The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable "best" thing. Instead, it's more just us picking out the single game out of the week's releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it worth having if you were just going to pick up one.

These picks might be controversial, and that's OK. If you disagree with what we've chosen, let's try to use the comments of these articles to have conversations about what game is your game of the week and why.

Without further ado…


The Inner World 2

It was just over 4 years ago that German developer Studio Fizbin and publisher Headup Games released The Inner World [$2.99] to iOS, a whimsical point-and-click adventure game filled with crazy characters, cool environments, and plenty of puzzling. While it never quite set the top download charts on fire or anything, The Inner World developed a passionate fanbase that enjoyed that original game a ton and desperately hoped for a sequel. Then during Gamescom in August of last year, Studio Fizbin and Headup made that small but passionate fanbase very happy by officially announcing the sequel The Inner World 2: The Last Wind Monk [$4.99], and after several years of waiting it has finally released on iOS this week.

This is going to be kind of a short write-up as it's getting late on this US holiday weekend and there's not a lot to say about The Inner World 2 without spoiling some stuff, but in a pretty substantial week of new releases (including Nintendo's latest mobile offering Animal Crossing Pocket Camp) I really feel like this is a charming labor of love and both games in the series really deserve your attention if you enjoy adventure games. The sequel has been out on consoles and PC for about a month so there's some reviews out there if you need a little more information first, and the original The Inner World is just $2.99 and was updated with 64-bit compatibility last month so it should be good to go for the foreseeable future. This brand new sequel is $4.99 and is filled with the same zany main characters, gorgeous hand-drawn art, tons of humor, and more nose fluting than you can shake a nose flute at. Adventure game fans, don't let either of The Inner World games slip past you!

  • DTK

    It happens very rarely that I agree with the game of the week. But this week, I totally agree with you! "The Inner World 2" deserves the title!

  • MikeAK

    Upon seeing this title release earlier this week, I was interested, though had never heard of either of them. Purchased the first a few days ago and am pleasantly surprised.. enjoying it quite a bit. Great art style, quirkiness, has me laughing plenty... will absolutely get this upon completion of the first, and am looking forward to it!!

  • Gurney Halleck

    Loved the first Inner World and am all in to support this new effort from Fizbin! Brilliant and original adventure gaming goodness! I am happy to read that the sequel does jot disappoint! 🤓

  • Hiraether

    The art style kept me from playing. It's reminds me of racist characterizations used during war time. It makes me so uneasy looking at the characters... i just can't play it. The very "style" being acclaimed is also repellant to many of us.

    • Hiraether

      Love the world, hate the characters.