Category Archives: Sales

I like originality in game design, and Evoland [$4.99] is definitely a pretty original game. This RPG is a journey through the evolution of the genre, letting the player experience decades of RPG goodness in a single game. Evoland goes from monochrome to 3D graphics and from turn-based battles to real-time boss fights, all the while evoking a powerful sense of nostalgia. It's a brilliant idea by Evoland's developers that's also executed with relative success. The game does have some issues, but that's understandable given the game's scope and breadth...

Some iOS games come along and are immediately universally liked and praised, and Radiation Island [$2.99] is definitely one of those. Now, for the first time since its release, the first-person survival adventure game is on sale; the game will only cost you $0.99 now, down from $2.99. If you are one of the very few who haven't traversed the game's eponymous island, this is a game that drops you on the shore of a mysterious, supernatural world and then refuses to hold your hand. Radiation Island challenges you to survive in a world filled with dangerous animals and even more dangerous...other things (no spoilers necessary). The game has a full day-night cycle, a variety of environments and buildings, and much, much more...




If you've wanted to play Monument Valley [$3.99] but have been somehow too cheap to actually play one of the most gorgeous iOS games yet, well, I have good news if you're willing to travel: it's the free app of the week at Starbucks, as discovered by an intrepid internet user and confirmed by mills of ustwo:..

Even in the days of free-to-play, there's still something cool about a paid game going free, that whole factor of a game that you once had to pay money for being available for no cost whatsoever. Even better is when they're free for the first time – you don't know if you'll ever get a chance to get these again at a 100% discount. There's three really cool first-time freebies live today on the App Store, all worth checking out:..

If you're not playing NimbleBit's Capitals [Free], first off, what's wrong with you? Secondly, you should fix that problem by reading our review and maybe even checking out the strategy guide written by the game's developer. For everyone else, the game's two main IAP items recently got a little cheaper...

While there's lots of sales that happen before any big holiday, such as Memorial Day, there's still a few stragglers and even some new sales that have popped up after the fact. The big one is Traps n Gemstones [$4.99] which is on a sale down from $4.99 to $0.99 this week. It's a top-notch Metroidvania for mobile, from an unlikely source in Donut Games. There's still high score elements, but it's definitely something unique and really fun from them, with their unique art and feel to the game. A great pickup for a dollar. ..

Sales are fun, aren't they? I like seeking out bargains - buying iOS games can be an expensive sport - but I enjoy it doubly when the games don't go completely free because while I might occasionally run out of money for games, I still want to help the developers of games I enjoy. So, without further ado, let's go enjoy a good day in the land of cheap iOS games...

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about blind gamers and the accessibility features of iOS. It was an incredibly educational experience for me, and it was a privilege to hear from so many gamers and developers about the topic. As part of that article, I had taken a poll of which games were most popular in the community at AppleVis, and the list showed more variety than I had expected. There were card games, role-playing games, simulation games, and most curiously, an action-packed defense game where you have to fend off zombies with only your ears to guide you. Titled Audio Defence: Zombie Arena [$1.99], it comes from the good folks at Somethin' Else, who previously released the popular Papa Sangre [$4.99] games...

I was just taking a peek over at the new design for our sister site AppShopper, which has a great new responsive design that works across a number of screen sizes and resolutions. It's great, check it out. But while exploring it, I saw a few great sales and freebies from recent days, and felt like pointing out a few. Skullduggery [$2.99] is available for 40% off after its first big update, Game Bakers' Squids [$1.99] games are free, both Gentlemen...Ricochet! [$0.99] games can be had for free, Infinity Blade 3 [$6.99] is on a deep discount, and more. Here's a bunch of the discounts worth nabbing:..

Episodic games can be hard to make a decision on. Do you buy each episode as it releases and risk getting invested in a game whose ultimate quality is yet to be realized? Or do you sit on your hands and wait until the whole thing is released, even though you really want to play it now? Well, if you were in the latter camp when it comes to the unusual Joe Dever's Lone Wolf [$12.99], your patience has been rewarded. A couple of months ago, publisher Bulkypix released a complete version of the game that contained all of the episodes with no additional purchases required. Its initial price was $9.99, but it went up to its regular price of $12.99 a few days later. While the original episodic version of the game has seen a few sales in its time, up until now the standalone complete version hasn't been on sale...

