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This week’s sales lean heavily toward the gaming side of things, as very little in the way of useful apps are on offer at the moment. That’s not a problem as we’ve got some of the App Store’s finest time-wasters to take us into the weekend instead.

In addition to the games, KORG is having a massive summer sale with all of their iOS apps on offer for a few days. One personal recommendation: don’t forget to check out RPG-meets-puzzler Devil Shard which I’ve been utterly addicted to since picking it up for free this morning.

Apps

KORG Music Apps (various)

KORG are having a summer sale with up to 50% off some apps. In case you missed it you can pick up their latest DAW Gadget KORG Gadget Is A 15-Synth Strong Mini Studio For iPad KORG Gadget Is A 15-Synth Strong Mini Studio For iPad With a full set of drum, lead, bass and sample-based instruments, Gadget is aiming for top spot in the mobile DAW marketplace. But is it worth $40? Read More  (pictured above) for $10 off, discover iMS-20 and iPolysix for a similar saving or take 50% off their iKaossilator and iElectribe apps. The offers run until July 14.

Games

Assassin’s Creed Pirates ($4.99, now free)

Ubisoft’s first voyage beyond console-land for their Assassin’s Creed franchise took the form of Pirates, an extended version of the mini-game found in the main game. Explore the high seas, collect loot and complete many of the other clichéd pirate-type things that feature in the video above. All jokes aside, there’s plenty here for even a casual AC fan to happily sink their teeth into, and it’s free for the week.

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Devil Shard ($1.99, now free)

Devil Shard is an addictive match-three RPG puzzler that fuses puzzle based gameplay with RPG elements for a new take on two tired old genres 3 iOS Games That Blur The Line Between Puzzle And RPG 3 iOS Games That Blur The Line Between Puzzle And RPG Is it a puzzle game? Is it an RPG? It's both! Read More . The game also includes the ability to set up combos by moving any tile, 37 different enemies which respond to your in-puzzle progress and eight stages with their own stories to discover.

Symmetrain ($0.99, now free)

As the name may suggest, Symmetrain takes the concept of symmetry-based spot-the-difference and applies it to a moving train. Not only is the concept great, but the game a pleasure to play, with broad appeal and some competitive multiplayer aspects thrown in. Symmetrain features dynamically generated tracks with eight trains to unlock, spanning various levels of skill.

Atom Run ($2.49, now free)

Developed by Fingerlab who are responsible for music apps like DM-1 Got Rhythm? 6 Banging iOS Drum Machines Got Rhythm? 6 Banging iOS Drum Machines Suddenly in need of some drums? The iPhone in your pocket has you covered. Read More and Musyc, Atom Run is a robot-themed platformer with delightful retro graphics set in a futuristic world. Take on the role of a robot with infinite lives in a fast-paced and fun platformer. Atom Run uses 2D graphics on a 3D engine, has in-built iOS gamepad support, original music and precise controls. Grab it for free now.

Kiwanuka ($1.99, now $0.99)

Kiwanuka is all about guiding lost citizens to freedom. You must use your power (your magical staff) to traverse terrain as your journey takes you across ever-changing landscapes. It’s quite a unique little experience, and was much celebrated by the likes of Touch Arcade (who named it Game of the Week) and Pocket Gamer. Find out what all the fuss is about for half price, for a limited time.

Eliss Infinity ($2.99, now $0.99)

Eliss Infinity is kind of a big deal, and if you don’t believe me watch the video above. It’s a game about managing your own little micro universe with retro graphics, and beautiful sci-fi touches. The ultimate goal is to match colours, avoid black holes and ensure other colours don’t touch each other. It’s intuitive, has tons of timeless and is currently reduced by two-thirds.

Threes! ($1.99, now $0.99)

Did you miss the Threes! craze when it hit first time round? Maybe you’re one of the terrible people who bought one of the many hundreds of copies, unaware that this game is probably one of the most cloned titles since Asteroids. Now is your chance to redeem yourself and pick up the horrendously addictive habit for only a dollar.

Stealth Inc. ($4.99, now $0.99)

Stealth Inc. is a stealth platformer that fuses fast-paced running and jumping with espionage over a total of 80 levels. Stealth is your only weapon, as you have nothing but your speed and wits to help you avoid detection – which means instant death. Normally priced at $5, grab it for a dollar for the moment provided you have an iPhone 4S or iPad 2 and higher.

Did you grab a bargain this week? Let us know!

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