What do you get a five year old for their birthday? Particularly if this five year old is Apple’s App Store. In commemoration of the fifth birthday of Apple’s App Store, a bunch of classic iOS games are on sale for the hard-to-argue-with price of free.
The list of titles may or may not grow over the coming days as the App Store’s birthday isn’t officially until July 10th (Tuesday), but many award-winning games are up for grabs here.
Visually, this game draws a quick comparison to Limbo and Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, but upon watching a few videos I have gone from evaluating this game as a curious physics flight platformer to ridiculous physics flight platformer. Just its moody ambiance, slick art style and desire to be something different is enough to give this a good look at.
Infinity Blade II
Infinity Blade was one of the reasons I made the switch from Android to iOS, I was salivating at thought of Epic Games and Chair’s incredible ability to harness the power of the mobile platform. Infinity Blade II, even at 18 months old, still looks spectacular and the touch gesture based gameplay is flawlessly executed.
Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP
Capybara has rapidly become one of my favorite indie studios and the eclectic Sword and Sworcery is why (along with their fabulous Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes). While this game has found its way over to Steam, it really gained a following on iOS and showcased that a mobile platform can be home to a legitimate single player gaming experience. A pioneer of a game in its own right, its unique visual style and unique gameplay mechanics have solidified this as a classic title that all should give a shake.
Finally a game with a flying bird in it. No it’s not Angry Birds and shouldn’t be confused with the pig smashing franchise. For some reason, this game has never been offered for free (and such I have never played it) and I look forward to helping these tiny winged birds catapult through the valleys to take flight.
Where’s My Water?
Don’t skip this one just because its got Disney branded all over it. Where’s My Water? is a clever physics puzzler with a ton of levels (not to mention a spin-off or two) that offers both challenge and charm. A definite must for a quick session on the go.