Emerging Top-Grossing iOS Apps: RPGs, Social Games, Physics Puzzles & More

Several top paid applications from yesterday are making a second appearance this week within the top grossing iOS app charts. Additionally, many top companies have made appearances with Electronic Arts, Gameloft, and PopCap Games being among them.

New Titles Within Top Grossing iPhone Apps List

Spy MouseSPY mouse — The new #1 top grossing iPhone application is the newly released — August 25th — game, SPY mouse. Its development is credited to international games company Electronic Arts, but is made by the EA-acquired Australian studio of Firemint. The game is a path drawing title in which players control a James Bond’esque mouse and its attempt to steal cheese. Players must get it to safety without being caught by patrolling felines. SPY mouse is a paid app, costing $0.99, but also monetizes through an in-app purchase. For $0.99, players can periodically hire a friendly cat named Kiska, that will remove all enemies from a level. SPY mouse was also yesterday’s #1 paid iPhone app.

Global War — Another older game, Global War, is rising and sits at #19. The game comes from Y Combinator and Baseline Ventures-funded social and mobile games studio Addmired. Simply put, Global War is a social game in which players build up an army and try to become the most powerful player online. Its rise, however, is due heavily to a significant August 25th content update that allows armies of up to 50, army bulletin boards for members, new army customization options, alliances, new items, and several game improvements. As a freemium game, Global War monetizes through several in-app virtual currency purchases.

NFL Fantasy Cheat Sheet 2011 — The #25 application falls into the sports category. Last updated August 25th, NFL Fantasy Cheat Sheet 2011 is centered around improving the online game of Fantasy Football. The app provides recommendations for picks and provides players with the latest player information, injury reports, player charts, and more. Currently, the app costs $2.99 and is created by 290 Design. 290 Design is a small, American iOS developer whose apps tend to center around fantasy sports.

LockifyLockify – Customize Your Lock Screen! — Another fake iPhone lock program rises this week to reach #30. Credited to a fairly enigmatic developer, Zeeplox Software (who has also developed two other iOS titles) Lockify is yet another faux security app that creates the illusion of a complex security lock on one’s iPhone. That said, the $0.99 app provides nothing more than a lock-style wallpaper for one’s lockscreen. It was released August 22nd.

Contre Jour — One more of this week’s top paid apps appears today with Contre Jour at #39 (#7 on iPad). The highly stylized and artistic physics-puzzle game challenges players with moving a peculiar creature to a glowing ball of light by physically manipulating the terrain and making use of environmental objects such as bungees, ropes and sling shots. The game is developed by a small company named Mokus, but is published by Electronic Arts division, Chillingo. The game is a paid app, costing $0.99 and was released August 25th.

New Titles Within Top Grossing iPad Apps List

Order & ChaosOrder & Chaos Online — In at #26 (#38 on iPhone) is a game that has been highlighted before, Order & Chaos Online from Gameloft. That said, the game is doing quite well this week due to a content update on August 25th. A massively multiplayer online role-playing game of the fantasy variety, the new update has added in several new features (such as summoning friends to dungeons) and items, but its biggest addition is the inclusion of the Relic’s Key dungeon that comes with a normal and hard difficulty mode. Order & Chaos Online monetizes in several ways: Not only does it initially cost $6.99, but after three months, the game requires a subscription. Moreover, in-app purchases for virtual currency are also available.