iOS Apps Gone Free: The Blocks Cometh, PhotoString, Assassin's Creed Recollection, And More

Take control of Blockman and try to survive for as long as possible by climbing blocks in a crumbling world in Halfbot's endless climbing game, The Blocks Cometh. We also have a fun photography app that allows you to string photos together, and a collectible card game based on the Assassin's Creed universe.

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iPhone:

PhotoString ($0.99 → Free, 1.0 MB): PhotoString, as its name describes, is a fun little photography app that allows you to "string" together a series of photos to make one high resolution image. You're able to select from four styles on the main screen, and then just start adding photos in your desired order. Each photo can be resized by pinching and pulling with your two fingers, and can include a small caption. Photos are exported at up to 1440 pixels in width, and can be shared via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or email.

PhotoString is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 85 ratings.

TI Mobile(Tactical Intervention)_PLUS ($2.99 → Free, 176.6 MB): Play as a member of an elite counter-terrorist group and strategically take down your enemies in this gallery shooter. In each scenario you're required to fire upon your enemies by simply tapping on the screen. You can take cover and dodge enemy fire via a button in the lower left corner of the screen. The game includes three modes, loads of environments, the ability to customize your weapons and upgrade your equipment, and Game Center integration.

TI Mobile(Tactical Intervention)_PLUS is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 1 ratings.

Universal:

Army of Frogs HD ($2.99 → Free, 25.1 MB): This turn-based strategy game requires you to arrange frogs of different colors in order to be the first player to have at least seven of your own connected. During the game you take turns with your opponents placing frogs that are randomly chosen from the pool, which means that sometimes you'll be placing your own frogs and sometimes you'll be placing your opponent's frogs. You can strategically place frogs so that even if it isn't your own, you can block your opponent from leaping theirs into place. The game includes an in-depth tutorial, the ability to play with two to four players (human or AI), and Game Center integration.

Army of Frogs HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 37 ratings.

iPad:

Assassin's Creed Recollection ($0.99 → Free, 339.4 MB): A collectible card game that's based on Ubisoft's best-selling franchise, Assassin's Creed. Your objective in the game is to capture regions all over the city by sending your agents out to campaign for you. If they finish a campaign unopposed, you'll gain points. Earn 10 points to take full control of a region. The game includes 280 cards to discover, 8 to 10 hours of narrative, 20 story mode missions, multiplayer, and Game Center.

Assassin's Creed Recollection is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 3149 ratings.

Expired (gone back to paid already):

Caricature Maker Pro ($0.99 → Free, 22.3 MB): Create fun caricatures of yourself and your friends with this entertainment app. You're able to create your own caricatures through a step-by-step process that first has you importing or taking a photo of yourself, defining your face, and then adding all kinds of accessories. Once you're finished with the creation process, you can share your caricature via email, Facebook, or Twitter.

Caricature Maker Pro is available for free for a limited time. It has a 2-star rating with a total of 15 ratings.

The Blocks Cometh By Halfbot ($0.99 → Free, 19.9 MB): Play as Blockman in this endless vertical climbing game and try to survive for as long as possible in a world that's crumbling apart. Blocks are constantly falling from the sky, so to survive you'll need to not only dodge them but strategically make your way up. You can also blast blocks with your laser gun, but it takes a few shots to destroy them. The game includes three modes, loads of unlockable characters, an awesome chiptune soundtrack, and Game Center integration.

The Blocks Cometh By Halfbot is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 18155 ratings.

HypnoBlocks ($1.99 → Free, 8.5 MB): A fast-paced 3D matching game that requires you to clear the board of blocks before time expires. Matching blocks is as simple as tapping on like-colored ones. But the blocks are obscured by walls in different ways, so you'll have to rotate the whole lot of them by touching and dragging on the screen to discover their color. If you try to select blocks that aren't matching, your entire group will be deselected, wasting valuable time. The game includes three modes, three difficulty levels, and Game Center integration.

HypnoBlocks is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 170 ratings.

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