Every game that is featured on this site is either completely free with no advertising, has a one time up front cost or one time IAP to unlock the full content ad free.
All screenshots are from a Nexus 7 2013, full sized and un-cropped.
For your game to be considered please make sure the game is aesthetically pleasing and controls well on a touchscreen (no ports that were originally designed to be played with controllers). Games must also support proper full screen scaling (no letterboxing) and HD graphics for tablets.
With mobile gaming torn to shreds by scummy in-application purchasing, this is a great initiative.
So many good games crippled by horrible revenue models, which don’t event work in most cases, or unless you invest a lot in analytics, purchasing users and improving your conversion ratios.
Smartphones and tablets have been a massive boon for console developers and gamers alike. Companies like Rockstar Games can rerelease their back catalogue for a new generation, and because it’s a console port, there’s hardly ever any in-app purchases. I’d rather pay Â£5.99 for a fully fledged game that’s 5 to 15 years old than pay 99p for some crappy maze puzzle that’s been ripped from an early noughties flash game that no-one has ever heard of. And then of course have to pay another Â£2.99 for 3 lives which i’ll probably waste in 5 minutes.
in-app purchases are a powerful thing. But with great power comes great responsibility. If Google, Microsoft and Apple all sat down and agreed that in-app purchases could not be used for purchasing “consumables” in games, the world would be a much better place. IMHO these “consumable” in-app purchases are as bad as gambling, except there’s no way to claim that money back.
And don’t get me started on all these online gambling sites and their hugely prevalent TV advertising…. I could rant on for days on that subject…
I wish there were a list of iOS apps without adverts. I’m sick and tired the ad-ridden garbage.
Haven’t found one yet. Anyone? Thanks.
IAP is worse than a virus. It is destroying the mobile gaming potential of smartphones.