Screen shot 2009-12-01 at 10.09.04 AMFrom now until Christmas Eve, Blacksmith Games' Appvent Calendar will be revealing a new game that can be downloaded for free each day. Modeled after holiday advent calendars, each of these games will only be free the day they're revealed, so be sure to check back often.

The first freebie is Craneballs Studios' 33rd Division [App Store], a line drawing stealth strategy game set during World War II.

The goal is to guide soldiers, medics and sergeants entering the battlefield to each of their designated destinations without being seen (shot and killed). This is done by drawing a course across the battlefield (Flight Control style) in and among obstacles and roving patrols.

You can read more about 33rd Division in our review, but since these daily free games are a limited offer I'd suggest downloading the game as soon as possible if you're at all interested in it.

App Store Link: 33rd Division, Free (Today Only)

  • Billy

    Thanks, Blacksmith Games, Craneballs Studios and future participating devs! ;)

  • Billy

    Thanks, Blacksmith Games, Craneballs Studios and future participating devs! ;)

  • chenglee

    this is really great. thanks toucharcade for the hint!!!

  • chenglee

    this is really great. thanks toucharcade for the hint!!!

  • http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/07/zombie-school/ John

    why not make all the games free and make jail-breaking legal?

    • http://www.scottcolbert.wordpress.com Scott

      I hope you're joking.

    • Sticktron

      Jailbreaking--despite the name-- is NOT, never was, and never can be illegal. The only thing you are "breaking" is Apple's terms of use, which is certainly NOT the law.

      • http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/07/zombie-school/ John

        So I can jailbreak and not go to jail? Like some companies sue for downloading torrent cant I get sued for getting illegal apps?

      • RiptoR

        @John: Sigh... Just jailbreaking your iphone can never be illegal, but downloading and using cracked apps IS illegal.

      • RiptoR

        To clarify further: there a lots of legal apps available that enhance the iphone's functionality. But most of those will never be allowed in the applestore (because of the tight API rules Apple enforces), so in order to use those (mostly) free tools you need a manner of installing them. Jailbreaking lets you do that.

        But yes, cracked apps can be installed on jailbroken phones, but it is illegal to do so.

      • Lymaniii

        Terms of service and end user license agreements constitute contractual obligations when using the products to which they apply. If you use the iphone OS on your iphone, you are breaking the law.

  • http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/07/zombie-school/ John

    why not make all the games free and make jail-breaking legal?

    • http://www.scottcolbert.wordpress.com Scott

      I hope you're joking.

    • Sticktron

      Jailbreaking--despite the name-- is NOT, never was, and never can be illegal. The only thing you are "breaking" is Apple's terms of use, which is certainly NOT the law.

      • http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/07/zombie-school/ John

        So I can jailbreak and not go to jail? Like some companies sue for downloading torrent cant I get sued for getting illegal apps?

      • RiptoR

        @John: Sigh... Just jailbreaking your iphone can never be illegal, but downloading and using cracked apps IS illegal.

      • RiptoR

        To clarify further: there a lots of legal apps available that enhance the iphone's functionality. But most of those will never be allowed in the applestore (because of the tight API rules Apple enforces), so in order to use those (mostly) free tools you need a manner of installing them. Jailbreaking lets you do that.

        But yes, cracked apps can be installed on jailbroken phones, but it is illegal to do so.

      • Lymaniii

        Terms of service and end user license agreements constitute contractual obligations when using the products to which they apply. If you use the iphone OS on your iphone, you are breaking the law.

  • http://www.thedara.com Chris

    That site is not working for me.

  • http://www.thedara.com Chris

    That site is not working for me.

  • minorpane

    Been looking at this app. Instant download.

  • minorpane

    Been looking at this app. Instant download.

  • Blades

    Is the website working for anyone?

  • Blades

    Is the website working for anyone?

  • Goose

    yea page doesn't work right now "error, forbidden"

  • Goose

    yea page doesn't work right now "error, forbidden"

  • http://blacksmithgames.com/ blacksmith games

    Sorry 100.000 Pageviews are too much in 12 hours for the server, we move now to another server

  • http://blacksmithgames.com/ blacksmith games

    Sorry 100.000 Pageviews are too much in 12 hours for the server, we move now to another server

  • Candy

    Sadly, I get the same forbidden error message as well.

  • Candy

    Sadly, I get the same forbidden error message as well.

  • XLM

    "why not make all the games free and make jail-breaking legal?"

    You start... Spend a bunch of money and time making a really kick ass game, then let us all have it for free. It'll be sweet!

  • XLM

    "why not make all the games free and make jail-breaking legal?"

    You start... Spend a bunch of money and time making a really kick ass game, then let us all have it for free. It'll be sweet!

  • Reason21

    Free games aren't nearly as cool when you can't download them. :(

    • Tim

      You can download the game, even if the advent website isn't working :). The link is in the post!

  • Reason21

    Free games aren't nearly as cool when you can't download them. :(

    • Tim

      You can download the game, even if the advent website isn't working :). The link is in the post!

  • http://www.appfreakblog.com appfreak

    Second day and the website is down. This has been already a massive success and the guys at Blacksmith games didn't expect that they would have to move servers. Hopefully the move will be smooth, but what about twitter releases?

  • http://www.appfreakblog.com appfreak

    Second day and the website is down. This has been already a massive success and the guys at Blacksmith games didn't expect that they would have to move servers. Hopefully the move will be smooth, but what about twitter releases?

  • http://blacksmithgames.com/ blacksmith games

    the server is working again! New game will be revealed as soon as its free in the Appstore

  • http://blacksmithgames.com/ blacksmith games

    the server is working again! New game will be revealed as soon as its free in the Appstore

  • Andy

    Still very slow for me - keeps timing out. Maybe an even more powerful server is required?

  • Andy

    Still very slow for me - keeps timing out. Maybe an even more powerful server is required?

  • http://ErraticGamer.com Eric

    Yeah, I can't get into the site either. Anybody know what today's game is?

  • http://ErraticGamer.com Eric

    Yeah, I can't get into the site either. Anybody know what today's game is?

  • patella

    I still can't get into the site -- hitting 403s.

    However, it looks like today's game is TriDefense.

    http://toucharcade.com/link/http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=321815267&mt=8

  • http://rent patella

    I still can't get into the site -- hitting 403s.

    However, it looks like today's game is TriDefense.

    http://toucharcade.com/link/http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=321815267&mt=8