October 15, 2014 11:01 pm

5 Windows Phone games recommended by the developer of The Veil

Who doesn’t love a great gripping game? There’s nothing quite like immersing yourself in fantastic worlds and thrilling stories. And if there’s someone that knows all about immersive games, it’s Matt Marshall.

Matt Marshall is the co-designer of Wayward Productions’ hot new adventure game The Veil, which whisks you away on an underwater adventure where you’ll drive a submersible through icy caverns whilst uncovering the mysteries of a long-lost ship. The game is available in 15-25 minute chapters that provide you with rich environments and story-focused gameplay – trust us, you’ll absolutely love it.

The Veil

So which mobile games does one of the top creators in the field like to get lost in? We’ve talked with Matt and have his five picks for the best on the market today. Read on to find out what they are and why you’ll love them just as much as you love The Veil.

Lost Echo

What it is: An ultra-slick adventure game with a polished, cinematic feel, intriguing story, and killer soundtrack.

Why I love it: A great “plug your headphones in” atmosphere and great feel for a mobile game. It also has some shades of Mirror’s Edge in its overall art direction, which I love.

Who it’s perfect for: Great for adventure game fans from Myst to Grim Fandango who like to curl up with some tea and experience a world and a story.

Lost Echo

Hypernaut

What it is: What would happen if Super Hexagon went on a date with Starfox.

Why I love it: Fast, simple, and menacingly difficult. Hypernaut is just that perfect blend of twitch gaming on a mobile device with no-nonsense controls, and a pulsing rainbow retro feel.

Who it’s perfect for: Gaming aficionados with a bit of indie flair who have 45 seconds to kill on the bus and think that Flappy Bird is for chumps.

Hypernaut

Strata

What it is: a puzzle game with lots of levels and beautiful graphics

Why I love it: The sleek design and great sound effects are very immersive. It can be played in short bursts, so it’s another great commuting game.

Who it’s perfect for: People who love puzzle games with beautiful design and aesthetic.

Strata

 

Dark Way Down

What it is: Pixel-art puzzle game. Very challenging.

Why I love it: The design is simple and surprisingly difficult.

Who it’s perfect for: People who love problem solving in an interesting environment.

Dark Way Down

 

Reaper

What it is: An action RPG crossed with a platformer.

Why I love it: The art is beautiful and the gameplay is addicting. It incorporates RPG elements like equipment and character levels with the fun gameplay of a platformer. The controls are really smooth for mobile.

Who it’s perfect for: RPG lovers.

Reaper

 

Five fantastic adventure games, from someone who knows. If you haven’t already checked them out, be sure to do so and let us know in the comments what you think!

Updated September 30, 2015 8:48 pm