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The Best Innovative Adventure Games

Adventure games come in multiple shapes and sizes. There is a distinct group on the App Store that refuses to fit in a pre-established mold. The result are these innovative games that deliver all new adventure styles. You may control the wind, grow and shrink past obstacles, use sound to find barriers, crawl as a spider, turn your fingers into pincers, guide a flock of birds, and more.

Lead Them
A Blind Legend
Silly Walks
BotHeads

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

Build Your Own Webs
Spider - GameClub

Spider

GameClub

Praise for SPIDER: THE SECRET OF BRYCE MANOR:

Praise for SPIDER: THE SECRET OF BRYCE MANOR:

Best Mobile Game - Indie Game Festival
Best iPhone Game - Indie Game Festival
Game of the Year - TouchArcade
Best of the Year - USA Today
Platform Game of the Year - IGN
"One of our top 3 iPhone games of all time." - boing boing

"There's really nothing as uniquely rewarding as tackling a hornet out of...

Trap and feed
Spider 2 - GameClub

Spider 2

GameClub

* 5/5 "MUST BUY

* 5/5 "MUST BUY... builds an almost impossibly intricate web." -TouchArcade

This sequel to the award-winning hit Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor once again puts you in the role of an ordinary spider on an extraordinary adventure. Explore a massive estate, build intricate webs, and put your wits to the test with some incredibly mind-bending puzzles. Piece together clues...

Amplify The Action
BADLAND 2

BADLAND 2

Frogmind

A stunningly beautiful and challenging game

Witness the award-winning world of Badland in even more stunning beauty with levels that extend and scroll to all directions. Survive through new elements such as liquids, flamethrowers, frost, magma, water and volumetric burning light. Fall down deadly rifts, fly to any direction and race and jump along the surfaces as a rolling character on your way to safety.

Danger Filled Worlds
BADLAND

BADLAND

Frogmind

Guide a creature to each goal

Badland is a side-scrolling, action adventure game set in a forest-like environment. With over 100 levels, you must guide your strange creature to each goal while watching out for dangerous traps and avoiding obstacles. The game has won several awards for its creative design and physic-based gameplay. There's also local co-op multiplayer.

Mushroom 11
Mushroom 11

Mushroom 11

Untame

Push a green blog through strange lands in this all new type of adventure game.

An all new type of adventure game that revolves around touch. You drag your finger to delete the back of the Mushroom 11 organism, and then it grows on the front. It’s a surprisingly smooth mechanic that lends itself to all new platformer style challenges to move through the world, and deal with various forms of obstacles including boss battles.

Also Good

Apps with average score

Swipe to stretch
Silly Sausage: Doggy Dessert

Join an elongating dachshund on a looong adventure

Silly Sausage: Doggy Dessert

Silly Sausage: Doggy Dessert

Nitrome

The stretchy mutt in Nitrome’s Silly Sausage in Meat Land is back for an all-new adventure. But this time, the elongating dachshund is going on a journey across a dessert dreamland in Silly Sausage: Doggy Dessert.

Waking Mars - GameClub
Waking Mars - GameClub
Waking Mars - GameClub

Waking Mars - GameClub

GameClub

"One of the most satisfying gaming experiences I've had on this platform." "Outstanding and revolutionary."
– TouchArcade, 5/5

25 Best iPad games – Time.com

"The most interesting story I've seen in an iPhone game"
– Joystiq

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Life always finds a way. In this game, that way is you. Put on your spacesuit and...

Spider HD - GameClub
Spider HD - GameClub
Spider HD - GameClub

Spider HD - GameClub

GameClub

This version of Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor HD will no longer be supported. We recommend you download Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor, a new universal version of the Spider app.



Praise for SPIDER: THE SECRET OF BRYCE MANOR:

Best Mobile Game - Indie Game Festival
Best iPhone Game - Indie...

Gathering Sky
Gathering Sky
Gathering Sky

Gathering Sky

A Stranger Gravity, LLC

Guide a flock of birds on a playful journey across the sky. Dance in the winds of a far-away world and create an emotional story without words.

The world is brought to life by an original score performed by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

The experience is enjoyable with any skill...

Flower
Flower

The critically acclaimed zen like exploration game is now on the App Store.

Flower

Flower

Annapurna Interactive

Play as flower petals, and catch the breeze to explore lush 3D environments. The game is absolutely gorgeous, and that's just the back drop to a relatively unique experience that emphasizes a zen like exploration. Simply tilt your device to control the flowers.

Silly Sausage in Meat Land
Silly Sausage in Meat Land
Silly Sausage in Meat Land

Silly Sausage in Meat Land

Nitrome

Meet our stretchy pooch : Silly Sausage in his adventure through Meat Land.

Swipe based controls will allow you to stretch through the air changing direction as you go. Latch onto a surface and your dachshund will retract to that spot.

Having an infinitely stretchy body is pretty handy, but it's not...

Lead Them
Lead Them
Lead Them

Lead Them

Oliver Papp

Lead Them is a dark atmospheric vertical-scrolling action adventure platformer, set in a wonderful microscopic world full of various inhabitants, organisms and little creatures. The player controls a group of the local dwellers to save and feed them, and discovers a particularly dangerous world on the way.

Lead Them takes vertical-scrollers...

Perfect Cell
Perfect Cell
Perfect Cell

Perfect Cell

Mobigame

Play as the most advanced creature ever discovered on Earth. You are trapped in a high security submarine base and you must use your superpowers to escape from this hostile environment; dodge lasers and AK-47 bullets, solve puzzles to progress and try to survive the many other dangerous and deadly...

