Get ready to take a fun journey with Apple’s latest App of the Week. For the next seven days, Nitrome’s 8bit Doves can be downloaded for free. It’s usually $2.99.
Originally landing back in August, the game is rendered in a Game Boy-like 8-bit pixel art style.
Gamers are trapped in a virtual reality world powered by an ancient handheld device. You’ll keep dreaming in a pixel world and will need help from the titular doves to fly to the exit of each level.
The two-button gameplay used to fly and steer is a lot of fun, especially when dealing with the walls and other obstacles in the game.
And with a recent update, the game received optimization for the larger and higher resolution handsets of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus along with character animation improvement. The graphics looks fantastic on my iPhone 6 Plus.
The game is universal and designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini. Unlike other past App of the Week selections from Apple, there are no in-app purchases to speak of in the game.
Nitrome is also well known for another fun game, Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage. And 8bit Doves is another well-designed title perfect for iOS devices. Definitely check it out. It’s hard to beat free.
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