July was an eventful month with some great new games hitting the App Store. It's time to take a look back, and find the true stand outs after rigorously testing as many new releases as possible. July was highlighted by a bright action puzzler, a choice driven adventure, a case solving puzzle game, and more.
A minimalistic puzzle challenge with a great flow.
Guide your glowing line segment though various forking lines to complete each puzzle section of the game. You will need to flip switches, avoid enemies, use enemies and switches together, and deal with more obstacles as you go. There's a fluid flow from puzzle to puzzle to get lost in Linelight.
The Layton series of puzzle adventures that revolve around solving cases returns with a new protagonist.
Get ready to solve cases in the Layton style, but with a brand new protagonist. Katrielle Layton opens up her own detective agency, and that kicks off a series of cases in this new puzzle adventure. The game offers a deluxe storyline combined with intricate and challenging stand alone puzzles.
TellTale is back at it with a new edition of their Minecraft inspired storyline.
Minecraft: Story Mode first launched back in October of 2016, and finished its install five episode run the following April. TellTale had more of a story to tell, and offered three additional episodes. The stories keep coming with a season two of the episodic choice based point and click adventure series.
Nitrome's latest game is an arena based fast paced platformer.
Nitrome is back at it, and this time with an arena style platformer. Your goal is to get through a floor past numerous obstacles and enemies as you try to ascend the tower. Play as a wizard to break free, defeat enemies, and find the stolen ancient egg.
A racing team simulator sequel that is all about building from season to season.
Build your own motorsports franchise from the bottom. The sequel maintains the simulation style, but adds to the strategic depth. You need to hire drivers, assemble the pit crew, develop your car, and put it all together on race day.
A story driven adventure with a unique style and setting.
An episodic adventure game split into four episodes with each episode covering the early 20th century. There is an Austrian theme and backstory to each character. The game is heavy on story and dialogue versus true gameplay. Your choices also have an impact on the story progression.
A Mario inspired 3D platformer adventure.
A classically inspired 3D platformer adventure game. Guide the small kraken past enemies and obstacles across expansive levels. The game has a 3D Mario feel that is made with iOS in mind as you figure out puzzles, dash past obstacles, and pull off special moves.