop customization, The arcade games emulator with the best titles for endless fun, Secrets and bonuses to be found only if your wit is up to the challenge.
Beat Sneak Bandit - iOS ($2.99)
When all the clocks in the world are stolen by Duke Clockface and the world is in chaos, it’ll be up to the Beat Sneak Bandit to steal them back! Rhythmadelic controls: Everything in this game moves rhythmically, just like the simple controls: Tap to the beat to sneak!
Dream of Pixels - iOS ($0.99)
A brilliant twist on the old classic – unpack tetromino blocks instead of the usual packing. Tap on the mesmerizing grid to unpack tetrominos and watch them spin, rotate and fall. Clear the lines from the beautiful cloudy grid fast enough – or it’s dream over.
Triple Town is an original puzzle game in which you try to grow the greatest possible city. The larger the city you build, the more points you score. You build your city by matching three or more game-pieces: combine three grasses to make a bush, three bushes to make a tree… until you’ve filled the board with houses, cathedrals and castles. Along the way, you’ll have to outwit giant bears who will try to block your progress.
10000000 - iOS ($1.99)
10000000 is a Dungeon Crawling RPG Matching Game. Run the dungeon and match to handle the things you encounter. Upgrade your castle, improve your gear, train skills and brew potions. Can you score 10000000 and earn your freedom?
Meet drowsy Moonboy. Blown out of bed by a big lunar sneeze, he sleepwalks through dreams. Moonboy needs your help to reach his bed. Guide him safely through various traps, clear obstructions from his path, and shift his surroundings to create a safe passage to the cozy bed. Solve environment puzzles in a fantasy world, find multiple pathways through the game, and collect stars and crescents to experience the beauty of Sleepwalker’s Journey fairytale atmosphere.
Dedale - iOS ($0.99)
Dédale means maze. But mazes differ! For example, they can consist of piano keys and attract butterflies. Complete mazes and unlock new worlds! Dédale is a beautiful maze puzzle game about a butterfly who likes bright colors and sounds of music. Guide it through 100 hand-crafted levels and experience procedural level generation. A relaxing, meditative puzzler with beautiful music an visuals.
Forever Lost: Episode 1 - iOS ($1.99)
Awaking in a mind you don’t know to a world you can’t remember. Surrounded by things that can’t be real, haunted by experiences long forgotten. Questions racing through your mind. Is this a waking nightmare or a half-forgotten dream? Who are you? Where are you? How long have you been here and how do you escape? The answers are somewhere, but where? In the world you have found yourself trapped in or your own mind? You have to move on, you have to discover the truth. You have to escape!