App Watch: the best new iPhone and iPad games released this month


Look over there! It's Fez, and it fits right in your pocket. If you've already taken the dimension-warping platformer for a spin on consoles, I won't need to explain why you should dive back in on the small screen. But if you've yet to experience the zany adventures of our hat toting hero, Gomez, then the only thing you need to know is that Fez is a platforming masterclass that's as timeless as it is magical. Saying anymore would risk ruining some of the game's plentiful surprises, so do yourself a favour and dive right in. You won't regret it.

Download Fez: Pocket Edition for iOS

Pako 2 (₹159)

Are you a real hero, and perhaps even a real human being? Good, because the would-be criminals in Pako 2 need a getaway driver, and it sounds like you might fit the bill. Being a wheelman ain't easy, though.

You'll need to get your hands dirty if you want to make a name for yourself and snag sweet new rides. There's a lot of cash in the heist game, but get caught and you won't be seeing anything but a cell wall for the rest of your days. Best step on it, then.

Download Pako 2


Sir Hoppenhelm has gotten lost in the murky depths of his own castle. On the one hand, that's pretty embarrassing. I mean, imagine getting lost in a place that you built. Sheesh. Still, at least we can have some fun helping the geographically challenged knight make his way out.

Unfortunately, it isn't as easy as pointing him in the right direction, because the mad so-and-so only went and filled his dungeon with a whole load of traps, monsters, and bubbling lava. I'm sure it's an aesthetic he regrets now, but it's too late for coulda, woulda, shoulda's, so grab a sword and hop to it.

Buy Hoppenhelm for iOS

Bring You Home (₹249)

Bring You Home is a cute, wildly inventive puzzle platformer that does away with conventions by putting players in control of the levels, rather than the hero. So, if you want to help alien adventurer Polo find his kidnapped pet, you'll have to rearrange the hostile worlds he's exploring to ensure he doesn't get chomped, squashed, or absorbed by an gloopy entity.

You see, the universe is a dangerous place, and Polo has a knack for getting himself into some decidedly sticky situations. It's an unfortunate mix, but with your guiding hands we're sure he'll be reunited with his cute companion in no time at all.

Download Bring You Home 2


Since you're reading this, I'm gonna assume you've played your fair share of video games. But have you ever thought about actually making one? You have! Fantastic, because now you can live out your dizziest game dev daydreams by diving into the high-rolling world of Game Dev Tycoon.

Experience the glitz and glamour of game development by starting your own studio and creating a best-selling game. As you chase fame and fortune you'll experience the day-to-day thrills of budgeting, technology research, and reviewer feedback! Can you make the tough calls and create the Citizen Kane of video games? There's only one way to find out.

Download Game Dev Tycoon for iOS

A Hollow Doorway (₹Free+IAP)

A Hollow Doorway is the latest surreal mobile experiment from Circa Infinity and Yankai's Triangle creator Kenny Sun. According to the developer, the twisting match-em-up is "a love letter to nothingness and an introspective look at the heart of purposeless infinity." Hardly a barrel of laughs, then.

Even so, there's something strangely appealing about the game, which sees players desperately trying to match the rotation of rapidly approaching walls by spinning and swiping shapely doorways. It's straightforward, elegant, and undeniably absorbing, and it's hard not to slip into a trance as the title's eclectic shapes and bold colours wash over you in waves. It might be meaningless, but it ain't half fun.

Download A Hollow Doorway