Play these homegrown games
Australia and New Zealand are home to some incredible game-making talent and, of course, heavyweight App Store titles like Fruit Ninja®, The Gardens Between, Crossy Road and Agent A: A puzzle in disguise, to name a few. We’ve hand-picked five of our personal local favourites for you to play right now.
Crash of Cars – Not Doppler
The main aim of this multiplayer car battle game is right there in the title. Obliterate other players’ rides using special power-ups and scoop up all of the precious loot they leave behind. The smash-’em-bash-’em pace is fast and frenzied, but the ability to finally upgrade your ride is totally worth crashing again, and again, and again for – a swish golf cart for you, perhaps?
Pixel Starships™ – Savy Soda
Are you ready to travel to a galaxy far away in your very own bespoke spaceship? In this gorgeous 8-bit starship management strategy game, you can. In Pixel Starships you’re in control of everything, from choosing the weapons to arm your spaceship with to picking the crew who you know will have your back. That’s not all you’re tasked with though. Along the way you’ll bump into ominous starship fleets and it’s up to you to decide whether they’re friendly...
Dumb Ways to Draw – Metro Trains Melbourne
The hapless beans you grew attached to in Dumb Ways to Die (before they met their unfortunate demise) are in peril once again. In Dumb Ways to Draw, your job is to guide these clumsy beans through tricky terrain by drawing their route to safety. Does your bean need to cross a treacherous pit? Just draw them a bridge with your finger. Challenges accelerate quickly so if you’re not quick to the draw, your bean’s toast.
Train Conductor World – The Voxel Agents
If, like us, you were obsessed with Thomas the Tank Engine growing up, then you’ll surely choo-choose this game (sorry). In Train Conductor World, your task is to construct the biggest and best rail network in Europe. Guide your trains seamlessly through iconic European destinations, making sure they don’t collide with each other along the way (unless you’ve opted for the Crash Test Mode of course). All aboard!
Bloons TD 6 – Ninja Kiwi
Bloons TD 6 is our favourite instalment to date of Ninja Kiwi’s tower defence strategy series. Your aim here is to use your monkey towers to prevent the unrelenting bloons (balloons) from travelling all the way across the map. Position your bloon-popping companions strategically and watch in satisfaction as they dart, boomerang and cannonball you to victory.