One month ago Google announced the 20 finalists for best indie game for Android of 2016, and yesterday we got the final results – the top 10 games plus the winner. The indie market is increasingly crowded with humble developers, and the Android platform offers a potent stock for fermenting new projects, which is yet another good reason to recognize the best titles.
After making a selection of more than 1,000 projects, a special jury has picked the year’s best games and announced them at an event at the Saatchi Gallery in London. The awards, besides the cash prize involved, aim to give a boost to the studios involved with campaigns and promo opportunities backed by Google.
The number 1 title is the brilliant Reigns, and below we present the other nine finalists, several of them free or freemium games.
- Gladiabots [Download]
- Happy Hop: Kawaii Jump [Download]
- Lost in Harmony [Download]
- Paper Wings [Download]
- Rusty Lake: Roots
- Blind Drive
More info | Indie Games Contest official site