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Unique, innovative, creative games

03-26-2011, 08:53 PM
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Unique, innovative, creative games

There's heaps of similar games on the AppStore, but some games really stand-out for being unique and creative. Examples:

Vetica: A shoot'em up based on the font helevetica.

Edge: An awesome game where you control a rolling cube.

Beyond Ynth: Reach the end of the level by tipping shapes over.

Sword & Sworcery beautiful pixel art experience.

Shot Shot Shoot Minimalistic 2-player game.

The creativity of these games makes them more of an experience. What other games are unique and innovative?


Last edited by Red1; 03-26-2011 at 08:58 PM.
03-26-2011, 09:35 PM
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Robot Wants Kitty - Try name another game out there that revolves around a robot wanting a kitty. Thats right. There isn't.

Karoshi - Your goal is to kill the main character instead of saving him. Brilliant!

Puzzle Agent - The story revolves around a murder at an eraser factory and short red gnomes. Doesn't get more unique than that.

03-26-2011, 09:58 PM
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Ting Wings
great stylish art and super easy control.
03-26-2011, 10:09 PM
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Give me Helsing's fire , Cut the rope , Land-A Panda , Infinight , Tilt to live , Papa Sangre , Oddy Smog , Portaball , Shibuya , Osmos , Pocket God .
03-26-2011, 10:19 PM
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Perfect Cell- perfect blend of several genres

Battleheart- intuitive controls for a great blend of RTS and RPG

Bug Heroes- the greatest blend on iOS!


Collision Effect- intuitive and challenging

Osmos- creative game based on Newton's laws

Envirobear- nothing like it

Flight Control- still a great and unique skill-based game

Fruit Ninja- the best and first food slicer on the app store

Helsing's Fire- among the best puzzlers available (light-based, which is cool)

Rocketcat's Hook series- great swinging mechanic

iBlast Moki- another great and unique puzzler

Jelly Car- a car made of jello!

Infinity Blade- one of the best sword fighting sims on ANY platform

Lego Harry Potter- great 3rd person adventure combined with Lego fun

Ninjatown- the best vertical climber with very intuitive gestures for control


Slice It- a great puzzler that feels like Geometry class, but is still fun

Wispin- What is it?

All Gameloft games
03-26-2011, 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by STYJ View Post
Give me Helsing's fire , Cut the rope , Land-A Panda , Infinight , Tilt to live , Papa Sangre , Oddy Smog , Portaball , Shibuya , Osmos , Pocket God .
Thanks. Hadn't heard of Shibuya before...

03-26-2011, 11:13 PM
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All of these games are very unique, innovative and creative.....

Undead Attack: pinball zombie gate defense
Orbital: the best game you will ever play
Bungee Ball: bungee ball/number game
Halogen: beyond description...
Enigmo 2: 3D space puzzles
Esfera: 3D spherical chess
Circular Tic Tac Toe: taking it to the next level
Rings of Saturn: 1-4 player space checkers-like game (but not really)
ArcSpin: circular Tetris-like game
Quads: 4-way Tetris
Bumper Basher: bumper car soccer + more
Marble Mixer: marbles for the 21st century
Vector Ball: 3D pong
Znipball: dual finger air hockey-like game
Air Hockey Arcade XL: the king of air hockey games
Air Soccer 2011: air hockey soccer with real teams and world tournaments
Decoloro: color matcher labyrinth
Edge: cube action puzzler, one of the most amazing games ever made
Jumpy Ball: draw lines to move up and avoid enemies
Collision Effect: whatever it is, it's unique
Osmos: amazing
Jelly Car 3: jelly car action puzzler with amazing creativity and gameplay
Soosiz: 360 rotating platformer, one of the funnest games you'll ever play
Berserk Blobs: giant alien monsters destroy a 3D america
Land A Panda: panda shooting puzzler
Burn the Rope: rope burning puzzler
Big Boss: tables have finally turned
Max & the Magic Marker: platformer drawing puzzler
Silverfish: bugs avoidance and attack game
Tilt to Live: vector avoidance and attack game
Spirit: destroy enemies by creating circles around them
Touch Wars: multi-finger space war
Wave: sound based psytrance shmup
Smasheroid: Asteroids game where you are the asteroids and the ships are the enemy
Infinity Gene: the next evolution in space invaders
Vetica: Helvetica shmup
Geometry Wars: geometry space shooter
Infinity Field: innovative take on Geometry Wars
Tunnel Shoot: endless tunnel shooter
Circuloid: circular brick breaker
Breakspin: dual thumb circular brick breaker
BlocksTouch 3D: 3D brick breaker flying around a tower
Splash Duel: the ultimate underwater pong/brick breaker battle
Paddle Battle: 2 player pong war with projectiles in asteroid brick breaking space
Space Out: perfect union of breakout and space invaders
Pong Vaders: Pong meets Space Invaders
Space Breakout: brick breaker meet shmup
Breakeroids: breakout meets Asteroids
High Tech Racing: toy cars racing game
Envirobear: bear drives a car and eats psychedelic mushrooms to see the world more clearly
iStunt 2: the most awesome gravity-defying snowboarding game
Hook World: endless hook action
Falling Fred: suicide has never been so fun
Shatterquest 3D: bouncing ball 3D puzzler
World of Goo: goo ball puzzler
Wispin: dual stick color matcher
Immuno: very innovative color matcher
Aractroid: wild nature meets techno future spider color matcher
Monsieur Boing: 3d bouncer color matcher
Super Streaker: run naked through a soccer stadium killing all the players with guns and weapons
Mazonaught: endless maze runner in space
The Incident: climb endless falling objects to reach the top
Forget-Me-Not: most awesome retro game since pac-man
MSD: retro shaving game
Multitasking: play 9 retro games at the same time!

Last edited by SuperWeird; 03-27-2011 at 12:31 AM.
03-27-2011, 01:24 AM
I dig Dark Nebula 2, who knew a ball roller could be so epic!!
03-27-2011, 01:31 AM
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Mushihimesame Bug Panic, a new breath of life into the DSS genre by CAVE, the developers of Espgluda and Dodonpachi.

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03-27-2011, 01:34 AM
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The upcoming game Smuggle Truck is also definitely unique.