5 Underrated Indie Games for Your Mobile Phone
Mobile gaming has risen in popularity in recent years and has introduced some of the most groundbreaking games like Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Clash of Clans and League of Legends: Wild Rift.
These games attracted so many players that it even formed its own competitive scene and had international tournaments hosted by some of the world’s biggest publishers. As such, it is sufficient to say that mobile gaming is reaching heights that are rivalling both PCs and consoles.
But the games mentioned are all catered more for competitive gamers and you’d probably be wondering whether mobile games are all competitive by nature—the answer is no.
The mobile gaming industry actually offers a lot more than esports titles as it has its fair share of brilliant indie games.
Here are 5 mobile indie games that are severely underrated and that you should definitely give a go.
1. Geometry Dash
Developers: RobTop Games
Back when Flappy Bird was the most hyped game for mobile platforms, there are many games like Geometry Dash that have failed to capture the spotlight but are perhaps even more difficult than Flappy Bird.
Of course, Flappy Bird did have its own charm and it is truly a shame that the developer decided to remove it from all the stores. Therefore, if you are searching for a similar style of game, Geometry Dash is easily the game for you.
Geometry Dash requires you to navigate using a square block that is constantly moving and you would need to avoid various obstacles ahead.
The gameplay is extremely simple yet it is both rewarding and satisfying. As you progress, the obstacles become more quirky and convoluted, hence you will always need to be aware of what’s ahead of you.
2. The Silent Age
Genre: Adventure, Point-and-click
Developers: House on Fire
Not a big fan of the shooting genre like PUBG or Call of Duty? Try a calming and deep story-based indie game in The Silent Age.
Thrown into a dystopian world, you will get to experience the ambience of the 70s and the harsh beauty of the Cold War.
Besides living in its atmosphere, players will also be presented with different puzzles that become increasingly more complex as they continue to progress through the game.
The Silent Age requires its players to be curious and creative at the same time. You will need to explore the 70s as if you are back in the past and immerse yourself in this creative masterpiece.
3. My Time At Portia
Genre: Farming, Simulation
When we say “farming game”, the two titles that pop into our minds will surely be either Stardew Valley or the Harvest Moon games.
While both of the said games are deserving of their accolades, there are other farming games that we need to show love to and My Time At Portia is one of them.
In My Time At Portia, you will need to work your way to the town’s community where your architecture and farming skills will help change the town of Portia for the better.
Compared to both Stardew Valley and Harvest Moon, My Time At Portia is more combat-driven as it will require you to do a lot of dungeon crawling to collect various resources for you to build more advanced buildings.
Beware though, once you’ve started this game, there is no going back. You will be so attached to creating your new farm that you’ll forget the hours that have passed!
Developers: Infinity Games
Ever dreamed of being a traffic conductor? Fulfil that dream with Traffix and engross in an ironically hectic yet calm traffic game.
Designed with a minimalistic approach, Traffix is a great game to play when you are stuck in traffic as you help the vehicles in congested roads get through the traffic in a seamless manner.
Plus, you will also get to enjoy the road traffic of different countries like Japan, Turkey and France. This also means that you will not be bored with a similar environment and Traffix has just enough variations to make the game less repetitive despite its mundane nature.
Testing both the management and awareness skills of its players, Traffix is pretty similar to games like Diner Dash and Cake Mania.
5. Lucid Dream Adventure
Genre: Dark, Point-and-click
Developers: Dali Games
Gameplay-wise, it is very similar to the aforementioned The Silent Age, but Lucid Dream Adventure is definitely much darker and has a more flamboyant artistic approach as it is based on lucid dreams.
In Lucid Dream Adventure, you play Lucy who will need to venture into the depths of dreams to save her mother. And inside the dreams, you will get to witness some otherworldly characters and design which will give your own creative mind a run for its money.
So if you are down for an adventure in a world of nonsensical weirdness, you should strongly consider giving Lucid Dream Adventure a chance.
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