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Welcome to the 2015 Award Presentation, whilst the old computer crunches through the votes cast this year. We would like to take the time to announce our 2015 Editors Choice (see also Indies & Mods).

Interaction Award

Gravity Escape | VivifiedBits

Platforms Android

Be precise, be fast and plan ahead because in the space there are no breaks. Use your only power, manipulate planets forces and embark on journey through beautiful worlds of both puzzle and arcade fun! Simple yet far from obvious, easy to learn yet hard to master. Gravity Escape is full of puzzles based both on: gravity itself and how to use it to reach your destination.

Creativity Award

Runestone Keeper | Blackfire

Platforms Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad

Runestone Keeper is a roguelike dungeon crawler that blends classic RPG elements and turn based strategy. Heroes, monsters, equipment, events, magic and skills, traps and devices, shrines and altars, Goddesses and merchants. Choose your weapon and begin an epic adventure!

Visuality Award

Cobe The Gallery | Simbite

Platforms iPhone, iPad

Sit down, relax and enjoy. Cobe is an elegant and beautiful puzzle game with engaging atmosphere. Easy to pickup for everyone: solve each puzzle with few swipes of your finger. Relax your body and walk into quite gallery. Raise your mind and solve stack of puzzles made of colorful cubes. Enjoy smooth and soft piano and subtle animation of each object. Find a moment and reassure yourself in worm and calm world of Cobe The Gallery.

Innovation Award

JetSpin Hustle | 3BYTE

Platforms iPhone, iPad, Android, AndroidTab, AndroidConsole

A retro themed, side-scrolling, adventure game in space. With the game mechanics of Duet and the endless frustrating challenges like Flappy Bird, JetSpin Hustle is the perfect balance in a mobile game. JetSpin Hustle is a retro themed, side-scrolling, adventure in space. Escaped from a doomed space station by dodging and spinning your way past deadly obstacles and debris. You’ll need quick reflexes and even quicker wits to make it to the end. Do you have what it takes?

Musicality Award

Hopiko | Laser Dog

Platforms iPhone, iPad, Android, AndroidTab

Hopiko is a lightning fast mobile platformer with no onscreen controller, awesome retro inspired art style and a belting chip tune soundtrack made entirely on a Gameboy

Best Upcoming

EDEN | The Last Kind

Platforms iPhone, iPad, Android, AndroidTab

EDEN is a deep Survival RPG game with strong strategy gameplay in Multiplayer experience, for Mobile devices. EXPLORE through unique and visually stunning environments. Discover new lands, species, plants, and monsters. Everything and anything could become a key ingredient to your next great invention! Enter and conquer mysterious dungeons to claim each one’s trophy and rewards SURVIVE on your own. Manage your hunger, setup traps, be ready for anything during the nights. When darkness comes, it’s hard to tell which minions he is bringing with him… Never forget that Light always prevails against Dark. CRAFT everything from your tools, equipment to your buildings. Create your camp, your town and summon Lost Souls to help you manage it when you are not around. ALLY with others to form cities. Find your role, become King, General or Capitan, and help your empire to grow. Conquer and Dominate the world!

Into the Dead throws you into the gruesome world of the zombie apocalypse where there are no second chances. Do what you have to in order to stay alive, keep moving as fast as you can, and protect yourself by any means necessary. When the Dead are rising, run!

2nd Place

Dashy Crashy | Dumpling Design

Platforms iPhone, iPad

Dashy Crashy is a game about hurtling down an endless arcade highway packed with hazards to avoid and high-scores to outrun. Packed with speed, traffic and crashing - lots and lots of crashing - it’s probably what would happen if SEGA made sat-navs.

Welcome to The Room, 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.

That covers this years Editors Choice, Be sure to have your app on site for consideration for the 2016 awards. The Players Choice Upcoming Announcement will be on December 27th. Happy holidays, see you then!

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The awesome people at Merge Games & Laser Dog gave me a key to try out their game. The bit I read on it described HoPiKo as a fast-paced platformer.. I soon find out that that's not exactly the case! Sure you move from platform to platform but you certainly don't run and jump in the traditional way!

HoPiKo uses unique and unorthodox controls to manoeuvre your diminutive hero through each 5-stage stretch. If you mess up (IE die) once then you're back to the start of that chapter!

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