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iPhone And iPad Apps Gone Free: Red Conquest, Scrambleface, Letters To Santa Claus, And More

iPhone And iPad Apps Gone Free: Red Conquest, Scrambleface, Letters To Santa Claus, And More

December 8, 2010
Today's AGF list includes a space-themed real-time strategy game, a tile sliding game that uses whatever your camera sees to create the puzzle, an app that allows your children to send letters to Santa and receive a response, and much more. Disclaimer: All prices are subject to change at any time and without notice regardless of stated free duration. iPhone: Rayman 2: The Great Escape ($4.99 -> Free): The classic platform game that brought Rayman into 3D.  It features 45 levels in various environments, hidden objects to collect, and multiple ways for Rayman to take down his foes. Rayman 2: The Great Escape is available for free today only (12/8). It has a four-star rating and a total of 109 ratings. Thanks to David for the tip! The Screetch ($.99 -> Free): Drop spheres Tetris-style into the playing field in order to match three or more of the same kind.  The task is more difficult than it sounds since spheres are constantly being covered up by a black substance.  The game features Game Center integration. The Screetch is available for free today only (12/8). It has a three-star rating and a total of 28 ratings. Chromium ES ($1.99 -> Free): An iOS remake of the classic vertical shooter for Linux.  The game features touch controls, power-ups, and Game Center integration. Chromium ES is available for free today only (12/8). It has a three-and-a-half-star rating and a total of 12 ratings. Blocks Mania Premium ($.99 -> Free): A puzzle game that requires you to guide your crazy block to the X in each level.  It's a sliding game, so you have to make sure the block hits something on its path, otherwise it will fly off of the screen.  The game features two graphical themes, 60 levels, and Game Center integration. Blocks Mania Premium is available for free today only (12/8). It has a four-and-a-half-star rating and a total of 110 ratings. TightWire ($.99 -> Free): Test your tilt skills by helping the daredevil cross the tight wire.  You are in total control of both forward and side-to-side movements.  An indicator at the bottom of the screen shows you if you are about to tumble to the ground.  The game features a handful of levels with different distances to cross, global leaderboards, and the ability to calibrate your device. TightWire is available for free for a limited time. It has a three-star rating and a total of 1623 ratings. geoFighter ($2.99 -> Free): A Geometry Wars clone where you control a spaceship using dual joysticks.  The left joystick controls your movement and the right your direction of fire.  The goal is to simply rack up as many points as possible before running out of lives.  The game features two modes of play and power-ups. geoFighter is available for free today only (12/8). It has a four-star rating and a total of 192 ratings. Red Conquest - Episodes 1 & 2 ($3.99 -> Free): A space-themed real-time strategy game with fantastic neon graphics.  The game features multiple modes of play, tons of depth, multiple difficulty levels, and local multiplayer.  It's perfect for both casual and veteran RTS game fans. Red Conquest is available for free for a limited time. It has a four-star rating and a total of 32 ratings. Scrambleface ($.99 -> Free): A unique tile sliding game that utilizes your iPhone's camera.  Instead of using static puzzle pieces, your puzzle consists of whatever your front or back camera is seeing.  The game features 21 levels, 3x3 and 4x4 grids, and time challenges. Scrambleface is available for free today only (12/8). It has a four-and-a-half-star rating and a total of 15 ratings. Fairy Cubes ($.99 -> Free): A 3D puzzle game where you must spin and tap the collection of cubes in order to match three like ones to remove them from the level.  You must remove all cubes before the trays on each side of the screen fill up, but they can come in handy as well since the cubes in the trays can also be used to match.  The game features 45 levels and three difficulty levels. Fairy Cubes is available for free for a limited time. It has a three-and-a-half-star rating and a total of six ratings. Woolly the Jumper ($.99 -> Free): A platform game where you must help Woolly the sheep escape Farmer Brown by controlling his jumping angle and power.  The game features four difficulty levels, puzzles that become more difficult as you progress, and Agon Online integration. Woolly the Jumper is available for free today only (12/8). It has a three-star rating and a total of 314 ratings. *Don't forget to download Ocarina for free today as well! Universal: Letters to Santa Claus ($.99 -> Free): Allows your child to construct letters to Santa and receive responses about an hour later to avoid raising any suspicion.  Children can include cookies, bells, or mittens with their letters, and the response will mention something about them.  Responses don't promise your child anything. Letters to Santa Claus is available for free for a limited time. It has a four-and-a-half-star rating and a total of five ratings. iPad: Fairy Cubes HD ($2.99 -> Free): Like the iPhone version above, only optimized for iPad. Fairy Cubes HD is available for free today only (12/8). It has a four-star rating and a total of seven ratings. MotionCalendar 2010 ($2.99 -> Free): An elegant calendar that displays the date and time, and a seasonal scene in motion.  It also allows you to take notes, and doubles as a nice screensaver. MotionCalendar 2010 is available for free for a limited time. It has a three-and-a-half-star rating and a total of eight ratings. 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 average 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.

Mentioned apps

Free
The Screetch
The Screetch
Piston games
Free
Chromium ES
Chromium ES
ThroughPut Inc
Free
Blocks Mania Premium
Blocks Mania Premium
spokko
$0.99
TightWire
TightWire
iBright Studios
Free
geoFighter Lite - Light Wars
geoFighter Lite - Light Wars
spokko
Free
Red Conquest! (Episodes 1 & 2!)
Red Conquest! (Episodes 1 & 2!)
Cat in a Box Games
$1.99
Scrambleface
Scrambleface
Samuel Harvey
Free
Fairy Cubes
Fairy Cubes
Artex Studios, Inc.
Free
Woolly the Jumper: A Sheep on the Edge
Woolly the Jumper: A Sheep on the Edge
Assyria Game Studio
Free
Letters to Santa Claus - Kids Love It!
Letters to Santa Claus - Kids Love It!
Zippz Software, LLC
Free
Fairy Cubes HD
Fairy Cubes HD
Artex Studios, Inc.
Free
MotionCalendar 2010
MotionCalendar 2010
Young
Free
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
Gameloft

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