App Apes Top 30 Best Indie Games Of 2014

App Apes Top 30 Best Indie Games Of 2014

App Apes Top 30 Best Indie Games Of 2014

The following is App Apes list of the Top 30 Best Indie Games Of 2014 –  With the new year fast approaching, it’s time to look back at 2014 and at all the great games and apps we at App Apes have had the pleasure to review. This article aims to bring the best and the brightest of the games and apps submitted to App Apes in 2014 together to make creating a new library of great indie games as easy as possible for the consumer. Simply scroll through the list and should one catch your eye, click the image or game name to be directed to our review. The list was compiled by selecting the top App Apes rated apps submitted in 2014, which were also from small time indie developers. Note that highly rated games such as Robot Unicorn Attack 2 (9.8/10), which are backed by a large publisher, were not considered. Each game has a brief description below its image for easy reference. We at App Apes hope you enjoy the list and more importantly the great games mentioned in the list. After all, big part of what App Apes aims to do is to bring great indie games to consumers like you.

Dr. Sweet Tooth Review - Best Indie Games Of 2014
1. Dr. Sweet Tooth (9.7/10)

Lead a group of competitive eaters as they chomp their way to victory against the jaded dentist, Dr. Sweet Tooth and his diabolical new buddy, King Roach. Make your way through increasingly challenging levels, squashing tiles before they spoil, and keep them from becoming infested with roaches using strategy and quick reflexes. Satisfy your craving for casual fun alone, or play with friends in Endless mode and compare high scores! Dr. Sweet tooth is completely free to play, with no incentive nor option to pay to win. It all comes down to your skill and dedication, not the money in your wallet.

Necklace of Skulls Review - Best Indie Games Of 2014
2. Necklace of Skulls (9.5/10)

Embark on a dangerous and exhilarating quest into the far reaches of the ancient Mayan civilization. Create your own myth! This epic digital recreation of Dave Morris’s seminal choose-your-own-adventure gamebook contains exciting new features, gameplay, artwork and music. In this interactive novel known as a “gamebook”, you will plunge into the strange, dreamlike wonders of Mayan myth. You will confront ghosts and gods, bargain for your life against wily demons and find allies and enemies among both the living and the dead. Even if you’re brave enough to survive the dangers of the spirit-haunted western desert, you must still confront the wizard, “Necklace of Skulls”, in a fight to the death for your very own soul.

Pinball Fantasy HD Review
3. Pinball Fantasy HD (9.5/10)

Pinball Fantasy HD is one of the best arcade 3D games for mobile and one of the most addicting games out there! Who doesn’t like pinball? Pinball rocks!Do you like retro pinball games with classic themes? Or do you prefer modern tables – Halloween or Christmas themed, for instance? Or maybe Tanks or even Pirates? Arcade or more challenging? Pinball Fantasy HD 3D features a large set of variously themed tables which will be interesting for everyone – for both casual gamers and pro gamers, for kids and adults. Everyone will find a table to their liking. And everyone will find favorite heroes and favorite locations!

Shoot The Zombird Review - Best Indie Games Of 2014
4. Shoot The Zombirds (9.5/10)

Dive into our new and absorbing game of bird and zombie shooting. Both at the same time! Defend little Pumpkids against the demonic hordes of undead birds. Complete dozens of challenging objectives! Use your loyal crossbow and big magic power-ups to reach the top of the leaderboards! Upgrade your skills and dress up as classic horror movies characters! All that, with tons of fun in Infinite Dreams newest release – Shoot The Zombirds!

Muertitos Review - Best Indie Games Of 2014
5. Muertitos (9.3/10)

Muertitos is an original fun puzzle game that uses the match 3 mechanic in a new way. If you love puzzles and crazy mexican traditions, Muertitos is the game for you. Additionally, Muertitos has an amazing art inherited from Mexican culture, so it is flashy and colorful. Also, if you are not a fan of Día de los Muertos, the game has another set of characters just for you and more coming soon.

