Already own Tiny Wings? Guess what… you already own Tiny Wings 2.
The creator, Andreas Illiger, clarified with TouchArcade that the sequel to Tiny Wings won’t be a separate app at all. Instead, he will deliver the new version of this one-touch wonder to gamers by way of simply updating the existing edition of Tiny Wings.
Here’s a healthy (unedited) chunk of his explanation:
…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 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.
Developers like Andreas Illiger are part of what makes the independent, mobile gaming scene so special. Rather than charge another buck for the purchase of a brand new game, something almost all of us would have willigingly snatched up, Illiger elected to dish out his hard work for free.
On behalf of TechnoBuffalo, thank you. Really.
Tiny Wings 2 will be available tomorrow.