If you got or you gave a mobile device this morning—iPhone, Android phone, iPad or tablet—chances are there's a "what now?" factor in the discussion. Chances are you or someone else may also have given or been given a little money to put some apps on the thing, too. What do you do? What are the first games to download? Calm down, we've got you covered here.
EDGE, along with geoDefense and Dapple, is one of three games never uninstalled from my iPhone in the more than three years I have owned one. It is a title well worth the struggle its maker, Mobigame, waged for the right to publish a video game under that name. Best described as an isometric obstacle course, EDGE is beautifully rendered, brilliantly designed, and its challenge scales to the player's ability through two control sets—the touch screen and the accelerometer. The EDGE soundtrack remains the finest I have ever heard for any mobile game, Canabalt included. EDGE is demanding; it is thought provoking; it is soothing, and well worth the $2.99. (Original EDGE, just as recommended, is available for Android devices at $1.50)