Hi! I'm Bart Bonte, a Belgian independent game designer and is where I blog about new interesting browser and mobile games. My own games are all in the left column (or at the bottom of this page on mobile). More info about me and my games on
Get in touch: email - twitter - facebook - youtube - instagram

December 29, 2017

the bontegames 2017 top games

The year is coming to an end and it's a tradition here at bontegames to share with you a list of my 10 favourite free browser games that I posted during the year. Since I started posting mobile and downloadable games as well on the bontegames blog, there is more than one list this year!
Well I really couldn't decide on a ranking this time (sooo many good games) so the lists are in alphabetical order. Okay, getting excited yet? Let's go! Fire up your favourite browser, cause here are my favourite 10 browser games of 2017:

A Kishoutenketsu in the countryside by HeskHwis
Explore the outdoors, face four puzzles and live great adventures. (original post)

Big ice tower tiny square by Russ Dawson
Climb a big ice tower as a tiny square and get revenge on that big square. (original post)

Fragile by MadNukin, Miroko and Dreamlesslysleepy
Follow a fragile egg on a poetic platforming adventure. (original post)

Harmonia by Liza Daly
Uncover the truth behind the disappearance of a professor. (original post)

Recipe for love by Shelly Alon
Help a friendly robot compile a recipe. (original post)

The Music Box by Timmie Wong and Kat Jia
Solve a time loop mystery in a strange town. (original post)

The sky house by Ahmed Khalifa
Explore a deadly flying house as a fragile flying creature. (original post)

Universal Paperclips by Frank Lantz
Use your unstoppable intelligence to create lots of paperclips. (original post)

Vertebrae by Ali Nikkhah
Help a curious mouse on an island full of boxes to be pushed around. (original post)

Wake up by Inverge Studios
Experience the story of a normal person living in a not so normal country. (original post)

If you haven't played these games make sure you do, they are all amazing gems!
2017 was a special year for the bontegames blog: it was the year the blog turned 10 years old and it was also the year I started covering mobile and downloadable games, so of course I made some top lists for those games as well.
First up, my favourite 3 paid mobile games of 2017:

Cosmic express by Alan Hazelden and friends
Plan the train route for the world's most awkward space colony. (original post)

Push by Michal Pawlowski and Maciej Targoni
Push all the buttons, if you can figure out how to do it. (original post)

Reigns: Her Majesty by Nerial
Make just decisions on all manner of royal matters just by swiping left or right. (original post)

Next up, my 3 favourite free mobile games of the year:

Cube escape: the cave by Rusty Lake
Descend deeper and deeper into the surreal world of Rusty Lake. (original post)

My brother ate my pudding by Hap Inc
Hide yourself because you just ate your sister's cake. (original post)

TypeShift by Zach Gage
Solve word search-anagram-crosswords. (original post)

And finally, my 3 favourite free downloadable games of 2017:

Constellation by Terry Cavanagh
Just type stuff and see what happens. (original post)

Fragments of Euclid by Antoine Zanuttini
Explore and solve puzzles in a mind-bending Escheresque environment. (original post)

Yurei Station by Atelier Sento
Experience a poetic hand-painted adventure inspired by Japanese ghost stories. (original post)

That's it for my personal favourites of 2017. I'm looking forward to read yours in the comments.
I managed to create 3 new games myself this year: Yellow, Song for a bird and Boo! and I'm full of exciting new ideas for next year. So I hope to see you back in 2018.
I'm wishing you all a very very happy happy 2018! This was BartBonte digging through this year's games for bontegames dot com!


Anonymous said...

Bart, thank you for another awesome year of bontegames. Always eager to see what you create -- or find -- for all of us to enjoy. Congratulations as well on bontegames' 10-year anniversary! Looking forward to many, many more years! Happy new year to all!

Hespetr3 said...

Great list, I remember scratching my head over Vertebrae for instance. Thanks for all your good Bonte games and nice finds!

Anonymous said...

yes!! thank you for this lineup

William said...

Agreed 100% on Big Ice Tower--that may be a perfectly designed 2-D platformer.

And I sank a depressing amount of time into the paperclip game.

Unknown said...

nice games.

Kinza Jani said...

And I sank a depressing amount of time into the paperclip games for all.


If you are you looking for a solution or a walkthrough for one of the game links, please have a look in the comments.
Are you on facebook? Bontegames is too! Like the bontegames facebook page: