TouchMyApps » Lite Apps http://www.touchmyapps.com All Things iPhone and iPad for those who like to Touch. iOS App reviews, News, New Apps, Price Drops and App Gone Free Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:31:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.4 Zenonia Lite Now Available http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/07/07/zenonia-lite-now-available/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/07/07/zenonia-lite-now-available/#comments Tue, 07 Jul 2009 22:45:22 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=14972 We’ve already previewed/reviewed the game, held a nice giveaway and even interviewed the bright minds of Gamevil right at the heart of their Seoul Headquarters. So what else is there to cover about Zenonia? The Lite version of course! Gamevil has just sent word that Zenonia Lite is here and now available at the App … Read more]]>

update-zenonia11-02We’ve already previewed/reviewed the game, held a nice giveaway and even interviewed the bright minds of Gamevil right at the heart of their Seoul Headquarters. So what else is there to cover about Zenonia? The Lite version of course! Gamevil has just sent word that Zenonia Lite is here and now available at the App Store. That’s right folks, the iDevice’s best ARPG can be downloaded free for all to see what the fuss is all about. This version features:

  • Total 8 playable main & sub quests
  • Full feature play in the village of Alyes
  • Normal and rare items available among 5 item classes.

By the looks of it, Zenonia Lite still offers quite a bit for gamers to sink their teeth into. I’d even say that it’d be surprising NOT to see if this one make it to #1 on the Free Apps chart in the very near future. Do yourself a favor and check it out if you haven’t already done so.

Gamevil, Zenonia Lite, Free, 9.8 MB
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Try Before You Buy – Lite Apps Roundup http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/06/30/try-before-you-buy-lite-apps-roundup/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/06/30/try-before-you-buy-lite-apps-roundup/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2009 17:50:19 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=14563 As you may already know, TouchMyApps keeps track of lite app releases at the App Store and rounds up those that are noteworthy and possibly worth your while. Recently, Gameloft let loose two of their hit games for you to try: Castle of Magic,one of the most polished and fun platformer the iDevice currently offers … Read more]]>

liteapps4As you may already know, TouchMyApps keeps track of lite app releases at the App Store and rounds up those that are noteworthy and possibly worth your while. Recently, Gameloft let loose two of their hit games for you to try: Castle of Magic,one of the most polished and fun platformer the iDevice currently offers and Rise of the Empire, a well received RTS that will have you playing as both humans and orcs. Eliss, one of the more unique and challenging multi-touch puzzlers, also has a lite version with 3 playable sectors. With the release of the amazing Real Racing and not to be left in the dust, I-Play now invites you to ‘test drive’ their Fast and Furious The Game. There is certainly a range of games to try out below, from airline sim to casual puzzle titles. So be sure to have a look; you may very well find a few that will tickle your fancy (and credit card).

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Enter the QueuePhone – Waiting for Apple’s 3GS got you down? Try Reading! http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/06/19/enter-the-queuephone-waiting-for-apples-3gs-got-you-down/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/06/19/enter-the-queuephone-waiting-for-apples-3gs-got-you-down/#comments Fri, 19 Jun 2009 18:08:17 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=13721 If you are currently queuing for the new iPhone 3GS and tired of talking with the other nerds around you, why not check out a couple of great free interactive novels? I have found a couple of fun and inspiring reader/gawker books that have action, romance, blood and great drawings. However, my recommendations might also … Read more]]>

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If you are currently queuing for the new iPhone 3GS and tired of talking with the other nerds around you, why not check out a couple of great free interactive novels? I have found a couple of fun and inspiring reader/gawker books that have action, romance, blood and great drawings. However, my recommendations might also get you interested in the genre of graphic novels which is an expensive hobby. If you don’t go that far, I do hope that you can enjoy at least one gem: the work of Cory Doctorow.

