Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 24th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It’s a big day for Simple Machine’s word game, LEX. For one thing, it’s just been updated so that it now throws double letters into the mix, plus there are some handy bug fixes going on.
To celebrate that update, LEX is entirely free to download for today only!
Plus, for the coding buffs out there, LEX has also been made open-source for the public, meaning that coders can manipulate the code as they please if they wish. Simple Machine has explained that they believe “ownership is becoming obsolete,” which is why they want to inspire young and old through this venture. A video below explains more on the matter.
For those yet to try LEX, I’d suggest diving in now before the price goes back up.
Posted by Ellis Spice on July 24th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Previously, Bossa Studios’ and Mike Bithell’sThomas Was Alone was itself alone on iOS, being only available to iPad owners. That’s changes today, as the adventures of Thomas and his quadrilateral buddies is now available for iPhones (minimum 4, with 4S upwards recommended) and 5th generation iPod Touches due to the game becoming an universal app. To celebrate this, the game is also on sale, knocking 33% off the usual price for this weekend.
Thomas Was Alone is available now for $3.99, and will be until July 28, at which point the price will rise back up to $5.99.
Posted by Ellis Spice on July 24th, 2014 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
An update has arrived for Flexibits‘ calendar app, Fantastical 2 for iPad and for iPhone, bringing new features and bug fixes to the apps. Coinciding with the update, both apps are currently also 33% and 50% off, respectively – knocking the price down to $9.99 for the iPad and $4.99 for the iPhone.
Thanks to the latest update, events and reminders within the app now have snooze options, with contacts and locations now possible to search for and add when creating a new event. The app will also notify users on upcoming birthdays and features new event invitation notifications as well.
Fantastical 2 is available now for $9.99 for the iPad, down from its usual price of $14.99, and available for $4.99 for the iPhone, down from $9.99.
Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 23rd, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Presumably due to the forthcoming movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run is free on the App Store at the moment.
The game allows you to control your favorite turtle as he runs, jumps, fights, and drives his way through New York’s endless landscape.
We weren’t too keen on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run when it first came out, mostly because there was a ton of grinding to it. However, as it’s gone free for a limited time this might be just the right time for you to see if you agree with us.
We’re not sure how long it’s on sale for, so we’d suggest grabbing it as soon as possible.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on July 23rd, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Table Tennis Touch by Yakuto is having a sale to celebrate the Commonwealth Games, which is a huge event in the table tennis world. This fun Ping Pong app will be 50% off from today, July 23, to August 3. Players will be excited to hear that Yakuto is also working on updates including a new multiplayer mode.
You can pick up Table Tennis Touch for $1.99 on the App Store during the sale.
Posted by Ellis Spice on July 22nd, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It is now Summer, what a wonderful time, so I bring you news, that will mostly rhyme.
Oceanhouse Media want kids to read, whilst home this season, so thus there’s a sale, if you needed a reason. Over twenty apps, now cheaper to get, most down a dollar, others further yet. They’re about science concepts, aimed at ages five to eight, featuring the Cat in the Hat, which is pretty great. They’ll teach your kids, whilst they rhyme, which is pretty impressive, doing both at the same time.
The list of apps can be found below, just in case you wanted to know:
Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 16th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Recently released onto the App Store is KEMCO’s latest RPG, Fanatic Earth.
The game focuses on a world in which an alien bacteria known as Achratoth has nearly wiped out mankind and, of course, it’s down to you to try to make the world a better place. You join forces with a local detective, an android, and a young girl with a mysterious past.
With a form of combo or chain based system for combat, it’s sure to entice those who love science fiction based RPGs.
Even better, to celebrate its release, it’s currently on sale for $3.99. Grab it now while it’s still on offer!
Posted by Jessica Fisher on July 10th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Ubisoft was proud to announce today that Assassin’s Creed Pirates is being featured as the Free App of the Week in the App Store. This news comes alongside the fourth update being released.
The update includes new missions that take players to La Isla de la Juventud for slave liberation. The mission unlocks exclusive rewards as part of the new daily reward system. Players will receive increasingly valuable rewards every day just for playing.
The update also has ship customization so you can sail the seas in style. Lastly, new players will be happy to hear that they will receive a Starter Pack in the store and have several tutorials to reference as they begin their ruthless life of piracy.
Check out Assassin’s Creed Pirates for free on the App Store while you can.
