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 Welcome to the 1st annual App of the Year awards, a celebration of the best mobile and tablet games released in 2012 as well as the up and coming whom we hope edge towards release in 2013. For the next 30 days, it's time to recognize the dedication and creativty of so many developers who have given everything to their craft.

We are totally new to this and only have a few thousand games listed - so make yourself count and show your support by finding your favorites and voting for them! We aim to continue to be a site which puts the developers in charge and first instead of editors, leaderboards or advertising - so all of the creators who put in the effort to list their game here are eligible to win. Who will be the first to take out the 2012 App of the Year? Up until Jan 1st 2013 join us and soon you will find out! Welcome to the 1st Annual App of the Year Awards (also check out our Indie of the Year awards and Mod of the Year awards).

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Released Apps of 2012

Adventure

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Minecraft

Minecraft

Released Nov 7, 2011 Single & Multiplayer Adventure

Pocket Edition of Minecraft includes randomly generated worlds, multiplayer over a local Wi-Fi network, and Survival and Creative modes. Read on...

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Organ Trail: Director's Cut

Organ Trail: Director's Cut

Released Aug 9, 2012 Single Player Adventure

Organ Trail is a retro zombie survival game. Travel westward in a station wagon with 4 of your friends, scavenging for supplies and fending off the undead. Members of your party might die of dysentery or you might have to put them down yourself when they Read on...

First Person Shooter

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Carnival of Bullets

Carnival of Bullets

Released Oct 12, 2011 Single Player First Person Shooter

This adventure takes players on a post-apocalyptic ride through a decayed amusement park. Jammed packed with shooting ranges, mini games and a few surprises, players are invited to hone their skills in the many wonders of… The Carnival of Bullets! Read on...

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Warm Gun

Warm Gun

Released Oct 11, 2011 Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter

World War III has been fought to the tipping point and ecologists’ long unheeded cries have been silenced by the grim truth of their predictions. To the last drop of oil have the world’s resources been depleted, and only sporadic traces of modern structur Read on...

Racing

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Traffic Racer

Traffic Racer

Released Sep 26, 2012 Single Player Racing

Traffic Racer is a milestone in the genre of endless arcade racing. Drive your car through highway traffic, earn cash, upgrade your car and buy new ones. Try to be one of the fastest drivers in the global leaderboards. Read on...

Role Playing

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Knights of Pen & Paper

Knights of Pen & Paper

Released Oct 9, 2012 Single Player Role Playing

Turn-based RPG with Manager of a pen and paper RPG table! Knights of Pen&Paper is an indie turn-based retro style pixel-art RPG. Inspired by the great titles of the 90's, play this game feels like you are playing a traditional pen and paper RPG. Read on...

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Poker Knight

Poker Knight

Released Dec 1, 2012 Single Player Role Playing

Poker Knight is a game that mixes RPG, Puzzle and Poker with breathtaking battles. Derek, a talented young Poker player, is about to face the biggest challenge of his life when he is transported to another dimension. Read on...

Platformer

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Bank Job

Bank Job

Released May 31, 2012 Single Player Platformer

Follow our the lovable bank robber Paulie Barboza as he tries to escape a high security bank. Collect loot and avoid obstacles as you get as far through the bank as possible! Read on...

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Frogatto & Friends

Frogatto & Friends

Released Jul 12, 2010 Single Player Platformer

An old-school 2D platformer game, starring a certain quixotic frog. Freeware and open-source. Read on...

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John Q Averageman

John Q Averageman

Released Sep 14, 2012 Single Player Platformer

Will you lead John across the gauntlet of perils to reach his beverage? Will you rise above John’s lazy nature and become a hero of legend…or some sort of equivalent? If so, you may just be man enough to become average. Read on...

Realistic Sim

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Goodfolks

Goodfolks

Released Nov 27, 2012 Single Player Realistic Sim

Will you accept the quest of bringing an abandoned village back to life? Good folks are coming to this country looking for a nice place to live and work. You are going to build fields, orchards, corrals for a livestock and help them organize work! Read on...

Combat Sim

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Carnivores 2

Carnivores 2

Released Oct 10, 1999 Single Player Combat Sim

Carnivores 2 is a first person hunting game. You can hunt 9 species of extinct dinosaurs such as the Velociraptor and Tyrannosaurus Rex. Including 6 weapons and 5 huge hunting areas, Carnivores 2 is quite a big and entertaining game for hunters. Read on...

Family

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Hairy Tales

Hairy Tales

Released Oct 24, 2012 Single Player Family

Hairy Tales is a puzzle action game about the zany adventures of a group of not too bright folk spirits, as you help them puzzle out evil conundrums in their mission to save their tile-based world from sickening corruption. Read on...

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Laser Ball

Laser Ball

Released Oct 13, 2012 Single Player Family

Stop the Laser ball getting past your block, can you get a good score? Laser Ball is a game where you have to stop the Laser ball getting past your block, but the Laser ball will get faster and faster, can you get a good score? Read on...

