How to Find the Top Cocos2d-x Game
Creating lists and ranking things is always a difficult thing to do, but when it comes to games, it’s even harder. We decided to do it nonetheless, and in this article you will see a list of what we consider the best mobile games built on the Cocos2d-x platform.
Why was creating this list any more difficult than any other? Gamers are very passionate when it comes to their choice of poison and can be very opinionated when it comes to their favorite game.
Our recent article on the best games ever made with Unity, which was inspired by this Infographic showing some notable examples, raised a few eyebrows and stirred heated conversations. It was a blast seeing people root for their favourites and valiantly defend the game’s honour with arguments such as “YOU SUCK” and the likes.
Nevertheless, we thought it might be interesting to see which games proved the best ones built on the Cocos2d-x platform, and after a few days of scouring the depths of the internet, we have come up with a list of the ten games worth mentioning.
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Top Cocos2d-x Games
The list was built having the number of downloads, number of ratings and the average rating in mind. We also looked into which prominent SDKs were being used in these top games. So without further ado, I present to you – THE LIST:
Developed by: TinyCo
Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff is a Freemium video game for iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.1 based on the American animated series Family Guy. It allows users to create and run their own version of Quahog using familiar characters and buildings. It features an original story conceived by the show’s writers in which Quahog has been destroyed and it’s up to you to bring it back to its former glory.
#9: Flow Free
Developed By: Big Duck Games
Flow Free is a puzzle game developed by Big Duck Games and released for iOS on June 7, 2012. The game is played on a grid, where the player must connect different colored circles to fill in every square. The colored lines created by dragging from one circle to another cannot cross other lines, so the challenge is to work out a path for each color only knowing the start and end points.
#8: Diamond Dash
Developed By: Wooga
Diamond Dash gives players 60 seconds to match colourful gems, unleash special boosts and compete with friends. Weekly tournaments allow players to compete for the highest score and reward the top 3 players with one of the coveted gold, silver or bronze medals.
#7: Clash of Lords 2
Developed by: IGG
Clash of Lords 2 is a spin-off of the popular Clash of Clans game, one which created a whole subgenre we might call The Clash. It is a strategy, city-building game in the Age of Empires style. There are many Clash games out there and as you’ll see, this is not the only one that made its way to the top ten list.
#6: LINE Cookie Run
Developed by: LINE
Line Cookie Run is a side-scrolling game featuring Brave Cookie, a character that looks like the Gingerbread Man. Like many other side-scrollers, players run in one direction collecting coins and power-ups and dodge obstacles.
#5: Dragon City
Developed by: Social Point
Genre: Social Game
Dragon City is a social network game from social games developer Social Point which was launched for play on Facebook and iOS. The game targets mid-core players, allowing them to raise their own dragons and create a Dragon City on floating islands. In December 2012, The Next Web ran an article announcing that Dragon City was ranked #2 in Facebook’s 25 top rated games that year.
Developed by: IGG
We’re beginning to see a pattern here. IGG has tapped into the Clash subgenre, creating a bunch of similar games and taking advantage of the “Clash” keyword which, at some point in time, became popular on the Android and iOS app stores. IGG has since created Castle Clash, Clash of Lords, Clash of Mafias, Clash of Gangs, and their versions for various markets. It just goes to show how important choosing the proper keywords when creating a game is, as well as how important it is to create localised products.
Developed by: Robert Topala
Geometry Dash Lite is a rhythm-based running game which currently has 20 levels, with each stage featuring unique background music. Although the player is not required to complete a level to advance to the next, they increase in difficulty for the most part. Other features of the game that exist in the latest versions are a level editor, map packs, user-created levels, secret coins and a great variety of icons and game modes.
Developed by: Hu Wen Zeng / Cheetah Mobile / Umoni Studio
Piano Tiles is a game where the player’s objective is to tap on the black tiles as they appear from the top of the screen while avoiding the white. When each black tile is tapped, it will emit a piano sound. In quick succession, forms famous compositions such as Für Elise and Ode to Joy. If the player taps on a white tile, the player will lose the game and be signalled by an off-tune note.
Developed by: Fingersoft
Hill Climb Racing is a simple racing game, released three years ago. It has the best mix of the most important parameters, including the number of downloads, number of ratings and the average rating, which is why it earned the number one spot as the best Cocos2d-x game created so far. With a 4.4 average rating, more than 400 million downloads, and more than four million of five-star ratings, it is a smashing hit.
Developed by: gumi
Brave Frontier is a Japanese mobile role-playing game developed and published by gumi, originally for Apple’s iOS and later for Android and Kindle Fire. It features impressive gameplay mechanics and an elaborate storyline, but perhaps the most notable thing about it is its virtual economy. Using SOOMLA’s technology, Brave Frontier allows its players to purchase various items, gems, recipes, power-ups and bundles.