It’s no secret that the Google Play Store is a bit of a minefield when you’re looking for a new mobile game to sink your teeth into. The charts are usually filled with throwaway freebies riddled with in-app purchases and the “trending” section is always fairly hit and miss in terms of quality.

Of course, the best way to keep up with new additions is Android Authority’s very own Android Apps Weekly series. But what if you’re after a hidden gem that’s nestled underneath all the fresh releases and the same-old Play Store suggestions?

If that’s you then you’re in luck as Google has announced the twenty finalists for this year’s Google Play Indie Games Contest.

The award show, set to be held in the UK on February 13th, celebrates the best games from indie developers and glancing over the yearly shortlist is always a great to discover creative, innovative titles.

Take last year’s winner, Reigns, for example. The medieval swipe-em-up by Nerial was a devilishly addictive game which enjoyed an even better sequel, Reigns: Her Majesty. Thankfully, this year’s list is full of equally great games.


For the full list of the best indie games visit Android Authority