You made your nominations, and we've selected four of the most popular titles named as "Best New Android Game of 2011" for you to vote on. You voted. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner.
Best New Android Game Of 2011: Reader's Choice
And the Andy goes to.... Shadowgun - by a razor thin 14 votes.
While it was by the narrowest of margins that Shadowgun won a plurality of the votes (32% - see below), it's not hard to see why - truly amazing graphics, great over the shoulder gameplay, and console-level polish made it clear from the day we first saw screenshots of this game that it was going to do big things.
In second place, with a highly respectable 31% of the vote, was Disney's "Where's My Water?".
Best New Android Game Of 2011: Android Police Pick
The Android Police staff's pick for Best New Android Game Of 2011 is... Shadowgun as well. We concurred with our readers on this one, and for a number of reasons.
Was Shadowgun the most fun game of 2011? Probably not. Did it contain the most original gameplay? Nope. Were there particularly compelling storylines or characters? Again, no.
What Shadowgun did was set the bar higher for Android games, showing what could be accomplished if you pushed the envelope on what was visually possible with mobile hardware. Madfinger is pushing that envelope even further with the Tegra 3-optimized version of the game, with even more enhanced visual effects.
In terms of polish, playability, and raw visual delight, Shadowgun blew away the competition, resulting in a game which has clearly set the stage for bigger and better things in the coming year - things that will likely blow our minds all over again. We can't wait.
Voting is now over. Results will be kept for archival purposes.
Vote: The Best New Android Game Of 2011
- Shadowgun by Madfinger Games (32%, 311 Votes)
- Where's My Water? by Disney (31%, 297 Votes)
- Grand Theft Auto III by Rockstar Games (27%, 265 Votes)
- Sprinkle by Mediocre (10%, 96 Votes)
Total Voters: 967