A lot of mobile games are growing in complexity, but there are still some titles that suit the casual gamer, like Magic River from Ketchapp. And similarly to their other games this is built on a simple but addictive premise: you’re on a boat and have to navigate your way across a river for as long as possible.
OpenTTD is an open source business / transport simulation game based on the classic Transport Tycoon games. The difference is that this game is free courtesy of the OpenTTD Team. While the game is inspired by Transport Tycoon, OpenTTD offers more in terms of features. It’s your job to choose the routes so your cities get the services and goods they need, and that’s just for starters.
Minions Paradise is a town builder game courtesy of EA, who is no stranger to these kinds of titles. Here, the Minions are on a cruise when Phil accidentally sinks the ship and they get stuck on an island where they the idea to open a resort. This is the set up where you play the resort / base / city / town building game, and it’s actually a pretty cool one.
Happy Wheels from Jim Bonacci is a physics-based game, and like most titles in this genre it revolves around a simple concept – moving your character on a Segway, but because of the physics, this simple activity becomes quite a task. There are 15 levels and while that may not seem like a lot, it’s going to take a while to finish.
The official Jenga game from NaturalMotion, released with the help of creator Leslie Scott, provides you with plenty of entertainment on your iOS or Android. As you might expect, the game employs real-time 3D physics simulation so the behavior is the same as a real Jenga tower.
Stickman Rush from Ketchapp Games is a sidescroller that will bring back fond memories of those pixelated games you used to play. However, this isn’t just strong on aesthetics as its gameplay is just as good. While it’s basically a lane changing scroller, Stickman Rush has a few more aces up its sleeve.
Arena Clash of Champions is an action strategy title from Cliffhanger Games. Being a turn based game your goal is to remain two ahead of the enemy, kind of like chess. But unlike chess, there’s a lot of action here. Once you’ve selected your characters, you’re good to go.
Hack Run for Mac from i273 is a hacking simulator game that has elements of puzzle. If you’ve ever had the urge to hack into a computer and look into other people’s stuff, this game should be worth a look. Fortunately, you don’t need to learn programming to play this game.