Category Archives: Sales

'Dungeon of the Endless' Roguelike and Tower Defense Hybrid Goes Free This Week

Good news for you if Dungeon of the Endless [$1.99 (HD)] was on your list of games to someday check out but you just never got around to buying it: the game is currently free this week. No IAP, no shenanigans: just a free download of this interesting mix between a roguelike and tower defense game, all set in a pixel art landscape. If you need more convincing than "it's free right now," Shaun's review should convince you...

Radiangames Having a Huge Blowout Sale with 6 Games for Free and 5 for 99¢ Each

I think it's safe to say that Radiangames, aka solo developer Luke Schneider, is one of the preeminent developers on mobile. For many years now Luke has been putting out some of the very best dual-stick shooters on the platform, and whenever he's not releasing a new shooter he's releasing an insanely clever puzzle game. It's an odd mix of genres to master, but Radian has done exactly that. They also don't throw a whole lot of sales, but today Radian has decided to put literally their entire iOS library on massive discount, including 6 titles that have dropped down to free and 5 more that have dropped down to just 99¢. Here's the full list of what's on sale:..




If you've never heard of McGraw-Hill Education before, check any educational textbook you've got laying around and chances are it's got their logo on it. They're in the "big three" of educational megacorps responsible for books, computer programs, apps, and all sorts of other educational aids from pre-kindergarten all the way up to post-graduate levels. As anyone who has ever bought anything from a textbook company knows, their stuff is never free. (Far from it, in fact!) Well, today apparently is Digital Learning Day, and they've reduced the price of all their learning games/apps to free...

Last week's bummer story of the week was definitely news of Rodeo Games going under following Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch - Tyranid Invasion [$1.99] not doing anywhere near as well as they had hoped which resulted in most of the Rodeo Games staff leaving the company. Well, if you were curious to see the studio-slaying Warhammer game, Deathwatch is now free for anyone to download and check out...

If you're a Grand Theft Auto fan, and haven't gotten a chance to play Liberty City Stories [$6.99] yet, then good news: the game is on sale right now for the first time, dropping from $6.99 to $3.99. This is a limited-time sale with the game planned to go back to $6.99 at some point. The game is also out on Android now for the first time, and on sale for $3.99 there too. So if you are on the dark side of mobile gaming, then go for it...

If you've been reading my reviews, you'll know how much I like almost everything that has to do with the Football Manager franchise because, well, they are the best sports management games on the App Store (at least in my humble, European opinion). The only issue that many have taken with Football Manager Touch 2016 [$19.99] - which is iPad only - and Football Manager Mobile 2016 [$8.99] is their price, normally $19.99 and $8.99 respectively. Well, Sports Interactive has dropped the price of both games considerably to celebrate the upcoming Winter Transfer Update, and now you really have no excuse not to buy either one or both of these games because they offer hours (some would say too many hours) of entertainment and can be played either with total dedication or a passing interest...

If you like to crash again, and again, and again, then you should be playing Piloteer [$2.99], a very challenging but equally rewarding jetpack (dying) simulator from Fixpoint Productions that's gone free for the first time as Apple's Free App of the Week. We really liked the game when we reviewed it because while it's absurdly challenging, it's not impossible. So, when you actually get the hang of it, or at least as much as one can get the hang of a rocket strapped to ones back, the game becomes incredibly satisfying. Mastering your jetpack doesn't come from buying the right upgrade but rather having the right feel for it. There are many iOS games that border on the impossible and infuriating but not that many that walk the fine line of "nigh impossible yet doable once mastered" (after many, many attempts)...

One of last year's biggest games and indeed one of our own Best of 2015 and a serious contender for Game of the Year, Aquiris Game Studio's Horizon Chase [Free], has just gone free for the first time since its release. The best way I can describe Horizon Chase is that it's like what someone in 1985 would imagine an arcade racing video game would be like in 2015. It has a decidedly retro feel but somehow still feels modern at the same time. I mean, just look at this glorious trailer for Horizon Chase...

Activision's Guitar Hero Live [Free] hit the App Store in mid-October, setting a really neat precedence of releasing a huge name franchise on mobile the same day as it's console release. A typical App Store SNAFU lead to the game being pretty broken on launch, but it was quickly fixed, and we ended up liking it quite a bit in our review. Currently, the way the game's pay structure is set up has you downloading the app for free and getting a brief tease of what it's like, then paying $9.99 to unlock the rest of the content...

'Lifeline' Goes Free for the First Time

January 13th, 2016 12:19 AM EDT by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
99¢ Buy Now

3 Minute Games' Lifeline [$0.99] has just gone free for the first time. This could be the new free app of the week right after Super Hexagon [$2.99], which will expire soon, or just a random freebie, but either way, it's well worth a download to check it out while it's free...