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The first graphic novel is Neozoic, a series of 5 graphic novels by Paul Ens, J. Korim and Jessie Lam that takes place on an earth that didn’t get slammed by a gigantic asteroid. Dinosaurs rule and humans, forced into walled settlements are much like organised scavengers who can fight really, really well. I have only read the first in the series, but what a great read and peep. Even if you don’t so much like graphic novels, Neozoic might be fun. iVerse comics stocks loads of great reads at the App Store, but they also have a great website.

iVerse Media, Neozoic #1, FREE, 6.6MB
Neozoic #1

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The next series I would like to shill for (no, not really) is based on short fiction by a favourite author of mine, Cory Doctorow. In this sci-fi/horror re-imagining of the siege of Leningrad as seen in a plausible future. Told by the eyes of a little girl who experiences war and the ravaging of her nation by commercialised interest and zombiism, After the Siege is a great read, though not light read. Many of Doctorow’s works are published simultaneously under the Creative Commons licence and in print. After the Siege and information about his other works can be found at Craphound, his website.

Robot Comics, After the Siege #1, FREE, 2.6 MB
After the Siege #1

Both of these series along with many more from the same publishers can be download for free and enjoyed in the queue, on the train or in bed. If I were to name one reason why the iPod Touch won’t be replaced by another digital player, it would be reading. There simply are too many great options available on this platform.

Care for more Book articles? Look below:
Cory Doctorow’s ‘Little Brother’ option sold to Don Murphy – A Comparison of Three eBook Readers

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Week in Review – Lite Apps Roundup http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/06/12/week-in-review-lite-apps-roundup-3/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/06/12/week-in-review-lite-apps-roundup-3/#comments Fri, 12 Jun 2009 22:08:03 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=13024 This past week, there have been some great games that went ‘Lite’ at the App Store. We’ve already mentioned how Toki Tori Lite includes some brand new levels not seen in the full version. Perhaps the most anticipated lite app on this list is non other than Knights Onrush Free, a great Castle Defense title … Read more]]>

liteapps3This past week, there have been some great games that went ‘Lite’ at the App Store. We’ve already mentioned how Toki Tori Lite includes some brand new levels not seen in the full version. Perhaps the most anticipated lite app on this list is non other than Knights Onrush Free, a great Castle Defense title we reviewed here and found loads of fun. Two well designed match ‘em puzzlers ranked in the Top 10 have also seen lite versions released: Bloons Lite and StoneLoops! of Jurassica Lite. While Gameloft’s new Rise of the Lost Empires maybe the premium and hit RTS on the iDevice, Solus Games’ Stragea Lite will give fans of the genre a cheaper alternative to get their strategy fix. Finally, Gary Fung’s Type Emoji – Installs iEmoji, iEmoticon, Smiley is a free and great way to get emojis onto your iDevice. That’s right, with this easy to use app, you can free all your emoticons and go bananas sending smileys to your bff. Be sure to check out the entire list below for some more worthwhile lite apps to try out!

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iCascade Now Free – A Dose of App Store Reality http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/06/11/icascade-now-free-a-dose-of-app-store-reality/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/06/11/icascade-now-free-a-dose-of-app-store-reality/#comments Thu, 11 Jun 2009 22:16:31 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=12878 By now, you’ve probably heard of the insanely successful stories of iPhone developers who’ve reaped the rewards of the App Store ( aka iTunes gold mine). Steve Demeter’s puzzle game Trism netted him $250,000 in only 2 months, with a projected income of $2 million by July 2009. Or how Ethan Nicholas quit his day … Read more]]>

icascade1 By now, you’ve probably heard of the insanely successful stories of iPhone developers who’ve reaped the rewards of the App Store ( aka iTunes gold mine). Steve Demeter’s puzzle game Trism netted him $250,000 in only 2 months, with a projected income of $2 million by July 2009. Or how Ethan Nicholas quit his day job after his immensely popular iShoot made $600,000 in a single month after “shooting” its way to #1 at the App Store. But for every success story, how many devs do you suppose find out the hard way that the grass is not always greener on the other side?

Take Austrian developer Matthias Hochgatterer for instance. After he released his first iDevice game iCascade, a unique match 3 puzzler priced at $0.99, it quickly disappeared off the radar as the onslaught of newer and more popular apps invaded the App Store. Now after 3 months of sales, Matthias tells TouchMyApps that he sells 1 copy per day on average, with a total of 130 units sold. So after 3 months of hard work developing the game, that translated into a mere 72 € (approx $100 US) of profit. Needless to say, a hundred “big” ones isn’t what Matthias had in mind when he set forth hoping to do reasonably well at the App Store.

