Today's Apps Gone Free: Max Adventure, Artographo, Doodle Fit 2 And More

Play as a young boy named Max and battle your way through hordes of aliens to save the world in Imangi's dual-stick shooter, Max Adventure. We also have an app that allows you to use your finger as a brush to paint in photo effects, and a game that has you traveling the world completing puzzles.

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iPhone:

PhotoMarkr - Watermark Your Photos ($2.99 → Free, 986.5 KB): A handy photography app that allows you to add a personal watermark to your photos and screenshots. You're able to create a watermark from text, or you can create a custom watermark from an image. If you're going the image route, make sure it has a black background. Watermarks can be moved, rotated, and resized via multitouch gestures.

PhotoMarkr - Watermark Your Photos is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 58 ratings.

Word Squares ($1.99 → Free, 2.2 MB): A puzzling word game from the creators of Temple Run. In each puzzle you're presented with a scrambled grid of letters. You must rearrange them to form valid words in all rows and columns. The game includes more than 1,000 hand-selected puzzles, and four grid sizes.

Word Squares is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3-star rating with a total of 853 ratings.

Universal:

Doodle Fit 2: Around the World ($0.99 → Free, 32.5 MB): Travel the world fitting pieces into different shapes in this challenging puzzle game. Solve each of the 200 puzzles by dragging and dropping the pieces from the bottom of the screen into the shape at the top. If you find yourself stuck you can use a hint, but you only have a limited amount, so use them wisely. The game includes three modes, 10 countries to visit, online multiplayer, a level creator, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Doodle Fit 2: Around the World is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 1376 ratings.

Max Adventure ($0.99 → Free, 19.7 MB): Earth has been overrun by evil aliens and you're the only one left to save it in this dual-stick shooter. Max Adventure includes a story mode that will take you from cozy suburbs all of the way to the alien mother ship. Take on a variety of missions to discover the reason behind the invasion and save your parents. The game also includes a survival mode with three different maps, all kinds of power-ups to collect, the ability to upgrade your weapons and skills, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Max Adventure is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 680 ratings.

iBlast Moki HD ($4.99 → Free, 18.3 MB): An adorable physics-based puzzle game where you must get your Moki from one end of the level to the other by using bombs and other tools available to you. The game includes seven worlds, 85 levels, a level editor with the ability to share your own creations online, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

iBlast Moki HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 344 ratings.

eDrops Classic ($0.99 → Free, 26.1 MB): A music app that allows you to use gravity to compose orchestral compositions. Drag and drop black circles onto the board in order to redirect the falling white circle. When the white circle hits one of your black circles, it will generate the sound you have chosen. Keep placing black circles and modifiers all over the screen to create powerful orchestral compositions.

eDrops Classic is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 26 ratings.

Expired (gone back to paid already):

artographo ($1.99 → Free, 15.4 MB): This photo effects app allows you to use your finger as your brush to paint in different styles, colors, and effects. Choose from three different styles, cartoon, watercolor, or photography, and choose a canvas and paint effect. Then just drag your finger over different portions of your photo to apply. The app includes more than 30 effects, four brushes, unlimited undo and redo, and the ability to share your work via Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, or email.

artographo is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 27 ratings.

Box Cat ($2.99 → Free, 4.9 MB): Play as Box Cat and smash cars off the road in this retro-inspired arcade game. As cars enter the screen from the top and bottom, guide Box Cat into them to create traffic mayhem. Cars can only be wrecked if you smash into their sides. Allowing them to plow into Box Cat does you no good. The game includes three modes, multiple Box Cats to unlock, iCade and JoyPad support, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Box Cat is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 766 ratings.

360 Panorama ($0.99 → Free, 4.0 MB): Create stunning panorama images in seconds with Occipital’s photography app. With 360 Panorama, there is no need to wait for your images to be stitched together since it does everything automatically in real-time. The app also includes GPS tagging, and the ability to share your final creation via Twitter, Facebook, email or Occipital’s online service.

360 Panorama is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 9701 ratings.

Harbor Master ($1.99 → Free, 18.8 MB): Direct boats around harbors to deliver cargo and then get them safely back out to sea in this line-drawing game. When attempting to deliver your cargo, you'll have to deal with everything from cyclones to pirates. If a single boat crashes, it's game over. The game includes seven maps, local multiplayer, fast-forward, rewind, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Harbor Master is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 96 ratings.

Xylophone Challenge HD ($0.99 → Free, 40.3 MB): Play and record beautiful tunes on your own digital xylophone with this music app. You're able to choose from two different xylophones, each of which produce their own unique sound. You can record your tunes and play them back at regular or double speed. The app also includes a mini-game where you can challenge a friend to play back the tune you created.

Xylophone Challenge HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 19 ratings.

That concludes today's issue of Apps Gone Free.  If you like staying on top of these daily deals, don't forget to check out our free AppsGoneFree app. It provides all the deals each day, and even an archive of past deals that are still active.

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