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Zip—Zap: “Bring the Clumsy Mechanical Beings Home”

I’m not much of a mobile gamer. I enjoy playing games just as much as the next nerd, but the need to use a touch-based interface isn’t particularly appealing. I’m used to the freedom afforded by a keyboard and mouse, or a controller. Every once in a while, however, a game comes along that fills a niche for me that I didn’t know even existed — quick, fun gameplay that would help pass the time that I spend on a...

Firewatch — Pyromance

I’ve been excited about playing Firewatch ever since Campo Santo first revealed it. Every trailer since then has looked absolutely stunning and the screenshots are basically excellent fodder for wallpapers. Combine that with music by Chris Remo (who I loved in Gone Home) and the involvement of Panic (One of our favorite studios out there) and my interest grew multiple times. Over the last few days, I’ve managed playing Firewatch twice while trying to consume every little bit of dialogue...

Horizon Chase — A Modern Take on an Old School Racing Game

I’ve been getting back into racing games ever since I played Driveclub on PS4 and have been on the lookout for a good racing game for every platform I own. Most people think of the Asphalt series when they think of racing games for iOS, and while those games do look nice, they are too IAP-ridden for my liking. Horizon Chase by Aquiris Game Studio is one of the best racing games I’ve ever experienced. It has stunning visuals, is...

Almost Impossible! — Frustratingly Elegant Platforming

I love it when app developers try something new. Dan Counsell from Realmac Software has just released a game called Almost Impossible!, available now for iPhone, iPad & Mac, and coming to the new Apple TV very soon. I’ve been playing with the iOS version of the last few days and have quite enjoyed it. Almost Impossible! is a precision platforming game that has really difficult levels. Unlike other similar games, you don’t get a level select, but instead you...

Alto’s Adventure

Alto’s Adventure by Snowman is a visually spectacular game that we have been looking forward to for a long time here on Beautiful Pixels. The game’s premise is simple — it involves you snowboarding across a gorgeous alpine landscape while rescuing llamas and avoiding obstacles. Yes, it is a single touch controlled game. Each run is different as the game is procedurally generated and you will run into various obstacles including chasms, mountain elders, and rocks. There are six characters...

Socioball – An Elegant Social Puzzler for iOS

Yellow Monkey Studios, the team that brought us the amazing Huebrix, is back with a new game for iOS devices. Socioball is an elegant puzzle game with a unique social element. Socioball utilizes isometric tile grids for its levels. The aim of each level is to guide the ball from the start tile to the goal tile. You have no direct control over the ball and essentially complete its path by making use of different kinds of tiles. These tiles...