App of the Year
Nameless: the Hackers is a cyberpunk themed jRPG style game built for the iOS. It has a deep plot surrounding conspiracies, surveillance, and cyber terrorism. Featuring a unique intuitive turn based battles, cutscenes and multiple dialogue decision all wrapped up in a nice anime package makes the Nameless our top choice for the Interaction Award.
Few tales of redemption are so colorful and fun looking! Follow billy as he tries to find redemption from his uncertain past in this game that is all about fishing. You fish with handcrafted guns, chainsaws and toasters. Ridiculous fishing is an insanely creative base for a game thats could only work on a touch screen. Chase your destiny on the high seas and embark on a heroic quest for glory and gills.
Year Walk is a game that can be played on a phone, or a tablet but for the full experience one should play it with both. Complied with this unique gameplay mechanic is a soundtrack that is stunning. Being part music box and somber lullably that its oh so well with the game art style. We here at IndieDB could think of no better game than Year walk for this years Musicality award.
Boldly going where only other less civilized races have gone before, Space Command is a game about space ship management, customization, crew upgrades and a rich universe to explore full of hostile alien life and hot green alien chicks. In a game about spending most of your time off world we give Star Command the worldly award for a colorful interesting universe that doenst take itself too seriously.
Running with sharp objects has never been this much fun or looked this good. In Red Rusher you play as a man with nothing to lose. After your familys killed by criminals and your left for dead you Vow vengeance and make you way to a mad scientist who alters your body so the blood of your enemies will heal you. We give Red Rusher the Visuality Award for its Dark comic style, thats breathtaking to watch in motion as you cut down swaths of enemies in your path at high speed in this in this ninja noir like title.
In rymdkapsel you take command of a space station and its minions, planning your expansion and managing your resources is key as you explore the galaxy. Its one of those titles thats just a joy to play and fits perfectly on a handheld device.
In this survival horror game based on 90’s RPG gameplay you play as a boy named Daniel as he tries to save his girlfriend after a strange religious ritual goes horribly wrong, grotesque creatures come from beyond and its up to daniel to help solve all the mysteries hidden in this old place and defeat the evil. We here at IndieDB Can’t wait to get our hands on this 8 bit horror tale and find out whats actually going on ina game where not everything is as it seems.
Leading your armies to victory is good, leading them against another living player is better, leading an army of dinosaurs eating all that stand in your way is just awesome. Ironfell is an mass multiplayer online real time strategy game that lets you time travel, collect resources, build technology, create armies and conquer new lands all in an online persistent world. We here at IndieDB love the grand scale and unique gameplay mechanics of this truly epic title.
Pixel Dungeon is one of those games that make you actually want to go wait by the bus stop. Its a roguelike game with pixel-art graphics and a simple interface that gets the job done. You Explore the depths of Pixel Dungeon in the hopes of collecting useful items, fight fierce monsters to find the world ultimate artifact. Its some of the best Dungeon crawling you can get on a Mobile device. Thats why Pixel Dungeon gets our BEst Singleplayer award for 2013
Best Overall App
3rd Place Ironfell
Ironfell is a time travel themed massive multi-player online real time strategy (MMORTS) game.
You begin with a single Explorer, thrown back in time to a safe green valley surrounded by mountains. You collect resources, build technology, and create armies to conquer new lands… or simply meander around, planting flowers in picturesque mountain valleys.
2nd Place Pixel Dungeon
Pixel Dungeon is a traditional roguelike game with pixel-art graphics and simple interface.Explore the depths of Pixel Dungeon, collect useful items, fight fierce monsters to find Amulet of Yendor (surprise!) - the ultimate artifact of this game world.
1st Place Ridiculous Fishing
We had so many great contenders this year but none of them had us so distracted by our deviced than Ridiculous Fishing. With its over the top style, fantastic gameplay and powerful presentation Ridiculous fishing takes home the Editors Choice Best overall mobile game for 2013.