App Recap

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the wonderful world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts, updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today’s picks include a number of great deals on apps and games to get you through the weekend.


Space Marshals – ($4.99 $3.99) – this Sci-fi/Wild West tactical top-down shooter puts you in the shoes of specialist Burton in his hunt for dangerous fugitives after a disastrous prison break. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Quarriors! – ($3.99 free) – a unique blend of strategy and chance featuring a revolutionary dice building game mechanic! As a Quarrior, only you have the power to capture dangerous quarry from the untamed wilds! But your rivals plot against you. Download for iPad here.

Wordbox – ($2.99 free) – a simple, yet beautiful text editor with great features such as light and dark themes, Fleksy Keyboard support, MultiMarkdown and TextExpander support, and more. Download for iPhone here.

Globosome: Path of the Swarm – ($2.99 $0.99) – an exploratory action adventure in which you are a little spherical being that has lost its swarm.
By feeding on your natural environment, you can replicate into your own swarm, and accomplish things that would be impossible alone. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Valiant Hearts: The Great War – ($4.99 free) – immerse yourself in the touching story of four unsung heroes swept up by World War 1 in this unique interactive graphic novel that combines action, puzzles and adventure. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Kunundrum – ($0.99 free) – challenge your mind with the addictive new puzzler: KUNUNDRUM. Guide your spark flinging orbs to their colourful goals to unlock stage after stage of brain boggling fun. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Avernum 6 HD – ($6.99 $2.99) – an epic, indie fantasy role-playing adventure. It is optimized for the iPad and features an enormous world, a fascinating story, and 30+ hours of gameplay. Download for iPad here.

Space Age: A Cosmic Adventure – ($3.99 $1.99) – a game of cosmic adventure. Set in the retro-futuristic sci-fi world of 1976, it follows a small but determined band of intergalactic explorers who land on a seemingly uninhabited planet, Kepler-16. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Final Fantasy – ($8.99 $7.99) – a highly regarded mobile port of the classic RPG in which players must guide the Warriors of Light as they set out on a quest to restore the crystals to their former luster. Download for iPhone an iPad here.

Figure – ($0.99 free) – an extremely well-done music-making app with beautiful UI, intuitive controls and more. Download for iPhone and iPad here.


Swype – ($0.99) – the popular swipe-to-type keyboard received a significant maintenance update today. The team says that it has “resolved many issues for a better user experience.” Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Twitterrific 5 – (free) – The Iconfactory rolled out a massive update for its mobile Twitter client yesterday with enhanced muffling and muting features, better draft support and several other improvements. Download for iPhone and iPad here.


Snaplight – ($0.99) – a fast, easy way to capture and share inspirational quotes or other text from the books, magazines, and posters, you physically read. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Tetrobot and Co. – ($2.99) – is a pure puzzle game for players looking to give their mind a workout. Guide the microscopic Psychobot inside Tetrobot’s gears and circuits: by absorbing blocks of matter and throwing them around, you can fix everything! Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Pickomino – ($2.99) – in Reiner Knizia’s popular dice game, 16 barbecue worm portions with different values are waiting on the grill to be snatched up by the dice-throwing chickens. The rules are simple, but don’t push your luck too far! Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Office Lens – (free) – like magic, it will digitalize notes on whiteboards or blackboards. Always find important documents or business cards. Sketch your ideas and snap a picture for later. Don’t lose receipts or stray sticky notes again! Download for iPhone and iPad here.

DuckTales: Remastered – ($9.99) – one of the most cherished 8-bit titles of all time returns with the mobile release of DuckTales: Remastered! Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Attack the Light – ($2.99) – explore caves, fight bad guys, collect super secret treasure, and level up! Load up Steven’s backpack with all kinds of magical items to help you on your quest. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Lexaholic – ($1.99) – a unique take on the classic nine letter word game. Move around a 9 by 9 board of letters by making words. You only have a limited number of turns so make the most of strategically placed multipliers and extra turns to maximise your score. Download for iPhone and iPad here.

Remember that prices are subject to change at anytime, so you don’t want to hesitate to take advantage of one of the aforementioned deals. Also, be sure to let us know if we missed something big down in the comments below.

  • Jonathan

    It seems the conversation is often dead, but please know I check every single link and usually download a good portion of them (mainly free) so thanks for doing this iDB. I always like these posts.

  • guitahero

    Yeah, me too. great selection, good job idb

  • Elias

    When did twitterific go free? 😮

    • Noohar

      Not really “Free”. Lots of IAP’s needed to unlock the good stuff & keep the ads at bay.

      • This is what freemium is for though and for once done right. If only more developers adopted the free to try model but with one price (one in app purchase) to buy everything…