GAMES FOR THE IPHONE
The Room Three
APPLE'S GAME OF THE YEAR 2012
The Room Three is the third iteration of this critically acclaimed virtual reality puzzle game that takes you into dark and mysterious rooms to explore various cabinets, gadgets and compartments in search for the true meaning of the null. As you play the game, letters in the form of scrolls provide background information about the narrative, and a drawer on the left is where you collect important items to open hidden compartments, and a special eye glass enables you to solve spatially configured puzzles. The visual graphics and sound effects transport you to another world, providing an immersive experience. The Room Two was voted by My Apple Podcast as the best game of 2013 and The Room Three exceeds expectations. It is one of the most beautiful applications ever designed for iOS.
Lara Croft GO
APPLE'S GAME OF THE YEAR 2015
Lara Croft GO is a visually stunning adventure game set in an otherworldly mountainous terrain filled with obstacles and challenges. The user however is provided with a path to follow. The main challenge is to figure how to proceed along the path and overcome the various venomous obstacles that await you as you uncover the myth of the Queen of Venom. The main character, Lara Croft is guided through the game swiping her with your finger to advance her along the paths, using tap and swing gestures for easy navigation. Apple voted Lara Croft Go as game of the year for 2015.
APPLE DESIGN AWARD 2011
Infinity Blade by Chair Entertainment Group LLC is one of the top selling apps for the iPhone. If you love dynamic sword fighting, awesome sound effects and beautiful graphics, you will fall in love with this app. The app gives you an orientation of the user interface, so there is nothing to figure out. A few simple gestures with your fingers and you are ready to do battle with monstrous warriors who make you feel dwarfed by comparison. The file is quite large (900MB), so keep that in mind. The current version of the app, Infinity Blade III goes for $6.99 in the App Store.
MY APPLE PODCAST, GAME AWARD 2015
The Trace by Relentless Software is another exceptional puzzle game in which you search for clues to solve a crime. Similar to The Room, users navigate through the app by double tapping on the screen to enter doors and compartments, and tapping or swiping to initiate certain actions. Each discovery contains clues that enable you to move closer towards solving the crime. The graphics are beautifully rendered, capturing the virtual experience of being on site at a murder scene. Over the last 10 years, Relentless Software has pioneered games for everybody by first focussing on social play in the living room and delivering high quality mobile games. Note: The developers have ceased development, so the app may not work on newer devices.
APPLE DESIGN AWARD 2010
Pinball on the iPhone? You better believe it! The graphics in this game are amazing. The surface tilts and moves and the ball moves around like a real pinball machine. What more can I say? It's the real deal! Pinball HD offers a wide range of game options, starting with Wild West, The Deep, and Jungle Style, with the option to buy additional games through in-app purchases. Pinball HD is integrated with Game Center, so keep track of your scores. The app is $1.99 in the App Store. Pinball HD continues to be updated on a regular basis.