App of the Year

Welcome to the 4th Annual App of the Year Awards, a celebration of the years finest mobile and tablet games chosen by you and us. For the next 11 days it is up to you to vote for your favorite apps so that they may make the top 50. Once the top 50 is determined we will continue tallying votes until the December 21st, with the winners announced shortly after.

Last year the first prize was awarded to the point-and-click adventure game Steampunker. Coming in second was the strategy MMO Illyraid and in third place we had the immensely colorful Avoid: Sensory Overload. As well as App of the Year we will also be running the Indie of the Year and Mod of the year . If you'd like a bigger picture of how things wen't down last year feel free to check out the other top contenders as well as our editor's choice as we do every year alongside the players choice.

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We have tapped our way through this years best releases, here's our picks for the 2015 Editors choice!

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Welcome to the 2015 Award Presentation, whilst the old computer crunches through the votes cast this year. We would like to take the time to announce our 2015 Editors Choice (see also Indies & Mods).

Interaction Award

Gravity Escape | VivifiedBits

Platforms Android


Be precise, be fast and plan ahead because in the space there are no breaks. Use your only power, manipulate planets forces and embark on journey through beautiful worlds of both puzzle and arcade fun! Simple yet far from obvious, easy to learn yet hard to master. Gravity Escape is full of puzzles based both on: gravity itself and how to use it to reach your destination.


Creativity Award

Runestone Keeper | Blackfire

Platforms Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad


Runestone Keeper is a roguelike dungeon crawler that blends classic RPG elements and turn based strategy. Heroes, monsters, equipment, events, magic and skills, traps and devices, shrines and altars, Goddesses and merchants. Choose your weapon and begin an epic adventure!


Visuality Award

Cobe The Gallery | Simbite

Platforms iPhone, iPad


Sit down, relax and enjoy. Cobe is an elegant and beautiful puzzle game with engaging atmosphere. Easy to pickup for everyone: solve each puzzle with few swipes of your finger. Relax your body and walk into quite gallery. Raise your mind and solve stack of puzzles made of colorful cubes. Enjoy smooth and soft piano and subtle animation of each object. Find a moment and reassure yourself in worm and calm world of Cobe The Gallery.


Innovation Award

JetSpin Hustle | 3BYTE

Platforms iPhone, iPad, Android, AndroidTab, AndroidConsole


A retro themed, side-scrolling, adventure game in space. With the game mechanics of Duet and the endless frustrating challenges like Flappy Bird, JetSpin Hustle is the perfect balance in a mobile game. JetSpin Hustle is a retro themed, side-scrolling, adventure in space. Escaped from a doomed space station by dodging and spinning your way past deadly obstacles and debris. You’ll need quick reflexes and even quicker wits to make it to the end. Do you have what it takes?


Musicality Award

Hopiko | Laser Dog

Platforms iPhone, iPad, Android, AndroidTab


Hopiko is a lightning fast mobile platformer with no onscreen controller, awesome retro inspired art style and a belting chip tune soundtrack made entirely on a Gameboy

Best Upcoming

EDEN | The Last Kind

Platforms iPhone, iPad, Android, AndroidTab


EDEN is a deep Survival RPG game with strong strategy gameplay in Multiplayer experience, for Mobile devices. EXPLORE through unique and visually stunning environments. Discover new lands, species, plants, and monsters. Everything and anything could become a key ingredient to your next great invention! Enter and conquer mysterious dungeons to claim each one’s trophy and rewards SURVIVE on your own. Manage your hunger, setup traps, be ready for anything during the nights. When darkness comes, it’s hard to tell which minions he is bringing with him… Never forget that Light always prevails against Dark. CRAFT everything from your tools, equipment to your buildings. Create your camp, your town and summon Lost Souls to help you manage it when you are not around. ALLY with others to form cities. Find your role, become King, General or Capitan, and help your empire to grow. Conquer and Dominate the world!


Into the Dead throws you into the gruesome world of the zombie apocalypse where there are no second chances. Do what you have to in order to stay alive, keep moving as fast as you can, and protect yourself by any means necessary. When the Dead are rising, run!

2nd Place

Dashy Crashy | Dumpling Design

Platforms iPhone, iPad


Dashy Crashy is a game about hurtling down an endless arcade highway packed with hazards to avoid and high-scores to outrun. Packed with speed, traffic and crashing - lots and lots of crashing - it’s probably what would happen if SEGA made sat-navs.

Welcome to The Room, A mind-bending journey filled with beauty, peril and mystery in equal measure.
Be transported into a unique space that blends spellbinding visuals with intriguing problems to solve.

That covers this years Editors Choice, Be sure to have your app on site for consideration for the 2016 awards. The Players Choice Upcoming Announcement will be on December 27th. Happy holidays, see you then!

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Huge congrats to the winners. There are so many apps it's hard to choose but we hope to have unearthed a few deserving winners that everyone should give a go.

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amusic
amusic

This is only mobile selection? Cool choices btw...

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VivifiedBits
VivifiedBits

Congrats to the all, and thanks for choosing Gravity Escape as one on winners!

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