Apple Design Award Stories January 26, 2016

Highly-rated puzzler Osmos now 80% off on iPhone & iPad: $1 ea. (Reg. up to $5)

The physics-based puzzler Osmos and Osmos for iPad are now available for 80% off on the App Store in celebration of developer Hemisphere’s new Kickstarter game Karmaka. Regularly listed at $3 and $5 respectively, both the iPhone and iPad versions can be had for just $1 each right now. Outside of a Free App of the Week promotion, this is matching the lowest price we have ever tracked on these apps. They haven’t dropped this low since September of last year.

Both versions combine for a 4.5 star rating from over 38,000 reviewers. Apple seems to think the iPad version is pretty good too, giving it iPad Game of the Year and an Apple Design Award.

Enter the Darwinian world of a galactic mote. To survive, absorb smaller organisms and grow—but beware of larger predators. Osmos features unique physics-based play, stellar graphics, and a hypnotic ambient soundtrack. Absorb or be absorbed!

Along with full Retina support, multiplayer and more, it features 72 puzzle-based levels spread across a number of different themed worlds: Ambient, Antimatter, Solar, Sentient, Repulsor, Impasse, Warped Chaos, and Epicycles. Here’s how it works, plus details on the new multiplayer mode:

You must grow by absorbing smaller motes, but to propel yourself you must eject matter behind you, causing you to shrink. From this delicate balance, Osmos leads the player through floating playgrounds, competitive petri dishes, deep solar systems, and more.

Multiplayer:

Play against your friends and enemies, locally (via wi-fi or Bluetooth), or over the Internet!…6 distinct Arenas: Ambient, Impasse, Solar, Warped Chaos, Epicycles, and introducing… Antimatter Impasse…iPad vs. iPhone play supported.

iPad: Osmos for iPad: $1 (Reg. $5)4.5 stars from 24,190 Ratings

iPhone: Osmos: $1 (Reg. $3)4.5 stars from 14,515 Ratings

You’ll find the rest of our game/app deals right here, and be sure to check out our recent deals on 1Password, Deliveries, Duet Displays and more, along with Apple’s official Get Productive iOS and Mac sales. This week’s free app courtesy of the App Store can be downloaded right here as well.

Apple Design Award Stories April 23, 2015

The former Apple Design Award winning developer Tapity is now offering its Hours Time Tracking app for free. Available to download on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, the app is regularly listed between $4.99 and $6.99. While we have seen it dip as low as $3, this is the very first time it has gone free on the App Store.

Head below for more details and to see the Hours for Apple Watch update in action: expand full story

Apple Design Award Stories January 31, 2015

expiredGames/Apps: Blek $1 (Reg. $3), Kingdom Rush Frontiers & Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop go free (Reg. $5), more

In today’s best game/apps deals, we have picked up a number of top rated iOS price drops this morning starting off with the artistic puzzler, Blek. Regularly listed at $2.99, you can download the game now for $1 on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. It was an Apple Design Award Winner in 2014 and became the “#1 App in 47 Countries” at one point. You’ll find the gameplay video below the fold.

The goal is simple: shape a line that collects all colored circles avoiding black holes on its route. There are no specific moves that you need to master. To every level countless solutions exist, from delightfully simple to exceptionally deep and complex, yet always elegant.

Other notable iOS price drops include Kingdom Rush Frontiers HD and Kingdom Rush Frontiers for free (Reg. up to $5), and Enigmo, Enigmo 2 and Enigmo Deluxe for $1 (Reg. $2). Additionally, you’ll find Cro-Mag Rally for $1 (Reg. $3), Tower of Fortune for FREE (Reg. $1), NOTE’d for FREE (Reg. $1) and Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop for iPhone & iPod – Personal for FREE (Reg. $3).

Head below for ongoing game deals, promotions and features including a massive iOS/Mac productivity sale, free Xbox/PS games, and much more:

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