Posted by Jessica Fisher on January 13th, 2015 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Ninja Smasher, the Metroidvania style action game by Rogue Ninja, is on sale.
The game will have you jumping around smashing monsters and exploring dungeons in you quest to save the princess. Ninja Smasher touts some adorable 8Bit graphics and fun chip tune music giving the game a fun retro feel.
You can pick up Ninja Smasher for $0.99 for limited time.
The holiday season is in full-swing, which means a whole lot of iOS apps and games are going on sale. A bunch already have, in fact. Naturally this means we’re putting together a hand-picked list of the best discounts and sales we can find in order to make your own App Store holiday shopping easier.
Things are already kicking off with an impressive assortment of great titles, and it’s only going to get better as we close in on the New Year. So take a peek at what’s on sale, and treat yourself a little.
[Updated – 12/20]: Holy moly there were a lot more things on sale than we expected. Over 150 entries are in the list right now, including some rather significant titles like Chaos Rings II, Where’s My Water, and Deus Ex: The Fall. We’ve also updated the list with a devoted Apps section, and that’s loaded down with some significant sales on apps like AmpliTube, Fantastical 2, and Launch Center Pro as well. The best part is we’re just getting started!
[Updated – 12/22]: As expected, the list just keeps growing. A few things went back up to regular price (boo!), but way more things have gone on sale to make up for it (yay!). We’re talking apps like GoodReader and The Hit List, and games like Machinarium and Infinity Blade III.
[Updated – 12/23]: Did the sales stop yet? Yeah, no, no stopping. Today’s updates include big price drops on apps like Scanner Pro and Splashtop Remote Desktop. Well, the app side of things, anyway. Game sales are even more crazy, with sales on titles like Republique, XCOM: Enemy Within, and FTL just for starters.
[Updated – 12/24]: Nope, we’re still not done!
[Updated – 12/26]: The holidays are over, but the sales aren’t. Things have admittedly slowed down a little, however there are still some great games that we’ve added to the top of the list. Games like Type:Rider and Out There.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on December 12th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Stone Age: The Board Game, by Campfire Creations, was released two years ago today. To celebrate, they’re putting the game on sale for one week only.
In Stone Age you can play solo, against AI, or against your friends in a challenge to see who can be the best leader of their tribe. If you have iOS 6 or higher you can also play against others in competitive league play with Elo rankings.
Can you get Grogg to invent fire? Will Mogg’s tribe starve? Find out by downloading Stone Age for $2.99 while you still can.
We’ve reached that time of the year where every man, woman, and corporate entity decides on their favorite games of the previous twelve months. Apple is no exception to this, and this week they named Threes from Sirvo LLC as their iPhone game of the year. To celebrate this honor, the developer has announced that the game is now on sale, with the price having had a very appropriate 33.3 recurring % sliced off.
In other words, Threes is available now for $1.99, down from its usual price of $2.99.
Posted by Rob Rich on December 9th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Hoplite is one of those games that’s as easy to understand as it is to enjoy. It’s also one of those games that’s about as easy to play well as it is to eat your bodyweight in marbles. But that’s why we enjoyed it so much in the first place.
Well, for an extremely limited time – today only, in fact – you can get your hands on this hexagonal roguelike for absolutely free. There’s absolutely no reason for you not to do so, seeing as the game is both excellent and doesn’t really take up a lot of storage space. Plus there’s the whole ‘being excellent’ thing. I’ve already covered that, right?
So get your posterior onto the App Store and download Hoplite now, while it’s still free.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on December 9th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This year, Leo’s Fortune, by 1337 & Senri, was named App Store Best of 2014 and the 2014 WWDC Apple Design Award winner, as well as being nominated for game of the year by the App Store. That’s a lot to be proud of.
In celebration of their achievement, 1337 & Senri are offering Leo’s Fortune for 40% off for a limited time. Help Leo recover his stolen treasure in this gorgeously animated (and controlled) physics puzzler.
