Posted by Ellis Spice on June 4th, 2014 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
SXPD developers Little Chicken have today decided to “flick the switch” marked ‘Make the game free for a bit,’ meaning that the game can, for today only, be downloaded for absolutely nothing. The reason for this short sale is to celebrate an upcoming update, which will make the game into a Universal app, add Game Center support, and make adjustments based on player feedback.
We gave the game a solid 3.5 stars in our review a couple weeks back, so what have you got to lose?
Posted by Blake Grundman on June 2nd, 2014 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Have you ever heard of a boardless board game? Though the concept may seem a smidgen crazy, that hasn’t stopped the insect-inspired tile game Hive from not only succeeding in physical form, but also making the jump to iOS back in 2012.
Well just in time for WWDC, developer Gen42 Games has announced that they are treating the $0.99 price point to a heavy dose of insecticide, resulting in a temporary free price cut. Get on this while you can, because this swarm will only be around for a limited time.
Posted by Blake Grundman on June 2nd, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Who knew that iOS games could be so old? The classic strategy/adventure game Lords of Midnight actually turned thirty years old yesterday. Yes, you read that right. THIRTY YEARS OLD.
To celebrate this momentous occasion, Chilli Hugger Software, the team behind the game’s port, will be putting the usually $4.99 game and it’s sequel Doomdark’s Revenge on sale for a mere $0.99! Both titles have received solid four star reviews and have a legacy that outlives a good portion of the iOS gaming audience. It looks like now is as good a time as any to see what all the hype is about.
Pahelika is point-and-click/puzzle adventure that we had an opportunity to review a while back. The game allows players do mostly logical tasks like exploration, using components to create new objects, mixing potions, and fixing stuff.
To take advantage of the savings, just download Pahelika: Secret Legends Free and upgrade to the full version from within the app at the reduced price. This $0.99 sale will run from today, May 31, to Sunday, June 1.
That’s right, for a limited time you can partake in all the bridge building (and inevitable collapsing) fun for just $0.99. $1.98 if you want to get technical about buying both games. Might be worth a look, seeing as both games have been fairlywell-received.
Posted by Rob Rich on May 29th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The second game in the Infinity Blade series is currently free, so if for some odd reason you still don’t own it you’ve pretty much run out of excuses.
Infinity Blade II follows Siris as he attempts to free The Worker of Secrets and, hopefully, save the world. It also introduced players to two new weapon styles (dual wielding and two-handed), ClashMobs, and a more cohesive plot (see previous).
Really there’s no reason not to grab Infinity Blade II now while it’s free. I guess not unless you already own it, anyway.
Seems like we can’t have a holiday without a bunch of iOS games going on sale. Well you might as well take advantage, right?
That’s why you’re currently looking at a list of Memorial Day Weekend sales – most likely looking for that one big game you’ve just been waiting and waiting to see go on sale. So have a look! If you don’t see what you’re looking for, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll find something else to tickle your fancy. And who knows? The list will be getting updated throughout the holiday weekend, so that thing you’re hoping to see just might make an appearance.
4/25 – A few more games have joined the list, including an over-caffeinated box and one very lost astronaut. Also Blek!
4/26 – Throw another right games on the pile – including more than a few RPGs from Kemco.
For a limited time you can jump into the shoes (scrubs?) of the infamous Dr. Lord Evilstein as he captures princesses and fends off do-gooding heroes. You’ll get to set up traps, summon minions, collect screams, and slaughter goodguys by the dozens – all for a buck. That’s a reasonable price to pay for eventual world domination, right?
Whether or not your intentions are good or ill, you can download Castle Doombad right now for $0.99.
Posted by Carter Dotson on May 23rd, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Gameloft’s Order and Chaos Online, the MMORPG currently entering its fourth year of service, is available for free through June 2. This is only the second time that the game has gone free, though it does have in-app purchases for various forms of currency.
Posted by Carter Dotson on May 22nd, 2014 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Scanbot, the app that makes it easy to scan receipts, documents, whatever else, and easily upload said documents to the cloud, has gone free for iOS for today only, after selling 50,000 copies. It’s normally $1.99, but now those who need to scan their documents can do so for free if they act quickly. And there’s no in-app purchases right now, so there’s no catch, either. Act fast!
Posted by Carter Dotson on May 20th, 2014 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
Space Hulk just got more hulking. Full Control has updated the app with a new cross-platform multiplayer mode, where three players team up as Terminators in order to take on one player who controls the Genestealers.
This mode is online and supports play with Windows/Mac/Linux/iPad players. Plus, for those who haven’t picked up the game yet, it’s on sale until the 27th for half-off ($4.99 or local equivalent).
