One of my favorite games at iFest Seattle was Buddy and Me by Sunbreak Games (http://sunbreakgames.com). The game has amazing graphics and a wonderful story. I was able to pick-up the iPad and play. (In our household, I am the most tech inept. My kids are light years ahead of me. They get frustrated because I am never able to help them in Minecraft. I purposely keep it this way.)
As I mentioned, the graphics are great. The artist creates a world that is straight out of the fantastical dreams of children. As a mom, I love that game is graphically rich AND does not involve blood and gore.
Sunbreak Games is a small team. If I recall correctly, the team is less than 10 people. The company has 1 very talented artist and 1 very overworked developer. I know that there are other folks that invested a lot blood, sweat, and tears into this project. While it may feel like corporate America dominates our lives, there are a lot of independent people creating wonderful products. Kudos to Sunbreak and the many other entrepreneurs that remain the backbone of America. It is a lot risk to go it alone or with just a few close colleagues, and Sunbreak should be proud of their accomplishments. With great graphics, a solid story, and excellent playability, Buddy and Me is a great app for all ages.