While we realise there are more important topics at present, we know people are still in need of some light entertainment in these challenging times.
As connoisseurs of all things mobile, our team has put together a list of our top mobile games available across the App Store and Google Play to hopefully help you uncover a few new distractions.
From battle-based multip-player challengers to narrative-driven adventures, there should be something here to satisfy any gaming craving.
This old classic is available across multiple devices, including iPad and Apple Watch. Play by yourself, or challenge the platform’s grandmasters in multiplayer mode. You can even see if you can beat the longest recorded game of chess which capped out at 269 moves and ended in a draw.
With 720 levels, this football-focused multiplayer game sees you pass, shoot & score your way to legendary status by guiding a player through his career. With over 6 million reviews on Google Play alone, Score! Hero has reached mass success.
“Extremely addictive and with brilliantly implemented gamification to encourage you to part with your cash!” Brannan Coady, CEO
This free award-winning number-based puzzle game is deceptively simple. It takes a minute to learn but provides hours of entertainment. The basic game was prototyped in a single night, but the team spent over half a year iterating through variations on the idea using different visual themes.
Tiny Wings (iOS only)
In this chilled out island-based challenge, players are tasked with helping wingless Tiny Wings jump to reach as many islands as possible before he falls asleep to try another day. The app was voted best iPhone game of the year in 2011 and has sold at least 10.5 million copies on iPhone, with iPad versions also available.
“This is such a simple game that still provides a bit of a challenge! It’s a great one for adults and kids alike. I also love the music and sound effects - they’re so calming.” Bethan Vincent, Marketing Director
Two Dots is a free to play game that challenges you to solve puzzles by connecting the dots while travelling through gorgeous worlds, uncovering fun new mechanics along the way.
From the makers of Clash of Clans and Clash Royale, Brawl Stars is an addictive 3v3 battle game. Play with friends, brawl to win.
“One of the reasons I think it’s great is that it’s very much a skill-based game. No pay-to-win here and each match only takes a couple of minutes.” Rowan Collins, Frontend Developer
Another classic, this is the new and updated version of the world's favourite word game. Scrabble Go differs from the also popular Words With Friends app as it gives you a 50 point bonus should you be able to play all of your letters in one go, perfect for all you logophiles out there.
“Although I'm well aware the target demographic is people about 30 years older than me, it is surprisingly addictive!” Andrew McMillan, Head of Discovery
With seven games in the series, Lifeline a narrative-based story of survival against all odds. Using your phone, tablet, or Apple Watch, you will help Taylor make life or death decisions.
“They’re text-based adventures where you’re the supporting character and guide the main character through the story. There’s a real-time waiting element to it, giving you notifications when the character talks and wants your input, so fun to play over days or weeks.” Ben Baggley, Android Developer
The Room Series
As an eight-time award winner, you can and should expect great things from the four games in The Room series. These complex puzzles have both beautiful graphics and lots of mystery!