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Today's Apps Gone Free: Nihilumbra, Blokheads, Reeder And More

Help Born escape the Void in Beautifun Games' puzzle platformer, Nihilumbra. We also have a trivia game that has you trying to guess the Blokheads, and a popular RSS reader.

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iPhone:

Reeder ($2.99 → Free, 7.0 MB): Google Reader may be shutting down next month, but Reeder for iPhone and iPod touch sure isn't. It allows you to follow your favorite standalone RSS feeds with ease. You're also able to sync it up with your Feedbin, Fever, and Readability accounts. More account syncing options will be available in the near future. Reeder allows you to read articles with a tap, and perform gestures to favorite articles, mark them as read, and refresh your list. The app also allows you to share content through a variety of services, including Twitter, Instapaper, Pocket, App.net, Facebook, and email.

Reeder is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 4503 ratings.

Universal:

CV Express ($0.99 → Free, 1.8 MB): Create professional quality resumes right on your iDevice with this business app. Work your way through each category filling in the necessary data, and Resume Express will format it for you. You can also duplicate and edit your resumes for different jobs. Resumes can be converted into PDFs, and shared via email or iTunes File Sharing.

CV Express is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 18 ratings.

Space is Key ($0.99 → Free, 26.8 MB): Space is Key in this challenging arcade game. Tap on the screen at just the right moment to cause your square to jump over the many obstacles. As you progress through the game the pace picks up and so does the snark from the computer that's narrating every step of your journey. The game includes 43 levels, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Space is Key is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 39 ratings.

VS. Racing 2 ($0.99 → Free, 35.9 MB): An all-out arcade racer played from a top down perspective. You're able to compete against AI opponents, or you can race against up to five of your friends locally via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. The game includes three different control schemes including a responsive tilt method. It also includes 72 tracks, six upgradable cars, vicious power-ups, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

VS. Racing 2 is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 10078 ratings.

Quick Alarm ($0.99 → Free, 7.2 MB): A beautifully simple alarm clock app. Its crisp analog display makes reading the time and date easy even from a distance. You're able to choose from dark and light themes, and adjust the brightness with a vertical swipe. You're also able to create custom repeating alarms with nine different sounds.

Quick Alarm is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 172 ratings.

Blokheads ($0.99 → Free, 9.6 MB): A trivia game that has you trying to guess the Blokheads. You're able to choose from six different genres. You'll then be presented with a variety of faceless Blockheads. Your job is to try and guess who they are from their clothes, genre, made up quotes, and even the other Blokheads they're standing next to. The coins you earn for each correct guess allow you to unlock more content. The game also includes the ability to unlock custom wallpapers, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

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

World TimeZlider - Convert time, schedule and share ($2.99 → Free, 4.2 MB): This productivity app makes time conversion a snap. Just pick the two locations you want to convert time between, and you'll be presented with a scrollable list for each hour. You're able to switch between 12 and 24-hour formats, and choose different dates. The app covers more than 20,000 cities, and even works offline. An in-app purchase is available that allows you to unlock scheduling and sharing features.

World TimeZlider - Convert time, schedule and share is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 9 ratings.

Nihilumbra ($2.99 → Free, 144.1 MB): Help Born escape from his inevitable curse in this puzzle platformer. The Void will stop at nothing to become one again. You must manipulate the earth to try and avoid capture at all costs. The game includes five different worlds that can be used as your canvas, two control schemes, about 10 hours of gameplay, an original soundtrack, and an unlockable surprise once you complete the game.

Nihilumbra is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 1489 ratings.

Sprinkle: Water splashing fire fighting fun! ($1.99 → Free, 21.4 MB): Space tourists from Earth have crashed through Saturn's rings, bringing flaming asteroids down on its inhabitants, the Titans. Your job is to put out the fires with your massive water cannon to save the Titans' homes in this physics puzzler. The cannon can be aimed and moved by just dragging your finger across the screen. Try to extinguish the fires using as little water as possible to score the most points. The game includes 72 levels, advanced water physics, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Sprinkle: Water splashing fire fighting fun! is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 159 ratings.

Smash the Office - Instant Stress Relief! ($0.99 → Free, 28.7 MB): Unleash your inner rage by smashing the office in this arcade game. You have one minute to cause as much destruction as possible. String together combos, hunt down specific items, and just smash like crazy to earn the highest possible score. The game also includes achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Smash the Office - Instant Stress Relief! is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 48 ratings.

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