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Festive price drops: 14 amazing apps on sale right now

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Christmas is right around the corner, and in the spirit of giving we’ve noticed a great many developers have been discounting their apps and games. With no new releases to look forward to this week (the App Store team take five days off over the holidays) now is a great time to look at existing apps that may have passed you by, and to nab a festive bargain.

Here’s a quick rundown of some of the best items currently on sale, split into apps and games because there are so many. Remember that, although accurate at the time of writing, these prices could change at any time – so always double check before buying.


We’ve found four great apps worthy of your attention that are much more affordable right now. Castro 2 in particular is a favorite of ours, so check it out if you’ve not had the chance before!

Castro 2 – was $5/£5, now $2/£2

Castro lets you track lots of podcasts at once without getting overwhelmed.

Get Castro

Halide – was $5/£5, now $3/£3

Halide is a groundbreaking camera app for deliberate and thoughtful photography.

Get Halide

Meditation Studio – was $4/£4, now FREE

Whether you want to reduce stress, ease anxiety, improve sleep or boost confidence, it’s all here.

Get Med. Studio

Deliveries – was $5/£5, now $3/£3

Deliveries helps you keep track of all your packages, so you always know when they’re going to arrive.

Get Deliveries


There are so many good games on sale right now we’re completely spoiled for choice! If you’ve got any downtime ahead over the holidays, pick up a any of these ten high-quality bargains and you’ll never be short of something to do. The Room Three is our pick of the bunch, as it’s a fantastic game with wide appeal that very rarely goes on sale.

INKS – was $3/£3, now $1/£1

INKS updates pinball for a new generation. See our review!


Mini Metro – was $5/£5, now $1/£1

Mini Metro is a game about designing a subway map for a growing city.

Get Mini Metro

The Room Three – was $4/£4, now $2/£2

A physical puzzle game within a beautifully tactile world. See our review!

Get The Room Three

Jaipur – was $5/£5, now $1/£1

Jaipur is a fast-paced card game for two players with a blend of tactics, risk and luck.

Get Jaipur

Old Man’s Journey – was $5/£5, now $2/£2

A story game about life’s precious moments, broken dreams, and changed plans. See our review!

Get Old Man’s Journey

Euclidean Lands – was $4/£4, now $1/£1

A beautiful puzzle game with unique mechanics that blends isometric architecture and turn-based movement.

Get Euclidean Lands

Oceanhorn – was $8/£8, now $4/£4

Set sail and embark on an epic journey. Grow from a boy to a legend.

Get Oceanhorn

Transistor – was $5/£5, now $2/£2

Experience a science fiction action RPG like no other!

Get Transistor

Vignettes – was $3/£3, now $1/£1

An accessible, colorful experience for all to enjoy, filled with playful interactions and hidden secrets.

Get Vignettes

After the End – was $4/£4, now $1/£1

Get ready to flex your mental muscles and be wow’ed in After The End: Forsaken Destiny.

Get After the End