Posted by Rob Rich on May 20th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Calendars 5 is a pretty popular calendar app from Readdle that was recently updated with some input tweaks and a spiffy new icon. Perhaps more importantly – at least at the moment – it’s also on sale for 50% off.
You can grab Calendars 5 off the App Store for $2.99 for a limited time.
Posted by Carter Dotson on May 13th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Dudeski from Chicago-based Static Oceans is free for a limited time – possibly only for 24 hours – as part of an AppGratis promotion. The game is totally 100% free as beer, with no ads or IAP to get in the way of becoming the master of Shred Lord mountain. The game’s recently been updated to perform better on a variety of devices, and to fix some pesky bugs. Go get it for free while you can!
Posted by Carter Dotson on May 12th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Image & Form Games have unveiled the latest level pack for their strategy game Anthill, entitled Antology. This pack contains eight new levels and a new endless mode called Ceaseless Mayhem. The level pack is available for $0.99 as an in-app purchase, but the base game is currently on sale for free for those who haven’t checked it out yet.
Posted by Ellis Spice on May 9th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Jujubee have today revealed that their anti-gravity racing game, FLASHOUT 2, has been updated to version 1.4 and has had 66% of its price slashed off – meaning the game is now available for $0.99.
Since its launch, the developers have revised multiple gameplay elements and redesigned the gameplay balance. Changes include the removal of the ammo shops (meaning that ammo and bonuses are collected on the track rather than bought before a race), the removal of respawn countdown timers in races, and the doubling of cash earned in races. In addition to this, the developers have also resolved issues with the game crashing on some devices and have made minor fixes related to sound balance and online multiplayer modes.
Posted by Carter Dotson on May 7th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Bulkypix and Tree Fortress Games’ Bardbarian, a multi-genre RPG, is on sale for free on the App Store. Now players can take their musical axe-lute and use the power of music to fend off the bad guys without paying any up-front fees.
As well there are new characters, which are all cameos from other indie games: the eponymous protagonists from Super Meat Boy, The Binding of Isaac, Shellrazer, and Octodad: Dadliest Catch. Nobody suspects a thing!
Posted by Carter Dotson on May 6th, 2014 iPad Only App - Designed for iPad
Shadowrun Returns has gotten a big update and its biggest sale yet. Version 1.2.6, just released, overhauls the combat (including auto-heal) and UI for a better experience. Save options are now much closer to what they are on the PC, with the ability to save during a turn and when in the PDA. A variety of other bugs and tweaks are here as well.
Shadowrun Returns is also on sale for $4.99 – its biggest sale from its $9.99 price on iPad.
Sword of Fargoal is dungeon crawling RPG Roguelike with a retro feel that we looked at a while back. It features a random map generator that allows players to have a different exploration experience every time.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is the iOS port of the popular RPG adventure in the same vein as Dungeons and Dragons; we had an opportunity to review it last year. Is is currently available for $3.99 (down from $9.99) on the App Store.
Posted by Carter Dotson on May 2nd, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
With news of a new game, Jupiter Jump, in the works, Noodlecake Games has made Super Stickman Golf 2 available for free. Available “for a limited time” as of Friday, May 2, players can play dozens of courses both by themselves and with friends in either live or asynchronous online modes in this hit 2D golf game.
Warner Bros Interactive is saying “Happy Star Wars Day” with several goodies for fans of its iconic Star Wars franchise.
This year, “May The Fourth” brings some discounted LEGO Star Wars in-app bundles; the bundles can be acquired now through May 8. Additionally, there is a photo contest in which fans can submit an in-game photograph of their custom minifigure plus a creative caption via the official entry form. There are a number of prizes, including a Death Star Playset, a Hasbro Lightsaber, an iPod Touch, and an iTunes gift card among other prizes. The contest runs from May 4 through May 31. Finally, there is a new trailer out for LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga.
We had an opportunity to check out LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga late last year. It is available for free (with in-app purchases) on the App Store.
Posted by Carter Dotson on May 2nd, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
With Star Wars Day this weekend on May 4th, Star Wars Pinball has gone free as part of the festivities. The Empire Strikes Back table is available for free as well. Additional tables are available as in-app purchases, including the new Heroes Within tables recently released. Other tables are available on sale for $0.99, down from their $1.99 price. May the extra ball be with you!
Posted by Rob Rich on May 1st, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Gameloft’s Modern Combat series is one of the biggest names in first-person shooters on the App Store. And with a fifth game on the way (seriously, five games already!) it’s really no surprise. What is a little bit of a surprise is that the developer has just dropped the price of Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour.
All this rootin’ tootin’ shootin’ would normally set you back a few bucks, but for the time being you can grab it for a mere $0.99. The way I hear it, the mutiplayer alone is worth more than that. So if you haven’t bought Gameloft’s most recent military shooter, there’s no time like the present.