2015 has come to an end. And all things considered, it was a pretty good year. For mobile games at least.
And 2016 is looking pretty darn spiffy, also. We've already got a sizeable list of games we can't wait to play, write about, get addicted to, and then forget about in two weeks.
These are the highlights. Come back tomorrow for more hotly anticipated games of the new year.
Scott Cawthon transforms his terrifying horror franchise Five Nights at Freddy's into a bonkers role-playing game. You'll recruit the nightmare automatons of Freddy Fazbear's pizza place as party members, before fightning enemies in turn-based tussles.
Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore
Another epic space-faring adventure. You'll take down marauding pirates in space dogfights, trade resources for space cash, and take on missions. Space missions. The Apple TV game Manticore Rising might not have be too exciting, but it was just the prologue for the main event.
The developer behind Out There brings us this cyberwarfare spy thriller, where you send out a team of spies to dig up information, steal secrets, and lure scientists to your side. It's slick and atmospheric, and puts the focus on deception and diplomacy, rather than just killing everyone. Which is nice.
Jonathan Blow has spent years working on The Witness: an enigmatic adventure about solving mazes and puzzles on a freaky island. The promised 600-odd puzzles and 100 hours of gameplay are exciting enough, but we're expecting to find something even more ambitious and different, seeing as it's coming from the brain behind Braid.
Orange Pixel presents a full-throttled action game that you can play at your own pace. Because while it might look like a lightning-fast, knockabout blast 'em up, it's actually a turn-based roguelike. So if you need a second to stop and consider your next movement, just take your fingers off the touchscreen.
A weird and wonderful crafting adventure, set on a strange alien planet. You'll craft stuff, cook stuff, find stuff, kill stuff, and tame stuff as you try to stay alive. You'll also have to stop a plot for world domination, but only when you find the time. Lemme just build a house out of monster carcasses, first.
Super Meat Boy Forever
Surely 2016 will be the year we finally get Meat Boy on mobile? This is a one-tap auto-running take on the Xbox 360's most hardcore platformer with randomly generated levels, a daily run, indie heroes as cameos, and no monetisation gubbins. Fingers crossed!
It's one part detective game and one part coming of age story, as young PI Jenny LeClue takes on the case of her life when her mother is accused of murdering the beloved Dean Strausberry. You'll make tricky choices, try to catch suspects in their lies, and explore huge, unsettling locations.
Warhammer 40k Eisenhorn: Xenos
Most of the Warhammer games thus far have been thoughtful, tactical affairs. Card battlers, strategy sims, turn-based games. That sort of thing. This one, though, is a lot less heady. As inquisitor Eisenhorn you'll shoot and slash your way through baddies, and look rather dashing while doing so.