Oliver Chesler’s 13 Must Have iPad Games

So you finally going to get an iPad today? iPad 2 is out so why not? Ready for some music making apps right? Don’t forget to have some fun too! You could grab all the games below for less than half the price of a PS3 game. These are my favorites. Certainly these are not going to be everyone’s picks. I like quick retro vector future pick up and play games. Some of these are iPhone games but look great blown up on the iPad screen. Enjoy your new toy!

Touchwars HD: link

Vector Runner HD: link

Spheroids: Was this game removed from the App store? I can’t find the link?!

Halcyon: link

Infinity Field: link

Minotron 2112: link

Juggle: link

80s Galaxy: link

VectorRacing: link

Poppi: link

Oh, the Huge Manatee: link

GeoSpark: link

Geometry Wars: link

photo credit: Robert Scoble

Halcyon by Zach Gage

Halcyon Trailer from zach gage on Vimeo.

Zach Gage is my favorite iOS developer. He has created Synthpond, Unify and Bit Pilot which I all consider five star apps. His new iPad game Halcyon is part generative musical instrument. As with all his apps style meets gameplay. This is futuristic fun.

“A Generative Musical Instrument – Halcyon features a complete generative soundtrack that becomes an instrument when you play the game. Since its designed to accompany you while you play, you’ll create tranquil sonic landscapes as you travel along. Gameplay is one part spacial action puzzler and one part interactive stringed instrument combined in an experience designed specifically for the iPad. Colored currents travel inexorably toward each other. Strum the strings to match the currents, creating both phonic and visual harmony.” – zach gage

Download the app: click here