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Short but sweet iOS games

11-15-2014, 03:00 AM
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Short but sweet iOS games

There's been a lot of debate about some of the short, high-quality games out there this week. There's no need to reignite the debate about value or length here, as we've all heard it several times, but I'm interested to know what games like this people have enjoyed. I love to dive into something like this on a long train journey.

I've listed a few below with approximate times for a first playthrough, although I'd say that all of them bear repeated playthroughs.

Positive opinions only please. If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it!

Monument Valley (main game approx 90 mins, Forgotten Shores expansion approx 90 mins)

Space Expedition:Classic Adventure (approx 60 mins)

Framed (approx 90 mins)
11-15-2014, 05:47 AM
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Not as short, but games you kinda wish there was more coz theyre fantastic.

The Room 1 & 2
Dodo Master
Lost Echo

11-15-2014, 09:10 AM
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Knightmare Tower
11-15-2014, 10:03 AM
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Device 6. I forgot how long but it was amazing
11-15-2014, 10:07 AM
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The Last Rocket - I know you already played this one Bez, The Last Rocket is about as short and sweet as they come (one of the achievements is to beat the game in under 12 minutes!)

SHAARK+ - A nice little speed running ''flapformer'' by Rusty Moyher, before flapping was cool. There's also a free version.
11-15-2014, 10:50 AM
Kiwanuka (short, sweet but pretty neat)
11-15-2014, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by slamraman View Post
Kiwanuka (short, sweet but pretty neat)
Agree I just want to say that..
Haunt the house: Terrortown (about 45 minutes or less)
Spirits of Spring (3 hours or less)

Game Center ID: copaeci

Last edited by copaeci; 11-15-2014 at 11:31 AM.
11-15-2014, 01:48 PM
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What's that Japanese picture-book game called? *one google search later* Tengami!

Also bought Home in that Halloween sale, and it's only about an hour or two long.
11-15-2014, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by spader623 View Post
Device 6. I forgot how long but it was amazing
Ironic that you mention Device 6. I've had it for several months an still haven't made it to the end!

It does remind me that Blackbar belongs on the list though: another unique, text-driven piece of interactive storytelling.

Thanks for the other suggestions too, guys. There's several I've played before, but a few others that I may need to reconsider.

Last edited by mr_bez; 11-15-2014 at 03:06 PM.
11-15-2014, 03:44 PM
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