Nothing says “Holiday Season” like an Advent Calendar, right? Well the folks at Pocket Gamer, in collaboration with a lot of very generous and generally awesome developers, have set up a special one just for you, the iOS gaming enthusiast.
Starting next Monday, 12/8, they’ll be giving away one top-rated premium game for $0, for 24 hours. After that a new game will go free for anther 24 hours, and so on. And it will continue right up through 12/19. That’s ten days of freebies!
All you have to do is check this list each day between 12-8 and 12-19 to get those free games. Simple, right?
Posted by Jessica Fisher on December 5th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
SEGA is offering Crazy Taxi for 80% off the normal price until December 11. The sale is enough to make you drive like a madman through the streets.
Just like the old classic from the Dreamcast, Crazy Taxi for iOS, has you racing to pick up fares, shouting at slow buses, and jumping off the highest hills to show off your cabbie skills. The game offers 3, 5, or 10 minute runs in Arcade Mode and Original Mode, and features an awesome soundtrack by Bad Religion and The Offspring.
You should pick up Crazy Taxi for $0.99 on the App Store before SEGA realizes just how crazy their sale is.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on December 4th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
In God of Light, by Playmous, you become a glowing ball of light named Shiny who lives in a darkening universe. And for a limited time you’ll be able to download it for free.
You must conquer a variety of physics based puzzles to manipulate light and save the universe. The game has a pretty graphics and a moody soundtrack created by the band UNKLE. We thought it was pretty fun, actually. You might want to check it out while you have the chance to download it without having to pay.
We don’t know exactly when God of Light will stop being free, but for the time being that’s how much you’ll find it going for on the App Store.
[Editor’s Note: We’ve just learned that the all-inclusive and free updated version Sleeping Prince won’t be releasing until late this evening/early tomorrow. So it’s not available just yet, but will be soon. Terribly sorry if we’ve caused any confusion. – Rob]
Signal Mobile’s goofy sleepwalking simulator (note: not really a simulator), The Sleeping Price, has had a significant price drop. Now you can download the game for free. For a while.
The sale will be going on through the month of December, and will jump back up to a premium price in January. This is definitely a sale, though. It’s not a “lite” version or anything of the sort. There’s unlimited magic, no in-app purchases, and no ads. It’s just free. For, like, a month.
It’s not a permanent price drop though, so if you want to grab The Sleeping Prince before you’ll have to pay for it you should probably act now. Lest you forget and end up kicking yourself once the calendar ticks over to 2015.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on November 26th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Ossian Studios has permanently lowered the price of their western action RPG, The Shadow Sun.
The game brings together elements of Dungeons & Dragons and The Witcher to create a story-driven RPG with real-time combat and tons of characters to meet. You will explore the imperial city of Shar with its mysterious plague in this 10-hour adventure with over over 70 unique areas and 200+ unique items, hidden secrets, and ancient treasures.
Check out The Shadow Sun for $4.99 on the app store.
It’s almost turkey time! Which means lots and lots of food but also lots and lots of sales. Some sales have even started a few days early, which is why we’ve put together a list of iOS games that are currently discounted (sometimes by a lot).
Chances are this list is only going to get bigger as we approach the weekend, so check back in with us from time to time to see what else you can nab for a reduced price.
[Updated 11/26]: Even more games have been discounted and it’s still not even Thursday yet! A lot of fairly well known titles have joined the list this time, including games like Surgeon Simulator, Republique, and Thomas Was Alone.
[Updated 11/27]: Goodness but there are a lot more sales happening right now! Just under 40 games have been added to the list this time, with big names like Banner Saga, Table Tennis Touch, King Oddball, a whole bunch of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks, and a whole lot more.
[Updated 11/28]: If you thought all the sales were done, you were mistaken. Even more price drops have gone into effect since yesterday, for big titles like Joe Denver’s Lone Wolf, Knightmare Tower, Talisman, and Kingdom Rush. But that’s not all. We’ve also updated the list to include apps! You can click the link below to jump to the Apps page.
