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


For Immediate Release

London, UK - 7th September 2012 - Steel Media Ltd

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

The iPad Quality Index boasts over 50,000 scores from the world's best websites, such as  148AppsPocket Gamer, and  AppSpy, and uses a unique metric to create a single definitive score for each iPad title.

Here are  August 2012's top selections...

Quality Index  Top 10 iPad games August 2012

1   Bastion   Warner Bros. 9.6
2   Blast-A-Way   Illusion Labs 9.2
3   Mikey Shorts   BeaverTap Games 9.0
4   McPixel   Sos 8.9
5   Cafe International   Application Systems Heidelberg Software 8.8
6   Horn   Zynga 8.7
7   Organ Trail: Director's Cut   The Men Who Wear Many Hats 8.7
8   Wannabat Plus   Vitusoft 8.7
9   Draw Breaker HD   Elevate Entertainment 8.7
10   Walking Dead: The Game                      Telltale 8.6

Quality Index  Top 10 iPad apps to August 2012

1      iUkraine   Discover Ukraine                                                  10  
2   CamCom: Camera+Compass   ???? 10
3   BroadwayBarks   CJ Educations 10
4   Snowflake Station   KBooM Games 10
5   Guide For Scribblenauts Remix Version HD   AppsGangster 10
6   Wild About Trial   Wild About Trial 10
7   Atelier Pfister   Mobel Pfister 10
8   The Witch With No Name HD   SlimCricket 9.7
9   Social Diary   AppEzzy 9.6
10   Therimax   3rdStreetMedia 9.6

(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.)

Taking one of the best-loved Xbox Live Arcade games and squeezing it onto the iPad with some style, the developer of lush 2D action-RPG Bastion almost guaranteed itself the top spot in the iPad Qi game chart for August 2012 by default. Down in second, Illusion Labs's Blast-A-Way successfully mixes head-scratching logical puzzles with a gorgeous 3D world and plenty of explosives. In any other month, charming speedrun platformer Mikey Shorts might have expected to take top spot, but on this occasion it comes in a respectable third given the stiff competition. At #6, meanwhile, is epic Zelda-esque adventure game Horn, which brings a beautiful 3D fantasy world and a rip-roaring plot to our August leaderboard.

The UEFA European Football Championship cast a spotlight on the Ukraine this summer, and the top-ranked iUkraine app is your perfect travel guide should you choose to holiday there any time soon. In second place, CamCom: Camera+Compass does exactly what it says on the tin, providing a compass overlay for your camera snaps. And while we're on the subject of descriptive app titles, Guide For Scribblenauts Remix Version HD has performed well over the past four weeks, finishing in fifth on the iPad Qi app chart. We'll leave you to guess what it does. Arguably the coolest iPad app of the month, however, is Atelier Pfister, which charted at #7. This app uses fancy augmented reality technology to let you visualise its stylish furniture collection in your room. No, it just won't fit, Sheila. I keep telling you that. Gar.

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 iPad games, apps, and publishers are reviewing best, head on over to the  iPad 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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