Andreas Illiger wanted to surprise his fans by giving away the newer version of his insanely popular Tiny Wings game as a free update. He could have earned a large sum of money by selling it as a seperate app.
This makes me want to play the game even more. Can’t wait!
Update: Tiny Wings 2.0 update is now available in the App Store for download.
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 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.
We will let you know as soon as Tiny Wings 2.0 is available for download. If you haven’t already, you can download Tiny Wings 2 for $0.99 here.
[TouchArcade via TheVerge]
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