As hinted by developer Andreas Illiger last week, Tiny Wings 2.0 is now available in the App Store. Instead of debuting as a new app for the iPhone, Tiny Wings 2.0 is a major update to the original version, which wasn’t entirely clear in the teaser video Illiger released last week. Illiger told our sister site TouchArcade that the desire was to make the release a nice surprise for fans:
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. I worked on the 2.0 version for the last 12 months annd 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.
If you’d purchased Tiny Wings previously, version 2.0 is a free update for you. Illiger also released a version of Tiny Wings 2.0 for the iPad, which is available as a separate purchase for $2.99. For those unfamiliar with Tiny Wings, check out TouchArcade’s review if you’re on the fence about purchasing it.
Another major release comes from Rovio, the makers of the enormously popular Angry Birds franchise. Rovio’s new entry in the App Store is Amazing Alex, a physics puzzle game with a whopping 100 levels to keep you entertained.
Here’s the trailer for Amazing Alex:
If Amazing Alex looks familiar to you, you’re not hallucinating. The first incarnation of this game was called Casey’s Contraptions, which was available in the App Store for the iPad more than a year ago. Rovio acquired the title earlier this year, pulled it from the App Store, and rebranded it as Amazing Alex.
Amazing Alex is available in two versions, one at $.99 for the iPhone and iPod touch and the other at $2.99 for the iPad.