London is something of a powerhouse when it comes to developing games which are then enjoyed around the world.
Indeed, some of the biggest online gaming titles ever created have partly been developed or published in the British capital.
However, this is not an article about those games, but instead one that focuses on games that have decided to put London on the center stage of everything they do, whether that is involving the city’s wonderful architecture and skyline as a setting or using aspects of its culture to make a game stand out against the competition. Here are the mobile friendly games that put London even more on the map than it already is.
The London skyline is one of the most recognisable in the world and it takes flight in many of these mobile-friendly games
London on the Grids and Reels
When it comes to borrowing various themes and ideas from geography to modern culture, online slot games certainly go out of their way to ensure that as wide a range of themes are covered.
This is evident in online gaming lobbies, where hundreds or thousands of games line up to be played either on mobile, tablet, or PC. With so many Londoners being glued to their mobile screens, and tourists around the globe all having the English capital on their bucket list of places to visit, it always made sense for slots developers to create mobile-friendly games with London in mind. Some of these online slot games have included titles such as Beat the Bobbies, Big Ben, as well as a few titles that pay homage to London’s most famous detective Sherlock Holmes.
There’s no doubt that plenty more London-themed slots will be making their way onto mobile casino platforms in the future.
The UK is one of the countries whose population owns more mobile phones per capita than almost any other on the planet, so it makes sense to make London an in-game environment
Head Underground and Stay on Track with Mobile Games
One of the most iconic parts of London is its cramped and often badly ventilated underground system, which despite all its drawbacks continues to be somewhat loved by Londoners and tourists alike.
It is therefore no surprise that mobile games developers have found ways to harness love for the Tube and instill it in catchy online games. One of these is London Underground Simulator which allows players to not only drive the trains themselves but to also be a passenger. Then there is the official Race the Rails board game released by TFL, which for the moment is only available to play as an offline board game but which could be turned into a mobile game very soon. Watch this space!
Open World Games Let People Explore London, Minus the Congestion Charges
Many brand-new open world games are so demanding when it comes to computing power and screen size that they are often unavailable for people who only game via their mobile devices.
Thankfully, there is one open world game that has been ported to mobile, which allows players to roam the streets of 1918 London – streets terrorized by vampires. The game is called Vampyr and blends the aesthetics of a Sherlock Holmes novel and other classic vampire games and movies.
Obviously, there are newer developments of London that will not be present in the game, but this is the online equivalent of the sorts of ghost tours that tourists flock to in the city.
Racing Through London’s Streets
Most of the time London’s streets are not exactly conducive to high-speed pursuits and drag races, because they are so narrow and packed with everything from double-decker buses to busy bike lanes.
Project Gotham Racing Mobile clears the streets for racers, allowing players to imagine they have the city to themselves. The game was released all the way back in 2007 but it still stands up to its contemporary rivals and lets players do donuts down Oxford Street or burnouts in front of Buckingham Palace.