 Worldquiz - the 3D Geography Challenge Review
6. Worldquiz – The 3D Geography Challenge (9.3/10)

Test and improve your knowledge about the world! Play in multiple singleplayer games or challenge your friends and other players online. You know where to find New York? Even locating the Mount Everest is easy for you? But where is Timbuktu? Prove yourself in 60 questions around the world in the level game, find the right balance between speed and accuracy in the timeattack game or repeat your weakest answers in the training mode. You can customize the game to your needs. Play only capitals of Europe or flags of Asia or anything else you are interested in. In the ad-free basic version you get 300 question about all capitals of the world and chosen questions of other topics. To get more questions you can buy different extensions to the questions.

Gummy's Thanksgiving Feast - Best Indie Games Of 2014
7. Gummy’s Thanksgiving Feast (9.2/10)

Gummy the toothless werewolf is back with a big appetite, just in time for an all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving feast. He’s recovered from his trip to the evil dentist Dr. Sweet Tooth, now hungrier than ever… and with a king complex. He wants to be served. As his attendant for the night, you need to help Gummy satisfy his hunger by feeding him whatever he desires. Feed him as much Thanksgiving turkey, ham, green beans, pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, and corn as you can in 60 seconds in the Full Course mode, or try out the Selective Eater mode and feed him only green beans, being sure to avoid tapping any meat, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, or corn.

Tapventures Review
8. Tapventures (9.2/10)

Tapventures – Simplest ever RPG in your hand and pocket. The world of Tapventures is an ever growing universe full of funny creatures, who live their lives on the majestic islands floating in the skies. As a young adventurer your role is to explore whats there and beyond, fight the creatures with help of your companions! Tapventures is made with super simple game mechanic designed to bring RPG genre to the mobile world in the best way possible.

Five Nights at Freddy's Review
9. Five Nights at Freddy’s (9.1/10)

Welcome to your new summer job at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, where kids and parents alike come for entertainment and food as far as the eye can see! The main attraction is Freddy Fazbear, of course; and his two friends. They are animatronic robots, programmed to please the crowds! The robots’ behavior has become somewhat unpredictable at night however, and it was much cheaper to hire you as a security guard than to find a repairman. From your small office you must watch the security cameras carefully. You have a very limited amount of electricity that you’re allowed to use per night (corporate budget cuts, you know). That means when you run out of power for the night- no more security doors and no more lights! If something isn’t right- namely if Freddybear or his friends aren’t in their proper places, you must find them on the monitors and protect yourself if needed!

Agent Awesome Review
10. Agent Awesome (9/10)

Agent Awesome is a brand new comedy game based on the true story of Agent A. On a wild night out with his pal, Micheal Anger, Agent A gets drunk dared into proving that he is actually E.V.I.L.´s (Engineering Vicious Ideas Labs) best by, how else, taking the company down. Join Agent A. as he makes his way up through the 12 floors of the E.V.I.L. Headquarters and eliminate E.V.I.L.´s top management. Use your Tactical Expertise to plan the perfect strategy and then execute it on unsuspecting henchmen, fight your way up against Evil Scientists, Security Guards, Kombat Motherfucking Koalas and even a Flying Shark. Sneak your way up (No cardboard boxes, sorry) without killing henchmen or go in guns blazing to leave each floor as lifeless as the surface of mars, the choice is yours ! Just remember, E.V.I.L. Henchmen have families too

Pinball Planet Review
11. Pinball Planet (9/10)

The game includes three completely different and unique pinball levels full of mysteries and secrets. A dynamic mission system unlocks new challenges and fun approaches to pinball gameplay. To accomplish our goals for the game, we’ve also focused on creating a visual appealing game world for the player. Pinball Planet features simple RPG elements such as a leveling system, power-ups, statistics, a simple in-game economy, challenges and complete freedom in game play progression.

Spookland Review
12. Spooklands (9/10)

Spooklands is a unique survival game in which you tap to shoot, and shoot to move. With every touch, your character fires in your finger’s direction, and is knocked back the other way.Master your skills to destroy the nightmare hordes in fast-paced matches for survival, and try to beat all final bosses: the Curupira, the Spider Queen and the Goat Demon.

CubiColor Review
13. CubiColor (9/10)

CubiColor is an addictive 3D-puzzle game that challenges your spatial and logical thinking skills. The aim in CubiColor is to create a perfect Cube. In a perfect cube, the six side faces and three cross-sections each contain nine boxes with a unique color. Sounds complicated? Don’t worry, it’s just like Sudoku, but in a 3-dimensional space.CubiColor can be played in two modes. In the TimeCube mode you compete against the clock. Try to solve the Cubi as fast as you can! In the CubeMatch mode, you can compete against other players. Invite your friends or random opponents for a CubeMatch, and find out who’s the best CubiColor player.

