Here is a retrospective view of the game pitched at the Big Indie Pitch held at Apps World 2016 in October. Each game will have a description of the game and a short feedback statement.
Balls – Jason Tuyen
Balls is an endless physics puzzle game in which you have to tap a ball to keep it airborne as it travels up the screen. Along the way, you have to avoid obstacles like spikes which threaten to burst the ball.
“A fun attempt at a mobile classic”
Bacteria – Sinistersoft
Bacteria reminds me of the old retro classic Asteroids but rather than shooting chunks of space dirt, you’re shooting bacteria. The developer built their very own engine for Bacteria.
“fun, interesting graphics and an easy to pick up arcade classic”
Hyper Sentinel – Hewson Consultants
This side-scrolling title is a modernised version of Uridium developed by the very same Hewson Consultants who were responsible for the original.
“wonderful gameplay, entertaining and fun – a new arcade classic”
Starbeard – Leviathan Creative
This game is a refreshment to the match three genre. You drag and drop same-coloured stars to match three, at which point you create a fighter to help you defeat a number of foes.
“A Match three game with the magic the genre was missing”
QuizTix: Animal Pics – QuizTix
QuizTix: Animal Pics does what it says on the tin. You’re presented with a picture of an animal, and a question related to it. Simple and effective educational game.
“Children will love this educational mobile game”
Flipzyx – Paul Baker
Flipzyx combines Where’s My Water? with a sliding tile puzzler to create something we haven’t quite seen before. You have to help light reach the end of the tunnel by flipping and sliding tiles to create a path t blow up the level.
“Slide, flip and blow up your way to victory in this puzzle game”
Dr Harrison and the Blood Crystals – Asobi Tech
Dr Harrison and the Blood Crystals is a slick platformer that takes place on the pages of a comic book and the best part is, it’s a multiplayer experience. You have to beat a bunch of difficult platforming levels while being timed, and then compare your final time with a friend to see who’s the winner. It’s very slick.
“Great game, fun concept, well pitched and well presented”
MaoMao Castle – Asobi Tech
MaoMao Castle was created by the same developer as Dr Harrison and the Blood Crystals and is equally as slick despite being in development for only two weeks. It’s essentially a high score chasing endless runner in which you drag a cat around the screen to fulfil a variety of different criteria – from chasing rainbows to chopping flowers.
“Space Harrier’s cat means business”
AcroSplat – App Street Games
AcroSplat has a simple concept that’s easy to pick up. You simply have to swipe coloured blobs across a series of ropes to reach a paint pot. The challenge is quickly ramped up though when you have to start mixing coloured blobs to create a coloured paint so another blob can jump in safely. Throw in obstacles to overcome and you have a pretty challenging puzzler.
“Entertaining puzzle game for all ages. period.”
Maxim the Robot – Frozenbots Studio
Maxim the Robot is basically Donkey Kong meets Sonic with a sprinkling of Mario on mobile. The result is a pretty expansive platformer that feels familiar and is impressive visually.
“A real 2.5D platforming contender”
Chase Chi The Cat – Satwant Singh Kenth
Another game that does exactly what it says on the tin, Chase Chi The Cat involves strapping on a VR headset and scanning a virtual room for a naughty little cat that’s up to no good. Once you find him, you simply tap on the side of the headset while he’s in view to catch him.
“VR game fr causal VR gamers that want to play hide and seek with a cat”
Pengomo Jump – Naked Penguin Boy
Pengomo Jump is a delightful twist on Doodle Jump in which you can only move vertically. So timing your jumps is essential as you try and jump from block to block, avoiding obstacles along the way.
“Simple jumping challenge game with interesting avatars”
Wordsworth – Michael Bowerman
Wordsworth is a social word game that challenges you to write a poem from a selection of words you’re presented with daily. It’s then up to you and your friends to write the best poems you can, and like or share those which are particularly good.
“poet focused word game worth keeping an eye on”
Dashy Crashy Turbo – Dumpling Games
There is an insane amount of game in Dashy Crashy Turbo this game has you endlessly speeding down a motorway and dodging traffic, except in this one each vehicle provides its own minigame. These range from delivering pizza to abducting unwitting drivers.
“wonderfully fun endless runner with unique vehicles each with their own quirks, love this title”
Juggle Mania, as the name suggests, is a juggling game in which you have to expertly time your taps to keep a variety of items airborne – just like juggling in real life.
“A juggling tech demo with more on promise”
Punter is not a game it is a betting app. You simply have to swipe left or right to place a bet on which team will win in matches across a variety of different sports. This is betting at its easiest.
“Not my type of app but for sports fans that like a bet”