On sale initially at $2.99, in an interesting twist, the price will steadily increase as the week goes by. An extra $1 will be added to the price each day from July 5 - meaning you should get in quick for the maximum discount of 70% off, only for today and tomorrow.
We really enjoyedboth historical strategy games, so you know what to do. The games are on sale until July 10 but I'd suggest deciding quickly for maximum benefit.
It's Independence Day here in the US, and the App Store is getting its fair share of the party with a ton of great games and apps on sale for low, low prices. Hooray!
We'll keep this list updated as we find out more information, and as folks send us their sale plans for the Fourth of July. For now, then, here's what we've got.
Update: July 4, 9:28am Better make sure you have all of your needed grilling supplies. Lots of charcoal, various things to throw on the grill, and of course beer (aka. fuel for the cook). We've also updated our list to include a couple dozen more great app and game sales.
Blitz Games is coming in for some inexpensive gaming, offering nine new "Brain Box" levels to Paper Titans, a quirky little strategy puzzler that our very own Rob Rich reports his mom doesn't hate. The full game with updates is price reduced for the holiday from $2.99 to $0.99, so get it while it's cheap!
Even free apps are getting into the spirit, like This Is Not A Ball Game's sale on in-app purchases for the long weekend. In addition to a sweet new update, the game's pricing structure will change as follows, with the standard pricing for in-app purchases ($1, $3, $5, $10, $20, $50) dropping to half-off. The new promotional pricing will be $1, $2, $3, $5, $10, $25 for the same items and item packs. Note that the $1 items will not be half off, and will remain the same.
Telltale Games has reduced most all of their paid apps to $0.99. This includes the recently released Poker Night 2 and most all of their story / adventure games. Check the full list at the App Store.
And all the rest
And there are a whole bunch of other apps and games on sale to fill your Independence Day with savings. Here's a list of some of our picks.
It’s July 4th, so we hope most Americans are out celebrating and reading this on an iPhone or iPad or between activities. But if you are still looking for apps to help make the day even better, we’ve rounded up four of our favorties that commemorate everything from US History to the traditional BBQ for you here.
Weber's On The Grill
An instant classic last year, this grill guide from the masters at Webers has become an iOS standard for the BBQ set. They've added 27 new recipes since July 4th 2011, which makes around 300 total - 40 just for marinades and rubs. There are tutorial videos, tips on cuts of beef, and even a section to take notes. The app also makes creating last minute shopping lists a breeze.
This American Life
The popular public radio show has an app that features podcasts. It's not easy to describe the content, it's a grab bag of people, places, historical tidbits put together expertly to create an immersive listening experience, perfect for setting the tone on your way to the beach or the fireworks. The app has easily searchable shows dating back to 1995, making it something of a living, speaking American history museum. Look for easy social network sharing for those stories that inspire your patriotism.
What's the 4th of July without a few drinks? All-American beer is in most coolers, but if you're looking for cocktails (easily turned into mocktails for those driving or little drinkers) you can spend hours searching online or just grab iBartender. It's something of an App Store classic with recipes, shopping lists and pictures that will make you want to start the party early, and it was just updated to support the new iPad's retina display along with new drinks to keep things fresh.
Presidents vs Aliens
Kids are an important part of Independence Day celebrations, and while it's great for them to be excited about picnics, swimming pools and amusement parks, somewhere between those activities and the fireworks, you probably want them to know a little about what they are celebrating. President vs Aliens is more than just a US history app, it's a silly Executive Branch showdown with E.T.s that will capture imaginations and have grown-ups wanting to take a turn. Kids won't notice they are learning, and you'll have more time to relax while waiting for the big light shows to start.
Hurrah, it's Independence Day on Wednesday which means many of you can celebrate becoming independent from people like, well, me. So what better way of celebrating than with some fun games at a discounted price, courtesy of Chillingo.
Two great games will be reduced to a mere $0.99 for their Universal builds: The Act and Air Mail.
Air Mail is similarly great, also garnering an Editor's Choice award from us in May. Players enjoy taking the role of a fearless letter carrying pilot as they duck and dive around the skies, all in order to deliver the mail on time. Carter observed that it "has the feel of a Nintendo 64 or Dreamcast classic" which sounds pretty awesome to me.
Both games are on sale for a limited time, priced at $0.99 each. Have a great July 4th!