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!
Polymer - iOS ($1.99)
Polymer is a strategic shape-creating game that combines the logic of Rubik’s Cube, the sliding mechanism of Chuzzle, and the creativity of Lego. Slide columns and rows to create never-before-seen shapes! Five game modes: Two Minutes: Casual and fast-paced, One Polymer: Stress free and thought-provoking, Bombs: Destroy the endless waves of bombs! Endless: No points. No time. No restrictions. Relax! Multiplayer.
Puzzlejuice - iOS ($1.99)
Puzzlejuice takes all of the elements of your favorite puzzle games and puts it into one convenient brightly colored package! This game was designed to challenge both your spatial and verbal abilities and if you don’t feel overwhelmed then you might not be human. It’s a puzzle that will keep you hooked.
Letterpress - iOS (Free)
Find words, steal tiles, color the board! Letterpress is a fresh new word game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Play against your friends using Game Center! The perfect blend of fun and strategy. A captivating, intuitive game that is quite a bit of fun. If you like traditional word games like Scrabble, Hangman and word searches, you’ll love this.
Pulp Diction - iOS ($0.99)
Solving crimes is as easy as finding words at the crime scene! Make words by tapping the letters in order. Tap the last letter again to submit the word. Work your way through the detective ranks, tackling more challenging cases. Hone your detective skills! Work your way up the Game Center Leaderboards! Tap the magnifying glass to shuffle the letters for fresh clues. Grab the clocks to give yourself a little more time to crack the case.
Lexatron - iOS ($0.99)
Lexatron is a 2-player word race! It’s really easy to learn. Form words using only your own letters starting from one corner of the board. Reach the opposite side first and win! Get blocked by your opponent’s letters? Blow them up with a bomb and keep going! Play online against random opponents or your Facebook friends. Play against your buddy sitting right next to you in a pass-and-play match. Play up to 25 matches at a time!
Spelltower - iOS ($1.99)
From the creator of critically acclaimed titles Halcyon, Bit Pilot, and Unify - Find and swipe (or tap!) words in 5 challenging modes. Make long words or use bonus tiles to clear extra letters from the screen! Once you have it down, Challenge your friends via intense local multiplayer.