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Qualityindex.com reveals the top 10 critically acclaimed iPad games and apps of October 2013

Because best-selling doesn't necessarily mean best quality!


For Immediate Release

London, UK - 5th November 2013 - Steel Media Ltd

If you were wondering what the best reviewed iPad games and apps on the web last month were, here's the  iPad Quality Index  ( Qi) round-up for October to fill you in.

The  iPad Quality Index boasts over 100,000 scores from the world's best websites, such as  148AppsPocket Gamer, and  AppSpy, and uses a unique metric to create a single definitive score for each iPad title.

Here are  October 2013's top selections...

Quality Index  Top 10 iPad games October 2013

1   DEVICE 6   Simogo 9.5
2   Reaper - Tale of a Pale Swordsman   Hexage 8.9
3   Paint it Back   Casual Labs 8.7
4   Pandemic: The Board Game   F2Z Digital Media 8.6
5   Empire   Crazy Monkey Studios 8.6
6   Deer Hunter 2014   Glu Games 8.6
7   A Story of a Band   Veli-Matti Tormanen 8.4
8   Type:Rider   Bulkypix 8.3
9   Duet Game   Kumobius 8.3
10   Dead Man's Draw   Stardock                                    8.3


Quality Index  Top 10 iPad apps to October 2013

1   Beat On   Tappit Technology 9.2
2   RotoPop   RotoPop 9.1
3   Calendars 5   Readdle 9.0
4   Terminology 3   Agile Tortoise 9.0
5   Frweed Pro   Ian Donaldson 9.0
6   Perfect Shot by TapMedia   TapMedia 8.7
7   Pic Scanner   Arvind Nangia 8.6
8   Folder Lock   i-App Creation 8.6
9   Flame Painter for iPad   Escape Motions 8.4
10   Giada: A Digital Weekly   Random House Digital 8.4


(N.B. The monthly games chart is based on titles released and reviewed in the last month. The apps chart is based on titles reviewed over the last three months. Hence, this is not a cumulative chart and earlier released titles may have higher scores.)

It’s incredibly refreshing to see DEVICE 6 topping October’s iPad Qi games chart. The way Simogo blends the worlds of literature and adventure gaming here has to be seen to be understood. Suffice it to say, this game's a wee bit special. Following closely behind at #2 is Reaper - Tale of a Pale Swordsman, which represents the triumphant return of Hexage. This time around, the esteemed mobile game developer has created a compelling action-RPG with neat bite-sized levels. In fifth place, meanwhile, Empire has been impressing the iOS critics with its incredibly mobile-friendly blend of strategy, boardgame, and deck-building elements. You'll be building empires of a different kind in A Story of a Band, as Veli-Matti Tormanen makes managing an aspiring rock band seem like the most fun job in the world. Fans of Kairosoft’s output should definitely take a look.

The producer of Beat On sets a strong rhythm at the top of the October iPad Qi app chart, offering a digital metronome and special training modes to improve a musician’s rhythm. At #3, meanwhile, Calendar 5 is a fine calendar app with an iOS 7-friendly minimalist design, as well as a bunch of great features (such as naturalistic language input for easy calendar entries). Just behind that, we have another app sequel... Terminology 3. It’s a combined dictionary and thesaurus with a powerful search function, making it an essential research tool. Finally, Perfect Shot does exactly what it says on the tin for your iPad’s camera. Thanks to iOS 7’s advanced new features, the maker of this app can detect individual eyes and smiles to help you take those perfect shots.

We'll continue to provide an updated listing each and every month, together with a round-up of the year. For all the up-to-date information on which iPad games, apps, and publishers are reviewing best, head on over to the  iPad Quality Index  now.

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Notes to editors:

About Steel Media

Steel Media is a leading mobile consumer technology publisher based in the UK. With a team boasting over 50 years of experience in consumer and contract publishing, the company currently publishes Europe's biggest mobile and handheld gaming website  PocketGamer.co.uk, the leading mobile games industry portal  PocketGamer.biz, and consumer friendly mobile entertainment site  PocketPicks.co.uk. Steel Media also runs the  iPhone Alliance and Smartphone Alliance advertising networks, syndicates content to mobile operators and handset manufacturers, and provides a range of editorial, design, and other contract publishing services to a number of leading blue chip brands.

For further information on the Pocket Gamer network or Steel Media, contact MD  Chris James.


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