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Today’s Apps Gone Free: Spell Collapse, Ready Steady Bang, BlockCam And More

Today’s Apps Gone Free: Spell Collapse, Ready Steady Bang, BlockCam And More

January 31, 2014

Make letter tiles come crashing down in Spell Collapse. We also have a humorous reaction-based game, and an app that will turn your photos into blocky works of art.

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iPhone:

BlockCam ($0.99 → Free, 3.2 MB): Turn your photos into blocky works of art with BlockCam.

You’re able to snap a new photo from within the app or import one from your library. BlockCam will automatically turn it into a blocky masterpiece. You can then personalize your work of art by placing different colored blocks right over the top. The blocks can be positioned every which way, allowing you to write and draw with them. There’s also an icon pack available via-in app purchase in case you don’t want to do all of the work yourself. When you’re finished blocking your photo, share it via Facebook, Twitter, AirDrop, or email. BlockCam is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 8 ratings.

Universal:

Spell Collapse ($2.99 → Free, 15.5 MB): Bring it all crashing down in this word game.

The game board is made up of a whole bunch of hexagonal letter tiles. Your job is to connect them by dragging your finger over the top in order to form valid words. Valid words cause the tiles to turn green, and you can tap on them to remove them from the board. You’re also able to swap tiles by dragging and dropping them into place. Each move you make will cause a new row of letters to come crashing down, so you want to try to create as large of words as possible to keep them from touching the top. You’ll also come across tiles that cannot be connected to each other and those that need to be used twice before they can be removed. Power-ups can also be earned throughout the game by collecting dots. The game includes four modes, four types of power-ups, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center. Spell Collapse is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 15 ratings.

DuckieDeck Collection: Educational Games for Toddlers! ($1.99 → Free, 88.0 MB): A collection of six fun preschool games that will help your child develop creativity and support healthy habits.

All six games feature colorful characters, interactive elements to discover, and catchy sound effects to keep your child engaged. The app was designed for children ages two through five, and is completely free of ads, in-app purchases, and external links. DuckieDeck Collection: Educational Games for Toddlers! is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 14 ratings.

Ready Steady Bang ($0.99 → Free, 12.1 MB): Find out if you have the fastest draw in the West with this surprisingly humorous reaction-based game.

Face off with computer-controlled opponents or your own friends and be the first to pull the trigger by tapping on the screen. But you don't want to pull the trigger too early, otherwise you'll be a sitting duck. The game includes 31 goofy death animations to unlock, a kill gallery, 10 opponents, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center. Ready Steady Bang is available for free today only (01/31). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 2427 ratings.

A to Z First Words with Phonics: School Activities with the Alphabet to assist Early Learning through letter recognition and spelling ($1.99 → Free, 35.0 MB): An educational game that will help your child learn to read through synthetic phonics.

Your child is presented with an animal and its name. They must tap and drag the letters into place to complete the puzzle. When a letter is tapped on, your child will hear the sound it makes. When its name is completed, your child will hear it pronounced. The app includes 30 animals, upper and lowercase letters, and a variety of customization options. Additional categories are available via in-app purchase. A to Z First Words with Phonics: School Activities with the Alphabet to assist Early Learning through letter recognition and spelling is available for free today only (01/31). It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 26 ratings.

Convertible: The Ultimate Unit Converter ($1.99 → Free, 2.5 MB): This is not your standard unit conversion app.

Convertible is able to convert units of measurement, currency, and a whole bunch of non-standard and real-world units. Non-standard and real-world units consist of things like tigers, red blood cells, AAA batteries, and baseball bats. The app's intuitive interface allows you to just slide the unit categories and measurements left and right to choose them. Conversions can be swapped and shared via Twitter or email. The app also includes 15 themes to choose from. Convertible: The Ultimate Unit Converter is available for free today only (01/31). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 197 ratings.

Numbers Memory Match! Numbers and Counting Game for Kids ($3.99 → Free, 22.4 MB): Designed with your little one in mind, this educational app is the perfect tool for working on number identification, counting skills, and color matching.

The app is loaded with fun and colorful items to count and match. Depending on their ability level, your child can either play with the cards face down or face up to make things easier. Hints are also available if need be. The game includes professional narration for every item, positive feedback, and parental controls. Numbers Memory Match! Numbers and Counting Game for Kids is available for free today only (01/31). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 22 ratings.

iPad:

Cooking Dash: Thrills and Spills Deluxe ($2.99 → Free, 48.0 MB): Whip Mr. Big's theme park into shape in this time management game.

Help Flo take orders, throw together theme park favorites, and serve the hungry visitors as quickly as possible. The game includes three venues, 30 levels, nine customer types, and four types of mini-games. Cooking Dash: Thrills and Spills Deluxe is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 619 ratings.

MyStoryTime - Personalized Story Books for Kids ($1.99 → Free, 15.2 MB): Your child can become the main character in an underwater fairytale with this interactive storybook app.

Before the tale begins, your child is able to become the hero or heroine by placing their face on-screen. There's also a second character in case you want to join in on the fun. Then turn the page and follow along with the story. Each page also includes interactive items and animations. MyStoryTime - Personalized Story Books for Kids is available for free today only (01/31). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 14 ratings.

That concludes today's issue of Apps Gone Free. If you like staying on top of these daily deals, don't forget to check out our free AppsGoneFree app. It provides all the deals each day, and even an archive of past deals that are still active.

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Mentioned apps

Free
BlockCam
BlockCam
ThirtyFive Inc.
Free
Spell Collapse
Spell Collapse
Glenn Nissen
Free
DuckieDeck Collection: Educational Games for Toddlers!
DuckieDeck Collection: Educational Games for Toddlers!
Duckie Deck Development
Free
Ready Steady Bang
Ready Steady Bang
Hover Studio Limited
Free
A to Z First Words with Phonics: School Activities with the Alphabet to assist Early Learning through letter recognition and spelling
A to Z First Words with Phonics: School Activities with the Alphabet to assist Early Learning through letter recognition and spelling
Anlock
Free
Convertible: The Ultimate Unit Converter
Convertible: The Ultimate Unit Converter
Efecto Pty Ltd
Free
Numbers Memory Match! Numbers and Counting Game for Kids
Numbers Memory Match! Numbers and Counting Game for Kids
Eggroll Games LLC
Free
Cooking Dash: Thrills and Spills Deluxe
Cooking Dash: Thrills and Spills Deluxe
PlayFirst, Inc.
Free
MyStoryTime - Personalized Story Books for Kids
MyStoryTime - Personalized Story Books for Kids
Austin Archibald

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