Here are the 3 best games from Google Play’s Indie Games Festival


The first ever Google Play Indie Games Festival is all wrapped up, and out of the 30 finalists who entered, Google has whittled it down to 3 grand prize winners, as well as 4 other finalist nominees who will be winning prizes. Here’s a quick rundown of the winning games and gameplay videos to show you what they’re all about:

bit bit blocks by Greg Batha

Bit Bit Blocks is a cute and action-packed competitive puzzle game. Play with your friends on a single screen, or challenge yourself in single player mode. Head-to-head puzzle play anytime, anywhere.

Download at Google Play

Numbo Jumbo by Wombo Combo

Numbo Jumbo is a casual mobile puzzle number game for iOS and Android. Players group numbers that add together: for example, [3, 5, 8] works because 3+5=8.

Download at Google Play

Orbit – Playing with Gravity by Highkey Games

ORBIT puts a gravity simulator at the heart of a puzzle game. Launch planets with a flick of your finger, and try to get them into orbit around black holes. ORBIT also features a sandbox where you can create your own universes, control time, and paint with gravity.

Download at Google Play

Finalist Nominees

And here’s the crop of games that didn’t quite crack the top 3, but came pretty close. Note that the ones without download links are still in development or in a beta testing period:

  • Antihero: Antihero is “fast-paced strategy with an (Oliver) Twist.” Run a thieves’ guild in a gas-lit, corrupt city. Recruit urchins, hire thugs, steal everything – and bribe, blackmail, and assassinate your opposition. Single-player and cross-platform multiplayer for desktops, tablets, and phones.
  • Armajet: Armajet is a free-to-play multiplayer shooter that pits teams of players against each other in fast-paced jetpack combat. Armajet is a best in class mobile game designed for spectator-friendly competitive gaming for tablets and smartphones. Players compete in a modern arena shooter that’s easy to learn, but hard to master.
  • Norman’s Night In: The Cave: Norman’s Night In is a 2D puzzle-platformer that tells the tale of Norman and his fateful fall into the world of cave. While test driving the latest model 3c Bowling Ball, Norman finds himself lost with nothing but his loaned bball and a weird feeling that somehow he was meant to be there.
  • Parallyzed: Parallyzed is an atmospheric adventure platformer with unique gameplay, set in a dark and enchanting dreamscape. You play twin sisters who have been cast into separate dimensions. Red and Blue have different attributes and talents, are deeply connected, and have the ability to swap bodies at any time. [Download]

Be sure to check some of these games out and see if some of them grab at you. Don’t forget to check the full list of the 30 games that were under consideration if you’re looking for a bundle of great new games to add to your collection.

Quentyn Kennemer
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