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Best indie games for android

1.Minecraft

Paid: $26.95 with in-app purchases

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.

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  • Gerald Reed

    by Gerald Reed

    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

2.Underworld Football Manager 19

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Underworld Football Manager 2017 is now Underworld Football Manager 19. 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.

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  • Ronald Garrett

    by Ronald Garrett

    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 More

  • Ronald Wallace

    by Ronald Wallace

    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

    by Hu Sun

    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 More

3.Limbo

Paid: $4.99

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. It centers around the adventures of a boy who entered limbo.

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  • Mary Flores

    by Mary Flores

    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 & More

  • Nicholas Ortiz

    by Nicholas Ortiz

    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  More

  • Roy Lewis

    by Roy Lewis

    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 mor More

4.World of Goo

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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.

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  • by Teresa Turner

    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 More

  • Jorge Carmona

    by Jorge Carmona

    This game is so entertaining, I recommend to everyone, you will be addicted after playing some time

  • Jacqueline Miller

    by Jacqueline Miller

    For an indie game, this game is awesome. I love the art and the concept. Just wish they would have it for iPhone.

5.Superbrothers Sword & Sworcery

Paid: $3.99
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.

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  • by Angela Spencer

    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 stran More

  • Ethan Gonzalez

    by Ethan Gonzalez

    The effects in this game is crazy af, majestic and breathtaking. + the gameplay is sweet as well and the controls are smooth

  • John Garza

    by John Garza

    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.

6.Thomas Was Alone

Paid: $4.99

Thomas Was Alone is a minimalist platformer in which users will have to successfully guide different types of rectangles with different jumping skills to the end of every level. The game features a mix of puzzle and platform gameplay.

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  • James Banks

    by James Banks

    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 st More

  • Andrea Ford

    by Andrea Ford

    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.

7.Reigns

Paid: $2.99

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.

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  • Gary Kelley

    by Gary Kelley

    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  More

  • Vihaan Pillai

    by Vihaan Pillai

    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 More

  • Edward Ray

    by Edward Ray

    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 Ste More

8.Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions

Paid: $9.99

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. 

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  • Bobby Cruz

    by Bobby Cruz

    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.  More

  • Douglas Hansen

    by Douglas Hansen

    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 othe More

9.Shadow Blade: Reload

Paid: $14.99

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. 

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  • Jean Carlson

    by Jean Carlson

    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 ac More

  • Diana Montgomery

    by Diana Montgomery

    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.

  • Maria Fox

    by Maria Fox

    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 More

10.Castaway Paradise

Paid: $14.99 with in-app purchases

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.

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  • Aaryan Singhal

    by Aaryan Singhal

    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 bes More

  • Gloria Morales

    by Gloria Morales

    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

    by Jordan Hayes

    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  More

11.Rymdkapsel

Paid: $7.99
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. 

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  • Christian Anderson

    by Christian Anderson

    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 More

  • Anthony Woods

    by Anthony Woods

    A beautifully artistic and creatively designed game that will make you think and get out of your mental comfort zone.

12.Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville

Paid: $14.99

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.

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  • Kathryn Garrett

    by Kathryn Garrett

    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 ch More

  • George Russell

    by George Russell

    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  More

  • Victoria Salinas

    by Victoria Salinas

    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  More

  • Andrea Roberts

    by Andrea Roberts

    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 ea More

13.Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy

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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.

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  • Joe Green

    by Joe Green

    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 More

  • Judith Wood

    by Judith Wood

    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  More

  • Shaurya Pawar

    by Shaurya Pawar

    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 impr More

14.Battle Worlds: Kronos

Paid: $16.99 Check price

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

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  • Timothy Mitchell

    by Timothy Mitchell

    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 use More

  • Charles Jensen

    by Charles Jensen

    Battle Worlds: Kronos is a fantastic TBS game. I always enjoyed playing Advance Wars when I was younger and this is just as good.

  • Betty Pearson

    by Betty Pearson

    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 li More

15.Junk Jack

Paid: $14.99 with in-app purchases
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, grow flowers and play with your friends.

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  • Keith Fernandez

    by Keith Fernandez

    Junk Jack is like Minecraft & Terraria put together, which makes it 10 times more fun. The building and crafting mechanisms are wonderful and beau More

  • Esperanza Villegas

    by Esperanza Villegas

    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

    by Adela Olvera

    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 does More

16.Flipping Legend

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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.

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  • Victoria Andrade

    by Victoria Andrade

    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 More

  • Brandon Gardner

    by Brandon Gardner

    This is only one game for Android and while it is an Indie game it may not be the best for everyone

  • Jack Brooks

    by Jack Brooks

    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  More

17.Slayaway Camp

Paid: $2.99 With in-app purchases

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.

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  • Kathleen Reed

    by Kathleen Reed

    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 tas More

  • Doris Sun

    by Doris Sun

    This looks like minecraft gone bad. I don't know. I wouldn't want my daughter to play it but I might like it.

  • by Catherine Henderson

    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!

18.Noughts And Noughts

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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. 

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    by RW D

    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.

19.Galaxy Ranger

Free download

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. 

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    by Andrew Mudrik null

    Cool and easy

WHAT’S THE MEANING

“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?

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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