In time for Valentine’s Day, 7 games we’re in love with right now

Looking back on the history of mobile games, 90’s kids will remember the green background and those small black pixels moving inch by inch on the screen. Snake. Mobile games didn’t really take off until Nokia’s Snake was introduced but fast-forward 20 years, and mobile gaming is the top gaming arena in the world – bringing in more revenue than PC and console combined. 

 

For the past decade, Fyber has been part of the mobile app evolution by helping app developers discover better ways to monetize mobile games. With the day of love coming up, we wanted to spread our love for games – and reached out to some of our team members across our global offices and asked them to share what games hold a special place in their hearts:

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Why do you love it?

I’m always up for a challenge, which is what makes this puzzle game my go-to.

 

How did you start playing this game?

A colleague recommended it to me as ‘the game to play’!

 

How long have you been playing this game?

About 6 months. There’s a lot of thinking involved and I can play it for hours. I especially love the harder levels, they can end up keeping me up at night! The easier levels can be done with 1 hand only.

 

How does playing this game contribute to your day-to-day job?

This game keeps my mind active. I have the opportunity to perform different calculations which is always a bonus. While playing I get a better understanding of the competition and the strategies of the many rewarded videos that appear.

Moreover, I keep monitoring the session time until I want to see a rewarded video or to decide to approach the OfferWall for rewards.

 

Eado Hofstetter, Director Publisher Account Managers EMEA, London

 

Download the game and try it out for yourself: iOS or Android

 

Tasty Town by Social Point

Why do you love it?

Tasty Town is a great game because it has just the right amount of challenge for me when I want to take a moment to clear my head. The design of the characters is just awesome and they keep improving with every game update.

 

How did you start playing this game?

I’ve been playing it for about a year. What keeps me coming back is the new chefs they come up with. They really nailed the animation and the entire look and feel of the game.

 

How does playing this game contribute to your day-to-day job?

Tasty Town is my go-to example when I need to give a concrete example of what we do and how it technically works.

 

Ifat Sharifi, QA Team Lead in Data and Infrastructure, Israel

 

Download the game and try it out for yourself: iOS or Android

 

Prince of Persia by Ketchapp

Why do you love it?

I love the vintage design, but most of all it’s challenging, easy on the mind, and brings back the best memories from childhood. The game design is top-class, the music is great, and the characters are very well designed. 

 

How did you start playing this game?

I started to play this game when I was a child. The original game was released in 1989 and it was the first of a series of many others on all platforms. Currently, it can be downloaded on Android and iOS.

 

How does playing this game contribute to your day-to-day job?

When I see the level of dedication that game developers put into their games it gives me a sense of persistence and integrity.

 

Silvio Abruzzo, VP Engineering in Research and Development, Berlin

 

Download the game and try it out for yourself: iOS or Android

 

Toon Blast by Peak Games

Why do you love this game?

The level design is amazing! It’s a simple game but as a player, I can tell that each level and the creatives are all well thought out. As somebody that works in the industry, I love playing games where I can tell the publisher did not try to cut corners and really thought about user experience! Plus Bruno Bear is so darn cute! 

 

How did you start playing this game?

My friend was playing it and not paying attention to me, so I downloaded it too to see what the hype was all about. The level difficulties are perfectly spaced out where I can be challenged when I want and pass time when I’m feeling tired. Also, it’s a game that can be played casually and doesn’t require me to maintain my position at all times. 

 

How does playing this game contribute to your day-to-day job?

This game has made me appreciate how important user experience is in the more casual gaming genre. I used to think of hardcore and midcore as the games that solely focus on user experience, and now I see that a match3 game that is as enjoyable is really the combined effort of tens, if not hundreds, of super-intelligent professionals coming together to ensure that users enjoy their time while playing the game.

 

Sisian Ghahramanians, Senior Publisher Sales in Business US Supply, New York

 

Download the game and try it out for yourself: iOS or Android

Cooking Diary by MYTONA

Why do you love this game?

It’s a cooking game but it’s not ‘just another cooking game’. There’s an infinite variety of special events happening, unique design options, and fashion elements. On top of that, there’s a very strong social component with culinary guilds.  

 

How did you start playing this game?

I met the MYTONA team at a conference party in Moscow a few years ago. I had heard about their games before that but had never played one. Back then they didn’t consider ad monetization, but hearing them speak about their titles made me want to play their games immediately. So when Cooking Diary was released it was on my radar immediately.

 

How does playing this game contribute to your day-to-day job?

Whenever I play a game (any game) I take lots of screenshots. With Cooking Diary especially as there are so many unique objects and events.

 

Galina Martignoli, Senior Monetization Manager in Business EMEA, Berlin

 

Download the game and try it out for yourself: iOS or Android

 

 

Dunk Shot by Ketchapp

Why do you love it?

Give me a challenge, add some competition and involve sport and I’m in! It’s the perfect game for me when I have a couple of spare minutes. It has the ultimate combination between simple gameplay, a bit of challenge, and cool customized features. 

 

How did you start playing this game?

One of my friends used to play it all the time so I had to check it for myself. I download it and now I’m addicted too. What makes me come back to the game are the updated challenges offered by the game, unlocking new designs, and of course the need to get to further stages in the game!

 

How does playing this game contribute to your day-to-day job?

It helps me understand what placement types suit more different types of games and places within the games, what the users of the game which I identify with would prefer, and to see the actual contribution of Fyber FairBid to the game.

 

Tomer Shtayman, Product Manager, FairBid, Israel

 

Download the game and try it out for yourself: iOS or Android

 

 

Genshin Impact by miHoYo

Why do you love this game?

This is an open-world RPG game that has a huge magic world view, romantic adventure, and exquisite creativity. It’s an experience of exploring the unknown world and unlocking a new role is exciting. As a role-play game, the constant updating of new tasks and new roles keeps me playing.

 

How did you start playing this game?

I heard about the hype around this newly popular game, and I had to try it. I started playing it shortly after it was published. 

 

How does playing this game contribute to your day-to-day job?

My clients are mostly SLG and RPG advertisers. Part of my day to day is playing the popular games in the market to understand the trends and user behavior for hardcore games. This also keeps me involved in social topics. 

 

Jessica Qi, Account Manager Demand in Business APAC, Beijing

 

Download the game and try it out for yourself: iOS or Android

From all corners of the world, these are some of the games that our Fyberians are spreading their love of games! Mobile games are the perfect escape to a fun and engaging world – whether you’re looking to play solo or compete with your partner in different challenges – there’s a game for everyone to love.

 

 

 

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