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It seems the cadence of episodic game releases on the App Store goes a little something like this: A game that follows a pay-per-episode DLC schedule will be released on the App Store, and it'll cost money. As more episodes are released, the first episode goes free to entire new players into getting their feet wet in the series and then buying the rest of it. Telltale has been following this model for years now, and it seems Square Enix is following suit with Life is Strange [Free]. The whole first episode recently was made available for free, and it's difficult to think of many people playing through it and not wanting to continue...

Late last month, Polish developer Lichthund and Canadian publisher Noodlecake unleashed the German-themed fury of Lichtspeer [$1.99] into the iOS App Store, nearly creating an international incident. We fell in love with the absurdity of Lichtspeer when we first saw a preview of it during GDC last year, and were a bit sad to see that the game was available on pretty much every platform besides iOS before finally launching a month ago. But the multi-platform fun doesn't end there, as today Lichtspeer has also arrived on Android via the Google Play Store and the iOS version has received a free update which adds in Apple TV support. Yes, Lichtspeer on your Apple TV for free if you already own the iOS version. Do note that the Apple TV version requires the use of an MFi controller, and the iOS version's MFi support has been improved as of this update just for good measure...




Death Squared [$3.99] is a perfect example of how I believe the Switch/Mobile dichotomy can positively affect the App Store. While at its heart a relatively straightforward puzzle caper, Death Squared exuded charm in every detail, and conjured up an impressive Portal-esque feel with its presentation and polish. However, while the game achieved significant success on the Switch, its premium mobile release has proven to be slightly less profitable. Even though its $6.99 price point was still a substantial saving on its console brother, Death Squared failed to make a splash when it launched on the App Store in February. In an attempt to reach an even greater audience with their latest creation, developer SMG Studios has announced that an Android version of Death Squared will launch this weekend, which will coincide with a $3.99 sale for the title across its mobile platforms...

Right now, Darkest Dungeon [$4.99 (HD)] is on a stupid discount down to $0.99, and it seems the reason why is because the DLC for the game is coming to the app shortly. The update adding the two DLC packs is out now on the App Store, along with the $0.99 sale, but it appears that the DLC will not be active on the App Store until Thursday, March 15th, so you'll have to wait a bit in order to get these DLC packs if you have the game already. Crimson Court will cost $4.99, and Shieldbreaker will run you $1.99...

Over the last few years, we saw some really nice games get discounts. At first it was just Darkest Dungeon [$4.99 (HD)] and The Witness [$9.99] being quite heavily discounted. Soon after, more games started popping up like Gorogoa [$4.99] that sees its first discount ever on iOS and the likes of Thumper [$4.99] and more. For a change, I don’t own everything that’s discounted in the list below and while this is no coincidence, as of this writing, there doesn’t seem to be a feature up on the App Store for this big title sale. ..

Heads up for anyone looking to pick up Civilization VI [Free (HD)] on the iPad. The game's IAP is currently $29.99, and the sale ends tonight at midnight Pacific time (March 2nd at 3:00 AM EST), when the game will go back to its regular $59.99 price. Which is what the game normally costs on Steam, and this is practically the samae game, just fit onto iPad devices. The onyl feature you're missing right now is online multiplayer. Aspyr has put in a ton of work for this port, and you can even pick up the Poland and Vikings DLC packs for the iPad version as well...

One game that launched not too long ago but has flown criminally under the radar since then is The Scrungeon Depths [$4.99] from developer Chase Holton, aka When's Lunch? Games. It's a top-down dungeon crawler that released for iOS, Android, and Steam back in early November of last year. We have a tough job here at TouchArcade as the App Store sees hundreds of releases each week, and try as we might to bring all the great games to the surface there are many that inevitably slip through the cracks. I briefly played The Scrungeon Depths when it hit in November, as I try to do with all the new games each week, and thought it seemed just fine, but never dove back in beyond that initial play test. It wasn't until this year that I got around to really giving it a go, and it has impressed me so much that I wish I'd realized it sooner as I'd certainly have included it in my top games of the year. So it goes on mobile, but just today a huge version 2.0 update arrived for The Scrungeon Depths and I figure that's good enough reason to talk about this gem of game and hopefully bring it some much needed attention. First, the trailer for the new update...

I know January is supposed to be the month where everyone is understandably broke because of Christmas and the New Year, but we're now deep within February and my bank account does not look any friendlier. To be fair, a lot of it is self-afflicted, as there have just been so many fantastic gaming releases on every platform in the few weeks of 2018 we've had so far. If you're similarly spent, but also are keen to fill up that backlog with even more essential iOS titles, you're in luck - some seminal App Store classics have been heavily reduced in price over the past few days. If you're missing any of these games from your collection, you truly have no excuse now...

When Sid Meier's Civilization VI [Free (HD)] landed on the iPad back in December, it was a big deal for a couple of reasons. First of all, it was a full port of the PC original which had just launched about a year prior and it made its way to iPad with very few concessions. Full ports of some older hefty console and PC games had made their way to iOS before, like the incredibly impressive GRID Autosport [$9.99] which originally launched on console and PC in 2014, but Civilization VI was even newer than that and still made its way to the iPad which was a really impressive feat. The second big point about its iPad release was the pricing. Original developer Firaxis Games and Aspyr Media, who ported the game to iPad, felt that a full-blown title such as that should warrant a similar price to other platforms. It's a free to try model with a premium unlock IAP normally priced at $59.99 but offered at a launch discount of $29.99 for its first two weeks on the App Store...

