The 2011 Grimmys: Mobile Game of the Year

The Grimmys

The mobile gaming market is rapidly changing so we decided to simplify: if you can hold it in your hand and take it with you while you play, it’s a mobile game.

The Nominees

The Last Rocket – Shaun Inman’s adorable rocket adventure is a deceivingly smart and addictive puzzle adventure. Tied together with great pixel art and great character design, it’s just as fun to play as it is to look at.

Infinity Blade II – Chair and Epic team up to push the graphic limits of iOS once again in this jaw dropping sequel. More weapons, more enemies, expanded story, more options. Makes it tough for the competition to catch up.

Grimmy WinnerSuperbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP – My first reaction at S&S was that “Zelda has been reborn.” That impact sticks with you, but so will the pixel art style, brilliant touch gameplay, and the beautifully integrated soundtrack. This is an experience for just about all of your senses.

Jetpack Joyride – Another quality entry by Halfbrick starring the incredible Barry Steakfries. This time we see how far Barry can travel and how many coins he can collect while using a variety of “jetpacks” and other out of control transportation devices.

Pushmo – While other quality games surely came out for Nintendo and Sony’s platforms, Pushmo seemed to be the only genuine, “Wow!” moment shared across a gamut of gamers. Augmented reality, 3d visuals, and addictive puzzle gameplay. Every platform needs its Tetris.

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