Blast your way through a hostile planet filled with violent alien creatures in indiePub’s side-scrolling shooter, Capsized. We also have a colorful interactive children’s book, and a game that has you searching through a mess of words.

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iPhone:

Putki ($0.99 → Free, 8.8 MB): An endless distance game that has you speeding down tunnels. As you go racing through each tunnel you will come across barriers attached to the walls. You must try to sneak through the gaps in each one by tilting your iDevice to survive for as long as possible. The game includes five different types of tunnels, customizable controls, all kinds of trophies to earn, and leaderboards via Game Center.

Putki is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 123 ratings.

Wikihood People Plus ($4.99 → Free, 4.1 MB): Find out more about the people that influenced the region you live in with this reference app. After determining your location, Wikihood People will provide you with a list of people related to your vicinity and detailed information about them pulled from Wikipedia. You’re able to sort the list by relevance, distance, living, and deceased. You can also search for people by name or by location.

Wikihood People Plus is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 7 ratings.

Universal:

Calculator∞ ($2.99 → Free, 29.1 MB): The only calculator app you’ll ever need. It includes advanced functions, 14 memory variables, copy and paste support, undo and redo, more than 40 common constants, graphing, an equations solver, and even a fully loaded unit converter.

Calculator∞ is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 150 ratings.

LetsTans Classic ($0.99 → Free, 9.6 MB): A challenging Tangram puzzle game. Your job is to try to get all seven of the tans to fit neatly within the Tangram shape as quickly as possible. Just tap and drag the pieces into place. Tap once to rotate a piece or double-tap to flip it. The game includes 200 puzzles, and an advanced hint system.

LetsTans Classic is available for free today only (03/16). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 57 ratings.

Bean Bag Kids present Pinocchio ($2.99 → Free, 48.8 MB): An interactive storybook starring the Bean Bag Kids. The app tells the tale of Pinocchio through 14 beautiful animated scenes. You’re able to interact with each scene in a variety of ways, including the ability to collect stars to unlock a new mode. The app also includes narration in English and Spanish, the ability to select scenes, and auto-play.

Bean Bag Kids present Pinocchio is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 55 ratings.

Boom Brigade 2 ($1.99 → Free, 69.6 MB): Command your troops to fight off the alien invasion in this line-drawing game. Draw paths for your troops to follow, and they will take on any alien that comes within their range. You’re able to upgrade your different troops between missions to keep the fight a fair one. The game includes 30 missions, multiple modes, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Boom Brigade 2 is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 14 ratings.

Qvoid ($0.99 → Free, 12.3 MB): A 3D puzzler that will test your spatial perception and deductive reasoning. Guide a blank white cube around each level to pick up colors and match them with other colors on the grid in as few moves as possible. The game includes 120 puzzles, which are littered with cells that rotate, move, disappear, teleport, and more. It also includes iCloud support, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Qvoid is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 6785 ratings.

Word Mess ($0.99 → Free, 15.1 MB): Go on the hunt for words in this seek and find game. At the beginning of each round you’ll be presented with a word or type of word that you must find. You then have a limited amount of time to seek and find all of the words or related words within the mess of them. The game also includes two modes, and leaderboards via Game Center.

Word Mess is available for free today only (03/16). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 273 ratings.

iPad:

Miko – Where is Mimiki ($1.99 → Free, 38.3 MB): Join Miko on his hunt for his missing friend in this interactive children’s book. Your child gets to tag along with Miko as he searches for Mimiki around the house, in the backyard, and anywhere else he could have gone. They can read the story all on their own or follow along with the narration. Your child can also tap on different items in the scene to hear them pronounced and participate in interactive exercises. The app also includes the ability to customize the story’s text and narration.

Miko – Where is Mimiki is available for free today only (03/16). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 11 ratings.

Capsized+ ($2.99 → Free, 186.2 MB): Play as a marooned space traveler on a mysterious alien planet and fight for your survival in this side-scrolling shooter. Guide your character around the environments via the left on-screen joystick and blast your enemies to bits using the one on the right. Deploy your grappling hook to move boulders and other obstacles, and fire your jet pack to evade attacks. The game includes three modes, 13 levels, and achievements via Game Center.

Capsized+ is available for free today only (03/16). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 11 ratings.

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