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Start the weekend with 15 temporarily free and 17 on-sale apps, including some Beamdog games

It's the last Friday in January, so I find it fitting that today's list of app sales would have several highlights in it (versus Wednesday's). Some of the Beamdog games are discounted right now, including both Baldur's Gates (personal favorites of mine). You will also find some other apps and games in bold below.

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[Deal Alert] Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition Is Currently 60% Off ($6 Discount) In The Play Store

For fans of the Forgotten Realms universe, the Play Store has copies of both Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate II, and Icewind Dale. All three of these titles sell for $10, but the last one is currently reduced down to a mere $4.14. That's a pretty impressive savings of roughly 60% and a price that would have long-time fans jumping up and down back in the day. Some of them probably still are.

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This is an enhanced port of the PC title with minor alterations to make it touchable. The game remains a complex affair, so while the Play Store says you can install it on a phone, please don't.

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Beamdog Is Bringing The Classic PC RPG Icewind Dale To Android In An Enhanced Edition

Remember when developer Beamdog re-released the fan-favorite Dungeons and Dragons PC game Baldur's Gate on Android? Series devotees are getting another go-round the dungeon, because the sequel campaign Icewind Dale is getting the same Enhanced Edition re-release treatment. Rights-holder Wizards of the Coast announced the upcoming game for Android phones and tablets, as well as iOS, PC, and Mac, at the Penny Arcade Expo this weekend.

The decision to release another Enhanced Edition for Android is a bit unexpected. Despite the popularity of the original, the Google Play release of Baldur's Gate has less than 50,000 downloads. That might have something to do with the fact that the developers released it six months after the iOS version (a surprising amount of Android phone users also have iPads).

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