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Today’s apps gone free: Cribbage Premium, tinyCalc, Icycle and more

Today’s apps gone free: Cribbage Premium, tinyCalc, Icycle and more

December 26, 2014

Enjoy your downtime today by playing some games on your new iDevice. We have something for everyone.

All app prices are subject to change at any time and without notice regardless of stated free duration. Price changes are solely under the control of the developers.

iPhone:

Nightmares from the Deep™: The Siren’s Call (Full) ($0.99 → Free, 326.3 MB): Answer the siren’s call to save a beleaguered village and take down the infamous Davy Jones in this adventure game. It’s ideal for those who enjoy going on the hunt for hidden objects.

Sarah Black, the famous curator at the Caribbean Naval Museum, has been pulled back into her nightmare from the deep in this heart-pounding sequel. The citizens of Kingsmouth are slowly being turned into ghoulish creatures due to a curse cast upon them by Mayor Murray and Davy Jones. You must search for more than 400 objects in 20 different scenes to save them. The game also features 48 locations to travel through 28 mini-games, and Game Center support.

Nightmares from the Deep™: The Siren’s Call (Full) is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 13 ratings.

Universal:

LEX ($0.99 → Free, 25.8 MB): A fast-paced word game from the creators of Circadia and King Solitaire. It’s for fans of the word game genre who are tired of the same old thing.

At the beginning of each game you’ll be presented with a random collection of letters. Simply tap on the letters to create valid words. Each letter has a value attached to it, which also indicates how long it will take to expire. Letters with low values will expire quickly, so you must make sure to use them as quickly as possible. The moment one letter expires, it’s game over. Every three valid words created will increase your multiplier level and the speed of the timers, so just try to hang in there for as long as possible to climb the leaderboards. The game also includes achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

LEX is available for free today only (12/26). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 392 ratings.

Icycle: On Thin Ice ($2.99 → Free, 27.0 MB): Help Dennis pedal through a place of wonder and danger in order to survive in this puzzle-platformer. Icycle is really for anyone who can appreciate unique artwork and gameplay.

Dennis is one quirky hero. He’s stuck on thin ice as he rides naked through treacherous landscapes. You must help him find his sweetheart by outrunning boulder-sized snowballs, avoiding packs of piercing icicles, and leaping over monstrous canyons on only a bicycle. No tools, no weapons, and not even clothes can help him. Only you can! The game is packed with 80 missions to complete, and the ability to unlock a full wardrobe in order to help Dennis avoid total embarrassment.

Icycle: On Thin Ice is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 112 ratings.

Cribbage Premium ($1.99 → Free, 51.0 MB): A digital version of Cribbage from the same team that brought you Hearts Tournament, Spite and Malice, and Gin Rummy. It’s the perfect game for those who want to play Cribbage anytime, anywhere.

New to Cribbage? No problem. Cribbage Premium helps you every single step of the way. You’re able to use hints to develop your skills and learn new strategies. If you’re unsure how a hand is scored, simply tap the “Explain” button for a breakdown. When you’ve mastered the basics you can take your skills online, compete locally against a friend, or challenge the AI. The game also includes voice chat, and the ability to personalize the cards.

Cribbage Premium is available for free today only (12/26). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 9849 ratings.

tinyCalc – Custom Calculator App & Widget ($0.99 → Free, 821.3 KB): Calculate from the comfort of Notification Center with tinyCalc. It’s a calculator for every iOS 8 user.

This custom calculator has a lot going for it. It provides you with easy access to all of your functions without ever having to rotate your iDevice. It also allows you to move your most used functions to magic buttons, which are easily reachable from the right side of the screen with one hand. However, its greatest feature is its Notification Center widget. The widget allows you to calculate from Notification Center without ever unlocking your iDevice. Not only that, the magic buttons you set appear within the widget as well, offering even more customization.

tinyCalc – Custom Calculator App & Widget is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 18 ratings.

iPad:

Nightmares from the Deep™: The Siren’s Call HD (Full) ($6.99 → Free, 812.2 MB): Answer the siren’s call to save a beleaguered village and take down the infamous Davy Jones in this adventure game. It’s ideal for those who enjoy going on the hunt for hidden objects.

Sarah Black, the famous curator at the Caribbean Naval Museum, has been pulled back into her nightmare from the deep in this heart-pounding sequel. The citizens of Kingsmouth are slowly being turned into ghoulish creatures due to a curse cast upon them by Mayor Murray and Davy Jones. You must search for more than 400 objects in 20 different scenes to save them. The game also features 48 locations to travel through 28 mini-games, and Game Center support.

Nightmares from the Deep™: The Siren’s Call HD (Full) is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 39 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.

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:

  • 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.
  • The free version of your app must not include ads.

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 and for how long 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
Nightmares from the Deep™: The Siren’s Call (Full)
Nightmares from the Deep™: The Siren’s Call (Full)
G5 Entertainment
Free
LEX
LEX
Simple Machine, LLC
Free
Icycle: On Thin Ice
Icycle: On Thin Ice
Chillingo Ltd
Free
Cribbage Premium
Cribbage Premium
Trivial Technology
Free
tinyCalc - Custom Calculator App & Widget
tinyCalc - Custom Calculator App & Widget
Michael DiNicola
Free
Nightmares from the Deep™: The Siren’s Call HD (Full)
Nightmares from the Deep™: The Siren’s Call HD (Full)
G5 Entertainment

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