April was notable for containing the first whole month of lockdown for much of the world. I don't know about you, but while I was a lot less mobile than usual, I ended up using my phone a lot more.
Whether it's for calling or messaging friends and family, ordering food online, sifting through the daily news updates, or surfing the web, our smartphones have been essential tools. They've also been great for games, of course.
Thankfully, April saw some absolute gaming gems for iOS and Android. And such variety, too.
This is what we've been digging the most over the past 30 days or so. Doubtless your experience has been a little different, so do share in the comments below.
Itatake's Gumslinger is one of the most tactile, downright squidgy games we've played in ages. It's essentially a very simple duelling game, in which you aim with the right side of the screen and shoot with the left.
But the key angle is its jelly bean-like characters, and the gleefully over the top physics that underpin the whole blobby enterprise.
We wouldn't exactly say that Levelhead is Super Mario Maker for mobile, but... yeah, it kind of is. This is game that lets you make 2D platformer levels and share them with other people, while playing their homespun efforts in return.
There's a little more focus to Levelhead's design than Nintendo's freewheeling DIY platformer, with a package delivery mechanic at its core. But that seems fitting for its mobile home - though the game also supports cross-platform play.
Nitrome has an entry on both our Switch and mobile lists for April, which is a source of great comfort in these troubled times. In a neat bit of symmetry, while Gunbrick: Reloaded was a Switch conversion of a mobile game, Bomb Chicken is a mobile conversion of a Switch game.
It's another explosively cute and clever platform-puzzler, this time involving a chicken who must lay bombs to move around the levels. Yes, it's as silly and strange as it sounds.
A true labour of love, and a one-person tribute to classic JRPGs - but without all the bloat. While you're assembling a crack squad of warriors to fight strategic battles in a fantasy world, it's all done in a tight side-scrolling fashion.
The Great Good is the product of former electronic musician Sam Enright, and it doesn't just sound good. It also looks beautiful, with a lovely crisp art style.