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Liran's Lab

Liran's Lab

Released Nov 28, 2012 Single Player Family

The monsters are loose! Help Dr. Liran escape the clutches of his creations by leading him to the exit of each level. Find your way through thirty-seven unique levels that will test the limits of your problem-solving skills. Read on...

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MahJah

MahJah

Released Dec 1, 2012 Single Player Family

Mahjong-solitaire like 3D matching game (Match two). Find matching cubes. Faster you find mathces - more scores you earn. Read on...

Puzzle Compilation

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Dream of Pixels

Dream of Pixels

Released Nov 15, 2012 Single Player Puzzle Compilation

Dream of Pixels is a beautiful falling blocks puzzle game - in reverse! A brilliant twist on the old classic - unpack tetromino blocks instead of the usual packing. Tap on the mesmerizing grid to unpack tetrominos and watch them spin, rotate and fall. Read on...

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Rune Legend

Rune Legend

Released Dec 30, 2011 Single & Multiplayer Puzzle Compilation

Rune Legend is an original award winning WP7 puzzle game with detailed graphics and a strong story inspired by the old Norse mythology. Read on...

Educational

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Spellvetica

Spellvetica

Released Aug 15, 2012 Single & Multiplayer Educational

Combine your block-dropping ability with your word-smithing powers to achieve greatness! Play Head-to-Head over the local network regardless of device. Read on...

Arcade

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3volution - A Primordial Soup Challenge

3volution - A Primordial Soup Challenge

Released Jul 17, 2012 Single Player Arcade

WELCOME TO THE MYSTERIOUS WAYS OF 3VOLUTION - A PRIMORDIAL SOUP CHALLENGE! Forget everything you've seen in science books, and forget what your teachers told you about the beginning of life. Read on...

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Alien Patrol

Alien Patrol

Released Dec 5, 2012 Single Player Arcade

Alien Patrol is a fast-paced comedy shooting game that puts the player in the shoes of a grumpy rural gentleman who spends most of his time neutralizing aliens from outer-space! Read on...

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Ball of Woe

Ball of Woe

Released Dec 2, 2012 Single Player Arcade

The citizens of Nicetown are sad. And cute. And whiny. But they've taken uncharacteristic initiative and rolled their sadness up into a ball. Oh God employ your salty finger, employ the magic of physics and liberate them from their tribulations. Read on...

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Catapult

Catapult

Released May 9, 2012 Single Player Arcade

Catapult game with semi realistic trajectory physics system. Tap, Shoot and hit the enemies! It has 30 Challenging levels with 3 different themes and 3 challenging bonus levels. Read on...

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Coco Blast

Coco Blast

Released Dec 11, 2012 Single Player Arcade

Are you ready for lift-off?? Join Coco on his high flying adventures across the skies as you launch him from a cannon! How far will you go? Read on...

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Let's Bounce

Let's Bounce

Released May 21, 2011 Single Player Arcade

Let's bounce is not a typical arkanoid style game. Try something fresh! Every level, in contrast to other breakout games, is randomly generated, but not only the bricks arrangement is random. Read on...

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Missile Control

Missile Control

Released Nov 13, 2012 Single & Multiplayer Arcade

Missile Control delivers a unique blend of strategic, dynamic offense and a tower defense style game play. Using an action-strategy style game play, you have to balance defending your own constructions whilst trying to destroy the opposing forces. Read on...

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OverLight

OverLight

Released Nov 12, 2012 Single Player Arcade

OverLight is an addictive game with an unique concept using glass blocks and laser beams - you break the right blocks, lasers get redirected and intersect, overheat and explode the blocks! You must think fast, the clock is ticking! Read on...

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The Pirate Game

The Pirate Game

Released Dec 1, 2011 Single Player Arcade

You are in the great era of the pirates. Unfortunately the era is so great, there is hardly any ship to attack anymore. For the sake of your beloved, obviously gold, you decided to attack the land. Read on...

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Warp Tunnel

Warp Tunnel

Released Dec 4, 2012 Single Player Arcade

Fly through the immersive, ambient universe of Warp Tunnel. Flow through the colourful kaleidoscopic tunnel collecting rings and increasing your score in a beautifully serene environment. Read on...

Cinematic

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Gua-Le-Ni

Gua-Le-Ni

Released Nov 28, 2011 Single Player Cinematic

Gua-Le-Ni, or The Horrendous Parade is an action puzzle videogame. Categorize the fantastic paper-animals before they flee the bestiary which contains them! Use the taxonomic cubes! Feed the brutes! Read on...

Real Time Strategy Shooter

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McDROID

McDROID

Released Nov 26, 2012 Single & Multiplayer Real Time Strategy Shooter

Defend your shuttle against mutants and farm strawberries in this fast-paced action strategy game. Read on...

Stealth

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Slender Rising

Slender Rising

Released Nov 16, 2012 Single Player Stealth

This game aims to be the definitive horror experience on mobile devices that is inspired by the popular internet legend of slenderman. While there have been many attempts, this game is specifically designed for a touchscreen. Read on...