It's Christmas apparently over at the Amazon App Store because the little mom and pop store (just kidding) is giving away free games that would've cost you over $110 if you bought the games at full price. There are some good games in the mix, including Telltale's Game of Thrones, Rebuild, and Star Command, but the two games that make this deal worth it is Five Nights at Freddy's 3, the horror game that's ruling the world (as we wrote about recently), and, of course the brand new masterpiece from Inkle, Sorcery! 3, which came out less than a month ago...

The NBA playoffs are in full swing – not that anyone cares any more now that my beloved San Antonio Spurs have been eliminated – and NBA 2K15 [$7.99] is on sale in connection with the second round heating up. The game will be on sale for $2.99 through May 14th, so if you've been eyeing this one, pick it up before the Conference Finals start and you get that basketball game craving then...

Pixeljam's awesome ode to classic shoot-em-ups, Glorkian Warrior: Trials Of Glork [$2.99], turned heads here at TouchArcade when it released in early 2014, rating a good review, a Game Of The Week nod, and even ending up on Jared's Top 10 Of 2014 list. It basically takes the Galaga concept, adds a few twists of its own, and paints over it with an impossibly charming style of presentation...

Freebie Alert: '2-bit Cowboy' Goes Free for the First Time to Celebrate its One-Year Anniversary

It's hard to believe, but it's already been an entire year since Crescent Moon and Cascadia Games released their monochrome "Westernvania" platformer 2-bit Cowboy [$0.99] on the App Store. But time flies, and in celebration of this momentous anniversary the game has been discounted from its already-paltry price of 99¢ all the way down to free. The clever term of Westernvania is a play on Metroidvania–an action platformer that takes place in one big level map that slowly opens up new areas as new abilities are attained by your character–but, you know, with a Western theme. ..

With Cinco de Mayo come great sales, as the famous saying goes (I think), so here's your chance to improve your game library for cheap. The sales range from sports games, to deck-building games of all flavors, to shooters, so there's plenty to choose from. With no further delays, let's get down to the business of buying cheap games...

Apparently, the economy is still in the dumps because even stealing cars comes cheaper now with Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas[$6.99] dropping to its lowest price ever. Rockstar's GTA: San Andreas, the iOS port of the fantastic PS2 game originally released in 2004, made quite a few gamers very happy when it hit the App Store in 2013, and now those who don't already own the game can enjoy San Andreas at probably the lowest price ever on any platform. In our review, we talked about how the power of iOS devices fixed all the technical issues of the original version and how the on-screen controls work pretty well (there's controller support too). The game is absolutely enormous and with cloud-saving enabled (through Rockstar Social Club), you won't have to worry about anyone stealing your save games...

I could talk to you about Ustwo's Monument Valley[$3.99], which has just dropped to its lowest price ever, in so many ways. I could wax poetically about its illusory essence or its mysterious blank-faced protagonist. Or maybe just mention the game's abundance of awards, among them Apple's 2014 iPad Game of the Year, 2015 BAFTA for Best Mobile & Handheld, Apple's 2014 Design Award, or 2015 GDC Innovation Award. Or, of more interest to those who enjoy their TV shows, I could talk about how the fictional President Frank Underwood - of House of Cards fame - goes from blasting people on Call of Duty in the first season to pondering his next machination over a solemn game of Monument Valley. I could even talk about how its brevity actually enhances its originality. Or maybe just add a trailer for those who prefer the visual over the textual...

'Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition' Goes On Sale For The First Time

How long has it been since a huge, great iOS RPG went on sale for an awesome price? Like, three days or something at least, I'm sure. Well, I hope you all kept at least a fiver in your wallet, because the wonderful Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition [$9.99] has gone on sale for the first time ever since its launch late last year. Regularly selling for $9.99, would-be adventurers can now embark from the town of Easthaven for half the price, a mere $4.99...

Their last sale just ended, but Kemco's already rolling out their next one. I guess with that many games to your name on the App Store, you can pretty much just keep the sales coming if you want to. To be honest, this batch is a bit less exciting than the last one. All of these have been on sale before, and for cheaper to boot. But if you're looking for a new JRPG and really don't want to wait, you might find something in here to enjoy...

Somewhere along the line, someone figured out a pretty clever pun involving a calendar date and Star Wars. They almost immediately regretted it as everyone and their Uncle Owen clamored to be the first in their class, office, or social network to mention it. Well, whether you're the sort that eagerly waits for May 4th every year to make that joke, or the type who wants to Force choke people who do that, the one thing I'm sure we can all agree on is that sales are pretty nifty...

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