Matthew Modine narrates the tale of an impulsive kitten who learns there are consequences for bad behavior in Dumfun Productions’ interactive storybook app, Punky Dunk Project: Punky Dunk and the Gold Fish. We also have a puzzle game that requires you to recreate patterns out of shapes, and an app that helps you calculate your energy use.

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iPhone:

Lola’s Magic Cube ($0.99 → Free, 13.0 MB): A sliding puzzle game designed with your young child in mind. Rotate the cube to view all of the different sliding puzzles, and then tap on one to try to solve it. Pieces can be slid and rotated with a tap. Hints are also available. The game includes three difficulty settings, relaxing music, and adorable characters.

Lola’s Magic Cube is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 28 ratings.

Word Head ($0.99 → Free, 52.6 MB): The Rubik’s Cube of word search games. Spin a 3-D cube of letters to look for the words found at the bottom of the screen. Once you find one, double-tap the first letter and drag your finger over the entire word to complete it. The quicker you are, the more points you’ll earn. The game includes three modes, 79 themed word lists, word definitions, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Word Head is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 29 ratings.

Universal:

Tap & Slap! ($0.99 → Free, 32.5 MB): Get slap happy in this tilt-based arcade game. Battle buzzing hordes of flies by tilting your iDevice to control your flyswatter’s movements, and tap on the screen at just the right moment to swing. Try to avoid swatting any food items, otherwise you’ll incur a penalty. The game includes three modes, three scenes, and leaderboards via Game Center.

Tap & Slap! is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 8 ratings.

The Pirate’s Treasure – a memo game for kids ($2.99 → Free, 19.6 MB): Help the pirates divide their treasure in this two-player memory game designed for children. Take turns flipping over pirate coins to try and create matches. If you discover two matching coins, they get added to your pile and you’ll receive another turn. The player with the most coins at the end wins. The game includes eight pirate characters to choose from, and three difficulty settings.

The Pirate’s Treasure – a memo game for kids is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3-star rating with a total of 13 ratings.

Stopwattch ($0.99 → Free, 546.9 KB): Find out how much energy your electronics and home appliances use and how much it costs to run them with this utility app. You must first allow the app to discover your zip code or enter it manually so it can determine your local energy rates. Then choose a product from the list, start the timer, and watch as the counters begin to tick up. The app displays the total cost to you, the carbon equivalent, and the tree equivalent. The app also allows you to add time manually, and create your own product listing in case it’s not on the list.

Stopwattch is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 6 ratings.

Hue Shapes ($0.99 → Free, 21.2 MB): A colorful puzzle game that requires you to recreate patterns using shapes. The pattern you need to recreate can be seen in the top left corner of the screen. You must utilize the shapes given to you by rotating and layering them to match the pattern. Your score is based on how fast you complete the puzzle and how many moves it takes. The game includes four difficulty settings, 100 puzzles, hints, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Hue Shapes is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 6 ratings.

Army of Frogs HD ($2.99 → Free, 25.2 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 achievements via Game Center.

Army of Frogs HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 203 ratings.

iPad:

Lola’s Magic Cube HD ($0.99 → Free, 18.3 MB): A sliding puzzle game designed with your young child in mind. Rotate the cube to view all of the different sliding puzzles, and then tap on one to try to solve it. Pieces can be slid and rotated with a tap. Hints are also available. The game includes three difficulty settings, relaxing music, and adorable characters.

Lola’s Magic Cube HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 24 ratings.

Punky Dunk Project: Punky Dunk and the Gold Fish ($2.99 → Free, 88.7 MB): An interactive storybook app that tells the tale of an impulsive kitten who learns there are consequences for bad behavior. You’re able to follow along with colorful narration by Matthew Modine and Kate del Castillo. Each page offers a variety of interactive items and sound effects to keep your young child engaged. The app also includes the ability to personalize your book by recording your name, and a soothing soundtrack.

Punky Dunk Project: Punky Dunk and the Gold Fish is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 10 ratings.

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