Hack 'n' Slash

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Dungeon Heroes

Dungeon Heroes

Released Nov 16, 2012 Single Player Hack 'n' Slash

Epic boss battles! Lots of different equipment to find. Unlimited gameplay mode, see how far you can get before you fall. The level order,loot spawn and monsters are always random generated await you in Dungeon Heroes! Read on...

Upcoming Apps of 2012

Adventure

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Chaos Orb

Chaos Orb

Estimated Release: TBD Single Player Adventure

Chaos Orb is an action adventure game. You are placed in a mystical world as a pilot who must take out all different types of objectives and complete various types of missions all with easy control of the game by piloting by simply tilting their device. Read on...

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CLARK

CLARC

Estimated Release: Coming Q2 2013 Single Player Adventure

CLARC is an action loaded puzzle-adventure with immersive 3D graphics. Our Hero is a simple, hard-working industrial robot. He loves boxes - and order. Read on...

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forma.8

forma.8

Estimated Release: TBD Single Player Adventure

forma.8 is an action adventure game for iOS and other mobile platform. You are a little exploration probe on a foreign planet, with a life or dead mission to accomplish and every odds against you. Read on...

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The Apeiron Project

The Apeiron Project

Estimated Release: TBD Single Player Adventure

You don't know why you woke up in an old manor... You can't remember what happened that night... There something here... It was waiting for you… Read on...

First Person Shooter

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Bad Day

Bad Day

Estimated Release: Coming Feb 2013 Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter

A Zombie shooter, for iOS and Android with a S.T.A.L.K.E.R. like atmosphere. Read on...

Role Playing

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The Legacy of Barubash

The Legacy of Barubash

Estimated Release: Coming Mar 2013 Single Player Role Playing

The Legacy of Barubash is a story-driven action RPG being developed for Android, including a version for the OUYA. It follows the story of a young hunter named Kaleb. Read on...

Real Time Strategy

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Cuanatun

Cuanatun

Estimated Release: Coming Q2 2013 Single & Multiplayer Real Time Strategy

Cuanatun puts players in the role of high tech super ants, trying to survive the attack of insect robots who want to exterminate them. Get to the point of the island where the insect robots are multiplying. Read on...

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Oberon's Court

Oberon's Court

Estimated Release: Coming Q4 2013 Single Player Real Time Strategy

Oberons court is a tile-based strategy game. The core gameplay mechanic is to take an easy to control RTS where you need to occupy hexagonal tiles, but combine this with modern AI pathfinding and gameplay elements like supply lines and alchemy. Read on...

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PWN - Combat Hacking

PWN - Combat Hacking

Estimated Release: Coming Jan 2013 Single & Multiplayer Real Time Strategy

PWN is a fast, fun, and futuristic game about competitive hacking. Break into secure computer networks using viruses, trojans and backdoors - but you must also fend off another hacker at the same time. Read on...

Turn Based Strategy

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UFHO2

UFHO2

Estimated Release: TBD Single & Multiplayer Turn Based Strategy

UFHO2 is a competitive turn-based game of wits. Half strategy, half board game, all fun. Read on...

Arcade

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Asalto Aereo

Asalto Aereo

Estimated Release: TBD Single Player Arcade

Asalto aereo is based on a student who gets bored at highschool. So he starts drawing in a notebook and imagines an interesting story Read on...

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Quality Control

Quality Control

Estimated Release: TBD Single & Multiplayer Arcade

Ever wanted to be a mindless drone? Then you will love our new app, Quality Control. Play as a quality controller who surveys the production line, flicking off those pesky dangerous items attempting to sneak into the consumer's hands! Teddies! TNT! Fun! Read on...

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Sleep Little Baby

Sleep Little Baby

Estimated Release: TBD Single Player Arcade

Protect the baby while it sleeps, collect power-ups, and unlock new art to customize your own theme. Sleep Little Baby is built specifically for mobile devices. The game is equipped with Game Center, 36 achievements, and 3 leaderboards. Read on...

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Syder Arcade Mobile

Syder Arcade Mobile

Estimated Release: TBD Single Player Arcade

Syder Arcade is a free-scrolling multi directional shoot 'em up. An uncompromised old-school experience, a furious, challenging action game that will bring you back in time, when games were all about skill and perseverance. Read on...

Roguelike

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Dungelot

Dungelot

Estimated Release: TBD Single Player Roguelike

Dungelot a casual roguelike that plays almost like a strategic Advent Calendar. Flip over tiles to reveal amazing treasures or deadly monsters in your search for the key to exit the level. Your eventual demise is all but guaranteed. Read on...

Turn Based Tactics

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Light Apprentice

Light Apprentice

Estimated Release: TBD Single & Multiplayer Turn Based Tactics

A Super Awesome Indie Dungeon Crawling Turn-Based Strategy RPG for mobiles. To be released soon! Read on...

Hack 'n' Slash

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Droidnaught

Droidnaught

Estimated Release: TBD Single Player Hack 'n' Slash

Droidnaught is a procedurally generated first-person sci-fi dungeon crawler inspired by classics of the genre such as Captive, Hired Guns and Dungeon Master, combined with modern survival horror themes and roguelike elements. Read on...