There are a few things we love here at Indie Obscura, and indie games are one of them. We took it one step further and decided to explore the world of indie mobile games and we have to say that the two together is pure magic. Since we love putting our readers on to cool, new, and all-around amazing things, we've put together a short list of some of the very best that combination has to offer. Here are 5 awesome indie games you need to try on mobile.
Daddy Long Legs
Meet Daddy. He’s tall, small, and sports a significant amount of body hair. He's definitely not your average daddy but that’s because he’s a spider. A Daddy Long Legs, to be exact. In this mobile game available on the Apple App and Google Play store, your goal is to get as far as possible with Daddy's ridiculously long, stilt-like appendages. To move him forward, you must tap the screen to gain control of one of his legs. Needless to say, it’s a game where you’ll be stumbling around like a newborn taking their very first steps, and we must say, it's a lot of fun!
If you’ve ever unapologetically dumped hours into Frogger and wish to relive that experience then you can with Crossy Road. It’s an adorable and highly addictive take on a timeless classic sporting unique characters with different abilities, an unlimited amount of roads to cross with a variety of challenging obstacles. Characters include a chicken, penguin, fish, and an emo goose. We kid you not. Put your road crossing skills to the test in this awesome mobile game available for purchase on iOS and Android.
Breathtaking art, beautiful locations, relaxing music, and clever puzzles is what you’ll get if you try out this awesome indie game, Monument Valley. Reminiscent in playstyle to the critically acclaimed, Fez, you’ll be tasked with guiding a cutesy little girl with a pointed hat through elaborate environmental mazes,
Fishing mini games are wildly popular and with good reason. They give you a sense of accomplishment that’s addictive and entertaining. With Ridiculous Fishing, you’ll get a number of fishing mini games within a game about fishing. What more can you ask for? In this fun-filled indie title, you’ll use wonky items such as toasters, guns, and even a chainsaws to catch fish in a number of challenging ways. Lucky for you, Ridiculous Fishing is available on Android and iOS mobile platforms.
If you’re in the mood for an action and adventure without the massive time constraint usually associated with those genres then Wayward Souls is the game for you. Boasting procedurally generated levels, unique characters with special abilities, challenging combat, and high replayability, you’re sure to find something you love about this indie every time you play. It’ll appeal to players that enjoy focusing on skill building rather than grinding. You can play Wayward Souls on iOS and Android platforms.
We personally love the rise of indie on mobile and would love for it to continue. If you liked these recommendations, we suggest you read our article on the best iOS mobile games out right now and check out these fun Android games you can play for free! What are some indie games that you'd like to see get mobile adaptations? Let us know in the comments.