Category Archives: Sales

'Tis the season for savings, especially for mobile gamers. As it goes every year, there are tons of sales happening right now in the App Store. So many, in fact, that it's getting to be impractical to do individual posts for games or even entire publishers. Therefore, until the tide subsides somewhat, I'm just going to do round-up posts that collect a bunch of new sales on games for each day. You'll have to forgive me if they lack the detail of my usual posts or completely recycle the introduction, but one can only do so much at a time. Anyway, enough about that. On to today's sales highlights!..

'Tis the season for savings, especially for mobile gamers. As usual, there are tons of sales happening right now in the App Store. So many, in fact, that it's getting to be impractical to do individual posts for games or even entire publishers. Therefore, until the tide subsides somewhat, I'm just going to do round-up posts that collect a bunch of new sales on games for each day. You'll have to forgive me if they lack the detail of my usual posts, but one can only do so much at a time. Anyway, enough about that. On to today's sales highlights!..




'Tis the season for savings, especially for mobile gamers. As usual, there are tons of sales happening right now in the App Store. So many, in fact, that it's getting to be impractical to do individual posts for games or even entire publishers. Therefore, until the tide subsides somewhat, I'm just going to do round-up posts that collect a bunch of new sales on games for each day. You'll have to forgive me if they lack the detail of my usual posts, but one can only do so much at a time. Anyway, enough about that. On to today's sales highlights!..

'Tis the season for savings, especially for mobile gamers. As usual, there are tons of sales happening right now in the App Store. So many, in fact, that it's getting to be impractical to do individual posts for games or even entire publishers. Therefore, until the tide subsides somewhat, I'm just going to do round-up posts that collect a bunch of new sales on games for each day. You'll have to forgive me if they lack the detail of my usual posts, but one can only do so much at a time. Anyway, enough about that. On to today's sales highlights!..

As a long time admirer of games that aren't afraid to be weird, I certainly appreciate and respect what Goat Simulator [$4.99] has done. I mean, you wouldn't think a buggy, janky game where you play a total jerk of a goat would strike it big, but it did. Gosh, did it ever. There are now tons of Goat Simulator games across multiple platforms, each offering their own variety of madcap entertainment. If you've been wondering what the deal is with this series but were too afraid to plunk down the money to see what it's all about, I've got some good news for you today. The original Goat Simulator is now available for free, for the first time ever...

Can you hear that, friends? That faint rumbling that sounds like it's coming from just over the horizon? It's the holiday sales, ready to stampede all over our piggy banks and backlogs with the irresistible savings they offer. The latest publisher to join in on the festivities is Atypical Games, and they've put just about their entire catalog on sale for you to fill your virtual stocking with. Whether you like your battles on land, air, or sea, Atypical's probably got something to your tastes. If nothing else, Radiation Island is certainly a must-have at the price it's going for. Provided you don't already have it, anyway...

Those looking to fill out their collection of great Slitherine strategy games have been feeling pain in their wallets and joy in their hearts these last few weeks. Each week, Slitherine has been putting a different set of games on sale for some very deep discounts. This week, it's the Battle Academy and Frontline series' turn. This is your chance to stock up on some war games and get some practice in before the Great Venusian War of 2021. Er, forget you just read that...

As there are so many fantastic sales on the App Store - especially during the lead up to Christmas - it takes a lot to really surprise me when it comes to iOS discounts, but that's exactly what developers Rayark have managed to pull off. Today, for some undisclosed reason (the aforementioned festive season is a pretty good guess), Implosion: Never Lose Hope [$9.99] is now available for free for the next two days only, which is one of the most mind-baffling sales I have seen on the App Store for years. We loved Implosion when it launched in April 2015, as its premium take on the third person action genre was stunning for a mobile game that was already easily more than worth ten dollars. This new price of absolutely nothing is therefore the epitome of a bargain, and I'd implore anyone unfortunate enough to miss out on the game first time around to take advantage of this temporary offer and download Implosion right now before it reverts back to full price at midnight of December 14th (GMT+8)...

It used to be a sure thing that every Kemco game would go on sale several times a year for $0.99. That situation seems to have changed, likely because of their spreading out to PC and consoles along with the sheer volume of apps they have available already. They could discount as many as a dozen at a time several times a year and you'd still see some of their games only go on sale once a year or so. Now, whether you want every Kemco game is a whole other question, but if you do, it's probably better to grab them when they do go on sale these days. With all that said, the prolific RPG publisher has 10 games on offer for their holiday sale this year, all priced down to $0.99...

As we've been talking about quite a bit on our podcast lately, the deals this holiday season seem a ... little on the lame side. Amazon has been running this daily deals thing leading up to Christmas, and today's slew of deals has the first set of things I've actually been linking to friends. Over the years I've turned into a massive Anker fanboy, and for good reason- It seems like everything they make (and I own a lot of their stuff) is surprisingly high quality for the price you're paying, particularly when you compare how much similar products from other companies run. (I say this as someone who once bought a $99 Mophie battery.) Anyway, today you can pick up my favorite external battery, my favorite USB charger, my favorite lightning cable, and... a battery case I don't have but assume it's pretty good too on the cheap...

