Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
August 22, 2014
arrowPress Releases
August 22, 2014
PR Newswire
View All





If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Press Releases
  Qualityindex.com reveals the top 10 critically acclaimed iPhone games and apps of November 2013
  Share on Twitter Share on Facebook RSS
 
 
12/02/2013
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

London, UK - 2nd December 2013 - Steel Media Ltd

If you were wondering what the best reviewed iPhone games and apps on the web last month were, here's the 

iPhone Quality Index

round-up for November to fill you in.

The iPhone Quality Index boasts over 250,000 scores from the world's best websites, such as  148AppsPocket Gamer, and  What's On iPhone, and uses a unique metric to create a single definitive score for each iPhone title.

Here are November 2013's top selections...

                                                                     Quality Index Top 10 iPhone games November 2013

        GAME NAME PUBLISHER    Qi   
1   Lords of Waterdeep   Playdek 9.3
2   Tiny Games   Hide and Seek Productions 9.2
3   Sorcery! 2   inkle 9.1
4   Rayman Fiesta Run   Ubisoft 9.0
5   Papa Sangre II   Playground Publishing 8.9
6   Blocky Roads   DogByte Games 8.7
7   Sid Meier's Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies   2K Games 8.6
8   Anomaly 2   Chillingo 8.5
9   Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse   Disney 8.5
10   Touchgrind Skate 2   Illusion Labs 8.5
 

                                                                       Quality Index  Top 10 iPhone apps to November 2013

      APP NAME      PUBLISHER       Qi 
1   FoundMoney   12Cube 10
2   Filterloop   Ultralab Apps 9.6
3   Propane Pro   TapTools 9.6
4   Follow my News   Jarret Ammer 9.2
5   Songdrop   Songdrop 9.2
6   FXGuru: Movie FX Director   Picadelic 9.1
7   Fantastical 2   Flexibits 9.0
8   Begin - Your daily to-do list   Applause Code 9.0
9   Jimdo   Jimdo 9.0
10   Ariel's Musical Surprise   Disney 8.8
 

(N.B. The monthly games chart is based on titles released and reviewed in the last month. The apps chart is based on titles reviewed over the last three months. Hence, this is not a cumulative chart and earlier released titles may have higher scores.)

You might think that Playdek's  Lords of Waterdeep is an unlikely candidate for the top of the November iPhone Qi games league table, but it earns its position through some impeccable fantasy boardgame action. Contrasting nicely with that down at #4, Rayman Fiesta Run is the consummate mainstream entertainer with its colourful platformer world. Just behind Ubi's superstar is Papa Sangre 2, whose creator steps back into experimental territory with this audio-centric gaming experience. And, no, we don’t mean you have to operate your iPhone with your lobes. Now that WOULD be experimental. Hurrah! It's the return of Mickey Mouse in a brilliant platform game - something we haven’t seen since the early '90s. Castle of Illusion is a magical blast from the past.

Sitting proudly atop November’s iPhone Qi app chart is FoundMoney, a.k.a. the digital equivalent of discovering a fiver down the back of your sofa. With this app, 12Cube provides innovative money-saving tips on all of your favourite retail hotspots. You might think you’ve got more than enough filter apps, but Filterloop in second place 'makes' a strong case for inclusion. It enables you to mix and layer multiple filters, creating hundreds of new photo effects. Down at #7, meanwhile, Fantastical 2 supplies a second dose of calendar excellence - this time with an iOS 7-friendly design. Jimdo, by contrast, allows you to create and edit your own website from your iPhone. Now THAT is power.

We'll continue to provide an updated listing each and every month, together with a round-up of the year. For all the up-to-date information on which iPhone games, apps, and publishers are reviewing best, head on over to the  iPhone Quality Index  now.

Know of a great reviews site that should be included?

If you own or know a reputable apps review site that should be added to the  iPhone Quality Index, then pop along to our instructions for  getting listed.

Ends

Notes to editors:

About Steel Media

Steel Media is a leading mobile consumer technology publisher based in the UK. With a team boasting over 50 years of experience in consumer and contract publishing, the company currently publishes Europe's biggest mobile and handheld gaming website  PocketGamer.co.uk, the leading mobile games industry portal  PocketGamer.biz, and consumer friendly mobile entertainment site  PocketPicks.co.uk. Steel Media also runs the  iPhone Alliance and Smartphone Alliance advertising networks, syndicates content to mobile operators and handset manufacturers, and provides a range of editorial, design, and other contract publishing services to a number of leading blue chip brands. 

For further information on the Pocket Gamer network or Steel Media, contact MD  Chris James.