Within an app store as huge as the Google Play Store, it is logical that there is a huge number of categories for the applications themselves and also for the games. Within seconds, any fan of digital entertainment can access tons of examples of any genre; with special emphasis on the indie style, developers who bet on unique mechanics, worlds and graphics without the support of large companies. And Google likes to attract these independent developers.
The Google Play Store has its own section dedicated to independent or indie games. Publishers are usually in charge of selecting the best, so it is worth taking a look at the compilations as the titles chosen are usually of enormous quality. Not only that, Google organizes an indie game contest every year where it awards the best developers (2020 is already active); also choosing the best indie games of the year.
What were the best indie games of 2019? The Google Play Store chose the five best proposals. And you can download them directly to your Android: they are a clear example that the mobile does not have to be at a disadvantage compared to other platforms.
It is a true marvel and a proof that being an independent developer does not prevent creating games of immense caliber. And it is that Stardew Valley is one of those jewels that must be installed on your mobile: its adaptation to this platform not only maintains all the original game, it also allows you to take the games anywhere to enjoy with your mix of RPG with farm game. If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s worth going to the Google Play store to buy it.
The developers of the mythical Machinarium put all their imagination, humor and extravagance into the cauldron to obtain a result that exceeds quality for each pixel: Chuchel. Charismatic character that we must control and a world full of adventures to explore. It is no coincidence that Chuchel has been selected as one of the best indie games of 2019 – it offers an experience like no other.
We enter the freemium field without diminishing the quality. Leveraging pixel-art graphics so popular in indie games, Ailment delivers plentiful action with a spatial flair and tons of shooting fun. Multiple weapons to choose from, very good animations, pose a constant challenge and choose a good story as the plot thread. It’s free, includes in-app purchases, and offers ads.
Constant action for a game inspired by RPG fantasy and with hack and slash mechanics. The graphic quality is at an excellent level, especially the light effects and the number of simultaneous enemies on the screen. Obviously, you have to defend yourself against all of them in close combat and using all kinds of bladed weapons. It has a certain air of Castlevania or Devil May Cry, always saving distances. And it offers free access to the first act with the rest of the game under an in-app purchase (5.99 euros). Highly recommended.
Tiny Room Stories: Town Mistery
Mystery, detectives, exploration and escape the room style, all combined with 3D graphics and controls designed to make it easy to move the scenes to your liking. The game offers a constant challenge to the intelligence by solving continuous puzzles; having to apply logic in order to discover what happened to our father.
Tiny Room Stories: Town Mistery It is a freemium game, with what that implies: the first chapter is free and with ads. The rest is only accessible upon payment.