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A Long Way Home Free- Now on the iPad

The free version of  A Long Way Home, appropriately called A Long Way Home Free, is now available for the iPad. This release of the game allows you to play the first 10 levels of the game for free. If you like it, you can unlock the next 90 levels for only $.99!!


Not many mobile or tablet games actually evoke an emotional response, but this game does.

– The Smart Phone App Review

A Long Way Home has all the hallmarks for an indie sleeper hit on the iPad.

– Pocket Gamer

Only a handful of games for the iPad can produce an emotional response, as A Long Way Home did for me. I hope it can do the same for you.

– Appolicious

If you’re up for patient, thoughtful gameplay that makes for an evocative experience, you should give A Long Way Home a shot.

– Touch Arcade

A Long Way Home – In the Top Ten Free

A Long Way Home has reached number 7 in the top ten free games in the Mac App Store. Its also sitting at number 22 in top free apps overall. Even better, its number 1 in free adventure and 2 in arcade.

In Poland it is number 1 in all four!

You can try it yourself for free by visiting the Mac App Store. It is also available to play on the iPad for $.99.

A Long Way Home (Mac) Climbing the Ranks

A Long Way Home is climbing the rankings in the Mac App Store. Yesterday I decided to make the game free to play on the Mac App Store, and what a difference that made.  You can download it yourself for free by visiting the Mac App Store. It is still available to play on the iPad for $.99.

A Long Way Home for Mac now free!

Starting today, A Long Way Home for the Mac is now free. I decided to make this game free after lackluster sales on the mac platform. After so much work, I’d rather have it be free and many people use it than make a dollar a week.

If you like the game, for only $.99 you can buy it for your iPad too! :)

Download it on your Mac using the link below.

iPad Approved

I love getting an email with this line :)

If all goes as expected, it should be released this thursday.



more tomorrow.

A Long Way Home – Nearing Completion.

After 8 mths of development and many false starts, I’m FINALLY ready to take the wraps off a game I’ve been working on since last August. It’s called A Long Way Home. In this game you play as an astronaut who is stranded out in space. By collecting Dark Matter, you can open portals that warp you closer to home. You can only jump 1 light year at a time, and you’re 100 light years from earth. So, you guessed it. There are 100 levels in this game.

In the video below, you can see the main menu system: selecting control schemes, toggling gamecenter / music and the level select system. The levels are laid out in stages. Each stage is a ‘galaxy’ of 10 levels. Each new stage introduces a new hazard you need to get around. Some are easy, some are very hard.

If all goes well I’ll be submitting this game June 1st. I designed this game with the MacApp store in mind as well, so if all goes well, it will be launching simultaneously in both stores. That’s all that is left to tweak. Part of my marketing plan is to release GameCenter updates to 5 older games with a link to this game, and make them free.

For some reason YouTube kills the colors of this game, I don’t know if I’m encoding it wrong or what, but the colors are more vibrant, and the fade at the beginning is smooth.

Anyways, hope you enjoy it!