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Press Releases reveals the top 10 critically acclaimed iPad games and apps of July 2014
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For Immediate Release

London, UK - 7th August, 2014 - Steel Media Ltd

If you were wondering what the best reviewed iPad games and apps on the web last month were, here's the  iPad Quality Index  round-up for July to fill you in.

The  iPad Quality Index boasts over 250,000 scores from the world's best websites, such as  148AppsPocket Gamer, and  What's On iPhone, and uses a unique metric to create a single definitive score for each iPad title.

Here are July 2014's top selections...

Quality Index  Top 10 iPad games July 2014

        GAME NAME                    PUBLISHER                        Qi    
1 Traps n' Gemstones Donut Games 9.2
3 Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake Cartoon Network 8.6
4 Disney Checkout Challenge Disney 8.6
5 World of Tanks Blitz 8.5
6 Cascade Big Fish Games, Inc 8.4
7 Revolution 60 Brianna W. Wu 8.3
8 Modern Combat 5: Blackout Gameloft 8.2
9 JELLIES! Aleksei Kalinin 8.2
10 Fates Forever Hammer & Chisel Inc. 8.2

Quality Index  Top 10 iPad apps July 2014

        APP NAME                    PUBLISHER                        Qi    
1 Treehouses of The Pacific Northwest Ten Thunder LLC 9.6
2 Lars and Friends Carla Susanto 9.3
3 Hoopa City TribePlay 8.6
4 Noteledge - Take Notes, Sketch, Audio and Video Recording Kdan Mobile Software LTD 8.6
5 Matter Pixite LLC 8.3
6 Mixgram for Instagram - The Best Photo Editor, Art Collage Maker, Cool Pic Frame, Style Effect, Insta Vintage, FX Filters, HD fotos, Funny Cam Blender, Picture Cap & Captions for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Whatsapp, Evernote, Messenger,SMS,Mail LYAM BROTHERS 8.3
7 ComicBook! 2: Creative Superpowers 3DTOPO Inc. 8.0
8 Lomotif - Instant Music Video Editor Lomotif Private Limited 8.0
9 Unread for iPad - An RSS Reader Nice Boy LLC 8.0
10 Grid Diary - Questionnaire Diary, Gratitude Journal, Private, Secret and Simple Sumi Interactive 8.0

(N.B. The monthly games chart is based on titles released and reviewed in the last month. The apps chart is based on titles reviewed over the last three months. Hence, this is not a cumulative chart and earlier released titles may have higher scores.)

Traps n' Gemstones was the run-away winner at the top of the July Qi iPad game chart. It's a lovingly crafted adventure-platformer set in a sprawling pyramid packed full of interconnected spatial puzzles. Next up, at number two, is Monster Hunter Freedom Unite. We don't often see games of such scale and ambition on iOS, but Capcom has pulled this 3D multiplayer action RPG conversion off with some style. There are monsters of a different, altogether cuter kind at number three. Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake from Cartoon Network is a charming puzzler that expertly borrows much of its look and feel from Nintendo's Zelda series. Down at number eight, finally, we have Gameloft's latest console-style FPS, Modern Combat 5: Blackout. It's the tightest and best looking iteration yet, offering up a newly mobile-friendly single player element and solid multiplayer competition.

Treehouses of The Pacific Northwest takes the number one spot on the July Qi iPad app chart, offering an innovative and beautiful look at the wonderful world of custom tree houses. At number two is Lars and Friends, a lovely app for kids that teaches them the names of groups of animals. It's all done with a unique hand-crafted art style that will really ignite young imaginations. Down at number four we have NoteLedge, which offers a range of flexible note-taking tools. Crop, copy, and edit your notes, photos, sketches, and recordings in style. Matter, at number five, lets you add 3D effects to your photos, complete with real time shadows and reflections. It's a great way to create some otherworldly and truly original images. 

We'll continue to provide an updated listing each and every month, together with a round-up of the year. For all the up-to-date information on which iPad games, apps, and publishers are reviewing best, head on over to the  iPad Quality Index  now.

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About Steel Media

Steel Media is a leading mobile consumer technology publisher based in the UK. With a team boasting over 50 years of experience in consumer and contract publishing, the company currently publishes Europe's biggest mobile and handheld gaming website, the leading mobile games industry portal, and consumer friendly mobile entertainment site Steel Media also runs the  iPhone Alliance and SmartphoneAlliance advertising networks, syndicates content to mobile operators and handset manufacturers, and provides a range of editorial, design, and other contract publishing services to a number of leading blue chip brands.