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I am Bread
Price: $4.99/£3.99 • Version: 1.1 • Size: 482 MB
With I am Bread, your job is to maneuver a sentient slice of thick white around the houseon a quest to fulfill its dreams and become toast. Really. It’s a delightfully bizarre alternative hit with hilariously clumsy controls.
Cute Things Dying Violently
Price: $0.99/£0.79 • Version: 1.0 • Size: 82.1 MB
Self-aware and funny, this is a great little puzzle-platform game with more than your average amount of personality. It’s a little like Angry Birds – well, it features slingshots and physics – but with much more blood and guts.
Instant – Quantified Self
Price: $2.99/£2.49 • Version: 1.0 • Size: 6.5 MB
Instant automatically journals your day, ‘lifelogging’ all sorts of data into a handy dashboard view. Quantify your life to see how much time you spend on different activities – it’ll even tell you if you’re on your phone too much!
Price: $0.99/£0.79 • Version: 1.0 • Size: 50.9 MB
An arcade-inspired cave flyer. Navigate through a neo-retro system of randomly generated space caves, trying to find precious crystals to upgrade your ship. Exploration is key, with alien relics and ancient artefacts to find.
The Earth by Tinybop
Price: $2.99/£2.49 • Version: 1.0.1 • Size: 222 MB
Another excellent educational app from the team at Tinybop, this time focusing on our very own planet Earth. Learn about plate tectonics, weathering, erosion and other geological effects. You can explore landscapes and play with volcanoes!
Price: $2.99/£2.49 • Version: 1.1 • Size: 61.2 MB
A unique interactive storytelling adventure that plays out in real time, delivering you daily story updates via notifications. You can make decisions straight from the lock screen, and the paths you take will determine the outcome of Akira’s dangerous quest.
Price: Free • Version: 3.0.3 • Size: 88.0 MB
Available on iPhone as well as iPad for the first time! Revamped and expanded, Paper by fiftythree has a whole new interface and is now gunning for note-takers as much as digital artists. The drawing tools are still great, with some clever additions to broaden its appeal.