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Games that Innovate

02-11-2016, 11:30 AM
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 2
Games that Innovate

Hello everyone!

I am trying to build a library of games that use touch technology in interesting and exciting ways. I really believe that touch gaming has yet to come into its own (and stop making watered down PC ports).

If anyone has any suggestions of cool games that use touch technology in interesting ways, it would be much appreciated!

A couple titles that I find use touch particularly interestingly are:
The World Ends With You (originally a Nintendo DS game and it doesn't port great, but still...)
Devouring Stars
Magic Touch
02-11-2016, 12:17 PM
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 1,001
Like the idea but this prob goes in general gaming section.

02-11-2016, 05:13 PM
Joined: Jun 2014
Location: Brazil
Posts: 931
Device 6, Monument Valley.
02-11-2016, 05:50 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 854
The Room 1-3
Infinity Blade 1-3
02-11-2016, 06:36 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,133
Some of the most innovative titles, in one way or another (gameplay, controls, game design, gimmicks, etc)

Blueprint 3D
Swap Cops/Swap Heroes 1 & 2
Shadow Vamp
Zoo Turn
Touch Force
Monsters Ate My Condo
The Executive

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
02-11-2016, 07:08 PM
Joined: Dec 2015
Location: UK
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Oh, I couldn't disagree more about The World Ends With You - I think it's an absolutely amazing port. When it works. Probably my favourite game in any format.

As for other original games that make great use of touchscreens:

HoPiKo is a very well designed and simply wouldn't work without swipes.

Land Sliders is very original, even if it's not my cup of tea.

Prune is, as far as I know, both unique and ideal for touchscreens.
02-12-2016, 01:17 AM
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: U.S.A., earth
Posts: 213
Some games just work better with touch screen.

Plants Vs. Zombies for one, although I'm convinced if they adapted a "StarCraft attitude", or PC RTS approach, they could've made it work just fine by using the keyboard as shortcuts to some of the plants you click on along the top, and the shovel tool.

Galaxy Trucker is the digital version of the board game. Manipulating tiles works much better when you don't have to reach across the table.