Long, long time Mac developer Pangea Software was amongst the first to really go full-steam into iOS development and the new App Store back in the early iPhone days. Because of that, some of their titles will always stand out to me as absolute classics for the time that they were released. Games like Cro-Mag Rally and Enigmo. Pangea has also always been really good at adopting new technology and features, often being first out of the gate to implement things like Retina Display support and Game Center online multiplayer.

So, Pangea is a solid developer with a great history, but the iOS App Store in particular has been really good to them. In an effort to thank all their fans, they've made their entire much of their iOS game catalog free for the next 24 hours. Here's a list of what's on offer, including their games which are free to begin with.

This isn't the first time Pangea has had a freebie blowout like this, in particular they did this a couple of years back for their third anniversary on the App Store, but there are some quality titles on offer here for zero dollars so if there are some games listed above which you haven't discovered yet now is a great time to check them out. Also, if you like being alerted to freebies like this be sure to have the TouchArcade [Free] app installed to get notifications when time-limited sales like this go into effect.

  • ibmurai

    ...and don't forget the awesome fullscreen ads they recently added! Yay!

  • Allen Arcelo

    See TA? It's not that hard to make a "Coming" post.

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      What?

      • dariusjr98

        Yeah, what are you talking about?

      • Allen Arcelo

        Well, I'm just saying it'd be cool if TA decided to bring back Wed's "Coming Tonight" post. But I suppose this isn't enough to convince anyone so whatever -_-

      • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp
      • blahblahblur

        Sorry man, but it's really annoying when you keep linking to the forums. You need to start to listening to your user base. We liked the SINGLE coming tonight post, so if you want to add more detail, add more detail to the coming tonight post. Don't whine about it because you want more page views and ad revenue, it just doesn't flow as well as it used to.

      • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

        I'm not whining I'm explaining why we're doing things this way from here on out. :)

      • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson
      • http://twitter.com/Ju5stin Justin

        You have taken away not just a coming tonight post, but that time that people would check TA at 11:00pm and be hyped for the new release they wanted to buy at midnight.

        I only used to come here once or twice a week, one of them was a Wednesday night 11:30-ish to catch the coming tonight post...Not hard to understand why people want it back, I don't see how you would be dumbfounded by that.

      • monoclespectacle

        The 11:00 pm post never went away. Not sure of the legitimacy of your complaint. Also not sure of your understanding of the new format.

      • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson
      • jfc1976

        Can't tap on those forum links in the TA app. And they get shortened to boot so you can't even copy and paste them.

      • Frungi

        This. Using the app, frustrated by comment links to who-knows-what.

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

        Oh I didn't realize, sorry. It was a link to the "Out Now" post which is about halfway down the front page right now. It's a collection of all the week's releases in one post and is what everyone keeps saying they miss, which is what I don't understand.

      • jamarohn

        Sorry for being off topic here, but any chance we can get these links to work on your app? Cheers!

      • BrettArchibald

        These comment links to forum posts don't appear to work on the TA app, which is where I'm currently reading this... :(

      • BrettArchibald

        Aah yes, if I read on, I would've seen this already mentioned. As you were...

  • Mj1ggy

    Any recommendations on these? Not familiar with any of these games

    • dancj

      Monkey Bongo seemed quite good when I tried it. The others I either didn't like or didn't like the look of enough to try.

    • frozensolid

      Enigmo 1 & 2 are pretty good puzzle games, gamecenter achievments

    • borb86

      Otto matic came installed on my old iMac. Was fun for what it was.

    • stormchild

      Frankly, my recommendation is "don't waste your time". These old games stink. IMO, of course.

  • KusanagiShiro

    Pangea, WHERE'S MY POWER PETE APP?!

  • Josh Dombro

    Holy crap! Yes!

  • monoclespectacle

    Someone send a cleanup crew over to MrSHakerEsq's residence. Poor fellow, he never had a chance.

    • Chester_Copperpot

      You beat me to it; +1 for you.

  • captainChocolade

    Thanks, but don't want any of those games.

  • Jxsgamer

    Wish Bugdom made it to IOS, one of my long time favorites.

  • reflipp

    Ty vert Much

  • Scape3d

    These guys make some pretty good games but man, dat logo. Photoshop 3 called and wants its default bevel layer effect back.

    • Frungi

      xkcd 875. Sorry, can't resist a snarky remark on a "X called" comment.

  • Frungi

    Is Monkey Bongo full-price for anyone else? Everything else is free.

  • Snooptalian

    Monkey Bongo is full price for me too. $2.99 not free...

  • FreezeFrozen

    too ugly for my screen

  • MrSHakerEsq

    It's a very very sad day in game development when a dev drops the price point across all products to zero cents and all the freeloader cockroaches crawl out the woodwork whooping and cheering to download anything and everything.

    You get the games you deserve, and yet some on here still wonder why that cancer of gaming, IAP is so prevalent now. It's because you muppets refuse to dip your hand into your wallets to help and support our devs. You are responsible for the state of this market.

    • monoclespectacle

      Derp.

    • stormchild

      Dude, these games suck. Get a grip on reality.

      • monoclespectacle

        Opinions of quality aside, our mutual acquaintance's true fault lies in his ignorance. Or, as I've previously stated, he's a moderate to decent troll.

        The true reason for entertainment's price drops across the board has very little to do with freebie alerts. In fact rampant digital piracy is the true cause. It's also why developers are moving to IAP models.

        What is interesting to note, if you go to an article TA released for an app named "Amazing Baby Names" (a trojan gameboy advance emulator), in the comments section MrSHakerEsq states that he snagged a copy of it before Apple pulled it from the App Store.

        In short, out troll fried friend here supports piracy but not developer endorsed promotions.

        The hypocrisy is sickening. And if he is being a troll it's contributing nothing to this community

    • Jacob Gehman

      TROOOOOLL
      TROOOOOLL IN THE DUNGEON

  • stormchild

    FYI it's not Pangea's "entire catalog" that's free. (Guess it was too much trouble to tap that 'Developer Page' button eh?)

    Regardless, I don't think anyone's willing to pay for these games anyway; they're mostly ports of ancient Mac games that are between 12-15 years old, and honestly, it shows. Not sure this is a "celebration" so much as a white flag.

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

      "Pangea Software announced today that for 24 hours they are making all of their iOS games free with no strings attached. Their entire iOS game library is available for free download on the App Store until Friday morning."

      That is a quote from their press release. When I originally posted this story I had an asterisk next to the games that weren't showing as free, and I emailed Pangea to ask what the deal was with those. They never got back to me so I removed the games which never went free.

      So yes, I did tap the "developer page" button and it was supposed to be their "entire catalog" of games. But I guess it's just easier to assume things and be a dick on the internet.

      • monoclespectacle

        I sure wish your last paragraph wasn't so freaking true.

  • http://twitter.com/kimplix walter scott

    Interesting. Got them all and thanks for posting this ^^

  • arthurdapaz

    Its not the ENTIRE Pangea Games. "Warheads", that its one of the best, are still paid

  • araczynski

    Nucleus 2 looks beautiful on ipad4 but the controls just plain suck to me, haven't looked for anything in the options yet to see if they could be changed.

  • redkins54

    I thought warheads was gonna be free, per this same post from yesterday. Have they decided not to drop warheads to free?

  • Dams

    Is it possible to make a more hideous logo ?