Rayman Jungle Run named Apple’s iPhone game of the year; The Room wins best iPad game
Ubisoft auto-runner Rayman Jungle Run has been named iPhone game of the year by Apple. Fireproof Games’ locked box puzzler The Room, meanwhile, was named iPad game of the year.
Terry Cavanagh’s masterful Super Hexagon was runner up to Rayman, with Rudolf Kremers’ Eufloria the iPad runner-up. In the UK, anyway: in the US the iPad runner-up was Waking Mars, developed by Tiger Style Games, home to Edge columnist Randy Smith.
This year, Apple has gone a step further and also praised a selection of games in certain genres – and if the aim is to show the breadth and depth of the iOS game library it’s been a resounding success. LetterPress, Hero Academy, New Star Soccer, Punch Quest, CSR Racing and The World Ends With You: Solo Remix are among the remarkable selection of games highlighted. The full iPhone and iPad lists are available on iTunes.
The best-selling iPhone app of the year was WhatsApp Messenger, with Draw Something at number two and three Angry Birds games – Space, Star Wars, and the original – occupying the next three spots. Angry Birds HD was the best-selling iPad game, taking second spot in the sales charts behind productivity app Pages.