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iPhone And iPad Apps Gone Free: Blast Off, Gravity Sling, Abstract Glow Art HD And More

July 17, 2010

Today iPhone and iPod touch gamers are in for a physics gaming treat. Blast Off, Gravity Sling Deluxe, and Finger Physics are all wonderful physics-based games that have gone free today and are worth checking out.  iPad gamers can go head-to-head with a friend on the same device in Splash Duel HD, or sit back and relax with Abstract Glow Art HD. Blast Off ($.99 -> Free): Developed by Halfbrick, the creators of the insanely popular Fruit Ninja. Blast Off requires you to, well, blast off from Earth in your space ship in order to rescue the astronauts and safely navigate your ship to the warp gate.  You only have a limited amount of time and fuel to gather the astronauts and escape, which is made even more difficult with the black and white holes that are constantly pulling and pushing on your ship.  Tapping on the screen fires your blasters to help you keep a safe distance from the obstacles. Blast Off is available for free for an undisclosed amount of time.  It has a three-and-a-half-star rating. Gravity Sling Deluxe ($2.99 -> Free): Another space / gravity game, only in this one you don't have rocket power to help you out.  Your only tool is your mental calculations on how and where to launch your astronaut in order to avoid crashing into a planet while collecting as many stars as possible before reaching your ship.  The game features 109 levels, OpenFeint integration, and awesome spirograph-like effects. Gravity Sling Deluxe is available for free today only (7/17). It has a three-and-a-half-star rating. BrainWave Zen Meditation ($.99 -> Free): Can't focus?  Give this app a try.  It's intended to help sooth your mind with ambient sounds combined with "binaural brainwave frequencies."  The app features multiple ambient background sounds, including ocean waves, rain, thunder, and pink noise, and adjustable brainwave intensity. BrainWave Zen Meditation is available for free for a limited time. It has a three-star rating. Finger Physics ($.99 -> Free): Features 207 mind-bending physics-based levels, seven modes of play, and OpenFeint integration.  This one has been free before, but we figured a four-star app deserves your attention at least one more time. Finger Physics is available for free today only (7/17). It has a four-star rating. Super Turbo Action Pig ($.99 -> Free): A distance game where you control your rocket powered pig by tapping and holding on the screen to fire his rockets and avoid the many obstacles.  The game features stunning cartoons graphics, multiple skills levels, and OpenFeint integration. Super Turbo Action Pig is available for free today only (7/17). It has a three-star rating. Green Genie ($.99 -> Free): Want to go green?  This app will get you there faster and more efficiently.  It features over 100 projects and tips, each of which tells you the environmental benefits and how much money it can save you.  It also features a breakdown of certified green products, essential green reading, links to the best green websites, a list of green organizations, and the ability to submit your own ideas, projects, and resources to the developers. Green Genie is available for free for a limited time. It has a three-and-a-half-star rating. iPuzzle Words - Animals ($1.99 -> Free): A game to help your children with letter recognition, spelling, and reading.  Puzzle tiles appears on the screen, and your child must put them in order to complete the picture and word.  Once the tiles are in order, your child will hear the word spelling as well as the final word. iPuzzle Words - Animals is available for free for a limited time. It has a three-and-a-half-star rating. Piczle Lines (Free): A just-launched logic puzzle game where you must connect numbers in a large grid by dragging lines the correct number of spaces.  When completed, an image will appear. Puzzles range from small to very large. The free download contains 4o of the possible 100 puzzles.  The rest are available as in-app purchases.  The game features Facebook integration, and achievements. Piczle Lines will always be available for free with limited content. It has a four-and-a-half-star rating. iPad only: Splash Duel HD ($4.99 -> Free): A brick breaking game with an underwater theme.  Go head-to-head with the AI or against a friend as you try to make as many balls get by your enemy as possible within the allotted time.  The game features 100 levels, tons of power-ups, multiple difficulty levels, three game modes, and more. Splash Duel HD is available for free today only (7/17). It has a four-and-a-half-star rating. Abstract Glow Art HD ($2.99 -> Free): Create a glowing work of art with this app.  It features over 30 different brushes and unlimited colors, different brush sizes, undo, auto-save, an eraser, shake to undo, and the ability to share your work via email, Facebook, or Flickr. Abstract Glow Art HD is available for free today only (7/17). It has a five-star rating. Developers: If you are a developer who would like to get your app included in our “Apps Gone Free” daily lists, here’s our basic set of rules:
  • The app must be free for at least one whole day.
  • It must have at least a three-star rating at the time it goes free.
  • The app must not have been free numerous times (3+) over the last six months.
To submit an app, simply send a request to [email protected] with the subject “Apps Gone Free.”  Please include the name of the app, a link to it in the App Store, when you intend to offer the app for free and anything else you would like to share.  We will take it from there. I have a little treat for those who have endured today's massive list.  To have a chance at winning a promo code for Riptide's newly launch image creator, iLookFunny, simply leave a comment below before 11:59 PM PDT tonight (7/17).  The comment can be anything, even just a simple "hello."  Our single winner will be crowned tomorrow.  This giveaway is only open to U.S. iTunes account users.

Mentioned apps

$0.99
Blast Off
Blast Off
Halfbrick Studios
$2.99
Gravity Sling Deluxe
Gravity Sling Deluxe
Riptide Games, Inc.
Free
Zen Meditation - Soothing Ambience and Binaural Tones
Zen Meditation - Soothing Ambience and Binaural Tones
Banzai Labs
$0.99
Finger Physics: Finger Fun
Finger Physics: Finger Fun
PressOK Entertainment
$1.99
Super Turbo Action Pig
Super Turbo Action Pig
Joystick Generals
$0.99
Green Genie
Green Genie
HEISTDEVICE
$0.99
iPuzzle Words - Animals
iPuzzle Words - Animals
Portegno Apps
Free
Piczle Lines
Piczle Lines
Score Studios
$0.99
Green Genie
Green Genie
HEISTDEVICE
$2.99
Gravity Sling Deluxe
Gravity Sling Deluxe
Riptide Games, Inc.
Free
Piczle Lines
Piczle Lines
Score Studios
$0.99
Blast Off
Blast Off
Halfbrick Studios
$1.99
Super Turbo Action Pig
Super Turbo Action Pig
Joystick Generals
$0.99
iPuzzle Words - Animals
iPuzzle Words - Animals
Portegno Apps
$0.99
Fruit Ninja
Fruit Ninja
Halfbrick Studios

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