What are the best indie games for Android?

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Game of Thrones: Winter is Coming

Steven Roberts
Written on April 5, 2019
"One of the things I liked most about this game is its environment. Not like some of the medieval games I've played where you only have to hack your way thru hordes of enemies, GoT: WiC also lets me strategize my every move and plan ahead in joining alliances as well as making trades. A must-try for every fledgling Westeros lord!"
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    Minecraft is a sandbox video game developed by Mojang and Markus Persson. Released in 2009, this game became the best-selling computer game with over 29 million copies sold worldwide. Available on various platforms.


    Windows, Android, iOS, Nintendo 3DS , Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS Vita, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 4, GameStop


    Gerald Reed
    Written on August 22, 2018
    "Tho it isn't that much of an "indie" game now, I played it when it was still indie and supported it wholeheartedly, I'm glad that this game made it to this list and that it's really popular now"
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    #2Underworld Soccer Manager 2018

    Underworld Soccer Manager 2018
    Underworld Football Manager 2017 is now Underworld Soccer Manager 2018. It is a game app that offers to build a football empire and football club. It features Cheat, bribe, scheme throughout the game to be a football tycoon.

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ronald Garrett
    Written on March 14, 2017
    "Underworld Football Manager gave me a chance to build my very own football team in a simulator style mobile game. There is enough cartoon-style action to keep the game upbeat and exciting. It is probably one of my favorite games to play while traveling to pass the time."
    Ronald Wallace
    Written on August 22, 2018
    "It's pretty neat for an indie game and the graphics are so badass! I can manage and play football, so that's 2 birds with 1 stone lol"
    Hu Sun
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "Great indie game! Very unique concept in building a football empire and right there on your mobile device. Worth a try if you're looking for something unique."
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    #3World of Goo

    World of Goo
    World of Goo is a game where you have to create large structures using balls of goo. The main objective of the game is to get a number of balls to an exit, but to get there you'll have to build bridges, buildings and many other structures.

    Amazon, Android, Windows, Mac, iOS

    Check price

    Teresa Turner
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "I love this puzzle game! It has tons of levels, so I never run out of things to do, and the whole thing is quirky and fun. At just $4.99, this game is a steal. Definitely worth getting for your Android phone to kill time and keep you entertained."
    Jacqueline Miller
    Written on May 16, 2017
    "For an indie game, this game is awesome. I love the art and the concept. Just wish they would have it for iPhone."
    Jorge Carmona
    Written on August 26, 2017
    "This game is so entertaining, I recommend to everyone, you will be addicted after playing some time "


“Indie” is a shortened and more broadly-used term for the word “independent”, usually used in things related to media like music, artists, games, movies, and bands. Any group or individual that operates, creates, develops, and/or publishes original works without the ownership or affiliation of any major record label or brand can be considered as indie.


Did you know that Minecraft is considered to be the biggest and most successful indie game that has been released to the public? Minecraft was designed by Swedish developer Markus Persson, who goes by the name Notch, along with a small team named Mojang. The game’s incoming popularity was foreshadowed during its early phases, garnering more than a million purchases less than a month of its early access beta, including the fact that it made an estimated $43.4 million in revenue within 5 months of its official public release.

Presently, Minecraft’s intellectual property, along with Mojang, was sold to Microsoft for $2.5 billion, where it continues to be updated, improved, and constantly fixed of bugs and glitches. The game has also produced two spin-offs: Minecraft: Story Mode, developed by Telltale Games in collaboration with Mojang, and the Minecraft: Education Edition, which was released as a new tool for educational purposes, which can be used for school and in homes.

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    Limbo is an adventure and indie game developed and published by Playdead. It was released on Aug 3, 2011, and is available with different platforms including Android, iOS, and more.


    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Linux


    Mary Flores
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "Limbo is a scary little game that almost has the feel of a spooky movie, & yet is simple in it's concept all at the same time. It's in black & white, & a little boy is trying to find his sister because he's worried about her. As he moves through the game he is greeted with obstacles, & attacked by large creatures that he must jump over. There are creepy sound effects in the background. This is probably not suited for younger players, but pre-teens through adult would enjoy it."
    Roy Lewis
    Written on April 4, 2017
    "Limbo isn't just a game, it's art in motion. It's engaging and it's one of the best looking games around. It's got a creepy atmosphere and it gets more and more challenging the farther you get. Limbo, it's art and adventure mixed together in a really fun game."
    Nicholas Ortiz
    Written on June 21, 2017
    "A darkly beautiful gaming experience that is fun, addictive and rewarding. A near perfect puzzle game, that I can't recommend highly enough. Just the right amount of difficulty, joined with a deliciously creepy atmosphere! "
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    #5Thomas Was Alone

    Thomas Was Alone
    Thomas Was Alone is a minimalist platformer in which you will have to guide different types of rectangles with different jumping skills to the end of every level mixing puzzle and platform gameplay.

