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


For Immediate Release



London, UK - 9th August  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 July 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.

Quality Index Top 10 iPad games July 2012



1   Magic 2013   Wizards of the Coast 9.4
2   Bucketz   Picnic Hippo Studios 9.4
3   Tiny Wings HD   Andres Illiger 9.3
4   Bug Princess 2 Black Label   Cave 9.2
5   Song Pop   FreshPlanet 9.2
6   Tone Sphere   Bit192 Labs 9.0
7   Squids Wild West   The Game Bakers 8.9
8   Summoner Wars   Playdek 8.9
9   Frisbee Forever 2   Kiloo 8.8
10   Nihilumbra   Beautifun Games                       8.7
Quality Index Top 10 iPad apps to July 2012

1     Mood Shifter                             Pamela Turner 10 
2   Foscam Pro   Logic Consulting 10
3   Med Time   Eduardo Halfen 10
4   Mr.shape's TouchCard   Koo-Ki 10

  Bottom of the Ninth01   Ryan Woodward Art & Animation 9.7
6   Ita - Lists You Like   Nice Mohawk 9.6
7   Pauser Pro   Kaysinsoft 9.6
8   Vintazines   Stefano Secondo 9.6
9   dealrack   Odeon Computics 9.6
10   Coupon Codes Plus   ShopAtHome.com 9.4

(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.)


Adopting a refreshingly irreverent, fourth wall-breaking tone, Picnic Hippo Studios’s casual physics game Bucketz finished July 2012 at #2 in the iPad Qi game chart, one place below Wizards of the Coast's brilliantly realised digital interpretation of its physical card game phenomenon Magic: The Gathering. Meanwhile, Song Pop, in fifth spot on this month's hit parade, takes the great British pub quiz out of the pub and puts it in your pocket. Featuring online cross-platform competitive play, Song Pop tasks you with identifying the names of tunes and artists before your opponent. Right up alongside that is frenetic 2D shoot-‘em-up Bug Princess 2 Black Label from cult Japanese developer Cave. This old skool blaster is actually a remix of Bug Princess 2, but with the addition of all-new God and Boss Rush modes.

The field of interactive children’s apps is a growing one - and one that we’d speculate may be commensurate with an increase in affordable iPad cases. Mr.shape’s TouchCard is the latest kiddie app to make an impression in the iOS universe, joining the leaders at the top of our iPad apps chart for July 2012. Another highly rated - but distinctly non-kiddie - iPad app this month is Med Time, which notifies you when it’s time to take your medication. Right up there with it is Mood Shifter by Pamela Turner - an intriguing app that promises to transform negative moods like fear and pessimism into positive ones like confidence and optimism. Get in there!

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 games, apps, and publishers are reviewing best, head on over to the  iPad Quality Index  now.

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