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Today’s apps gone free: ElectronShock, iBiome, Word Mess and more

Today’s apps gone free: ElectronShock, iBiome, Word Mess and more

App Bargain Bin
August 29, 2015

Smash atoms with energy particles, learn about wetland habitats, and go on the hunt for words with today’s collection of apps and games.

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.

Universal:

Word Mess ($2.99 → Free, 12.4 MB): Go on the hunt for words in this seek and find game. Word Mess can be thoroughly enjoyed by anyone looking to improve their visual scanning abilities and vocabulary.

We like Word Mess because it’s accessible to gamers of all ages. At the beginning of each round you’re presented with a word or type of word that must be discovered among the mess. You have a limited amount of time to track it down and tap on it. You’re able to play all on your own or compete with your friends in head-to-head battles. You’re also able to compare your skills via Game Center.

Word Mess is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 621 ratings.

Hyperlight ($2.99 → Free, 39.9 MB): Pilot the Hyperlight and vanquish your foes by entering faster-than-light (FTL) speed in this colorful arcade game. It’s for those who enjoy games like Geometry Wars.

You’re able to activate your FTL engine by tapping and holding the button in the lower right corner of the screen, allowing you to burn up any enemy that crosses your path. But your FTL engine is powered by special fuel, which you will have to continuously collect to keep it running. The game includes two modes, 40 levels, dozens of power-ups to collect, three control options, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Hyperlight is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 269 ratings.

ElectronShock ($1.99 → Free, 89.7 MB): Smash atoms while avoiding their orbiting electrons in ElectronShock. It’s for fans of pick-up-and-play arcade games.

ElectronShock is from BrainFeverMedia, the same people that brought you the popular visual effects apps LensFlare and Alien Sky, so at least you know you’re in for a visual treat. In each level you’re provided with a limited amount of energy particles. You must fling them from the launch zone towards the atoms without connecting with the orbiting electrons. A direct hit will not only destroy the atom but also leave behind a beautiful blast of light. The game includes a variety of modes and bonus levels.

ElectronShock is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 8 ratings.

iPad:

iBiome-Wetland ($2.99 → Free, 93.3 MB): Explore wetland habitats and all of their amazing species in iBiome. It’s great for parents and teachers.

Your child gets to join Professor Bio on a journey through various wetland habitats. Along the way they will be asked to build unique bio domes from scratch, interact with fascinating food webs, unlock more than 50 amazing species from eight different categories, and even attempt to make each dome flourish. The app is loaded with fun facts, vivid hand-drawn illustrations, and badges to earn.

iBiome-Wetland is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 6 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
Word Mess
Word Mess
Masala Games
Free
ElectronShock
ElectronShock
BrainFeverMedia
Free
Hyperlight
Hyperlight
Alessandro Avigni
Free
iBiome-Wetland
iBiome-Wetland
Springbay Studio Ltd.

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