    Android, Windows, iOS


    James Banks
    Written on January 4, 2017
    "Thomas Was Alone is a top rated Android game. The goal of the game is to bring some rectangles, with different jumping skills, till the end of each stage, passing through obstacles, and solving puzzles. It's really funny and entertaining, and it costs just $4.99!"
    Andrea Ford
    Written on June 24, 2017
    "This game won a slew of awards when it first game out. It's got a very engaging storyline but beautiful graphics that will help you zen out."
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    #6Superbrothers Sword & Sworcery

    Superbrothers Sword & Sworcery
    Superbrothers Sword & Sworcery is an indie adventure game where you explore a mythic little realm, use a sword to do battle and evoke sworcery to solve mystical musical mysteries.  The pixel game is developed by Capybara Games.

    Android, iOS


    Angela Spencer
    Written on July 1, 2017
    "Story was kinda lame in my opinion but my husband liked it. The best feature was that you can use Twitter to enable co-op play. The graphics are strange, but I can almost guarantee you haven't seen anything like it, so they have that uniqueness going for them. "
    Ethan Gonzalez
    Written on August 22, 2018
    "The effects in this game is crazy af, majestic and breathtaking. + the gameplay is sweet as well and the controls are smooth"
    John Garza
    Written on February 25, 2017
    "This is a good game and fits this topic well. I'd like to see a bigger list of games though rather than just this one."
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    Reigns is an indie strategy and simulation video game developed by Nerial and published by Devolver Digital. Players take the role of a medieval monarch with the aim of juggling requests from advisors, peasants, and allies.


    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS


    Gary Kelley
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "I'm giving this a 3/5 and mainly because it links to a Steam version of the game when asked for the best android one. That being said this is also on Android and it's a fairly fun game, so give it a shot."
    Vihaan Pillai
    Written on May 15, 2017
    "I'm not a big gamer but Reigns has captured my attention. I really like challenging myself in this Indie game and I love it more and more as I play it to kill time."
    Edward Ray
    Written on March 20, 2017
    "I heard about this game from a friend of mine so I decided to try it out. Now I'm totally into it! One of the better strategy games I've played on Steam."
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    #8Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions

    Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions

    Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is a twin stick shooter for Android. In the game, the player pilots a ship that is claw-shaped and that can shoot all around the screen. The goal of the game is to destroy all the enemies that want to destroy your ship. 




    Bobby Cruz
    Written on June 9, 2017
    "A great game, with fantastic visuals and addictive play. I spent the better part of my weekend, in an intense bid to clear as many levels as I could. It looks fantastic on the SHIELD Android TV!"
    Douglas Hansen
    Written on June 14, 2017
    "There is a lot of variety in this Geometry war game. Many different levels means you will never get bored with this. I like how you can play with others. Graphics seem high end to me."
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    #9Shadow Blade: Reload

    Shadow Blade: Reload

    Shadow Blade is a is an action-platformer set in a visually striking world where the ancient teachings of ninjas and samurai clash upon a modern landscape. The game is for PC/Console, mobile and tablet devices developed by Dead Mage. 


    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS


    Jean Carlson
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "Here is a fantasy video game that can be played on an Android or a tablet. This offers you some escapism while you wait in that long line. The game action is old-fashioned 8-bit, but with graphics updated to a year-2000 level. Hey. It's something to do while you're just standing there doing nothing else."
    Maria Fox
    Written on June 9, 2017
    "If you are looking for a good Indie game that works for Android, you will really like the Shadow Blade: Reload. I like the graphics a lot and when the old principles clashes with new technology, it makes for interesting game to play. "
    Diana Montgomery
    Written on January 14, 2017
    "The reviews look good, but aren't really my cup of tea, so I'd wouldn't personally be interested, but I'm sure some would be."
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    #10Castaway Paradise

    Castaway Paradise

    Castaway Paradise is a life simulation game developed by Dutch indie studio Stolen Couch Games wherein the player starts an adventure on a tropical island. This game is suggested for those who like Animal Crossing, and Harvest Moon.


