Challenging Indie games on your smartphone

Indie genre games are simple, but can be great time killers for users bored of the repetitiveness of big gaming titles


Chase Dr Blaze: Tap & Jump is a beautiful  looking adventure game involving a wayward fox on the heels of a firefly for a jar of delicious jellies.
Chase Dr Blaze: Tap & Jump is a beautiful looking adventure game involving a wayward fox on the heels of a firefly for a jar of delicious jellies.

Indie games have become a genre in itself, and the phenomenon is not restricted to PC games. Some of the Indie games for smartphones such as the Flappy Bird, Alto’s Adventure and Monument Valley and have been enormously popular. They are usually developed from scratch by independent game developers. Here are some recent Indie games for Android and iOS that you must try.

Space n Guns is a unique shooter game set in outer space.
Space n Guns is a unique shooter game set in outer space.

Space N Guns

Free

Android

Space n Guns is a unique shooter game set in outer space. Inspired by the popular java game Space War, from the Nokia era, this game allows users to shoot at asteroids heading towards planet Earth. You can control the movement of the gun by tapping on the screen. For a basic shooting game, the visuals look impressive. Overall, it is a notable time-killer for users looking for an uncomplicated fast paced shooting game.

This is a beautiful side-facing flying game involving characters made of paper
This is a beautiful side-facing flying game involving characters made of paper

Paper Wings

Free

Android

This is a beautiful side-facing flying game involving characters made of paper. The mountains and the river underneath looks like a child’s paper craft book come alive. At the heart of it all is a paper bird trying to survive by catching falling objects in mid air. The bird moves in a straight line by itself. User can change its trajectory and make it dive, fly up or make a 360 degree spin so it can catch more objects in the air. It is a highly additive game endless flying game for users looking for something visually unique and challenging.

Ninja Spinki Challenges

Free

Android, iOS

Developed by the creator of Flappy Bird, Ninja Spinky Challenges is a simple game with modest graphics. What it lacks in looks, it makes up in gameplay and the multiple gaming options. One can play in time bound challenges where the objective is to evade bouncing cats or rolling ninjas by swiping up/down or right/left on the screen. The endless mode can be even more challenging as the ground rules are a bit different- here one has to survive as long as long as possible.

Based on the popular board game Pinball, Pin Out gives it a whole new spin to it.
Based on the popular board game Pinball, Pin Out gives it a whole new spin to it.

Pin Out

Free

Android, iOS

Based on the popular board game Pinball, Pin Out gives it a whole new spin to it. The board is made of a combination of different lights. The user’s job is to flip the ball from one board to the next one in given time span. User’s progress is measured in the distance that they have forced the ball to cover on the board. A lot like endless running games, Pin Out’s appeal lies in the fact that it make you try harder every time with a new vigour. The game is developed by people behind the spectacular Smash Hit game.

Arrow.io

Free

Android, iOS

This is third person shooting game involving stealth and lots of fast-paced shooting. The top down view make planning one’s moves easier. The on-screen controls are smooth. The joystick controls player movements while swiping in the direction of the enemy hurls arrows at them. The game is all about using your space. Retreating to confuse enemy and attack form behind are some of the tactics users need to rely on frequently. You can play a single payer online game or challenge others in online games.

Chase Dr Blaze: Tap & Jump

Free

Android

This is a beautiful looking adventure game involving a wayward fox on the heels of a firefly for a jar of delicious jellies. While the fox moves on its own, player’s job is to take advantage of in-game props like the catapult to steer him through the maze. The controls are touch based and easy to remember but the sheer fact that the fox has a mind of its own works against you. Its sounds quite simple but is fun and immensely challenging to play.

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