The iFriday Roundup, No. 44

Friday Freebies

Thanks to Appoday, iGamers can save $2.99 when they check out Neon Play’s urban warfare FPS Bravo Force: Last Stand for free this weekend. Devs are also laying down suppressing fire on the prices of Puzzle Moppet HD, Unstoppaball DX and Escapology.

Memorial Day Sales Roundup, Part 1

Fizzy the exploding Soda Bottle makes his debut in a recently updated Bag It! (Our Review), which is currently on sale for $0.99!

Also going for $0.99 are – take a deep breath – KEMCO’s Eve of the Genesis (Our Review); Kumobius’ Bean’s Quest (Our Retroview); Initials Command Center’s Super Lemonade Factory (Our Review); Gunman Clive (Our Review); Samurai II: Vengeance (Our Review) and the oldie-but-goodie Osmos (iPhone and iPad versions).

Memorial Day Sales Roundup, Part 2

Did you know that Memorial Day in the U.S. started after the American Civil War? Microids and Anuman Entertainment did, and that’s why you’ll find The Bluecoats: North vs. South (Our Review) available for $0.99 on May 28. This sale will apply only to the iPhone/iPod Touch version, however.

Marching onward, you can find these titles available on the cheap right now: the sci-fi extravaganzas Dangerous (here’s a free Lite to go with it), Waking Mars (Our Review) and Anomaly: Warzone Earth (Our Review); and the famously great Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP.

Memorial Day Sales Roundup, Part 3

You didn’t think E.A. was going to sit this one out, did you? On sale are the iPad edition of Mirror’s Edge (Our Review); Dead Space, iPhone and iPad editions (Our Review) and Mass Effect: Infiltrator to name a few. For a complete listing, check out E.A.’s Daily Deal pages for iPhone and iPad.

Breaking News

CGMatic Co. were in touch this week to let us know their uber-stylish runner/slicing mashup ChickenBreak (Our Review) just received its first major content update. Included are new kick animations for your jailbreaking chicken, an option to skip lower-difficulty sections, new power-ups and more coin-garnering opportunities to purchase them.

Watch This Space

The team at Kukouri Mobile are steadily making headway with Tiny Troopers and have started a blog in the leadup to the game’s release. There they give a little more insight into the game’s inspiration and announce a PC/Mac release in addition to the iOS edition. Check out our hands-on preview of the game and our studio interview — this is definitely one to watch out for.

Videos of the Week

Things are really getting down to the wire for Aoineko Studios (obligatory interview here), which has reached 80% funding for Kitaru‘s Kickstarter campaign with just over a week left to go. Team Aoineko are pulling out all the stops, literally whipping out some ninja moves in test battle footage you can find as the first video in this week’s gallery. Check out the full collection of live interviews and outtakes at their Kickstarter updates page.

Also check out an environment flyover from Breach Entertainment’s Shardlands, an upcoming puzzle adventure game. We’ll be keeping an eye on this one over the coming months.

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