This week, the App Store is celebrating all things indie gaming. While this means that a lot of landmark releases are slowly filtering out, including today's much anticipated Nimblebit simulator Bit City, it also signals the start of a tsunami of sales that are set to push your willpower and wallet to the limit. With some big, critically acclaimed names now only $0.99, as well as some more obscure titles receiving rare price deductions for the first time in years, there's almost certainly something for everyone in this awesome new Apple-led promotion. Here's a full list of the games on sale for this week in alphabetical order:

While there are a lot of neat indie titles on sale, a few stand out in terms of the timing and extent of their price reductions. In particular, Apple Design Award winner 2014 Leo's Fortune [$4.99], atmospheric puzzle title Road Not Taken [$4.99], and Amanita Design's adventure epic Botanicula [$4.99] are all at their lowest prices ever at only $0.99 - if any of those three games take your fancy, now is unequivocally the best time to add them to your collection. A particular favorite of mine in the form of gravity-flipping platformer VVVVVV [$2.99] by Terry Cavanagh is on sale for the first time since August 2014, and I cannot recommend the title enough for anyone looking for some rewarding retro action. If I've missed out any games that are on sale please leave a comment to let our awesome community take advantage of such discounts, and be sure to head to our Price Drops forum for further reductions over the coming days.








  • dancj

    Picked up Botanicula yesterday.

    How is Road Not Taken? Theres no TA review and the one on 148Apps wasn't glowing - but it does look nice.

    • Craig Grannell

      For a buck, I'd say it's easily worth it. Games are perhaps a bit drawn-out at times, and it's repetitive in the long run; but the mechanics are broadly strong, and the aesthetics are rather nice.

      • dancj

        Cheers. I'm tempted.

      • dancj

        And bought

  • mr_bez

    Just in case anyone's put off by it, Touch Arcade is showing that Botanicula is iPad only but it's actually a universal app.

  • QuarterSwede

    VVVVVV for 99¢ is a no brained even for just the soundtrack.

  • Discostallion

    I noticed Botanicula is a "family" game, & the review mentions the charachters not speaking (so minimal reading). Would this be a good game for 5-6 year olds? Would love something like that for my kids.

    • Michal Hochmajer

      Yes!
      Most kids at this age will be entertained by anything, but Botanicula is great. Just grab it.

  • dingdongfootball

    VVVVVV is a steal at that price

  • Discostallion

    I bought VVVVVV & couldn't be happier. Besides being a rock solid platformer, the exploration is a blast. Exploration is one of those play elements that lots of games incorporate, but very few really nail, so this was a special find for me.

  • ImJPaul

    The real question is when did Botanicula go Universal? I was completely unaware of this until this sale...