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[Update] The PG Readers' iOS and Android Game of the Week - your vote needed
by Harry Slater 14/10/2013
Product: Game of the Week
Manufacturer: Steel Media
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Updated on October 14th, at 12:30: The votes have been counted, checked for irregularities, and fed through our super-computer to make sure none were forged by other super-computers.

And after a meeting of a council of Pocket Gamer elders to discuss the ramifications of our findings, I can now announce that this week's winner is Star Command.

Yup, that's right, Star Command is now the only game in PG history to win the Game of the Week award twice. Which barely even makes sense.

This time around, it's the Android version of the game that's been crowned thanks to your votes.

Star Command is a vaguely comedic jaunt into deep space that involves your running a starship. You'll fight boarding parties; converse with funny-looking aliens; and slowly upgrade your ship and crew.

We gave the iOS version of the game a Bronze Award when it first came out. "In the end, Star Command is an entertaining little sim that gives you some control over the comings and goings of a spaceship."

You can grab Star Command from the Google Play Store for £1.86 / $2.99 [buy].



Every week, thousands of new games hit the iOS App Store and Google Play on Android. Trying to find the diamonds in the rough is no easy task, let us assure you.

We like to think we do a pretty good job with our news articles, mid-week round-ups, expert reviews, and comprehensive features, mind.

But, now we want to know what YOU think.

Today, we're going to ask you to pick the best game that was released on iOS and Android from the past week (from the nominations below), and then we'll announce the winner in a glamorous article next Monday.

There are loads of places to vote. Leave a comment at the bottom of this article; answer the poll on Facebook; or create a web series starring Jeff Goldblum in which science is used to explain the reasons behind your choice.

The nominations
Duet (iPad, iPhone)

Fiendishly tough reaction tester that's hewn from the same raw material as the likes of Super Hexagon and Pivvot.
 
Costume Quest (iPad, iPhone)

Port of the Halloween-themed RPG from Double Fine. Knock on doors, gather candy, and fight monsters.
 
Type:Rider (iPad, iPhone)

Guide two dots through various ages of typography in this engaging and educational puzzle-platformer.
 
Hero Academy (Android; previously on iPad, iPhone)

Bronze Award-winning tactical turn-based strategy title finally makes its Android debut.
 
Star Command (Android; previously on iPad, iPhone)

Heavily delayed space exploration sim that's finally popped up on the Google Play Store.
 
Clash of Clans (Android; previously on iPad, iPhone)

Gold Award-winning multiplayer strategy title in which you build a world and smash up other people's creations.
 
KAMI (iPad, iPhone)

Fold paper and spread colours in this relaxing but challenging puzzle game from the developer of Lume.
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