Frisbee® Forever 2
Frisbee® Forever 2
Frisbee® Forever 2

Frisbee® Forever 2

Kiloo

Welcome back to Frisbee® Forever!

Experience the rollercoaster ride of your lifetime with one of the world's most beloved toys!

Dive and glide along the edge of erupting volcanoes, fly majestically above snow covered China or admire your reflection in the river glance at full pace through the European countryside.

Play...

Folded Flyer: Fly Paper Planes
Folded Flyer: Fly Paper Planes
Folded Flyer: Fly Paper Planes

Folded Flyer: Fly Paper Planes

Tim Vogel

Paper planes have never soared like this before! Guide your glider through a colorful world full of danger and hidden collectibles to discover.

Race to the finish line for the fastest times or search every nook and cranny for hidden rewards. Craft and fully personalise your own paper plane with...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

A Blind Legend

A Blind Legend

DOWINO

It’s the first-ever mobile action-adventure game without video – where ears replace eyes!
Discover the original, innovative sensory experience of binaural 3D sound.

HEADPHONES ARE COMPULSORY!
AUDIO GAME FULLY ACCESSIBLE TO BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE

Your eyes will be of no help.
So close them, sharpen your hearing and your blade…
And embark on an epic, perilous rite of passage.

How do you play? 

Put on your headphones and use your smartphone’s touchscreen like a joystick:

- to move around freely;
- to fight using your sword;
- to defend yourself and protect yourself with your shield during epic fights;
- to repel your enemies and perform combos!

Live the adventures of Edward Blake, the famous blind knight! Guided by your daughter Louise, you must find your way and avoid the many traps that lie in store in the High Castle Kingdom, while confronting dangerous enemies!

This serious game is fully accessible to visually impaired people, and is aimed at anyone who’s eager for an original, immersive sensory experience through a ground-breaking video game. And because the player is the character, it will help raise public awareness of this kind of disability.

It is free to download and was co-created thanks to support from a community of fans who helped with the crowdfunding campaign (www.ulule.com/a-blind-legend) and in a co-production with France Culture, a Radio France station.

This hack-and-slash game, with a heroic-fantasy flavour, harnesses the innovative technology of binaural sound, which delivers a gripping 3D soundscape and brings characters and actions vividly to life around the player – as if they were actually in the game!

SOME REVIEWS:

PC Gamer:
“An interesting and enjoyable experience, something worth trying even if you're not visually impaired.”

Next Power Up:
“It's probably one of the most cleverly designed titles I've experienced in quite some time.”

Gameskinny:
“A Blind Legend is going to be one heck of an experience.”

AFB:
“I would recommend that anyone who is interested should download the game and give it a try.”

Voxludicus:
“The game is worth your attention if you want to try something different for a change.”

Tapxrapidly:
“The unique take of this game is that you do not need a screen to play, just headphones.”

Deepdishent:
“Take a shot in the dark and give A Blind Legend a chance. You may be surprised at what you find when you are not looking.”

CRABITRON

CRABITRON

Two Lives Left

AWARD WINNING GIANT SPACE CRAB SIMULATION

WINNER of Australian Game Developer Awards 2013

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“I’ve always wanted to be a giant space crab.” - Gabe Newell


“The controls are perfect.” - Touch Arcade


"It’s immediately obvious, and incredibly hilarious." — WIRED


"The crab smiled, the music and action picked right back up again, and I was hooked." — Pocket Gamer, 9/10


"Man, this game is good." — Touch Arcade, 4.5 STARS


"It’s a wonderful dose of originality." — 148Apps, 4.5 STARS


"It may be the most innovative game in the App Store." — Apple'N'Apps, 4/5

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Australian Game Developer Awards 2013 - Innovation Award
Australian Game Developer Awards 2013 - Excellence in Design Award

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Once, every hundred years, Crabitron descends upon the civilized galaxy to teach humanity a brutal lesson — to stop eating his delicious crustacean brothers.

Humanity never learns. It's time for their lesson.

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A lovingly crafted game about destroying the universe as a Giant Space Crab.

• Touch, pinch, and fling your claws to cause destruction
• Battle against waves of enemies, including sharks with frickin’ lasers
• Gobble Burgers of Power, burp fireballs and suck in everything
• Snap, crush and ruin everyone’s day... or life
• The world's most realistic Giant Space Crab simulation

BotHeads

BotHeads

A Small Game AB

Guide your little flying robots through a beautiful handcrafted world filled with things to fly past, bounce off or dash through!

BotHeads is an atmospheric arcade adventure game by the creators of Hanger & Hanger World. "It's like an amazing dream where Sonic The Hedgehog, transformed into a flying robot, is trapped in badlands filled with weird monsters and cats with laser eyes."

BotHeads just wanna fly fast.
Maybe do some loops and bounce off a spring.
Spin around to a great song and rack up some points!

Oh – and it features a brand new soundtrack by Boy vs Bacteria.

FEATURES
• Handcrafted world with amazing physics
• Game Center Highscores
• Haptic feedback on supported devices
• Soundtrack by Boy vs Bacteria
• Warp Zones that lets you skip levels
• Cats with laser eyes
• Support for iPhone X

REVIEWS
"Here’s a game that you should be playing right now!"
• Snappzilla.com

"Thanks to a slick control system, this is one game that definitely deserves a second look."
8/10 • PocketGamer.co.uk

"If you enjoy playing platformer style games that don’t feature a random stage that regenerates itself each time you GAME OVER, this is probably the highest quality game currently available."
• Edamame Game Reviews

"BotHeads is one such title that instantly caught my eye, and while its numerous influences have been plucked from radically different parts of the gaming spectrum, the way that the developers have blended them together to make a cohesive whole is rather impressive indeed"
• TouchArcade.com