Streamlined games with straightforward controls & mechanics for short, casual playing sessions.

PLATFORMER

Casual traditional platform jumper games, where the player has to get through stages by jumping, running, gliding etc. while avoiding obstacles and/or enemies. 

Subway Surfers

Example games: Subway Surfers, Super Mario Run, Jetpack Joyride

IDLER

Games with a so called "idler" mechanics, meaning the game plays itself even if the application is closed. Additionally, when the application is open, players can see that progression is made all the time - even if they're not doing anything themselves (e.g. money keeps generating). 

Adventure Capitalist

Example games: AdVenture Capitalist, Idle Miner Tycoon, Tap Titans 2


SHOOT/BEAT 'EM UP

Arcade style shooting and fighting games with simple controls and a LOT of action with no real emphasis on precise aiming or tactics/strategy.

Galaxy Attack: Alien Shooter

Example games: Archero, Galaxy Attack: Alien Shooter

OTHER ARCADE

Arcade games that don't really fit in any other Arcade sub-genre but are casual games with clear arcade nature and mechanics. 

Pirate Kings

Example games: Pirate Kings, Tank Stars

TOWER DEFENCE

Means games that utilize tower defense mechanics in their core gameplay. In tower defense games, waves of enemies enter the screen from a certain point or side. The main goal of players is to prevent these enemies from reaching a certain point or line (usually the opposite side they're entering from) in the screen.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Example games: Plants vs. Zombies, Chain Chronicle, Bloons TD 5

BOARD GAMES

Classic board game -style titles, either straight up conversions to mobile or games that otherwise utilize board game mechanics.

Exploding Kittens

Example games: Monopoly, Chess, Exploding Kittens

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