Whoa, this is nuts. Australian developer Halfbrick Studios is looking to end the year with a bang, and their way of doing this is apparently to slash the price of every single one of their titles on both iPhone and iPad to free for 24 hours. I can dig it. Most notably, I think, is the game that put Halfbrick on the map permanently: Fruit Ninja [$1.99 / $1.99 (HD)]. It's never been free before, and is an essential title for every iOS gamer's library. If you've somehow never gotten around to picking it up for whatever reason, now is your chance.

But let's not forget what else is on offer. Age of Zombies Anniversary [$0.99], the colorful dual-stick shooter starring Barry Steakfries, is also free for the first time ever. And if you have an older device, the standard definition Age of Zombies [$0.99] is free as well. Barry Steakfries' first iOS adventure, the auto-runner Monster Dash [Free], is - you guessed it - free. The Fruit Ninja movie tie-in Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots [$0.99 / $1.99 (HD)] is free, and Halfbrick's somewhat obscure inaugural iOS offering Blast Off [$0.99] is free too. Oh, and Jetpack Joyride [Free] is free too, but it always is anyway. I just wouldn't have felt right not including it. Huh, I guess I could have saved myself a bunch of typing by just saying everything is free.

This sale is just insane, it's like an Oprah show up in here with all these freebies. Halfbrick has consistently put out quality iOS games for coming up on 3 years, and it sounds like they've got big plans for 2013. We'll be keeping a close eye on them for sure, but right now I just want everybody to focus on downloading all these free games. I mean, really, get on it. Halfbrick says the sale will last just 24 hours, ending at 6:00am GMT on Tuesday, which for us here in the US should be around 1:00am EST tomorrow morning. Unlike most "one day" iOS sales that last for far longer, I tend to believe them on this whole 24 hour thing.

That's still plenty of time to grab what you want though, so be sure to share this with the iOS gamers in your life and snag all of these fantastic titles for free while you have the chance.

  • ashwyn7

    Wow, I feel really lucky today. I was just thinking of purchasing Fruit Ninja for my iPhone, and its now free, I saved my 55 Rupees. Just downloaded all their games. Thank u Toucharcade for letting us know.

    • http://twitter.com/piyushr21 Piyush

      Me too

  • tonyunreal

    Jetpack Joyride wasn't always free, it was $0.99 before December 2011, check out Appshopper if you don't believe me.

    • Jacob Gehman

      In the game of internet "gotcha!" this has to be the worst example of attempting to point out an article flaw that I've seen.

      The article says "is always free", not "was". The present tense enables the line to showcase that $0 is not a sale price for Jetpack Joyride. It is not trying to imply that every time in the past it was also available for free. The only people who would care about that time over a year ago when you had to plunk down a buck for the game are, uh, welp. I'm having trouble thinking of anyone. Perhaps people who keep a spreadsheet of all the sales and savings they've taken advantage of?

      • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson


  • dariusjr98

    The only Halfbrick games I didn't already have were Fruit Ninja Puss in Boots, Monster Dash, and Blast Off.

    Halfbrick is a great developer, one of the best.

    I will support them forever and always. I expect great things from them in 2013 🙂

  • Danoman

    I think a quote from Barry Steakfries would appropriately describe this sale.

    "Holy Balls! That's so badass I think I just crapped my pants."

  • felipe

    Great offer, cool games - but half brick dissapoint me dont offering iPhone 5 display support

    • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

      I'm almost positive it's on its way for Fruit Ninja, and Jetpack Joyride already is supported. Not sure about the others, would love a Monster Dash widescreen update though.

    • http://twitter.com/TouchedWieners Tyler Piderit

      Yeah Age of Zombies would be great with widescreen. So would Fruit Ninja

    • http://twitter.com/TouchedWieners Tyler Piderit

      Yeah Age of Zombies would be great with widescreen. So would Fruit Ninja

  • tarasis

    I wonder if they will update the apps to remove Open Feint

  • Professionalbum

    I knew I held out on Fruit Ninja HD for a reason 🙂

  • metalcasket

    Only thing more shocking that this sale is the fact that there are still people that don't own these titles. Every single one's been on my iPhone since release. What the hell people?

  • http://twitter.com/thedood123 Daniel Neal

    Orc: Vengeance another really cool game is free as of right now

  • tom devaney

    This is one of the many reasons why I love Toucharcade. They are always updating us up on freebies, which saves me a lot of time searching the app store. Hell, I don't even do that anymore; I just make sure I come on here daily.