It feels like we just had a big iOS game sale. Actually, we did just have a big iOS game sale. And yet here we are again, with almost 20 different games suffering from a severe case of Pricedropicitis. Or something like that.
We’re not entirely sure why so many games (and so many notable ones at that) have suddenly gone on sale but here they are, on sale, ready for you to snap them up.
Seriously, there are some really great titles on this list. If you’ve been on the fence about downloading games like Threes! or Eliss Infinity, now’s the time to fix that.
Threes! - price returned to $1.99, was on sale for $0.99
Posted by Jessica Fisher on July 8th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Tin Man Games is offering all Gamebook Adventures at 66% off! Each adventure is a complete story where, just like a Choose Your Own Adventure, you get to control how the story progresses. The books have a realistic dice-based battle system that adds a bit of action to the story.
Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 8th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Fantastic puzzle game, The Room Two, is currently on sale for $0.99 and, well, I don’t really want to say any more than that. It’s brilliant – what more do you need to know?
Richly deserving of our Editor’s Choice award at the end of 2013, the game has you attempting to unlock multiple boxes in order to piece together the mystery that binds them all together. It’s a deeply atmospheric puzzle game that feels remarkably tactile in nature.
It was a bargain at its regular price and it’s all the sweeter at $0.99. Buy it now before the price goes back up.
Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 3rd, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
There’s yet another update for the keenly supported side-scrolling adventure, BADLAND.
This latest update, number 18 for those who are counting, expands the game’s co-op multiplayer with 40 new levels – ensuring you can play through the whole story with up to four players, all on the same device. The substantial update also brings with it 120 new missions and 6 new achievements.
To celebrate such great news, BADLAND is currently 50% off in a summer sale, bringing its price down to $1.99 for a limited time only.
While you wait for the grill to heat up, or just waiting for the fireworks to start, you’ll probably want something to keep you occupied. Fortunately a lot of iOS developers have decided to put their stuff on sale for this Fourth of July weekend.
Really it’d be a shame to let such prices go to waste, right?
7/3 – It didn’t take long for a lot more games to jump on-board. We’ve got some stuff from 2K, Sid Meier, and more and it’s still just the first day!
7/4 – Now things are really starting to get moving. Arcade classics, popular favorites – even Autumn Dynasty is getting in on the action.
7/4 Part II – The flood has slowed down a little but a healthy selection of games has been added, including Siegecraft and Tennis in the Face.
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.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on July 3rd, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Philipp Stollenmayer, maker of the platforming puzzler Sometimes You Die, has just released a major update! The update includes 7 all new levels that are harder than the original story mode, a German translation, and players will have to find a code that unlocks a secret new feature of the game.
To celebrate the update Sometimes You Die will be going on sale on from today (7/3) through Saturday (7/5) for $0.99!
Posted by Blake Grundman on June 27th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Despite the fact that birthdays are commonly for receiving gifts, Magnetized‘s developer Rocky Hong has decided to turn the table and do some gift-giving of his own. In an interesting new approach to sales, the indie developer plans on holding a week-long tiered sale, where the price increases over the span of seven days.
Starting today (June 27), Magnetized will be made available on the App Store for free. On Sunday, June 29, the price will climb to $0.99, followed by a second jump to $1.99 on Tuesday, July 1. The moral of the story is “the early bird catches the worm.”
Hopefully Rocky has just as great of a birthday as he is giving to his consumers.
Posted by Jennifer Allen on June 26th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Impressively titled, Captain America: The Winter Soldier – The Official Game, is currently on sale and will cost you a grand total of absolutely nothing.
We weren’t entirely impressed by it upon first release in April, mostly because it’s a little repetitive. Having said that, for free, what have you got to lose? If you’re like me and a sucker for blockbuster movie tie-ins, you’ll probably find something to enjoy here.
We’re not entirely sure why it’s on sale or for how long, so grab it quickly while you’re thinking about it!
Captain America: The Winter Soldier – The Official Game is available from the App Store now.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on June 24th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
King of Dragon Pass, the rich storytelling game by A Sharp is going on sale June 24 to celebrate their new update. The next iteration of the game will include 15 new scenes and a new character’s multi-year saga, as well as integrating player ideas in two events – one of which was an entry that won A Sharp’s scene contest. In the contest players submitted a situation, including art guidelines, and 3-5 responses.
They have also added an option to enlarge text, fixed some bugs, and improved the voice-overs, making this update not only full of new content, but improving the old content as well. The Game will be 20% off for a limited time starting today and the update will be free.
