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Today’s apps gone free: Build-a-lot 3, iAchievement, Hyperlight and more

Today’s apps gone free: Build-a-lot 3, iAchievement, Hyperlight and more

App Bargain Bin
January 27, 2016

Build a real estate empire, turn your goals into achievements, and vanquish your foes by entering faster-than-light speed 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.

iPhone:

iAchievement – Gamify Your Life ($1.99 → Free, 5.6 MB): Turn your goals into achievements with this productivity app. It’s the type of app for anyone in need of a little inspiration to achieve their goals.

Why should achieving your goals be boring and lame? iAchievement turns it into a game! When creating a new goal you’re able to title it, attach notes, categorize it, and define your units. Goals can really be anything, from the amount of times you perform an action to how many pages you flip. It’s all up to you. Every time you complete one of your goals, just tally it on the main screen and iAchievement will track your progress.

iAchievement – Gamify Your Life is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 77 ratings.

Build-a-lot 3: Passport to Europe (Full) ($2.99 → Free, 139.4 MB): Pack your bags and head to Europe to build your real estate empire in this strategy game. It’s ideal for fans of games like Sim City.

Travel through England, Spain, Switzerland, and more to help towns with their real estate needs. You’ll need to buy up and restore rundown buildings, build new cottages, rent out properties for a little extra cash, and add new landmarks that the locals can be proud of. Bad weather and other crises will attempt to impede your progress, but you must persevere. The game includes 45 levels, 9 countries to explore, six sandbox maps, two modes, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Build-a-lot 3: Passport to Europe (Full) is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 72 ratings.

Universal:

Real Bokeh – Light Effects ($1.99 → Free, 36.6 MB): Apply light leaks and shapes to your photos with Real Bokeh. It adds a soft touch to any photo.

Any photo in your library is fair game. After importing one, you’re able to add shapes, light leaks, and filters. Shapes can be drawn on with the touch of a finger, and you can layer as many as you like. The size and color can be adjusted as well. Your new creations can be saved at full resolution or shared via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or Flickr.

Real Bokeh – Light Effects is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 93 ratings.

Starlight – Explore the Stars ($0.99 → Free, 28.3 MB): Point your iDevice at the sky to see what stars, planets, and constellations hover above with this fun reference app. It’s for stargazers of every type.

Just tap on the celestial objects you come across to learn more about them. You can also search the sky by keywords or by holding your iDevice up to the sky and shifting all around. The app includes over 100,000 stars, 88 western constellations, and planets of the solar system.

Starlight – Explore the Stars is available for free today only (01/27). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 152 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 273 ratings.

iPad:

Build-a-lot 3: Passport to Europe HD (Full) ($4.99 → Free, 252.1 MB): Pack your bags and head to Europe to build your real estate empire in this strategy game. It’s ideal for fans of games like Sim City.

Travel through England, Spain, Switzerland, and more to help towns with their real estate needs. You’ll need to buy up and restore rundown buildings, build new cottages, rent out properties for a little extra cash, and add new landmarks that the locals can be proud of. Bad weather and other crises will attempt to impede your progress, but you must persevere. The game includes 45 levels, 9 countries to explore, six sandbox maps, two modes, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Build-a-lot 3: Passport to Europe HD (Full) is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 211 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
Real Bokeh - Light Effects
Real Bokeh - Light Effects
MobiLab Co., Ltd.
Free
iAchievement - Gamify Your Life
iAchievement - Gamify Your Life
Jitkem Tienngam
Free
Build-a-lot 3: Passport to Europe (Full)
Build-a-lot 3: Passport to Europe (Full)
G5 Entertainment
Free
Starlight - Explore the Stars
Starlight - Explore the Stars
Gyrocade
Free
Hyperlight
Hyperlight
Alessandro Avigni
Free
Build-a-lot 3: Passport to Europe HD (Full)
Build-a-lot 3: Passport to Europe HD (Full)
G5 Entertainment

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