Tiny Wings 2 Is Actually A Free Update!

Earlier this week we heard the good news that Tiny Wings was getting a sequel, which I was personally quite chuffed about, because it's one of my favourite games on iOS, but now we're hearing that the sequel content is actually a free update — despite the fact Andreas Illiger has been working on it for a year. That's love right there.

"I [never] clarified if it will be an update or an seperate app before the release because then my fans will be happy on the release day when they see that the sequel isn't a seperate app and they will get it for free," said Illiger, in a statement sent to Touch Arcade. "I worked on the 2.0 version for the last 12 months and everyone told me I should make a seperate app out of it and sell it again (because it is almost a new game and I would earn a lot more money). It was a heavy decision for me to give away this new version for free but it feels right (most people I talked about this subject don't understand it :).

"So I decided to give it away for free as a big "thank you" to all my fans for changing my life. That's really important for me and the reason why I make this little stupid marketing trick of confusing my fans before the release."

Honestly, that's pretty heart warming. If you don't already have Tiny Wings on iOS, you should probably get it now, because it's one of the best games on the service, and the man who created it is obviously an amazing human being.

The game now features a mode called Flight School which sees you racing against three other AI birds, and the new iPad HD version has split screen multiplayer, allowing two people to race against each other on the same iPad. Looks great.

TA Plays: 'Tiny Wings 2.0' - The Original is Reborn, Plus a Proper iPad Version [Touch Arcade]


Comments

    I'm going to buy it right now just because of this :)

    I wasted ALOT of time on this game. I would have payed for version 2. I kind of wanna donate to the guy just for being such a legend!

    I just played it again, just right now!...at work!....It's gud!

    I just checked the App store and noticed it's available now, awesome!
    I was ready to part with my .99c to support the developer too

    I can't see it on the app store. :-(

      Fail. Didn't read the article. I will insult myself. No need to do it for me.

    That's awesome for this guy to do this. I loved the game when it first came out, it's easily the best physics based game involving birds.

    Makes sense, a lot of people will part with $2.99 for the HD version on iPad, no real need to charge 0.99 again for the iPhone version. Goodwill is worth it's weight in gold.

    I don't have this game but will buy it now solely on reading his reasons.

    Awesome. Except for iPad owners who had no choice but to purchase the iPhone version (such as myself), now have to cough up $3(!) if they want a true iPad version. Would've preferred a completely new 99c universal app.

    *sigh* first world problems.....

      The iPad version is totally worth it and a great way to support the developer for what is a substantial update to an already amazing game.

    Loved this game when I had an iPhone, hoping he comes out with an Android version some time in the future.

    If anyone is reading this and is still wondering if they should get it, go for it!

    I think I got more value from this app than just about any other, its so addictive once you start focussing on the achievements. Count me in for the iPad version!

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