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Pocket gamer

THERE IS a reason why the mobile-gaming industry is booming – mobile games are inexpensive, accessible and addictive. And, even better, you don’t need to splurge on a console to play, when all you need is your smartphone. Here are three of our recent favourite titles.

SKY: CHILDREN OF THE LIGHT / ANDROID, IOS

If you played , or , you’ll immediately be, a beautifully animated MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) by the same developers. is a game where you soar and explore seven dreamlike realms. It’s an adventure through a world of fantasy and wonder as well as the spiritual sequel to but with more features such as cosmetic customisation, levelling up, puzzles and collectibles. has no enemies or dialogue – it’s just you, as you make your way through a whimsical world restoring the stars to the heavens – and, sometimes, when you see another player (real players, just like you), they can help you complete a co-op puzzle. This creates an unspoken but shared experience that’s about being on the same journey and in the same moment. is relaxing, intriguing and quite possibly the prettiest mobile game you’ll ever play.

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