Posted by Jennifer Allen on June 23rd, 2014 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
Classic fantasy adventure board game Talisman is currently on sale on the App Store, priced at only $3.99. It’s all in aid of the imminent release of The Frostmarch.
The board game app is the officially licensed version of the Games Workshop game of the same name, in which players embark on a quest for the Crown of Command. Offering both local and real-time online multiplayer, it’s a relative bargain given the pricey physical alternative.
Talisman is on offer for a very limited time only, so swoop in and grab it for $3.99 now, if it appeals to your tabletop gaming sensibilities.
Posted by Ellis Spice on June 19th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A sale has raced in for EA’s Need for Speed Most Wanted, bringing the price down to $0.99. No reasoning has been given for this sudden sale, nor is there any end date for this lower price, so those of you on the fence may not have much thinking time.
For those of you looking for opinions on the quality of the game, we at 148Apps gave the game 4.5 stars back in 2012, with the game also carrying a 8.3 rating over on the QualityIndex.
Posted by Jennifer Allen on June 18th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
One of the better note taking/organizational apps out there, Boximize has gone free for a limited period of time. Currently saving users $1.99, as well as plenty of time when it comes to organizing one’s life in a multitude of different ways, Boximize is the ideal tool for those trying to get their life into order.
It’s as comfortable dealing with your movie collection as it is your diet log or expenses account.
Be quick though, Boximize is on sale for a very limited time, courtesy of Apps Gone Free.
Halfbrick makes some pretty great games. Games like Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride. In fact, I’m betting there’s a pretty good chance you’ve already played many (if not all) of their games. But if you haven’t, now is the best possible time to fix that.
Posted by Blake Grundman on June 14th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Just in time for the wrap-up of E3, Rodeo Games has dropped the price on their fantastic strategy RPG and past 148Apps Editor’s Choice award recipient, Warhammer Quest. What would once have set you back $4.99 is currently selling for a mere $0.99.
As far as we can tell there is no context for the price lowering, or for that matter any indicator as to whether this is a permanent price slashing, but it is best to assume that this is a limited time event. So move fast and snag one of the best strategy experiences that the App Store has to offer. It is a decision that you most certainly won’t regret.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on June 13th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Out There, the dark sci-fi adventure game by Mi-Clos Studio, has hit 100,000 sales. To celebrate their momentous achievement Mi-Clos is slashing the price of the game in half for the next few days.
The game features a soundtrack by award-winning composer Siddhartha Barnhoorn (Antichamber, The Stanley Parable) and has won multiple awards for its design. Mi-Clos Studio also says that a special edition for PC is in the works.
Now that’s it’s $1.99, this is a great time to check out Out There.
Posted by Blake Grundman on June 11th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Thanks to the work of studios like Double Fine, the point-and-click adventure genre has been revived on virtually every platform that offers games. A recipient of this good faith is German developer Headup Games, and their recent offering, The Inner World.
In celebration of being crowned, “Best German Game” at the German Computer Games Award 2014, the puzzler has now been marked down from $4.99 to a paltry $0.99. If a title is considered good enough to represent the best that an entire country has to offer, it has to be worth spending a buck on, right? Sounds like it is time to investigate what mysteries this “Inner World” has in store.
Posted by Tre Lawrence on June 6th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Madfinger Games is celebrating the 4th anniversary of Samurai II: Vengeance with a sizable update. This 4th Anniversary Edition adds in iOS 7 support, gamepad compatibility, and more. Additionally, the game is on sale for a limited time.
We had an opportunity to review this app a while back; it is available for $0.99 on the App Store.
* Improved handling
* Optimized performance on low-end device
* More intense gameplay experience
* Deeper immersion due graphical optimization
* Cloud backup for progress safety, for storing gameplay data and achievements
* Cross device support – enjoy game on both iPhone and iPad
* New Apple gamepads support for off-screen handling experience
* Supports iOS 7 and latest devices (iPhone 5c/iPhone 5s)
Set for release on the App Store in September is Beatbuddy, previously a success story for the PC, Mac, and Linux. Beatbuddy combines puzzle solving, enemy vanquishing, and plenty of exploration. Even better, it offers a fascinating story contributed to by Rhianna Pratchett of Tomb Raider and Mirror’s Edge fame. There’ll be six hand-drawn worlds […]