Every year at PAX Prime in Seattle, a panel of industry experts picks out ten indie games (from a list of over 100) for the prestigious PAX 10 indie games showcase.

This year, two of those ten best-of-the-best indie games - Ridiculous Fishing and Badland - are iOS titles.

At review at PG, Vlambeer's Ridiculous Fishing received a Gold Award. We described it as one of the "most innovative, well-balanced, and addictive games of the year".

It's the tale of a man out to catch as many fish as he can with a gun, a line, and some lures. Oh, and a tie if you buy one. Ridiculous Fishing is big and silly and an awful lot of fun.

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We weren't quite so enamoured with Badland, to tell you the truth. While it is a gorgeous game, the controls are by no means perfect. Furthermore, the overall experience is akin to playing a game set to autopilot.

At review, we said that "Badland is a stunning-looking game, but the mechanics underneath all the glitter are a little too shallow, and the connection between you and the action a little too thin, to wholeheartedly recommend it."

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Still, it's great to see iOS gaming represented at one of the biggest indie showcases of the year.

You can buy Ridiculous Fishing from the App Store for £1.99 / $2.99 [buy] and Badland for £2.49 / $3.99 [buy].


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