Attention mobile gamers everywhere! Have you joined the App Army yet? It's our stalwart community of mobile gaming experts who, in exchange for their thoughts on various games and subject matter, receive free codes, access to tournaments, and community events on a weekly basis.
If the answer to this question is no, then what are you waiting for? Joining is as simple as heading over to the official Facebook page and hitting join. We'll soon get you set up, recruit!
Over the past few months, the App Army has seen sizeable growth - easily doubling in numbers and then some. While this is exactly what we hoped and dreamed for, it has resulted in a lot more work to ensure that the community continues to grow and provide the best possible space for passionate mobile gamers.
And that's where the lieutenants come in - our hand-picked selection of deputies that represent the very best the App Army has to offer.
It's with our great pleasure that we present them to you, along with a few words from each of them on why they're awesome.
Awesome is not a word I would describe myself in any fashion -that's for others to decide. I am a pretty straight forward guy when it comes to reviewing games of any type.
Whether I like it or not I will tell you the exact and the reason why, in no uncertain terms. I'm a bit of a jokester as well - I do like to have fun.
Sjoerd de Jong
Sjoerd is our resident artist - and he's damn excellent at it. You may have seen a few of his sketches of Pocket Gamer and AppSpy alumni.
But better still is his sense of humour and fight for the cause. When asked why he was awesome, Sjoerd had this to say:
"I eat my bodyweight in cake every day, which I think is pretty awesome."
Can't really argue with that.
I love mobile games because I can play them anywhere - and that occasionally enrages my teachers. Games are a way to live another life.
I appreciate all the App Army has done for my gaming and personal life and all the awesome people in it.
I've put a lot of time into both mobile games and this community. I genuinely enjoy being a part of it. I like talking and interacting with the members, and when we're discussing a game I like, it's even better! This is the perfect place for mobile gamers.
I've been a gamer for as long as I can remember, and know what it feels like to wonder if the latest release is worth your time and money.
I've played plenty of good, bad, and ugly games since the app stores launched. I'm looking forward to sharing my honest views.
I'm not awesome, I'm just a guy trying to get through the day to day, helping others and making them smile.
On the flip side I want to bring all developers who churn out rubbish to justice and make sure those who make the effort are rewarded with my seal of approval.
I'm not here to be liked I'm here to be honest.
Mobile is absolutely flooded with awesome games, and I look forward to helping everyone know the ones to play first, the ones that are just slightly above average, and the ones to sacrifice to those roving idiots dressed as clowns.
I think I'll make a good lieutenant as I love all forms of gaming, including mobile, console, PC, and board games. It doesn't seem to matter how old I get, I just refuse to grow up and always manage to find time to kick back and lose myself in some adventure.
I will always try and bring this enthusiasm to everything I do, be open and receptive to new ideas, and help make the App Army the best place to discuss mobile gaming.
I'm Aaron and I'm super excited to be an App Army lieutenant. I gave up gaming when my SNES died way back when, but my first iPhone got me back into it.
Being able to fit gaming around my busy life helps! I play a lot of games that support MFi controllers on Apple TV so I'm always excited to test out games with support for real buttons!
I like to ensure I'm entirely honest when providing feedback on mobile games. Being an avid gamer, I want to make sure that the feedback I give is informative and constructive for developers to improve their games.
The App Army is Pocket Gamer's very own community of mobile game experts. Each week, we provide them with a bunch of free codes and early access to the hottest upcoming games so they can provide their thoughts in features like this.
We also host regular community-driven events with them in mind like tournaments, giveaways, and multiplayer evenings.
To join, simply follow this link to the page on Facebook and request access. We'll get you in right away!