Santa Rockstar Review
14. Santa Rockstar (9/10)

Santa Rockstar – SAVE CHRISTMAS WITH THE POWER OF ROCK! Santa needs your help! Take your guitar and rock all around the world, delivering presents in the Merry Christmas Stage Sled with the help of the Reindeer Band. Test your skills in this amazing music game, with incredible versions of the best known Christmas Carols. Play as Santa Rockstar, or unlock other great Christmas characters. Be the Idol of the Holyday!

Bungee Mummy Review
15. Bungee Mummy (9/10)

Bungee Mummy is an awesome, fast-paced, adventure game where risk-taking, sharp reflexes and sheer determination are essential for victory! Swing and bungee launch your way through the fascinating world of Hagareem to complete outrageous challenges and win real-life 3D printable rewards. Revived and revitalized, thanks to his amazing friend Madu, King Phero has only one thing on his mind – to free his people from the clutches of the evil Solark. But first, he must escape the Great Pyramid and venture through the eerie underworld of Hagareem. Facing his darkest hour, King Phero calls upon his loyal friend Madu to light a path to victory. Collect vital scarabs to get your hands on super power-ups and fantastic skins to make your adventurous quest even more awesome. We must warn you, a challenging mighty boss awaits you at the end of every world but guess what?! We will reward you with a 3D printable trophy for each boss you outsmart and defeat! There are also other fun 3D printable rewards scattered throughout Hagareem for you to find and win!

Bipolarity Review
16. Bipolarity (8.8/10)

Bipolarity is your next impossible game. The perfect mix between the simple control of the casual games and the flavor of the classic arcade games of the 80s. But don’t be confident, Bipolarity will put your skills, reflexes and finger synchronization to the test. We are sorry, luck will NOT help you.

Felipe Femur: Halloween Campfire Stories Review
17. Felipe Femur: Halloween Campfire Stories (8.8/10)

Felipe Femur & Friends are back just in time for Halloween! They’ve come prepared with three spooky, never before heard stories that both kids and adults will enjoy: Wet, toothless Mouths; The Cursed Can Opener; and Hungry! Hungry! In the Halloween Campfire Stories app, Felipe Femur the Skeleton, Gummy the toothless werewolf, and Sunny the sun-loving vampire each have a unique, scary story to tell around the camp fire and are more than happy to tell it again and again. More friends are slated to join the party at a later time (future updates with more stories) including Runny the sniffling witch.

Halloween Salon Review
18. Halloween Salon (8.8/10)

Dear girls, every year do you expect the date “ October 31”? Are you crazy about Costume Parties, haunted house, trick-or-treat, or some other celebrating ways? If your answer is Yes, if you love Halloween so much as we do, if you have such a deep feeling about these celebrations on that day, you’ll absolutely cheer for Libii’s new app —– Halloween Salon, this is our big surprise for you to welcome the upcoming festival! Halloween is usually celebrated among family, friends, even co-workers in many different ways, but the most popular tradition is holding a large costume party at October 31’s night! So, when the “Halloween Costume Party” comes into your mind, what will you think about? All sorts of strange clothes, unique make-up, colorful masks, dress up as spooks, ghosts, walking skeletons which exist in the spiritual and physical world, or dress up as witches and wizards in a party where has been filled with bats, black cats and spiders.

Mmm Fingers Review
19. Mmm Fingers (8.5/10)

Mmm Fingers! How long can you protect your fingers from the hungry monsters?! Mmm Fingers is a fun, single touch high score game oozing with charm from the creators of Small Fry and Flappy Golf. Touch and hold the screen as long as you can. Don’t lift your finger or hit anything with teeth or else CHOMP, it is game over. Compete against your friends using in game leaderboards to see who can survive the longest.

Puzzle Bandits Review
20. Puzzle Bandits (8.5/10)

The craziest puzzle game ever! Justin Timber and Firestarter Fiona need your help in saving the Puzzle World that has been taken over by Bandits. Solve challenging and colorful puzzles and build the ultimate battle team of Heroes. Save the Puzzle World from the cunning Puzzle Bandits who will try their best to take you down! Play the crazy Puzzle Bandits alone, play together with your friends in a Clan, or challenge your friends in an ultimate puzzle match.

