I’m not so much spotlighting a game as a game developer. Tiny Touch Tales has put out several games I’ve played and enjoyed in the past. It’s sort of the same deal as Good Sudoku, in that you pay once to access the full features of the game, and for me it’s been pretty worth it every time. I’d rather throw down cash for a full game than deal with ads or gacha mechanics. Ones I can speak enjoyment on the most are:
Card Crawl - Solo card based dungeon crawler about traversing a dungeon and fighting monsters and getting coin.
Miracle Merchant - Solo card game about being a fun little alchemist mixing potions for people.
Enyo - Turn-based strategy game about getting to the bottom of a dungeon as a shield-wielding, hook-slinging goddess of war.
Echoing the sentiment that Monument Valley and Monument Valley 2 are very good games. Along the same vein The Almost Gone, a puzzle game about a ghost navigating a series of strange dioramas about her life, is also one I spent some time with and enjoyed quite a bit. Sword and Sworcery is a game where you play as The Scythian, a warrior who is seeking to accomplish great deeds and makes a misstep she must fix along the way. Florence is a game that explores the beginning, middle, and end of a relationship.
Less story based is Lyne, a game about lines. Well, it’s a game about connecting one point to another and not being able to double back. Sometimes, there are also little wheels you need to go though multiple times. All in all, a fun little puzzle game with plenty of levels to keep me entertained.
I’ve been having a lot of fun with mobile games recently, since the ones which keep me offline help me save data in the long run by keeping me off Discord on the bus…