    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS


    Aaryan Singhal
    Written on August 5, 2017
    "Castaway Paradise is a fun little game with bright colors and simple 2D graphics that still manages to be endearing and entertaining. It's not the best RPG/simulator but it does lighten my mood whenever I open it to play even if its only for a couple minutes."
    Gloria Morales
    Written on August 22, 2018
    "For everyone who has a fascination with washing up on the beach and surviving off the land, this game is for you, I'd recommend you'd try it"
    Jordan Hayes
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "In this game you get stranded on an island. You get to choose how to spend your days. You can catch bugs, grow crops or go fishing. There are lots of adventures to be found on this tropical island."
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    In this minimalist real-time strategy game you will be in charge of a space station and its minions. Plan your expansion wisely and manage all your resources to explore the universe and all the planets it contains. 

    Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Windows


    Christian Anderson
    Written on February 6, 2017
    "I played rymdkapsel on the way to my sister's wedding. I needed something i could pick up and put down easily while i was going through the motions of the rehearsal and the 4 hour bus ride. It was fun! I had a hard time putting it down, but i wont hold that against it. The gameplay is unique, the graphics fit with the overall feel of the game, and the challenge provided by other online players is we rounded. Great game for a casual gamer like myself."
    Anthony Woods
    Written on June 19, 2017
    "A beautifully artistic and creatively designed game that will make you think and get out of your mental comfort zone."
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    #12Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville

    Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville

    Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville is a strategy and simulation video game developed by Northway Games, released on May 30, 2015. This survival game is set in a post-apocalyptic theme where survivors scavenge for food and resources.


    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS


    Kathryn Garrett
    Written on July 3, 2017
    "This is a pretty great game! While zombies are not as popular as they were a few years ago, they are still fun! In this game, you need to make good choices to survive the zombie apocalypse. My nephews "borrow" my phone every chance they get to play this! This is a fun game overall that leaves you wanting to come back for more. "
    George Russell
    Written on August 22, 2018
    "played the first 2 rebuild and it was cool albeit with weird character and survivor photos and names, but this one is pretty swell and i honestly can say that i wont get tried of this anytime soon"
    Victoria Salinas
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "Developers got lazy this go round. Rebuild 2 was solid and they wanted more money so they released this. The cost is too high for what you get, stick with Rebuild 2, don't pay more for less. "
    Andrea Roberts
    Written on March 10, 2017
    "i'm generally not a fan of retro games but, given the limited gaming abilities of smart phones, this was actually kind of good. it's similar to the early fallout games."
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    #13Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy

    Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy

    Eclipse is a digital version of a board game of the same name. This features customizable star systems that can be played by up to 6 players. The players get to control an interstellar civilization. No worries because it has in-game tutorials.


    Windows, Mac


    Joe Green
    Written on August 27, 2017
    "I opened this site and immediately felt comfortable with using it. It drew my attention due to no ads on the top of the main page, as well as it being on Steam (which is a known gaming source). I would have no issue with this and I think it is a great solution."
    Judith Wood
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "I like the concept of Eclipse it is true to the board game that I have enjoyed playing. The online game has a lot of problems though. It crashes when you try to play online multi players. It ends up being more frustrating than fun."
    Shaurya Pawar
    Written on June 27, 2017
    "I wanted to play an Indie game on my phone since I was mostly away from my computer and I found Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy. I am thoroughly impressed out of how much gameplay I have gotten out of this game."
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    #14Battle Worlds: Kronos

    Battle Worlds: Kronos

    Battle Worlds: Kronos is a classic turn-based strategy game in the tradition of Battle Isle, Advance Wars and Panzer General. 


    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS, PS4, Linux


    Timothy Mitchell
    Written on April 5, 2017
    "So Battle Worlds wasn't my personal cup of tea when I played it. But overall it does sit at over 4 stars so it's not horrible, but having only 133 user ratings kind of demonstrates that this game wasn't all that popular. And the solution here is accurate in that Battle Worlds is an Android game and the link actually took me to the Google Play store page, instead of the Steam store page for the game."
    Betty Pearson
    Written on February 18, 2017
    "I am always looking for awesome new indie games to play on my Android phone. I recently found a game called Battle Worlds: Kronos. I really want to like it. It seems like a fun game. However, it is just too complicated for me to play casually. I will keep searching."
    Charles Jensen
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "Battle Worlds: Kronos is a fantastic TBS game. I always enjoyed playing Advance Wars when I was younger and this is just as good."
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    #15Junk Jack

    Junk Jack
    Junk Jack is a multiplayer 2D sandbox exploration, mining, and crafting game. You can build and improve your home, tame and breed creatures, cook foods, collect animal companions, farm exotic plants, collect fish, grow flowers and play with your friends.