Ice Crush Review
21. Ice Crush (8.4/10)

Ice Crush, a hyper-addictive cool match-3 icy puzzle from Ezjoy, brings tons of fresh challenges! Switch and match Ice Crystals in this cool dreamworld! Adopt and raise snowman to stop elf from freezing the precious crystals. Come and join this cool adventure! Ice Crush is a brand new journey unlike anything you have played before!

 Pixel Gun 3D Review
22. Pixel Gun 3D

Try Pixel Gun 3D in MULTIPLAYER MODE with Cooperative, Deathmatch & Deadly Games! Also it is a cool modern block world shooter with singleplayer campaign and survival arena. Now you have a perfect chance to battle with your friends, classmates and colleagues or anyone else around the world! You can create and customize your character using a special skins maker and then show off on the battlefield! It is an awesome pocket FPS shooter for all kinds of players!

Hardkour Review
23. HARDKOUR (8.3/10)

HARDKOUR is a Parkour runner where you play ahead of time, put your moves in before you get to the direction cubes by tapping the left or right side of the screen. The more moves you put it ahead of time, the faster your player runs giving you a faster better score. If you have a great memory and quick reflexes, you are gonna love this.

Pyk Pyk Review
24. Pyk Pyk (8.3/10)

The Pyk Pyk game is a fun, addictive and a very simple puzzle game. Put monsters on stars in as few moves as possible.

Krashlander Review
25. Krashlander (8.3/10)

Krashlander is a physics powered game that will have you blasting down large mountain slopes and soaring over gaping crevices to attack the evil robots that destroyed your world.

Virus Review
26. Virus (8.3/10)

Virus is a fun, simple, original game that everyone will love to play. The target is extremely simple, spread your Virus over the entire board. It sounds easy but you must do it in a limited number of moves. Go spread your Virus!

Letter Pop Review
27. Letter Pop – Word Game (8.3/10)

Pop the letters from your brain on to your fingers and score away! LetterPop is a simple word-building game you play with friends. Build the longest word and win! Show off your mind’s wordbook and prove that your words are worth it.

Crumble Zone Review
28. Crumble Zone (8.3/10)

Crumble Zone is an action-packed arcade game about a little, green alien who works hard just to fight for his tiny planet. The thing is to shoot down asteroids while rotating around a planet to get the highest score possible. Crash comets! Blow up meteoroids! Shatter and smash menacing asteroids with powerful weapons! Use a tremendous wave of explosions. Hurl missiles until nothing remains. Save the planet for as long as you can! Earn diamonds and precious gems to unlock special weapons!

Traffic Crash - Highway Racer Review
29. Traffic Crash – Highway Racer (8.3/10)

Racing against reckless drivers in hot sport cars has never been that much fun! Choose your car, crash into traffic, escape from helicopters and race against the time while drifting. Score as much as possible by driving other cars out of the road and giving them the bitter taste of the asphalt. Increase your score even more by collecting coins and staying on the road as long as you can. Choose one of the 3 game modes and start racing on the highway: score as much as possible against limited time on Crash mode, against limited health on Long Run mode and against a helicopter firing at you on Hot Pursuit mode.

Sybil Castle of Death Review
30. Sybil: Castle of Death (8.3/10)

Sybil: Castle of Death is a horror themed strategy-tower defense game with a unique twist on the usual tower defense formula. What is the unique element? Each enemy wave will have their story! In this game your job is to protect the room with Sybil’s coffin,you have to kill all enemies before they reach the ritual room,and you can achieve this by setting traps,casting magic,and summoning monster. You will win the wave if you killed all enemies that entered your castle,and it’s game over if they reach the coffin room. Sybil’s castle will be the place of many horror and dead! Play this horror themed strategy-tower defense game now!

Thank you for viewing App Apes list of the Top 30 Best Indie Games Of 2014. We look forwards to the great games we’ll experience and review in 2015, and hope you do as well.

  • Hardkour is quite fun, and not as hard as you may think: just the right level of challenge.

    And Pyk Pyk is my second choice, as I love puzzle games (first levels are really too easy, tough :-( It’s quite boring to play them, but the next levels are very good).

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