For the past couple of years, the iPhone has led a kind of mini revolution in the gaming world. Developers are using the platform to launch compelling, innovative games that often have a focus that’s missing elsewhere in the industry.
This year, Apple’s US and European branches have selected their Game of the Year on both iPhone and iPad. Both regional offices have come up with different winners but all four games honoured are deserving of praise.
The US wing chose Tiny Towers on iPhone, a compelling freemium game in which you must build a skyscraper and keep its residents happy. The European side of Apple chose a European game – Tiny Wings, which has a single control simplicity and a compelling hook to keep you levelling up.
For the iPad, the US Game of the Year was EA’s Dead Space while the European iPad Game of the Year was Contre Jour, a puzzle game with a beautiful art style from Chillingo.
All deserving winners but there are, of course, others that I feel deserve a mention. Jetpack Joyride, Swords and Sworcery and 1000 Heroz all spring to mind. What have been your favourites this year?
Source: App Store via Pocket Gamer