It’s time to grab a jetpack and get flying in Apple’s latest selection for free App of the Week. Until next Thursday, Feb. 4, the fun game Piloteer can be downloaded on the App Store for no charge. The game is usually $1.99.
Fly, if you can
The game is from Whitaker Trebella, the same developer behind Pivvot and Polymer. Gamers are required to accomplish a number of tasks while flying around different environments with a jetpack strapped to their back. It’s much more difficult than it sounds as the control scheme is simple to learn but extremely difficult to master.
In our original review, Christine Chan had high praise for both the visuals and game’s soundtrack:
If you’re used to the simplistic style of Trebella’s other games, then you’re in for a surprise with Piloteer. The visuals are stunningly beautiful in this game, as it features creative, hand-crafted crayon drawings for each environment as well as your character, and it has that papier-mâché look and feel to it. Everything seems to just come alive on your screen, and that’s wonderful. The colors are rich and vibrant, and Trebella made sure to add incredible amounts of details on the various objects that you can land or crash on. It has a classic retro theme going on, which is wrapped up in steampunk game menus and news tickers. The piano music is calming and soothing, and the sound effects are delightful. Trebella has hit another one out of the park in terms of visual and audible design.
Piloteer is designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and all iPad models. It can be downloaded now on the App Store.
Grab other great apps on sale
And if you’re looking for something to help you get work done with your iPhone or iPad, you can still take advantage of Apple’s yearly “Get Productive” sale.
Kicking off last week, the sale offers 50 percent off a number of popular and powerful productivity apps.
Here are some of my favorites. The complete list is here. Just to note, all but one of the 14 apps on sale are designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and all iPad models.
For other app news today, see: Social drawing app Sketch Club now optimized for iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, Adobe brings back Bob Ross in ‘The Joy of Sketching,’ and Yahoo Mail for iOS updated with custom swipes, folder management and more.