Category Archives: Sales

Would you like to play a fun RPG today, but don't have the cash to spare due to holiday burnout? The Cartoon Network has your back, friend. The Steven Universe RPG, Attack The Light [$2.99], has just gone free, no strings attached.Since the game has no IAP to speak of, you're getting a full, great game for absolutely nothing in return. That's an amazing deal for a game that earned a five-star review from the perpetually-grumpy Carter "3.5 Stars" Dotson and (spoiler alert) a spot on the upcoming RPG Reload's Favorite RPGs Of 2015 list...

In any given year, it's hard to predict which of the many cool and interesting indie mobile games will escape our little bubble and catch on with the wider audience. Although it's not exclusive to mobile, Her Story [$4.99] appears to be one of this year's winners in that regard. It earned great reviews from critics and players alike, and has already received recognition from Time Magazine and The Game Awards, placing in the former's Top 10 Games Of 2015 and receiving two awards from the latter. The thing is, it's kind of a weird game, so I could see some people still being hesitant to drop the money on it even with all of the praise. If that describes you, you're in luck, because Her Story is on sale for the first time ever...




It's been a while since we've had occasion to sound the "Five Alarm" here at TouchArcade Towers, but this one is so hot we're thinking of selling Andy Fretz to our prestigious competitors to cover the costs of installing a sixth alarm. For the very first time, ustwo's Monument Valley [$3.99] is completely free on the App Store. If for some reason you haven't already bought the game, you can now pick it up for nothing but a couple of taps from your finger. No word on how long this will last, so you might want to do those little taps as soon as you can...

In early October, I spent a few weeks putting the Nvidia Shield through its paces, and now that the new Apple TV is upon us, I'm leaning ever-so-slightly to saying that I prefer the Nvidia Shield way more. Well, right now it's available on Amazon for $150, down from $200, which puts in in line with the price of the new Apple TV... Except the Nvidia shield includes a proper controller. So much stuff is totally cross platform these days anyway that there really aren't a whole lot of things that you can only find on the Apple TV, particularly if you're patient as most things are still launching with slight lead times on iOS...

If you like strategy games on iOS, you can't go wrong with Slitherine's library, especially in these prices. Slitherine has established itself as the developer and publisher of numerous premium strategy games that are really some of the best strategy games you can get on iOS. The only issue holding back some gamers from buying these games is the often high (for iOS) price, although I see the prices as perfectly appropriate for what the games have to offer. Still, I can see how some balk at twenty dollar games in this day and age. Well, Thanksgiving-Black Friday has come to your rescue since Slitherine has dropped the price on almost all of its games. So, if you were holding back, this is your chance to get some of the best strategy games for pretty cheap. If I missed any strategy games or anything similar that's on sale, feel free to add it in the comments...

It's A Black Friday Sales Bonanza On The App Store, Here Are The Best Deals

Hello, friends. I hope all of you in the United States enjoyed your Thanksgiving Day, and all of you not in the United States enjoyed your sweet Thursday. As anyone liable to read this site knows, today is Black Friday, a day of wild sales and even wilder shoppers out seeking said sales. Fortunately, it's become easier than ever to indulge in Black Friday without having to brave the crowds, and if you're a gamer who likes to build a digital collection, you've got it better than anyone...

About a week and a half ago 11 Bit Studios' somber strategy survival game about war from a civilian perspective, This War of Mine [$14.99], received an update that added Universal iPhone support. Finally, millions of iPhone owners would get to experience one of the best game's to arrive on iOS this year. Except for one thing… a show-stopping bug crept into that update. 11 Bit had not choice but to take the game down and get things fixed up, which is what they did. As of yesterday This War of Mine is back in working order and back on the App Store, and as a special bonus it's even on sale for $6.99...

You might have heard that Rise of the Tomb Raider is coming out on Xbox One on November 10th, and some of y'all might be checking that out tonight if you're not checking out Fallout 4 as well. Square Enix has decided to set Lara Croft GO [$4.99], the mobile puzzle-adventure game starring Lara, on sale for $1.99, the game's lowest price yet. The sale is going on for just a 24-hour period, and it went on sale earlier on Monday the 9th, so go mash that INSTABUY if you haven't quite checked this one out yet...

Freebie Alert: Foursaken's 'Minecraft'-Style Tower Defense/First-Person Shooter Hybrid 'Block Fortress' Free for the First Time Ever

We haven't heard a whole lot from the bros at Foursaken Media since they launched their epic Heroes and Castles 2 [$1.99 / Free] back in May, but that's okay! They are some of the hardest working indie devs I know, they deserve a little break. Plus they've been busy with updates for Heroes and Castles 2 and you just know they've got at least one new game cooking. Anyway, one very nice tidbit of information they sent our way today is that their excellent base-building/tower defense/first-person shooter mashup Block Fortress [$1.99] is currently free for the very first time since its launch back in March of 2013...

I think it's no secret that Tiger Style's latest iOS release, Spider: Rite Of The Shrouded Moon [$4.99], hasn't been selling as well as the developer had hoped. The game is outstanding, a multi-layered box of delightful puzzles that seems to fold over onto itself while weaving a mysterious story. It reviewed well here at TouchArcade and elsewhere, the members of our forums loved it, and people are still working on sorting out some of the game's deeper secrets. It's hard to say what exactly went wrong here, but if you've been holding out on picking up the game, now is the time to do it, because it just went on sale for the first time ever...

