Free Games Friday: Star Wars, Digfender, Skies of Blood

The weekend's almost here, so you have time to relax and check out a free game (or three) on your smartphone. Here are the highlights from the last week.

This is a hand-picked list of free apps we've noticed this week while assembling our regular App Deals roundup of new and discounted apps. We haven't reviewed them and we don't endorse them. As with the main App Deals column, apps can stop being free at a moment's notice if they're discounted, so grab them quickly if you're interested.

Android

Digfender From the publisher's description: "Beneath your castle an enemy lies waiting. Grab your shovel and prepare your defenses! Dig deep into the ground and find valuable treasures and ancient relics to help you on your mission."

Twist From the publisher's description: "Stay on the platforms and do as many jumps as you can. Just tap the screen to jump and twist the platforms. Try not to fall off the edges!"

Break The Prison From the publisher's description: "You have been sentenced to death for a crime you did not commit. Now you need to devise an elaborate plan to escape the prison and clear your name. As a brilliant mechanical engineer, you need to build up the tools in your cell first."

4Force Online From the publisher's description: "One of the most fun and fastest platformers ever created with unique tap control! Play now for free! The game uses your device’s internal sensors to detect movement. Make the Fox run by tapping the back of your device with your fingers! Shaking and tilting the device will also work, but you will lose precision."

Balloon Balance From the publisher's description: "Battle EPIC giant monster boss! A PVP combat of Troll, barbarian, dwarf, and knight players and an action adventure game to hunt giant boss monsters."

Soda Dungeon From the publisher's description: "Manage your team of adventurers as you raid the local dungeon for treasure! Upgrade your tavern, purchase new sodas, and attract new party members. Gold, legendary items, and more await you!"

iOS

Kayos From the publisher's description: "From the developer that brought you the award-winning original game Boost 2, comes another adrenaline rushing experience: K A Y O S. More intense, more challenging, and more chaotic than ever before. With simple controls and a clean, visually enticing interface, Kayos will immerse you into a world with no boundaries or rules - but do you have what it takes to survive?"

The Lost City From the publisher's description: "Grandma was right. Nobody really believed her. Not even you, her favorite grandchild. But she was right. And more so than you could ever imagine. The city before you, deep in the mist shrouded forest, can't be found on any map. It shouldn't even exist. Though it's been asleep for a long time, you feel a mysterious power begin to awaken from the ruins around you."

Perplexity: Neon From the publisher's description: "Perplexity has gone Neon! The new beautiful interface is a welcome add-on to the unique gameplay of Perplexity."

Skies of Blood From the publisher's description: "The skies glow blood red. Join a massive strategy-RPG in a post-apocalyptic sci-fi universe. Utilize advanced weaponry to become the most powerful force in the skies and space!"

Digfender From the publisher's description: "Beneath your castle an enemy lies waiting. Grab your shovel and prepare your defenses! Dig deep into the ground and find valuable treasures and ancient relics to help you on your mission."

Star Wars Battlefront Companion From the publisher's description: "Whether you’re in a galaxy far, far away or closer to home, get ready for battle with the official Star Wars™ Battlefront™ Companion app. Featuring the strategic card-game, Base Command, the Companion lets you earn in-game Credits that unlock Star Cards, blasters, and more in Star Wars Battlefront."

Windows Phone

Dragon Friends : Green Witch From the publisher's description: "Breed, hatch, and feed your fantastic dragons and obtain super rare dragons. Take a voyage to the magical island where dreams are made! Decorate your special dragon island with crops, helpful habitats, and beautiful buildings."

Storm of Wars - Sacred Homeland From the publisher's description: "Storm of Wars brings real-time strategy combats to a kingdom building war game. It features fast-paced combat in cities and epic real-time wars on the world map that impact gameplay and strategy in fun, unexpected ways!"

Digfender From the publisher's description: "Beneath your castle an enemy lies waiting. Grab your shovel and prepare your defenses! Dig deep into the ground and find valuable treasures and ancient relics to help you on your mission."

Real Bowling Star From the publisher's description: "Real Bowling Star is one of the best bowling games in the Windows market. The high-quality graphics make players feel like they are at their local bowling alley."

2048 Colors + From the publisher's description: "Swipe to move the tiles. When two tiles with the same color touch, they merge to get new color! Try to climb up the score ladder."

Grim Legends 2 From the publisher's description: "Embark on a dangerous quest through mysterious ruins and magical woods in the second chapter of Grim Legends series. Save the young queen from a mortal danger and change the faith of the entire kingdom!"

Bubble Pet Journey From the publisher's description: "A lovely and cute graphic game with many cute pet animal tiger, frog, cat, dog...etc..covered by bubble, look kute, kawaii !"

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