Games firm Digital Chocolate says it's racked up more than eight million downloads on the App Store from its five iPhone games.

The figure includes their free and paid versions, so it's unclear just how much moolah the publisher has trousered as a result.

But CEO Trip Hawkins says that the figures mean DChoc has accounted for two per cent of all App Store downloads ever - Apple revealed this week that the store just passed the 800 million downloads milestone.

To celebrate, the publisher has announced that for the rest of March, all five of its games - Crazy Penguin Catapult, Tower Bloxx Deluxe, 3D Brick Breaker Revolution, Chocolate Shop Frenzy and Diamond Islands - will have their prices cut to $2.99 till the end of March - £1.79 here in the UK.

Hawkins has been giving good quote too with the announcement. To find out why he thinks Martians would love the App Store, and why the writers of Star Trek could never have imagined it, check the full story on