[Updated 11/30]: Yep, we’re still going. The list is still growing, and will most likely continue through Monday. Currently we’re looking at a number of board game additions like Eclipse and Kahuna, as well as plenty of non-board games like Warhammer Quest and The Firm.
[Updated 12/1]: Happy Cyber Monday! A few titles have returned to regular price over the weekend, but several are still discounted and we’ve got plenty more to add to the list. And Little Inferno and Infinity Blade II are just the beginning.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on November 18th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The Chainsaw wielding card game, Chainsaw Warrior by GameTheNews.net, is coming back in Chainsaw Warrior: Lords of the Night. The new game will have an upgraded combat system, new weapons, upgrades, powers, equipment, zones, and unique mini bosses.
Steve Martin, the game’s designer at Auroch Digital says: “Chainsaw Warrior will always be, at its heart, a board game. It’s important to us that people who played the original can jump right in and feel at home, but at the same time we want to use this opportunity to build on the challenge and add in some tricks that the digital format opens up for us.”
To celebrate the upcoming release of this new installment, the original Chainsaw Warrior, which was based on the 1987 classic from Games Workshop, is going on sale for 50% off today.
You can download Chainsaw Warrior for $1.99 on the App Store and Chainsaw Warrior: Lords of the Night will be out later this winter.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on November 13th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Kuuluu Interactive Entertainment has updated Linkin Park’s popular iPad game, Linkin Park Recharge – Wastelands. It’s gone Universal, so now the game can be played on the iPhone 4s and above. And to celebrate, Kuuluu has made the game free to download.
So if you enjoy battling evil overloads that have sized the only natural resources left on a dying planet, destroying their robot minions, and exploring a post-apocalyptic world set to Linkin Park’s music, then download your free copy of Linkin Park Recharge – Wastelands on the App Store today.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on October 31st, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This Is Not a Test, the survival RPG comic by Jon Richardson, recently went free. Players can now experience the comic though the addition of banner ads and limited lives that regenerate slowly.
If you want to remove the ads and recover your lives faster you can upgrade to the pro version for $2.99. The pro version also adds optional color background art, so if you’ve already purchased the previous color upgrade you automatically get pro.
You can check out This Is Not a Test for free on the App Store.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on October 29th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
King of Dragon Pass, by A Sharp, was first released 15 years ago in 1999 for Windows and Mac. In March of 2000 the game won the “Best Visual Art” at the second Independent Games Festival, and in 2012 it was released for iOS.
In celebration of an amazing 15 years of gaming, A Sharp is putting all versions of the game on sale for 50% off for 5 days, beginning today.
The A Sharp team also reports that they are working on a spiritual successor to King of Dragon Pass, set in the same world. It won’t be released for at least another year, but it already has a working title: Six Ages.
While you wait for Six Ages, you can check out King of Dragon Pass while it’s still on sale.
Nightfall is now $0.99 (previously $2.99). Lords of Waterdeep is $3.99 (previously $6.99) and its expansions are $0.99. Finally, Ascension‘s Darkness Unleashed expansion is on sale for $1.99 (previously $2.99) while all other expansions are $0.99.
This Halloween treat is only available through November 1, so pick up these great games on the cheap while you have the chance.
Posted by Ellis Spice on October 28th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Bio Inc. developers DryGin Studios have started a giveaway of one million copies of the disease simulation game, which they hope to achieve in around 48 hours.
Alongside this giveaway, version 1.5 of the game has arrived. Features added in in this new version include Game Center integration, including leaderboards and 30 new achievements to unlock, a ‘Fast Forward’ mode, new sound effects, and an Italian language option.
Bio Inc. is available for free from now until one million people have gotten the game for free.
Rubicon Development, makers of the award winning Great War Games series, has announced a huge sale on 15 of their most popular games that will run until Monday morning at 9:00am. The games that will be included in the sale are:
Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 4th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Hey Assassin’s Creed fans, if my terrible pun hasn’t put you off then you should be interested to know that the Assassin’s Creed Pirates mobile game is now free-to-play. Not ‘on sale’ for free, but completely free.