With such disappointing returns, Matthias decided to make his game free for all to try out. Rather than offer a lite version of the app with limited features and levels (like many devs have before him), the full version of iCascade can now be enjoyed gratis. While it likely won’t win awards for “Best Puzzler Ever”, iCascade is still a pretty decent match ‘em game that deserves more attention than it has received thus far. If you fancy puzzle and match 3 type games, I suggest you give iCascade a chance and do your part in supporting the ‘lil guys at the App Store, especially now that it is free. Check out the video below while you’re at it.

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Toki Tori Gets Freed with Lite Version http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/06/11/toki-tori-gets-freed-with-lite-version/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/06/11/toki-tori-gets-freed-with-lite-version/#comments Thu, 11 Jun 2009 16:41:02 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=12845 Chillingo’s Toki Tori (developed by Two Tribes) has already garnered plenty of praise and recognition on the iDevice for its impeccable gameplay and sweet visuals. Not only is it loads of fun, but it packs a healthy challenge for all gamers with its well designed puzzles. The good news? Chillingo has now released a free … Read more]]>

tokitori_liteChillingo’s Toki Tori (developed by Two Tribes) has already garnered plenty of praise and recognition on the iDevice for its impeccable gameplay and sweet visuals. Not only is it loads of fun, but it packs a healthy challenge for all gamers with its well designed puzzles. The good news? Chillingo has now released a free version of the platformer. The even better news? Toki Tori Lite includes brand new levels to help bring new gamers up to speed with the hit title. As a famous journalist from Kazakstan once said, “Naaaaice!”. Yes, Naice indeed.

From Young’s review of Toki:

There has been much hype around the release of this game. I can assure you that Toki Tori meets those expectations and more. It is a great game, well worth its price. It’s the Easter Egg Hunt that everyone was looking for, even if they didn’t know it.

Now that the lite version is out, with new levels to boot, there’s no reason NOT to download the game for a test drive. Check out some gameplay vids of the beloved Toki as well after the jump.

Chillingo, Toki Tori Lite, Free, 5.7MB
Toki Tori Lite

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Week in Review – Lite Apps Roundup http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/03/27/week-in-review-lite-apps-roundup-2/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/03/27/week-in-review-lite-apps-roundup-2/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2009 22:56:33 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=7864 Last week, we saw some big name titles go lite on us. This week, the fun keeps on rollin’ as developers continue the trend of releasing free versions of their games and apps. While many of these lite apps won’t offer you hours of gameplay, they’ll certainly give you a taste of whether it’s worth … Read more]]>

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Last week, we saw some big name titles go lite on us. This week, the fun keeps on rollin’ as developers continue the trend of releasing free versions of their games and apps. While many of these lite apps won’t offer you hours of gameplay, they’ll certainly give you a taste of whether it’s worth your hard earned dosh. Those looking at trying out new Tower Defenses can now test out geoDefense (one of the most challenging and fun TDs at the App Store) and Hudson’s brand new ElementalMonter TD. Players can also test drive some of the most enjoyable time management games in Supermarket Mania and Hospital Havoc. Gameloft’s Wild West Guns, one of the best “light gun” shooters  on the iDevice also goes lite, along with Vector Tanks and Sway.  Be sure to check out the entire list below for some quality lite apps.

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Week in Review – Lite Apps Roundup http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/03/16/week-in-review-lite-apps-roundup/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/03/16/week-in-review-lite-apps-roundup/#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2009 21:54:16 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=6933 In following Ethan Nicolas’ decision to release a free ‘lite’ version of his iShoot tank game (which coincided with the full paid version skyrocketing to #1 at the App Store), developers all over have now adopted this strategy, giving users the chance to ‘try before they buy’. This past week, we saw some big name … Read more]]>

liteapps1In following Ethan Nicolas’ decision to release a free ‘lite’ version of his iShoot tank game (which coincided with the full paid version skyrocketing to #1 at the App Store), developers all over have now adopted this strategy, giving users the chance to ‘try before they buy’. This past week, we saw some big name titles go lite on us; Time Crisis Strike, Payback, Sentinel and even a Top 10 contender in Zombieville USA. Artificial Life (Amateur Surgeon and Shooter), has released the very neat BMW Z4 app that allows you to paint a canvas while test driving the bimmer. Sweet. Check out the list below for some worthwhile apps to try out free.

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