Qualityindex.com reveals the top 10 critically acclaimed iPad games and apps of January 2013


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Qualityindex.com  reveals the top 10 critically acclaimed iPad games and apps of January 2013

Because best-selling doesn't necessarily mean best quality!

London, UK - 8th February 2013 - 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 January to fill you in.

The  iPad Quality Index boasts over 100,000 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  January 2013's top selections...

Quality Index  Top 10 iPad games January 2013

1   Joe Danger   Hello Games 8.9
2   Hundreds   Semi Secret Software 8.9
3   The Lords of Midnight   Chilli Hunger 8.8
4   Scribble Hero   Nickelodeon 8.8
5   Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes   Ubisoft 8.6
6   Momonga Pinball Adventures   Paladin Studios 8.5
7   Banana Kong   FDG Entertainment 8.4
8   The Blockheads   Majic Jungle Software 8.4
9   Pixel Defenders Puzzle   Social Titans 8.4
10   Time Surfer   Kumobius 8.3



Quality Index  Top 10 iPad apps to January 2013

1      Intellisale   Intellisale                              10  
2   Rockmelt: Explore the Best of the Web   Rockmelt 9.6
3   2013 Calendar HD   iDesign Studio 9.6
4   Splash Money: Counting Coins and Bills   StudyPad 9.6
5   Plex   Plex 9.6
6   Time to Smile!:) Jokes   Alek 9.4
7   pMail - Private eMail   App Ideas 9.4
8   Archives   Dag Agren 9.4
9   Cooklet   Cooklet 9.1
10   Ziner - Google Reader client   Creator3D 9.0



(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.)

The year 2013 has truly started with a bang for iPad gamers, as the January iPad Qi game chart duly demonstrates. Joe Danger takes pole position this month, with its maker, Hello Games, wowing critics with a carefully considered re-imagining of its modern-day console gem. This breezy stunt bike platformer has been carefully re-engineered for the iPad... and you can tell. Hundreds, meanwhile, fully deserves its second place spot in the January chart on account of its beautifully abstract and minimalist puzzler gameplay. It's a bit weird and a bit vague, but you just try putting it down. Down in sixth place, Paladin Studios's Momonga Pinball Adventures brings the humble game of pinball bang up to date. It takes the flipper controls of the classic game and places them in a luscious 3D adventure starring an adorable fluffy creature. Kumobius's Time Surfer brings up the rear courtesy of a potent blend of Tiny Wings-like endless swooping and a nifty time-rewind feature.

January's iPad Qi app chart goes to show that we all want to make surfing the web on our tablets that little bit easier. Sitting pretty in first spot, you see, is Rockmelt, which has impressed many with its labour-saving approach to browsing on your iPad. It's never been easier to get to the web and social content you're interested in. Farther down the leaderboard, we have Plex by, errr, Plex. This nifty piece of software lets you stream your music, pictures, and videos from your home computer straight to your handset. In eighth place, we find Archives, which successfully shrugs off its dull name and expertly unzips or opens any file type you can throw at it. Finally, in tenth spot, we have Ziner. Yes, it's another Google Reader client, but it's one of the best you can get. It's all about that incredibly tidy interface, baby.

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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Notes to editors:

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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