Sometimes You Die [$1.99] was released on the App Store in April of last year, and playing through it is still one of the more memorable experiences I've had in iOS gaming. We posted a review of it, but the gist of the game is that it uses death as a gameplay mechanic. In its most basic form, you might come across a pit of spikes that's too wide to jump, but if you jump in the middle, and die, the next time around you'll be able to use your corpse as a platform to jump across...

Telltale has just announced that the sixth and last episode of its epic Game Of Thrones [Free] series will release Novemeber 17th, bringing the saga of the Forrester family to an end. Now, this is Westeros, so I expect the ending to be at least bittersweet and with plenty of bloodshed followed by a glimpse of victory just before you get a limb chopped off. I've been playing the series (I even did so on our Mobcrush channel), and I have to say that I've suffered some, well, strokes of bad luck that are perfectly in tune with the tone of the books, the TV show, and the game. As you can imagine, then, this Telltale series isn't the happiest of the bunch, but who ventures into Westeros looking for a laugh?..

If you like story-heavy games or if you simply like to explore new worlds on your mobile devices, then I've got a good sale for you. The first episodes of TellTale's Tales from the Bordelands [Free] and Joe Dever's Lone Wolf [Free] have gone free, so here's your chance to get your foot into those two adventures for cheap. Telltale's take on first person shooter Borderlands was a surprising hit and a very intriguing translation of a shooter to a story-based game. Now you can get the first of the five episodes for free for the first time; perhaps this is Telltale's way of apologizing for the debacle with its games disappearing from the App Store these last few days. Well, it's not like it could put any other of its games on sale since they are almost all gone from the App Store...

This Sunday is the Street League Skateboarding Super Crown Championship, basically the Super Bowl of Street League, and as the official video game of SLS True Skate [$1.99] has added a brand new downloadable park and is going free for the weekend to celebrate. The new course is the SLS Los Angeles 2015, the course from the first stop in this year's SLS. The course was designed by Street League competitor and all-around amazing skateboarder Luan Oliveira, and is modeled after the architecture found in his home country of Brazil. Here's a couple shots of the 2015 SLS Los Angeles park...

Possibly to celebrate the Japanese release of Dragon Quest 7 on mobile, Square Enix has been rolling out sales one at a time on some of the already-released titles in their popular series. Well, we may not know if we're getting that game in English or not, but we can certainly take advantage of these deals on the excellent installments that have already been localized, right? The latest sale comes for the latest release, Dragon Quest 6: Realms Of Revelation [$14.99]. Even though it just came out in July, you can pick it up for a short while at $9.99 instead of its regular $14.99 price...

Hey, friends. You all look like you could use a mid-week pick-up to get you through the weekend. Well, I don't know about you, but I feel pretty darned energized when I buy something, and there are a bunch of great games on sale right now that make it easy to do just that. There's quite the grab bag on offer here, with games that fit a wide variety of tastes, from the outstanding RPG Legend Of Grimrock to the fun arcade racer Horizon Chase. For some of these games, it's their first time on sale, so getting them for $0.99 is quite the treat. The full list, with links to reviews where applicable, follows...

If there's one genre iOS players aren't exactly starving for, it's the roguelike. Something about the genre makes it just about perfect for mobile play. That said, it's hardly the most approachable of game types, with games of the genre often wearing their high difficulty levels with pride. Sproggiwood [$9.99] is a little different. It's still got plenty of challenge, but its presentation makes it a softer, gentler choice. Much like how Twinbee twisted the shoot-em-up genre into the far more adorable cute-em-up, Sproggiwood throws a friendly coat of paint over the roguelike to make it a bit less intimidating on the surface. It seems to have resonated well with mobile players, selling better on mobile than it did on Steam...

If you play card games or board games on iOS, then you know Playdek's high quality mobile games. Personally, I own almost all the games the company has published on iOS and have spent many hours with most of them. Playdek has decided to run a flash sale on both Agricola [$6.99] and Ascension [Free] until the end of month, so here's your chance to get some great games (or their expansions) for cheap. A few quick words about the games first. Stoneblade's Ascension is a deck-building card game where both players build their decks from a common pool of cards. Both the physical and digital versions of the game have been big hits, and Stoneblade has released many expansions that have provided plenty of variety. Now, Playdek has put the game's latest expansions on sale, with Dawn of Champions dropping down to $1.99, and Darkness Unleashed and Realms Unraveled both dropping to $0.99...

Mobile platforms are in a tricky position when it comes to gaming. We rock some incredibly powerful little devices in our pockets, and as gamers we naturally want "console-like" games for them. The problem is that the actual experience of gaming is drastically different between consoles/PCs and smartphones/tablets, which is why smaller arcade-style games typically do better than deeper, more complex "console-like" games. One game which comes to mind as a great example of striking the perfect balance between a big, impressive gaming experience but fitting into the mobile gaming style is Rayark's Implosion - Never Lose Hope [$9.99]...

Few games have the notoriety of the Grand Theft Auto franchise; if you were around when they started coming out, you'll remember the uproar, all the newspaper articles (those were still a thing back then), and the news "experts" who decried all the violence and bad language. Fast forward a few years, and no one really blinks an eye anymore about these games, a sign of the times I suppose. GTA III [$4.99], GTA: Vice City [$4.99] , GTA: San Andreas [$6.99] have made the trip from consoles to the iOS streets these last few years, and Rockstar Games even made a GTA game specifically for playing on the go, GTA: Chinatown Wars [$4.99] which originally released on the Nintendo DS but was faithfully ported to mobile...

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