Category Archives: Sales

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 [$2.99], Monument Valley [$3.99], and Blek [$0.99]. 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 [$2.99] got about as cheap as it's going to get outside of Starbucks. Then Monument Valley [$3.99] was half-off. Now, Blek [$0.99] 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 EST by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
$2.99 Buy Now

So, you haven't bought Threes [$2.99] 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 [$3.99] and Judge Dredd [$3.99], 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 [$3.99]
  • Gamebook Adventures 8: Curse of the Assassin [$3.99]
  • Gamebook Adventures 9: Sultans of Rema [$3.99]

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.


Have you turned to the dark side of 2048 and other Threes [$2.99] 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 [$0.99]
Botanicula [$4.99 (HD)]
Battle of the Bulge [$4.99]
Drive on Moscow: War in the Snow [$4.99]
Badland [$0.99]
Sine Mora [$2.99]
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]


The Infinity Blade series has just gotten a series of very appropriate price drops for the July 4th weekend.
The original Infinity Blade [$5.99] is $0.99. Infinity Blade II [$6.99] is $1.99. Infinity Blade 3 [$6.99] is $2.99. You know, like one dollar for IB1, two dollars for IB2, and so on. Very clever, Chair. This bold new strategy of sales-based-on-which-sequel-it-is might not save much money once Infinity Blade 75 comes out, but let's cross that bridge when we get to it, eh?


Freebie Alert: 'True Skate' Street League Skateboarding Update and Price Drop are Now Live

Earlier today we detailed the latest news in the world of True Skate [$0.99], the popular skateboarding simulation from True Axis. As of just a few moments ago, that update has gone live in the App Store as has the very limited time free promotion of the base download of the game. The big new feature in this update is a new park, the real life street course from the 2013 Street League event in Kansas City. This is what that new park looks like...

'True Skate' Now the Official Mobile Game of Street League Skateboarding, Going Free for First Time Ever to Celebrate

True Axis has been treating their True Skate [$0.99] players well in 2014, with four brand new skateparks added as DLC (The Schoolyard, The Warehouse, Double Infinity, and The Factory) along with sweet new features like a replay viewer and a "realistic" mode. It was already one of my favorite and most-played iOS games when it released more than a year and a half ago, but it just keeps on getting better with age...

Free to play is one of the hottest topics in gaming, and especially in mobile gaming. At its best, the free to play system can offer a way for a game to reach a wide audience and allow those who enjoy the game to pay money into it only if they enjoy it, while avoiding the risk of buying a game up front that they end up not liking. At its worst, free to play can cause developers to design the mechanics of the game itself around the pay system in a way that pushes players to make purchases in the game in order to remove obtrusive paywalls or boring grinds. While I think most everyone will agree that there's a "right" way and a "wrong" way to do free to play, something that's equally important to consider is if the type of game being developed even fits the free to play style...

'FTL' for iPad Goes on Sale for First Time

June 23rd, 2014 12:00 PM EST by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
$9.99 Buy Now

FTL: Faster Than Light [$9.99 (HD)] is currently on sale for $6.99 until July. This coincides with the Steam Summer Sale, where the game is available for $6.99 there as well, so you likely just have until July 1st to get this roguelike-inspired spaceship simulator for cheaper. This is the game's first sale, with the cheapest the Steam version's ever gotten being $2.49 once during a flash sale, last summer, so while the game might get cheaper at some point, now's as good a time as any to jump in...

Thomas Was Alone [$2.99] by Mike Bithell now has the "Benjamin's Flight" DLC previously available in the PS3 and PC versions, but available as free content. This adds 20 new levels to the game, with players controlling the character Benjamin through his own story that runs parallel with main character Thomas', with a variety of other new characters introduced. ..

The Amazing 'Infinity Blade II' is Free

May 29th, 2014 10:29 AM EST by Eli Hodapp in Free, News, Sales
$6.99 Buy Now

I'd find it to be hard to believe that many people who read TouchArcade don't already have Chair's incredible Infinity Blade II [$6.99], but you can now download it for free. If I were a betting man, I'd put some money on this game popping up as Apple's free app of the week when the App Store features refresh this afternoon...

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