The First Week in Gaming Apps of 2013, Brought to You By a Terrible Stomach VirusMike Fahey1/04/13 6:00pmFiled to: Play ThisGaming appsiosAndroidWp7MobileKotakumobileThe week in gaming apps19EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkWelcome to 2013, the year that shall go down in history as the one that started with every being in my household violently expelling substances out of every orifice imaginable. That's my fancy way of saying the this one's going to be a short one.AdvertisementMy wife, two 18-month-old boys and I were given the gift of a nasty stomach bug for Christmas, and while the children and their mother succumbed early on, come last weekend we were all in the same boat. I didn't want to play any gaming apps. I didn't want to stare at colorful things. I just wanted to curl up in a bathtub and hide.I've done some catching up since I got back into fighting form on Wednesday, and while I only managed to play an additional five more games on top of a shortened Gaming App of the Day rotation, one of the makes me feel pretty so it all balances out in the end. Happy New Year, everybody!iOSBit DungeonAdvertisementThe distilled essence of every 8-bit action role-playing game ever. Love it.Swing KingA physics puzzler with a cute and quirky style, challenging and polished.LEGO Legends of Chima: SpeedorzAdvertisementSponsoredI dig LEGO's new line of furry warrior playsets. Not all that fond of the racing game for the iPad and iPhone, but the price was right (free).AndroidStyle StarletDon't you judge me. I am a pretty princess.Farming Simulator 2012 (also on iOS)A mini version of the greatest PC game of 2012, without all the annoying multiplayer. I've learned a lot.Gaming App of the Day — December 31 - January 4, 2013The Sequel To The Best Reverse-Tower-Defense Game Is Superb, If Barely a SequelShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.