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If you’ve explored the App Store recently, you’ll probably be aware that we’re midway through Apple’s 12 days of indie gaming, supporting the amazing apps made by small developers. Games are everywhere right now on iOS.

As a result of this campaign, five award-winning games of the last few years have all gone on sale at once for $0.99/£0.99 each. They cover a range of genres, united mainly by their excellent, so there should be something for everyone here – or you may want to stockpile the lot before they return to full price.

Read on for more details on the relaxing gardening puzzles of Prune, the unique platforming goodness of Leo’s Fortune, the frustratingly difficult VVVVVV, the beautiful and funny Botanicula, and the fantasy storytelling of Sorcery! 3.

Note – all prices are accurate at the time of publishing, but these sales are for a limited time and the app’s developers can revert the pricing back to normal at any time. Act fast if you want to snag these bargains!

Prune – was $3.99/£3.99, now $0.99/£0.99

Prune is a love letter to trees. A game about the beauty and joy of cultivation. With a swipe of a finger, grow and shape your tree into the sunlight while avoiding the dangers of a hostile world. Bring life to a forgotten landscape and uncover a story hidden deep beneath the soil.

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Leo’s Fortune – was $4.99/£4.99, now $0.99/£0.99

Leo’s Fortune is a platform adventure game where you hunt down the cunning and mysterious thief that stole your gold. Beautifully hand-crafted levels bring the story of Leo to life in this epic adventure.

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VVVVVV – was $2.99/£2.99, now $0.99/£0.99

A hard-as-nails indie platformer in the style of an old Commodore 64 game. You will die multiple times, but if you’ve got what it takes to persevere you’ll find a hugely rewarding and compelling challenge. Why not read our review?

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Botanicula – was $4.99/£4.99, now $0.99/£0.99

Botanicula is a humor-filled adventure game from the creators of the award-winning Machinarium and Samorost series. Five friends, little tree creatures, set out on a journey to save the last seed from their home tree which is infested by evil parasites.

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Sorcery! 3 – was $4.99/£4.99, now $0.99/£0.99

An epic adventure through a cursed wilderness of monsters, traps and magic. This is a choose-your-own-adventure story, a fantasy game book involving puzzles, combat, and lots of reading. Begin your journey here! (Parts 1 and 2 not required.)

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