They’re not as immersive as the big blockbusters, but mobile games are just as ambitious. The folks over at Mashable put together a list of the most beautiful, and they are pleasant to the eye:
1. Dead Runner
(via distinctive games)
This is the one where you get to relive those nightmares of being chased by something terrifying THAT ALWAYS GETS YOU BECAUSE IT’S ALL YOU’RE THINKING ABOUT.
(via Sarah Northway)
A puzzle game where an eyeball can grow limbs to transform into a spider, snake, horse and other terrifying things.
“Disturbing,” “genius” and “masterpiece” are among the most used words by critics. I think you have a good enough feel from that.
Price: $4.99 for iOS.
(via Amanita Design)
A point-and-click puzzle game where you help a little robot rescue his love interest from a robot mafia.
5. Night Sky
(via Nicalis, Inc)
It’s becoming something of a tired aesthetic, but I really do like the silhouette approach that games are taking. It’s minimal, but quite provocative.
(via hemisphere games)
Like Spore, you start out as a small single-celled organism and must eat other organisms to grow and dominate.
7. Superbrothers’ Sword and Sworcery
(via capybara games)
This one’s an 8-bit throwback with a lot of depth. It’s a heroic fantasy game with cool mechanics and an aesthetic that’s retro but fresh.
8. The Walking Dead
(via Telltale Games)
First graphic novels, then a television series, and now an indie-hit console/PC game that’s gone mobile. Same focus on character and story and firm roots in its graphic novel beginnings.
Price: Free to download for iOS, though each episode costs $4.99.
9. World of Goo
(via 2D Boy)
A classic, and rightfully so. This was one of the first really attractive mobile games.
10. Year Walk
“Experience the ancient Swedish phenomena of year walking through a different kind of first person adventure that blurs the line between two and three dimensions as well as reality and the supernatural.” Okay.
Price: $3.99 for iOS.