Japan's indie game development scene has always been quite lively in its home market, but has gone mostly unknown overseas. With more opportunities opening up for small developers on console, mobile, and computers, we're finally starting to see many of these unsung devs putting out their games in Western markets. One of my personal favorites among these rising stars is Q-Cumber Factory. They've released a total of four games on iOS, and have ported some of them to various other platforms. For a limited time, their entire library is on sale, with one of them even going free temporarily...

Probably not. I'm just asking the pertinent questions. Gameloft's The Amazing Spider-Man [$6.99] games and Disney's DuckTales: Remastered [$4.99] only have a few things in common. Both star classic American cartoon and/or comic characters. Both look pretty darned spiffy in action. And both only seem to go on sale this low once a year. That's enough for me to say that there's something up here. But why would a good, upstanding local fowl philanthropist like Scrooge McDuck be buddying up to that masked menace? Why, I bet that web-headed weasel is disguising himself as a duck just to besmirch Scrooge's good name! That no-good fraud!..

When it comes to strategy games, iOS is a pretty great platform. There are lots of great games in the genre at a variety of pricing levels, so no matter what your budget looks like, you can usually find something good to play. Slitherine makes some great games that tend to sit on the higher end of the pricing spectrum, and let's be honest, they're generally worth those prices. Their commitment to the iOS platform seems to be wavering of late, though, so I don't blame anyone who doesn't want to go all in at the full prices. That's where sales come in, friends, and Slitherine's having a great one at the moment...

Apple and Product Red have been doing annual promotions now for ten years, which honestly, really makes me feel old as it doesn't seem like that long ago. If you've never heard of this whole (RED) thing before, the Wikipedia page does a good job of detailing what it's all about. Basically, all these massive global brands all get together to put out (RED) products (which are typically red, believe it or not) to raise awareness and money to fight AIDS in Africa. Considering how global this effort is, it'd actually be pretty impressive if you've never heard of it, but, hey, whatever...

There are a wide variety of genres and types of games on the App Store, many of which would only work on the pure touchscreen-centric input that the iPhone offers. While this results in a lot of imaginative and innovative experiences, I still end up gravitating towards platformers when I'm looking for a new game to play. I don't know whether it's their intrinsic familiarity or maybe just a personal predisposition towards the genre, but games such as Mos Speedrun 2 [$1.99] and Kero Blaster [$5.99] provided incredibly compulsive platforming action that was impossible to put down. Tons of Bullets [$1.99] follows in a similar vein - with both graphics and gameplay that evoke a bygone era of chaotic 2D platformers, the developers created a predictable but fun premium game that was a bargain for its two dollar price of entry. While the developers have supported the game with successive updates since its launch, Tons of Bullets has today gone on sale for the first time ever for only $0.99, which is a fantastic price for anyone looking for even more enemies to run, shoot and jump at...

If you haven't checked out Severed [$6.99], the first-person sword-slicing Metroidvania by Drinkbox Studios, then now's a good time as the game is on sale for $3.99. But there's another good reason if you have a modern iPhone, as Drinkbox has just updated the game with 3D Touch support. Now, using 3D Touch, you can easily trigger the map to expand without having to pause the game, making exploring the game world just a bit more convenient than it was before...

I don't know about you, but me and my wallet are still recovering from the ridiculous amount of App Store sales that took place on Black Friday. However, debilitating debt and an already immeasurable backlog can't stop the killer deals for iOS, as Cyber Monday should bring with it even more excuses for developers to cut the price of their games down even further. Today, the stunning slashing RPG Severed [$6.99] has had its price cut to $3.99 - while the game did already go on sale back in October, for four dollars you can acquire a sure-fire candidate for many end of year lists, and a title that received an extremely favourable review from us back at its release in September...

Today is Black Friday, which is significant for two reasons. Firstly, it's a fantastic opportunity to watch people on the news literally fighting over relatively trivial discounts for electronics, which is as good a reason as any to keep the physical retail stores in an age where everything is ordered online. However, far more significantly for mobile gamers is the abundance of App Store sales that take place on Black Friday, as it seems that a vast majority of titles will undergo some sort of price reduction that will only last for one day. However, the sheer amount of games on sale can be difficult to manage, so to make sure that no one misses out on any killer deals, here is a round up of titles that have had their prices reduced in the past few days - while I have attempted to make this list as comprehensive as possible, there's a very likely chance that there may be some discounts missing, so make sure to post either in the comments or in our Price Drops forum so we can share the sales before the games return to their regular cost in the coming few days...

Ready to get to do some racing in jet skis? Well, good news: Riptide GP Renegade [$2.99] is now available for $0.99 for Black Friday. The game has you racing through ruined urban environments, trying to take first place by doing stunts to get turbo boosts. The coins you earn can be used to unlock upgrades and new stunts, with more elaborate stunts earning more turbo but requiring more hang time to pull them off. And of course, the game has a unique feeling to it because you're racing on water – and finding the quick waves to do stunts on is key to getting first place. ..

There are two reasons to give thanks today: not only do we get to watch a ton of football and eat a ton of food and only feel kind of guilty about the societal ramifications for both, but there are also game sales. If you've been curious to check out Limbo [$4.99] from Playdead, then good news: the game is about as cheap as you can get it without it being free on mobile, as the game is currently $0.99 for Thanksgiving/Black Friday...

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