Category Archives: Sales

Sure, Dawn of the Plow [$1.99] seemed appropriate back in the days of the cold and brutal Chicago winter of 2014, when the world was cold and snowy and suddenly I wanted to go back to Texas. But now, even in the dog days of summer, Dawn of the Plow lives, as Chicago indie developer Dan FitzGerald has updated the game with a new mode, Attack of the Snowmobiles...

While Radiangames' Inferno 2 has been delayed as the game has wound up a bit bigger than what they expected it to be, the studio's monthly release schedule continues unabated. This means Super Crossfire from Radiangames is on its way back to the App Store in an improved version as Super Crossfighter, launching really soon on the App Store...

It isn't hard to come up with reasons to recommend 11-bit Studios excellent Anomaly series of "tower offense" games, but just in case you need a new one, all three games in the series are currently on sale for this week only. As mentioned, the Anomaly series is noteworthy for taking the well-worn tower defense genre and mixing things up by putting you in the role of the invading creeps. Call it tower offense or reverse tower defense, but either way it injected a fresh perspective to a genre that's been done to death on mobile...

At this time last month, True Skate [$1.99] had just received an update adding in a course from the 2013 Street League Skateboarding stop in Kansas City and dropped its price to free to celebrate the Street League event occurring that weekend in Chicago. Well, Street League is heading to LA this weekend for the second stop on their 2014 tour, and that means that today we have another new park and another price drop for True Skate. The new park is based on the 2013 Street League Portland course, and here's a couple of screens to give you an idea of what it looks like...

Historically, movie tie-in games have sucked, but it seems like that trend might ever so slowly be changing. Temple Run has produced a couple of fun movie tie-in spinoffs, the Guardians of the Galaxy mobile game is pretty good, and the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [$3.99] game seems really promising. Another good example is Glitchsoft's recent Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past [$2.99]. Sure, it might not change the world or anything, but it's a surprisingly competent action platformer that does great fan service in the form of many playable characters. Today a new update has landed for the game that increases that number of playable characters with the addition of both Storm and Polaris. Here's a short video showing off both Storm and Polaris in action...

A year ago yesterday, Mighty Rabbit Studios released Breach & Clear [$3.99] into the App Store, a tactical strategy game built for mobile devices. Now, to celebrate that first anniversary, Mighty Rabbit has dropped the price of Breach & Clear to free for this weekend. Our original review of Breach & Clear talked about the flashes of brilliance showcased in the game, but we were really put off by how much content in the game was labeled as "coming soon." It just felt like an unfinished product, and we can only really review the game as it exists at the time of review. To Mighty Rabbit's credit, they've since updated the game numerous times, not just adding in the "coming soon" content but also making many tweaks and improvements to the overall experience...

If you're looking for another freebie to fill your iPhone with this week, check out Bitforge's Orbital [$2.99]. I'm pretty sure the gameplay mechanic has been done about a million times before both by other games on the App Store and in Flash games before the App Store even existed, but it hardly matters- Where Orbital shines is in its presentation. Rad music, bright colors, particle effects everywhere, it's got it...

There's nothing better than getting some great games for a great price. In the world of iOS, sales are a common thing, and it almost feels pointless trying to highlight all the deals that happen on a daily basis. Pretty much everything goes on sale at some point. iOS games are generally cheap anyway, but if you're a thrifty shopper then simply having some patience can save you a little scratch...

In a week already filled with crazy sales, here's a huge freebie we just spotted off our starboard bow: Assassin's Creed Pirates [Free] is free for the first time ever, because, well, YOLO? Seriously though, I'm wondering if we're on the verge of a big App Store anniversary feature on the App Store with this game as the Apple sanctioned freebie of the week? Maybe?..

It's a big day for gorgeous games gone cheap. One person points out that today's the 6th birthday of the App Store, so until a feature goes live, it's as good a reason to have a sale as any. There's a few real standouts that have gone sale which we've written about, including Threes [$1.99], Monument Valley [$3.99], and Blek [$2.99]. They're not the only games on sale today, though – there's a bunch of other great titles that are cheap as well. Here's a list of ones that are especially of note among recent sales:..

Today's a pretty good day if you like games that have won Apple Design Awards but don't like paying a lot of money for them. First Threes [$1.99] got about as cheap as it's going to get outside of Starbucks. Then Monument Valley [$3.99] was half-off. Now, Blek [$2.99] for a ridiculous discount of $0.99, two-thirds the regular $2.99 price...

Get 'Threes' for a One Dollar Bill Right Now

July 9th, 2014 12:42 PM EDT by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
$1.99 Buy Now

So, you haven't bought Threes [$1.99] yet. And you haven't picked up a card at Starbucks while they still have them. Well, whether you're too lazy to go to Starbucks and just grab a card, or if you make cost-benefit analysis decisions when it comes to games and coffee beverages costing a couple bucks, then I have good news. You can get Threes for $0.99 and drink your own coffee that you made yourself...

Tin Man Games are well-known for their many varied gamebooks, with a slew of licensed ones including Fighting Fantasy: House of Hell [$5.99] and Judge Dredd [$5.99], but they made their name with the original Gamebook Adventures series. And right now, all nine entries in the series are on sale from their regular $5.99 prices:

 

  • Gamebook Adventures 1: An Assassin in Orlandes [$5.99]
  • Gamebook Adventures 2: The Siege of the Necromancer [$5.99]
  • Gamebook Adventures 3: Slaves of Rema [$5.99]
  • Gamebook Adventures 4: Revenant Rising [$5.99]
  • Gamebook Adventures 5: Catacombs of the Undercity [$5.99]
  • Gamebook Adventures 6: The Wizard from Tarnath Tor [$5.99]
  • Gamebook Adventures 7: Temple of the Spider God [$5.99]
  • Gamebook Adventures 8: Curse of the Assassin [$5.99]
  • Gamebook Adventures 9: Sultans of Rema [$5.99]

Of course, if I had to suggest one game to pick up, it'd probably be the fifth one, if only because that's free and the rest are the exorbitant sum of $1.99. The series are meant to be individual self-contained adventures in the same universe (with some gamebooks being sequels to others), so just pick a few and jump in.

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Have you turned to the dark side of 2048 and other Threes [$1.99] clones because you were too cheap to actually buy the game for a couple bucks? Well, good news: the Starbucks app of the week is Threes, with cards with free download cards in US stores now. So no longer do you have to put up with imitation-brand games, as you can get the real thing for no cost. Well, minus whatever you pay for the drink. Or I suppose you could just go get a water, or something. Point is, the stores have stacks of free copies of Threes, and you should probably go get one while they still have them...

So Very America

There's nothing that screams America!! quite like putting stuff on sale to celebrate July 4th, and this year is no different: app developers from all over the world are putting games on sale for America's birthday, a tradition like bald eagles, fireworks, and Tim Howard blocking everything sent his way – which this year includes paying more than a couple bucks for games. U-S-A! U-S-A! So, Americans, and the rest of the world, enjoy the cheap games this weekend. The first wave of sales is coming in, and here's some of the interesting stuff that's gone cheap so far:

Godfire [$2.99]
Botanicula [$4.99 (HD)]
Battle of the Bulge [$9.99]
Drive on Moscow: War in the Snow [$9.99]
Badland [$3.99]
Sine Mora [$5.99]
Majesty: The Northern Expansion [$2.99]
100 Rogues [$2.99]
The King of Fighters-i 2012 [$0.99]
Steampunk Tower [Free]
Sometimes You Die [$1.99]
Laser Hell [$1.99]
OTTTD [$4.99]
Nozoku Rush [$1.99]
Skylanders Battlegrounds [$6.99]

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