Qualityindex.com reveals the top 10 critically acclaimed iPhone games and apps of August 2012


For Immediate Release

London, UK - 6th September 2012 - Steel Media Ltd

If you were wondering what the best reviewed iPhone games and apps on the web last month were, here's the  iPhone Quality Index  ( Qi) round-up for August to fill you in.

The iPhone Quality Index boasts over 200,000 scores from the world's best websites, such as  148AppsPocket Gamer, and  What's On iPhone, and uses a unique metric to create a single definitive score for each iPhone title.

Here are  August 2012's top selections...

Quality Index  Top 10 iPhone games August 2012

1   Blast-A-Way   Illusion Labs 9.2
2   Ticket to Ride Europe Pocket   Days of Wonder 9.2
3   Mikey Shorts   BeaverTap Games 9.0
4   Monster Cube   MonsterJuice 9.0
5   Keri Racing   Neowiz 8.9
6   McPixel   Sos 8.9
7   Lost Cities   The Coding Monkeys 8.8
8   Cafe International   Application Systems Heidelberg Software 8.8
9   Horn   Zynga 8.7
10    Organ Trail: Director's Cut                The Men Who Wear Many Hats 8.7

Quality Index  Top 10 iPhone apps to August 2012

1   Broadcast for Friends   Ustream.tv                                        10
2   iUkraine   Discover Ukraine 10
3   Chinese UP   Funwish 10
4   Wanna?   Jamie Fieldman 10
5   Guard My Angel   Cayo-Tech Communication 10
6   Red Hot Chili Peppers Official   Red Hot Chili Peppers 10
7   Boozall Hartford   ComponentBid 10
8   Wild About Trial   Wild About Trial 10
9   Videokits   Tapshot 10
10   Fingertips Math   Incredible Apps 10

(N.B. The monthly games chart is based on titles released and reviewed in the last month. The apps chart is based on titles reviewed over the last three months. Hence, this is not a cumulative chart and earlier released titles may have higher scores.)

Given Illusion Labs's Blast-A-Way mixes head-scratching logical puzzles with a gorgeous 3D world and plenty of explosives, it's easy to see why it tops the iPhone Qi game chart for August 2012. It's had some stiff competition, mind, from the likes of Mikey Shorts, a charming retro-inspired platformer that challenges you to complete each stage as quickly as possible. Ninth-placed epic adventure game Horn has also proved a big hit over the past four weeks, thanks to a beautiful Zelda-inspired 3D fantasy world and a rip-roaring plot. Just behind it, Organ Trail: Director's Cut takes a completely different approach to excellence, with a retroer-than-retro art style and darkly humorous survival sim gameplay.

It's been a strong month for apps, too, with Broadcast for Friends taking the #1 spot primarily due to its innovative ability to stream live video to your Facebook page. Fans of Anthony Kiedis's band will be glad to hear that Red Hot Chili Peppers Official has performed admirably of late, rising up to #6 on this month's hit parade. With its potent SoCal blend of photos, tour dates, and merchandise, it was always likely to go platinum. (Or something.) Meanwhile, further down the apps leaderboard, Videokits guides you through the process of shooting high-quality videos via handy step-by-step guides and useful advice. For all you back-to-schoolers, however, Fingertips Maths props up the August chart with its roster of easy-to-remember arithmetic techniques. Count us in! Cough.

We'll continue to provide an updated listing each and every month, together with a round-up of the year. For all the up-to-date information on which iPhone games, apps, and publishers are reviewing best, head on over to the  iPhone Quality Index  now.

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About Steel Media

Steel Media is a leading mobile consumer technology publisher based in the UK. With a team boasting over 50 years of experience in consumer and contract publishing, the company currently publishes Europe's biggest mobile and handheld gaming website  PocketGamer.co.uk, the leading mobile games industry portal  PocketGamer.biz, and consumer friendly mobile entertainment site  PocketPicks.co.uk. Steel Media also runs the  iPhone Alliance and Smartphone Alliance advertising networks, syndicates content to mobile operators and handset manufacturers, and provides a range of editorial, design, and other contract publishing services to a number of leading blue chip brands.

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