Hello, my loves! I don’t usually talk about mobile games, mainly because there is a stigma that they’re not “real games”. However, I do enjoy a good mobile game from time to time, and here are some of my favorite mobile games! I realize some people may not count mobile games as real games, but the truth is, that they are games.
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Created by Last Day of Work, Virtual Villagers is a game that I discovered as a child on Big Fish Games, but they have since ported out all their games to mobile. In Virtual Villagers, you take care of your villagers while trying to unlock puzzles, and it’s been a nice blast of childhood nostalgia. Virtual Villagers has become one of my favorite mobile games, as I can play it anywhere I want (on my phone, tablet, or computer).
The Virtual Villagers Games:
- Virtual Villagers: A New Home (otherwise known as Virtual Villagers: Origins)-the first Virtual Villagers game where you take care of six villagers who wash up on the isle of Isola.
- Virtual Villagers 2: The Lost Children-the sequel to A New Home, where two villagers from the first game discover a cave and inadvertently slip down a waterfall into a new area of Isola. The difference in Virtual Villagers 2 is that there are only 2 adults, and the rest of the inhabitants are children.
- Virtual Villagers 3: The Secret City- Back in ancient times, Isola once housed a magnificent city on its northern shore. The villagers have to rebuild the remains of the city and find out what happened to the inhabitants.
- Virtual Villagers 4: The Tree of Life- The island’s chief is worried that life is slowly diminishing on Isola and selects a group of refugees to the eastern shore of Isola. They discover the Tree of Life, which is sacred to the island, and work to save it.
- Virtual Villagers 5: New Believers- The stranded villagers have to work together with a band of mysterious masked heathens. The villagers must dismantle the totems and convert the heathen chiefs to believers.
- Virtual Villagers Origins 2- A family fleeing a volcanic eruption from the neighboring isle of Asura docks on Isola, where they are greeted by a strange man. Isola used to be a thriving civilization but has fallen to ruin.
Virtual Families is also made by LDOW and has the same game mechanics as Virtual Villagers, but instead of a village, you take care of a family. Much like Virtual Villagers, Virtual Families has become one of my favorite mobile games, due to its nostalgia.
There are three Virtual Families Games:
- Virtual Families
- Virtual Families 2: Our Dream Home
- Virtual Families 3: Our Country Home
The Battle of Polytopia is a real-time strategy game where you can either explore freely or be challenged by another tribe. To advance and/or defeat the enemy, the game has several tribes and in-game units you can play with. Polytopia has become one of my favorite mobile games when I need to pass time.
- Xin-xi (inspired by Japanese and Chinese warriors)
- Imperius (inspired by Greco-Roman culture)
- Bardur (inspired by Vikings)
- Oumaji (inspired by North African nomads)
- Kickoo (inspired by Polynesian culture)
- Hoodrick (inspired by Medieval Europe culture)
- Luxidoor (inspired by Indian and Babylonian culture)
- Vengir (inspired by Mordor from Lord of the Rings)
- Zebasi (inspired by sub-Saharan Africa)
- Ai-Mo (inspired by Tibetan and Andean cultures)
- Quetzali (inspired by Mesoamerican civilization)
- Yădakk (inspired by Turkish and Mongolian culture)
- Special Tribes (these are considered in-app purchases):
- Aquarion (inspired by Atlantis)
- Elyrion (∑∫ỹriȱŋ, inspired by elves)
- Polaris (inspired by the indigenous people of Siberia and northern Canada)
- Cymati (inspired by insects)
- Mind Bender
Harvest Town is a pixel game that was heavily inspired by games such as Stardew Valley and Story of Seasons. You play as a lonely wanderer who strayed further away from home. You end up traveling back in time before you left your home and must complete various quests. Harvest Town is one of my favorite mobile games to play on an iPad because I find it easier to navigate around the town on an iPad as compared to the iPhone I have.
You can read some of my other gaming-related posts here.
What are your favorite mobile games?