Welcome to Farmscapes! In time for summer, there is a bored kid who is sent off to 'farm camp' with his grandpa after his parents notice that he plays too many video games during his free time. Armed with a sense of humr, an eye for business and a desire to keep things neat and clean, you accompany Tom to his grandpa Joe's farm to make something out of the charming but poorly maintained place.
Playrix is one of my aboslute favorite publishers/developers when it comes to casual games. Their games are beautifully designed and highly polished, offering more than your usual time management or hiddn object title. Farmscapes HD (Premium), which was free for a limited time, is no exception. In this game, you help a kid and his grandpa restore his rundown farm into a beautiful and financially productive entreprise.
How, pray tell? Farmscapes HD (Premium) combines match three with hidden object gameplay in order for you to buy the necessary equipment and decorations to improve your farm.
Set free the dragons locked by mystical orbs in Dragon Portals HD, a wholesale iPad port of the already beautiful iPhone version, and its unique match three mechanics bolstered by a fantasy storyline and beautiful music.
Very few match three games can claim to be unique, and the genre is dominated by the vertical tile board à la Bejeweled. The developer of Dragon Portals HD, 10 tons ltd, is in fact no stranger to match three games, with the likes of Azkend and Heroes of Kalevala to its credit. Dragon Portals HD, however, is a very different type of match three puzzle game set in the fantasy world of Dragonia.
There are a number of awesome games on sale today, and here are appSIZED’s top 3 picks:
1) Puzzle Quest HD ($1.99/iPad) – This award winning game is not just about match three, combo and tile elimination goodness,it’s also an excellent action/adventure game with a solid storyline. Don’t let this massive price drop from $4.99 go unnoticed!
2) Gamebook Adventures (All titles $2.99 only/Universal) – If you are looking for an excellent read that’s interactive at the same time, look no further than this excellent fantasy adventure series which puts you in control of the story. Take advantage of the 50% off rate on all Gamebook titles and stay tuned for the upcoming Temple of the Spider God Gamebook, out in November! Meanwhile, here are the gamebooks on sale:
3) Stand O’Food (Free/iPhone) – Time management games fiends, this unique food assembly game is a test of your skills, reflexes and efficiency. Think you have what it takes to slap a couple of burgers and drinks together? Think again.
If I missed anything, feel free to post in the comments section.
Award-winning action/adventure indie game Superbrothers – Sword and Sorcery EP (Universal) is on a special ONE DAY sale only, with the price dropping to $0.99 – I suggest you grab it now before it’s too late.
Meanwhile, one of my favorite developers/publishers, Playrix Games, just made their match three adventure game Rise of Atlantis HD (Premium) for the iPad – normally $6.99 – FREE in conjunction with Free App A Day’s efforts.
Finally, Flo fans, don’t forget to snap up Openfeint’s FREE for a day pick Hotel Dash for the iPhone.
There you have it, the appSIZED picks for today – 2 great freebies and an awesome game for only $0.99. Enjoy!
Monsters Ate My Condo is so frickin’ insane and unique on so many levels, I can’t even find the words to begin. BUY IT. It won’t solve cancer or bring world peace, but if more people play this, I know it will make the world a better place.
Adult Swim is one of the most fun, daring and amazing devs out there, and until today, I always saw Robot Unicorn Attack as their funniest, silliest yet (unicorn + Erasure = ridiculously fun) … until Monsters Ate My Condo.
Speaking of unicorn, there is a unicorn on board here, a former pop star transformed by countless surgeries and I guess… mutated into a giant (blue) unicorn. There’s also a giant green Japanese businessman, a giant yellow astrodog, and a giant red crab.
I was a huge fan of indie iPhone gem Super Juicy long before it hit the charts when it was featured on the App Store. In an exclusive interview with Greg Hjelstrom about Super Juicy for the iPad, he gave us interesting tidbits and things to look forward to with the Super Juicy port on the iPad.
Super Juicy HD does not disappoint. Months of painstaking updates and constant feedback from fans and reviewers have resulted in a fantastic game with a a formidable slew of features, game modes and the juiciest, bubble-wrap worthy addictive popping experience ever.