iFriday Roundup, No 54

Friday Freebies

Sphinx Entertainment’s Metal Gear-esque stealth action game VR Mission EXT tops this week’s list of iOS games well worth grabbing while they’re free! Also available on the App Store without charge this weekend are: Vivid Games’ BMX Jam (in association with DailyAppDream.com), EA’s The Sims™ Medieval, Smash Cops Heat from Hutch (a new free version of the full game), and Into the Dead, an awesome first-person endless runner from PikPok.

Sales Roundup

Here are some super sales that should have bargain-hunters jumping for joy! Sonic Jump $1.99 » $0.99, Sage Fusion $2.99 » $0.99 (to celebrate the release of a new ‘lite’ version of the game), Ravensword: The Fallen King $3.99 » $0.99Another World – 20th Anniversary (read our review) $3.99 » $1.99Crazy Cars – Hit The Road HD $2.99 » $0.99 


‘Astronaut Spacewalk Training Demo’ Set to Land on the App Store Soon

Indie developer Jorge Hernandez has just submitted a demo version of his acclaimed space simulator Astronaut Spacewalk (read our review and developer interview) to Apple for approval. Interestingly, the demo doesn’t just re-package a sample level from the full game – as is the norm – but instead features an all-new mission set in a never-before-seen environment!

Here’s what Jorge told us about this upcoming offshoot of Astronaut Spacewalk: “I have been working slowly but surely on a training demo to give players a taste of the game and explain a bit about the controls… I didn’t want to make just a free mission from the main game so I have been working on a new scene in a completely different environment. The demo will have a single mission in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab swimming pool.”

She-Ra Joins He-Man in ‘The Most Powerful Game in the Universe’!

Due to “popular demand,” She-Ra has been added to GlitchSoft and Chillingo’s tongue-in-cheek beat-’em-up He-Man: The Most Powerful Game in the Universe (read our review) by way of a free update.

According to the press release, “not only is She-Ra a playable character, but she adds her own unique feminine twist to the game, that comes with her own updates,” including:

· New moves and power attacks
· Two new areas of Fright Zone
· New Storyline—for the first time ever play as She-Ra®!!
· Swiftwind attack
· New control scheme with added buttons
· Performance fixes and new playability enhancements

‘Gibbets 2’ gets New Levels!

HeroCraft were in touch today to let us know they’ve launched a huge content update for their popular physics-based puzzer Gibbets 2 (read our review):

“For 99¢ this level pack features 40 exciting new levels on which to further prove your expert bowmanship. With the same easy to learn touch and drag controls, and online leaderboards to rank your achievements.”

A New Trailer for ‘The Apeiron Project’

If the freaky concept art and teaser trailer for Footprint Games’ upcoming psychological horror game The Apeiron Project has you intrigued, you’ll be pleased to hear the indie studio have confirmed the game will be released in January 2013. Check out the amazing new animated trailer below:

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