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The Answer

By Dave Flodine, on August 2, 2013
Last modified 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Hey there loyal Appspy readers!

Well at the start of the week I asked you all what your favourite iOS game was, and was pleased at the numerous varied responses. I admit it was a tough question, and the reasoning for the picks showed that. Everything from time spent playing to nostalgia was covered, and many of you had a hard time cutting your options down to only one title.

For instance if I was to select my answer based on time spent playing, my pick would be a game like Punch Quest or Bike Baron. I have loaded these titles up for a quick gaming session of only a few minutes literally hundreds if not thousands of times over the last couple of years.

If nostalgia was the criteria, perhaps Canabalt. It’s not from my childhood, but it was released in the first few months of Appspy’s creation and was played for months after (and it’s a good contender for talking about what sparked off the endless runner genre).

In the end though, only one game (well a series to be more exact) has held my interest since the dawn of Appspy, and I still play it till this day. That game is Pathpix. Part of a genre which I’ll dub here as ‘quirky puzzle games’ (probably my favourite genre on the App Store), there’s just such a mindless beauty to drawing these lines of limited length, connecting them in weird ways, and then at the end being rewarded as your efforts turn into a picture, and you are treated to a quote that is usually either humourous or enlightening. As the game progresses, the length of the lines increases, and what seems an insurmountable challenge initially slowly solves itself as you realise that the game has taught you enough to handle what’s been thrown in your path. I guess I can relate that to my life a lot, and perhaps that’s part of the reason why the game has held my interest all this time.

Well, as an initial test, i’d say the question and answer segment is a rousing success! We’re lucky to have such a willing community, and I hope you all continue to contribute to future questions, the next of which will be up Monday.

Have a great weekend, and happy gaming all!


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Omnias 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Interesting twist to reveal a game that may be considered a hidden gem to us all.