TOP 12 iPhone/iPad Games for Inspiration

1. Oxenfree $4.99

This game has a beautiful color scheme and gorgeous background design. Oxenfree features a lot of dark and muted colors giving it a very wonderful sense of mystery.

“Oxenfree is a supernatural thriller about a group of friends who unwittingly open a ghostly rift. Play as Alex, a bright, rebellious teenager who brings her new stepbrother Jonas to an overnight party on an old military island. The night takes a terrifying turn when you unwittingly open a ghostly gate spawned from the island’s cryptic past. How you deal with these events, your peers, and the ominous creatures you’ve unleashed is up to you.”


2. After the end: Forsaken Destiny $3.99

After the end: Forsaken Destiny is a whimsical and lightly colored game, with a 3-D texture. The main character design is very unique and very inspirational.

“Solve stunning 3d puzzles of ever-increasing difficulty; discover a breathtaking, ancient world ready to be unearthed; and finally, unravel the mystery behind a father-son duo journey – on parallel paths, separated by time.

Begin the Journey and find what comes After The End!”


3. Hidden Folks $3.99

Hidden Folks has a very child-like coloring book aesthetic. A sort of Shel Silverstein-esque vibe that’s sure to bring those memories of reading ‘Where the Sidewalk Ends’.

“Search for hidden folks in hand-drawn, interactive, miniature landscapes. Unfurl tent flaps, cut through bushes, slam doors, and poke some crocodiles! Rooooaaaarrrr!!!!!

A strip of targets shows you what to look for. Tap a target for a hint, and find enough to unlock the next area.”


4. Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP $3.99

Superbrothers has a beautiful midnight color scheme with amazing pixel art.

“Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is an exploratory action adventure with an emphasis on audiovisual style. Traverse a mythic little realm, use a sword to do battle & evoke sworcery to solve mystical musical mysteries. Co-operate with friends via Twitter, experience a videogame world that is affected by moon phases & help a wandering warrior monk complete her woeful errand.”

5. Broken Age $4.99

Broken Age is an inspiration for children’s book illustrators, it has a nice family-friendly appeal with soft colors and textures.

“Broken Age is a family friendly, hand-animated, puzzle-filled adventure game with an all-star cast, including Elijah Wood, Jack Black and Masasa Moyo.

Funded by a record breaking crowdfunding campaign and designed by industry legend Tim Schafer, Broken Age is a timeless coming-of-age story of barfing trees and talking spoons.”

6. Euclidean Lands $3.99

Euclidean Lands has a soft pastel color scheme and awesome typography effects. Also, the character design is simple yet stunning.

“EUCLIDEAN LANDS is a beautiful puzzle game with unique mechanics that blends isometric architecture and turn-based movement into an exciting medieval game world.”

7. Pavilion: Touch edition $3.99

Pavilion: Touch edition has unique fantasy/fairytale background designs, beautiful lighting and natural textures.

“Pavilion, the multiple award winning & IMGA nominated game from Visiontrick Media. Dubbed as a fourth-person puzzling adventure, Pavilion throws you directly into its mysterious and atmospheric world without any tutorials or beginning explanations. ”

8. Limbo $4.99

Limbo is a beautifully melancholy and Tim Burtonesque puzzle game.

“Uncertain of his sister’s fate, a boy enters LIMBO.”

9. Badland $2.99

Badland has a very simple yet adorable set of character designs, the main feature of this game is the background designs.

“Fly and survive through the Game of the Year -winning action adventure BADLAND.”

10. Ridiculous fishing $2.99

This game is like an updated arcade game with an amazingly diverse yet cohesive color scheme.

“Fly and survive through the Game of the Year -winning action adventure BADLAND.”

11. Monument Valley $3.99

This game is a major color inspiration.

“Monument Valley is a surreal exploration through fantastical architecture and impossible geometry. Guide the silent princess Ida through mysterious monuments, uncovering hidden paths, unfolding optical illusions and outsmarting the enigmatic Crow People.”

12. mammals

This is a game for kids ages 6-8  but I still think this is a top contender for this list. Mammals has a light and whimsical color scheme and features animal anatomy in a very approachable way.

“Explore each animal’s anatomy — bones, fur, whiskers, and more. Designed for future zoologists to find out what makes mammals unique.

Mammals is No. 9 in Tinybop’s award-winning Explorer’s Library. Introduce your kids to big ideas in other Explorer’s Library apps, including The Human Body, Plants, Simple Machines, The Earth, Weather, Homes, Skyscrapers, and Space.”

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