Category Archives: Sales

Our 2016 Game of the Year 'Crashlands' is on Sale for the First Time Ever

When we posted Crashlands [$4.99] as our Game of the Year pick for 2016 this past Friday, I was really blown away by just how many people seemed to agree. We're sort of used to having dissenting opinions against the games we pick for features like that, which isn't surprising as "favorite" or "best" game picks are such a subjective thing. But it seems like just about everyone loves Crashlands! Well, if you're one of the people who didn't hop on the Crashlands bandwagon in 2016 but all the Game of the Year buzz has you curious to check it out, now is a pretty great time to do so as the game is on sale for the first time ever, down to just $1.99 from its already pretty darn reasonable regular price of $4.99...

There was a time in the long ago when I wasn't churning out daily sales posts. It's hard to believe, but it's true. While we're certainly living in a post-2016 Christmas sale world, it's important that for some countries, New Year's is an even bigger event than Christmas. Japan happens to be one of those countries, so I suppose it's quite appropriate that one of the country's most beloved series is having a big sale before everyone settles in for an evening of watching the same old singers singing the same old tunes. Every last Dragon Quest game released on iOS is on sale. I'm not going to say you must buy all of them, but you ought to buy all of them...




'Tis the season for sa- hey, wait a minute! That was yesterday! Well, as we saw last year, publishers can now set their sales to go live automagically, even while the App Store is frozen. A bunch of cool games have gone on sale since I did my last round-up, I figured we really ought to do one more. There's a fair few here, so you'll have to forgive me if this lacks the detail of my usual posts or recycles parts of a previous 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 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 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 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!..

'Lost Socks: Naughty Brothers' is Currently Free

December 20th, 2016 7:45 PM EDT by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
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The gorgeous and challenging auto-running shooter Lost Socks: Naughty Brothers [Free] is currently available for free. This gorgeous auto-runner will have you blasting through levels, trying to not only stay alive, but to complete different challenging objectives while facing hordes of enemies and dangerous traps. Oh, and the art and animation is some of the best you'll see on the platform. And thanks to the 2.0 update released earlier this year, you now have MFi controller, iCloud, and Apple TV support to get your Lost Socks on with...

'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 [$1.99] 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...

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