Humble Android Bundle 22 has one of the strongest collection of titles available yet for Android, including Death Road to Canada [$11.99]. While most TA readers use iOS devices, many of us have Android phones and iPads, and if you're looking to expand your Android library, or find some new titles to play, $5 for 8 excellent titles is hard to beat...

One of the better puzzle games released last year was Swim Out [$2.99] from developer Lozange Lab, and now for the first time since its launch sale back in August it's currently available for a discounted price on both iOS and on the Google Play Store for Android, down from $2.99 to just $1.99 for a limited time. Swim Out is a turn-based puzzler that has you trying to swim across a body of water while not crossing paths or otherwise interfering with your fellow aquatics enthusiasts. With more than 100 levels, a dozen different types of swimmers, and a dozen different objects to swim your way around, Swim Out is a genuinely challenging and really satisfying puzzler that will keep you busy for quite some time...

Originally released back in 2016, Out There Chronicles [$1.99] was a pseudo-sequel followup of sorts to Out There [$3.99] which originally hit the App Store back in 2014. The original Out There was an easy sell, as it scratched the itch of anyone looking for something that felt a lot like FTL [$9.99 (HD)]. Instead of intensive space ship management and battle sequences, Out There leaned more on narrative and branching decisions. It was easy to recommend, as FTL is one of my favorite games of all time but both is fairly complicated and entirely unforgiving to newbies who hadn't yet mastered the intricacies of all the various subsystems in game. As we explain in our review, Out There simplifies all this without feeling too simple, while still being completely approachable to someone who has never played a spaceship roguelike before...

One of the worst situations that I ever find myself in is to be out and about with a phone that's pretty close to death. For me that always seems to happen during a long day trip at Disneyland, where the outlets are always camped out (yes, this is actually a thing) and the in-park portable batteries are mediocre at best. Similar situations happen to me and my Nintendo Switch, where a lot of the standard USB car chargers and the like just don't have the chops needed to adequately charge it on the go...

In case you missed it, we’re pretty big fans of the Harmonix card game DropMix [Free]. A crazy mix of  physical cards and board game combined with a mobile app infused with Harmonix music magic, DropMix is not only a great game for music fans, it’s also highly approachable and a great family game. The way in which music of all genres can be merged together to create interesting mixes complements the relatively simple competitive battle rules. In fact, the only negative we really identified with it was the fairly hefty initial investment ($100) needed to get the game...

The classic horror game The 7th Guest [Free], from back in the early 90s and the age of CD-ROM, has gone free, so if you're in the mood to either enjoy a tinge of nostalgia (if you're my age) or discover what your mom and dad used to play, grab it while it's free. I remember playing The 7th Guest when it came out back in 1993 and being struck by the wonder of it all, trying to figure out all the puzzles and uncover all kinds of creepy secrets. The game really is an important moment in gaming history, and you should grab it if just for that reason...

Just before Christmas day, iOS gamers got a great present in the form of a full port of Civilization VI [Free (HD)], the immensely popular and addictive game. But with great features came a pretty steep price (for App Store standards that is). The game can be downloaded for free, but the free version only allows you to play the first 60 turns of the game. If you want to unlock the full game, you have to pay the promotional price of $29.99; however, that promotion ends today, and after that you'll have to pay $59.99 to get your hands on the full game. And this really is the full game, only lacking the online multiplayer part (it comes with LAN only)...

If you play a lot of free to play games, the golden goose of getting the biggest bang for your buck when you're buying things in these games is deals on Amazon coins. Basically, if you don't follow the Android and Amazon app world, Amazon Coins are basically the iTunes credit equivalent of the Amazon App Store. While it's pretty rare to get much more than 10% off iTunes gift cards, Amazon often runs promotion offering steep discounts on Amazon coins. Today, you can get 35% off Amazon Coins, or, $100 worth of Amazon Coins for $65...

It is that time of the year once again. The iTunes freeze is happening later today and while many developers are trying to get updates out of the door, many are just relaxing and putting their catalogue on discount. This year, we‘ve had some amazing PC and console ports in addition to excellent mobile games in general. This post is for everyone who has waited to pickup a lot of games discounted. This post will be updated with more deals if anything noteworthy goes on sale after publishing but for now, these are some amazing game deals on the App Store:..

Fans of touchscreen brawling are likely quite familiar with Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition [$4.99] which launched on iOS back in July, but if you're an iPhone X owner you've probably been pretty bummed that the game didn't support the full screen of the device. At least I know I was. It was kind of the same problem that the older Street Fighter games had when they weren't updated to the 4-inch widescreen introduced with the iPhone 5. With black borders covering the parts of the screen that weren't supported, it was easy to accidentally swipe or tap on that unsupported part of the screen, and it made the games harder to play. Well, that is a problem no more as today Street Fighter IV CE has been updated to fit the full iPhone X screen, and it's beautiful...

One of the most surprisingly enjoyable releases for me this year was Kingdom: New Lands [$9.99] from Raw Fury games. What looked to be a simple side-scrolling game with pixel art (GORGEOUS pixel art, I should add) was actually one of the more complex and deep strategy games I've played. You're tasked with building up your kingdom from scratch as you gather resources, build defenses, and amass an army of loyal subjects. What is so awesome about Kingdom: New Lands is that there's an incredible amount of things you can do in the game, much of which is hidden and only discovered through experience (and failure). It's an incredibly challenging but rewarding game, and you can read more about what I love about it in our Game of the Week write up. Today, Raw Fury has just released new content for Kingdom: New Lands in the form of an entire new area called Skull Island...

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