Ubisoft has also added a new chapter appendix called Cold Blood. Now you can sail the arctic seas, meet a legendary new crew member who will help you navigate the frozen north, and upgrade you ships in new ways.
Grab a copy of Assassin’s Creed Pirates for free right now.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on August 29th, 2014 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Snowman has just released their 2.1 update for Checkmark 2. The update includes new features such as snoozing, improved recurring reminders, and tappable actions in notes. The recurring reminders now require you check them off so that you never miss them and the tappable actions allow you to add links inside the notes field, such as a phone number, URL, or email address.
Checkmark 2 now also supports a 24-hour clock and has improved their date-specific location-based reminders and “Add from map” zooming. And to celebrate all these new features, Checkmark 2 is 70% off for a limited time.
You can download the latest version of Checkmark 2 today for the temporary price of $2.99.
Labor Day is fast approaching, and so are the sales. Lots of sales, by the look of it.
This list is already pretty sizable, and we haven’t even made it to the weekend yet. Naturally that means you can expect there to be plenty more price drops and freebies on the way. We’re talking big games, too. VVVVVV, Rayman Fiesta Run, LEGO Lord of the Rings, and a whole lot more. So why not check back with us from time to time as we update the list throughout the weekend? Worst case scenario: you end up saving money.
Updated 8/29: Several new titles added, including Phantom PI and 100 Rogues.
Updated 8/31: Now with more Bio Inc. and 868-HACK!
Posted by Ellis Spice on August 25th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The second chapter of SkyGoblin‘s The Journey Down series has today arrived on the App Store. The Journey Down: Chapter Two continues the story of Bwana and co in St. Armando as they continue to look for his lost father. Along the way, whilst running from pirates and the law in the Underland, they’ll discover a dark conspiracy which shrouds the fate of Bwana’s father.
To celebrate the release of Chapter Two, The Journey Down: Chapter One is also available this week for the grand price of nothing, giving players a chance to play the first chapter before they play the second installment in the story.
The Journey Down: Chapter Two is available on the App Store now for $4.99, whilst Chapter One is currently free and will be for the rest of this week.
Posted by Ellis Spice on August 22nd, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of the King of Fighters franchise, with the original arcade King of Fighters making its début in Japanese arcades on August 25, 1994. To celebrate this historic milestone, SNK is having a big sale on the App Store, knocking the price of ten games down to $0.99.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on August 20th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Echo Prime, the sci-fi dungeon crawler by Robot Entertainment, is on sale now for only $0.99.
The game pits players against alien creatures, space pirates, and mercenaries, and allows them to befriend the mysterious “Echoes” to gain their abilities. With over 100 pieces of gear, random campaign generation, and a variety of enemies, it’s has received a lot of great reviews.
You can try out Echo Prime for $0.99 on the app Store.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on August 18th, 2014 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
In anticipation for the sequel that’s coming out soon, Getchoo Creations has made their Business game, Hipster CEO, free.
Hipster CEO lets players create their own start-up with a variety of tech products to develop. Manage your employees with sweet job perks, launch marketing campaigns to drive sales, and try to keep your investors happy. The upcoming Hipster CEO Online will be integrating a massive multiplayer online experience where you can compete with your friends for staff, office space, and media attention.
You can check out Hipster CEO now for free on the App Store while you wait for Hipster CEO Online to be released.
Posted by Jennifer Allen on August 15th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Currently on sale for the grand price of nothing is third-person shooter, EPOCH.2.
The game has you trekking across a post-apocalyptic landscape as you battle robot against robot. Using an intuitive finger swiping control method you’ll be able to select targets, dodge incoming fire, make split-second tactical decisions, take cover, and launch various special abilities. Wave upon wave of enemy robots are against you in arena-style combat, so it should be a pretty frantic but satisfying affair.
EPOCH.2 is on sale in honor of it being Apple’s pick for App of the Week this week, so expect it to be a pretty limited offer.