Not too many gamers can appreciate an artful game, but for those that are looking for a few recommendations in this genre, take a look at the following list. It contains a mysterious, esoteric tour, a space-based cosmic light and sound show, and a pottery crafting app. These games are both relaxing and a change of pace from traditional games.

Mountain

Mountain begins with a series of strange questions and then transports you to the bottom of a towering mountain dotted with trees and rocks. The fierce wind can be heard in the background and grey clouds pass by as you rotate the screen. It’s odd, serene, and a bit of a mystery. Wait a few minutes as the weather changes and strange messages appear. It’s definitely an enjoyable experience.

This game is available on Google Play and iTunes.

Magic Art

Be prepared to be wowed by the animations in Magic Art. With a pinch, expansion, or rotation of the screen, the pixels come alive. They are highly responsive and look like exploding fireworks. Draw on the screen and create dynamic patterns. There are several color options, exploding patterns, and a photo button. As you create works of art, enjoy the serene and uplifting music.

This game is available on Google Play.

PolyFauna

In PolyFauna, the screen is filled with a jumble of black triangles that hurtle past you. Counter this by swiping across the screen to create a vivid series of triangles stitched together in planes of cloudy white, light pink, and neon blue-green shades. After the shower of triangles has ended, an eerie world unfolds featuring sharp cliffs on the top and bottom of the screens. Enjoy the view for a while before trying to escape by lighting the way with triangles and flipping the smartphone from portrait to landscape.

This game is available on Google Play and iTunes.

Let’s Create! Pottery Lite

As soon as you open Let’s Create! Pottery Lite and hold the smartphone in your hand, the awesomeness of this game shines through. Just moving the smartphone around slides the background relative to the spinning pottery. Hit the create button and get to work molding a pot, vase, or any other kind of clay pottery object you can think of. Simply use the touchscreen to shape the clay. Follow the on-screen prompts for help. After you have finished, hit the firing button to harden the clay; the firing process is intense. There’s an auction afterward that is enjoyable to attend and a store to purchase patterns and colors.

This game is available on Google Play and iTunes.

Auralux

Pulsating lights and sounds fill this game featuring orbiting celestial bodies. Send particles toward nearby empty regions of space to form new suns. If another celestial body competes for the same space, attack it. Tap your sun and drag its orbit around an enemy sun, and then tap the enemy sun to send particles toward it. Once the enemy star is destroyed, it becomes yours.

This game is available on Google Play and iTunes.

Recommendation

Although all of these games are artistic, the one that is worth downloading is Magic Art. In this game, you can create dynamic images, take photographs, and share the results via email or social media. Spend a solid hour entranced by the calming music, while creating a variety of patterns.

Vasanth Simon

I am a freelance writer writing about everything including games. Check out my game listings for smartphones at AppReviewCentral. I own a Samsung Galaxy J3.

Vasanth Simon