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS


    Keith Fernandez
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "Junk Jack is like Minecraft & Terraria put together, which makes it 10 times more fun. The building and crafting mechanisms are wonderful and beautiful put together for hours and hours of enjoyment. The best part? If you get tired of your current game play, start over and end up in a whole new world to explore."
    Esperanza Villegas
    Written on August 22, 2018
    "2d and fun, just like terraria, sandbox and exploring survival as well. sweet and rather retro graphics that bring back my memories from childhood! "
    Adela Olvera
    Written on July 30, 2017
    "Junk Jack is just OK for what it is. It's a bit like Minecraft, a bit more like Terraria. I didn't notice any major issues while playing but this doesn't add anything new to a genre that's already pretty saturated. "
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    #16Flipping Legend

    Flipping Legend

    Flipping Legend is an action game developed by Noodlecake Studios for iOS and Android. Play with powerful heroes and unlock all their abilities and secrets to become a flipping legend.


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Victoria Andrade
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "I am not a fan of apps that promote violence in games. I have not heard of "Flipping Legend" before, but it didn't seem particularly interesting. What I did think was interesting, was that there were options for more child-focuses game apps on the same site as this game of fighting. I would have preferred that violence and older versus younger game apps be separated."
    Jack Brooks
    Written on December 30, 2017
    "Flipping Legend may have a decent rating but I found quite a few glitches in the game and it was frustrating to play at best. I found the game itself to be simple but rather boring and unchallenging. There are better indie games out there for Android."
    Brandon Gardner
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "This is only one game for Android and while it is an Indie game it may not be the best for everyone "
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    #17Slayaway Camp

    Slayaway Camp

    Slayaway Camp is a killer puzzle game developed by Blue Wizard Digital and was released in 2016 for Windows and Mac. In it, you control Skullface, a psycho slasher bent on slaughtering camp counselors at the title campground.


    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    $2.99- With in-app purchases

    Kathleen Reed
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "This is a super fun android-based game that's sure to delight teenage boys and young adults (and the excited females, too). It's a bit much for my tastes (too much gorn imo), but it is a well received indie game if you're into this genre."
    Catherine Henderson
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Oh my gosh, this is an awesome game! I like the puzzles and I love the cute little slasher story they have going. I find the graphics adorable!"
    Doris Sun
    Written on September 25, 2017
    "This looks like minecraft gone bad. I don't know. I wouldn't want my daughter to play it but I might like it."
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    #18This War of Mine

    This War of Mine
    This War of Mine is a survival game developed by 11-bit studios. This simulation game is where you have to manage the shelter, resources, and survivors through scavenging and crafting.

    Windows, Android, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One


    Wayne Contreras
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "I love indie games. I wanted to find a new game for my Android Samsung smartphone. I found out about This War of Mine, which is a really interesting survival game. You have to manage resources and survivors. It's really a lot of fun. I frequently play it on the bus to school and I love it. It's very immersive. The gameplay is amazing, as are the graphics. Highly recommended!"
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    #19Noughts And Noughts

    Noughts And Noughts

    Noughts And Noughts is a board game developed by rwdesenv that resembles Tic Tac Toe. Both available on iOS and Android devices, this free game features a global leaderboard and simple rules. 


    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    RW D
    Written on November 10, 2018
    "Match the color rings in the Tic Tac Toe board. Addictive and easy to play. A twist of the popular Noughts and Crosses game, also known as Tic Tac Toe."
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    #20Galaxy Ranger

    Galaxy Ranger

    Galaxy Ranger is a free space shooter mobile game application where you must save the solar system from the attacks of space enemies. This is a classic space combat mobile game. 




    Andrew Mudrik
    Written on January 18, 2019
    "Cool and easy"

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Best indie games for Android
1MinecraftGames 35 Paid
2Underworld Soccer Manager 2018Games 32 Free
3World of GooGames 29 Paid
4LimboGames 29 Paid
5Thomas Was AloneGames 26 Paid
6Superbrothers Sword & SworceryGames 25 Paid
7ReignsGames 23 Paid
8Geometry Wars 3: DimensionsGames 21 Paid
9Shadow Blade: ReloadGames 19 Paid
10Castaway ParadiseGames 17 Free

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