PSA: Go Download 'Super Hexagon' for Free While You Still Can

You've probably seen or heard that Super Hexagon [$2.99] by Terry Cavanagh is currently free as the App Store's App of the Week. Well, let this serve as a handy heads-up that if you haven't heard, or have been procrastinating on downloading it, that you have a limited amount of time to go and pick it up at this low, low price before it goes back to being paid. This might be sometime on Thursday, it might be on Wednesday, depending on when the switchover is. ..

One of my favorite games of 2014 was Secret Crush's planet-hopping, gravity-based action puzzler Sunburn! [$0.99], and for the first time and likely a limited time you can nab this unique puzzler for free. Those who aren't familiar with Sunburn! may be wondering what the heck it's all about, and I'd be happy to tell you! The premise is one of the best things about this game. You're a space captain, and a comet has come along and destroyed your ship, leaving you and your crew stranded in space. There's no getting out of this one, no one coming to rescue you. You're all going to die. ..

While I'm pretty sure that you're not hurting for free games to play on the App Store right now, especially considering that 2 of the 14 games featured this week on the App Store are paid games, how does a paid game gone free sound like to you? Well, Shane McCafferty's Starseed: Origin [Free] is free to download right now. Did the 33% off launch sale not entice you? Well, how about a whopping 100%? Are you not entertained? Do you demand that Shane McCafferty give you money to play his game? How about Rob at Fractures Audio who did the sound and music for the game, must he pay penance unto you to get you to download this? You're a madman if you demand anything more than free without IAP!..

Here's a quick heads up to let you know that one of the all-time classics on the App Store, Terry Cavanagh's brilliant twitch arcade game Super Hexagon [$2.99], is currently free for the first time. If you somehow don't know what Super Hexagon is all about, you play as a tiny triangle who must rotate either left or right around the center point of the screen as the walls literally close in on it from every side. Find the gaps to pass through and try to last as long as possible without crashing into a wall. It's extremely difficult in the beginning, but the more you play the better your skill gets and eventually you get locked in a zone dashing back and forth between increasingly faster and more difficult patters of walls...

Out There [$4.99] was original released in early 2014, and we loved it in our review. The easiest way to describe the game is like if you took the brutal space exploration game FTL [$9.99 (HD)] and mashed it up with gamebook-style decisions instead of all the combat that FTL is known for. Both games take place in space, feature equally bleak premises of being low on resources and needing to survive, with the decisions you make along the way (along with some pretty brutal RNG) being all that stands in between you and total destruction...

In December of 2012, developer Renegade Kid released their excellent action platformer Mutant Mudds [$4.99] on iOS following its release on 3DS the previous January. The game's main hook revolved around jumping between the foreground, middle ground and background of each level in order to discover new areas and solve puzzles, and it was incredibly fun. In fact, despite being initially build for a handheld with physical buttons and relying heavily on precision platforming, Mutant Mudds translated extremely well to the touchscreen. ..

Over 100 More Holiday 2015 iOS Game Sales on the App Store You Need to Know About

I thought last week that all the games you needed to know were on sale were already on sale. In what is sure to please my critics, I thought wrong. More games went on sale over the weekend and on these days before the annual iTunes freeze, when developers can't make any modifications until December 29th. While we're hearing that charts may not freeze this year, it's still the holiday season, so app sales all around! Maybe the reasons to put games on sale isn't as solid as it was back in the days before free-to-play conquered all, but who's going to complain about getting the most bang for your iTunes gift card? As such, all these games should be on sale for the next week or so at the minimum. There's some great 2015 releases on the list, some App Store classics, some cool underrated indie games, and Blood Bowl. There's over a hundred games in this list, sorted alphabetically, so keep looking, and I'm sorry about your wallet:..

With the iTunes freeze happening on December 22nd, developers are rushing to put their games on sale ahead of when price changes are locked until after Christmas. So, if you've had your eye on getting the biggest bang for your buck with cheap premium games, well, the time is now. A few more games might go on sale before the 22nd, but there's a ton of heavy hitters on sale right now. Here's a list of individual posts on big sales:..

Taito is a publisher with some influential retro chops, being the stewards of the classic Space Invaders license (and they've done some really cool things with it), and Bust-a-Move [$4.99]. Considering that match-3 bubble-shooters are a really lucrative genre now, it's kind of crazy to think that Bust-a-Move was the one to start it all off. The good news is that if you've wanted to enjoy the classic without dealing with any consumable IAP stuff, well, Taito's put the original and New Bust-a-Move [$4.99 / $4.99 (HD)] on sale. Here's a whole list of their stuff:..

Sometimes, when Chair Entertainment would put their Infinity Blade games on sale, they'd do something cute, like putting Infinity Blade 1 [$5.99] on sale for 1 dollar, Infinity Blade 2 [$6.99] on sale for 2 dollars, and Infinity Blade 3 [$6.99] on sale for 3 dollars. Not this time. The Infinity Blade games are all on sale for $0.99 each, no shenanigans here. You can get these 3 huge, influential games on iOS for 3 dollars total. Cool stuff...

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