Category Archives: Sales

While I'm pretty sure that you're not hurting for free games to play on the App Store right now, especially considering that 2 of the 14 games featured this week on the App Store are paid games, how does a paid game gone free sound like to you? Well, Shane McCafferty's Starseed: Origin [$2.99] is free to download right now. Did the 33% off launch sale not entice you? Well, how about a whopping 100%? Are you not entertained? Do you demand that Shane McCafferty give you money to play his game? How about Rob at Fractures Audio who did the sound and music for the game, must he pay penance unto you to get you to download this? You're a madman if you demand anything more than free without IAP!..

Here's a quick heads up to let you know that one of the all-time classics on the App Store, Terry Cavanagh's brilliant twitch arcade game Super Hexagon [$2.99], is currently free for the first time. If you somehow don't know what Super Hexagon is all about, you play as a tiny triangle who must rotate either left or right around the center point of the screen as the walls literally close in on it from every side. Find the gaps to pass through and try to last as long as possible without crashing into a wall. It's extremely difficult in the beginning, but the more you play the better your skill gets and eventually you get locked in a zone dashing back and forth between increasingly faster and more difficult patters of walls...




Out There [$4.99] was original released in early 2014, and we loved it in our review. The easiest way to describe the game is like if you took the brutal space exploration game FTL [$9.99 (HD)] and mashed it up with gamebook-style decisions instead of all the combat that FTL is known for. Both games take place in space, feature equally bleak premises of being low on resources and needing to survive, with the decisions you make along the way (along with some pretty brutal RNG) being all that stands in between you and total destruction...

In December of 2012, developer Renegade Kid released their excellent action platformer Mutant Mudds [$4.99] on iOS following its release on 3DS the previous January. The game's main hook revolved around jumping between the foreground, middle ground and background of each level in order to discover new areas and solve puzzles, and it was incredibly fun. In fact, despite being initially build for a handheld with physical buttons and relying heavily on precision platforming, Mutant Mudds translated extremely well to the touchscreen. ..

Over 100 More Holiday 2015 iOS Game Sales on the App Store You Need to Know About

I thought last week that all the games you needed to know were on sale were already on sale. In what is sure to please my critics, I thought wrong. More games went on sale over the weekend and on these days before the annual iTunes freeze, when developers can't make any modifications until December 29th. While we're hearing that charts may not freeze this year, it's still the holiday season, so app sales all around! Maybe the reasons to put games on sale isn't as solid as it was back in the days before free-to-play conquered all, but who's going to complain about getting the most bang for your iTunes gift card? As such, all these games should be on sale for the next week or so at the minimum. There's some great 2015 releases on the list, some App Store classics, some cool underrated indie games, and Blood Bowl. There's over a hundred games in this list, sorted alphabetically, so keep looking, and I'm sorry about your wallet:..

With the iTunes freeze happening on December 22nd, developers are rushing to put their games on sale ahead of when price changes are locked until after Christmas. So, if you've had your eye on getting the biggest bang for your buck with cheap premium games, well, the time is now. A few more games might go on sale before the 22nd, but there's a ton of heavy hitters on sale right now. Here's a list of individual posts on big sales:..

Taito is a publisher with some influential retro chops, being the stewards of the classic Space Invaders license (and they've done some really cool things with it), and Bust-a-Move [$4.99]. Considering that match-3 bubble-shooters are a really lucrative genre now, it's kind of crazy to think that Bust-a-Move was the one to start it all off. The good news is that if you've wanted to enjoy the classic without dealing with any consumable IAP stuff, well, Taito's put the original and New Bust-a-Move [$4.99 / $4.99 (HD)] on sale. Here's a whole list of their stuff:..

Sometimes, when Chair Entertainment would put their Infinity Blade games on sale, they'd do something cute, like putting Infinity Blade 1 [$5.99] on sale for 1 dollar, Infinity Blade 2 [$6.99] on sale for 2 dollars, and Infinity Blade 3 [$6.99] on sale for 3 dollars. Not this time. The Infinity Blade games are all on sale for $0.99 each, no shenanigans here. You can get these 3 huge, influential games on iOS for 3 dollars total. Cool stuff...

If you've been looking for an RPG or ten to play over the holidays, Square Enix has put a whole bunch of their games on sale. This includes the first sale for Final Fantasy VII [$15.99], down to $10.99. There's a whole bunch of classics on sale here as far as RPGs go, though some of the games on sale haven't quite been updated for iOS 9, so buyer beware, quite literally. All these games are on sale through January 5th: ..

Paid games are all going on sale for the holiday season, and Supergiant Games has two of the biggest and best deals for you, as far as how much game you get for how little money you're spending. Transistor [$9.99], released for iOS earlier this year, is on sale for the paltry sum of $2.99. This is the lowest price that the game has ever been, and it's even lower than the price on Steam. Plus, you can play it on your Apple TV, and with a controller on your iPhone or iPad, so you're getting a stupid bargain here for the same experience you'd get on a grown-up system...

2K Puts 'XCOM', 'NBA 2K16', and More on Sale

December 18th, 2015 11:40 AM EDT by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
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If you're a fan of 2K's selection of console-quality games on mobile, including the actual console and PC game that they've ported over to the platform, you're in luck. The publisher is putting on a holiday sale of some of their latest mobile games, starting today, December 18, and rolling through January 4th, which is the Monday after New Year's Day. So you do have some time to take advantage of these discounts, like if you're waiting on a paycheck after everyone's Christmas presents are purchased and under the tree, but don't wait too long. Here are the games on sale:..

Along with the new features in Guitar Hero Live [Free], there came one big thing along with it: the game's digital unlock has just gone on sale for $9.99, down from the $49.99 original price. And if you want to play the game with the actual guitar, well, you can nab the guitar bundle for $59.99 on Amazon right now, so you can look at it as paying $50 for the guitar either way, but the game is basically $10 at the moment...

I firmly believe a person can never have too many gamebooks. Particularly the digital versions, since you don't have to worry about shelf space. If you like to collect titles in that genre like I do, chances are good you already own more than a few of the releases from Tin Man Games, but if there are any holes in your collection, now is a good time to fill them. In what they're calling a pre-holiday sale, Tin Man has put almost every game they've released on sale. Here are some of the highlights:..

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...

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