Developer: DrinkBox Studios
Platform: iOS, PS Vita, Wii U, 3DS
Nominations: Best Mobile Game
With the smartphone industry at an all time high, mobile games have become much bigger than they ever were. A good mobile game should take advantage of the touch screen platform while trying to give a full gaming experience. This year Drinkbox Studios released their newest game Severed, and it has made an impact on the mobile gaming genre. With a unique art style and a very interesting story, Severed takes the player on a journey of self-discovery and revenge. I had never played a game that looked or felt like this and I was pleasantly surprised by how much fun I had. As you progress through the game the enemies you face become increasingly more unique and colorful.
Making the player’s finger the character’s sword is a very empowering feeling. Games like Fruit Ninja can also feel empowering, but lack the soul and emotions that this game provided. With all the running and jumping games that fill the app stores today, Severed proved to be the king of the mobile game platform this year.