Illusion Labs has released a new 1.1 update to their excellent iPhone platformer Sway [App Store]. The new version adds 10 new levels, 3 new characters, bugfixes as well as "new gameplay elements".

The game came out last month and has since become one of our favorites. The unique controls do take some getting used to, but once you get the hang of them, the game is a whole lot of fun. In fact, the only real criticism about the game has been its length which seems to have been addressed in this update.

This gameplay video is from the 1.0 version after we've had some practice:


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App Store Link: Sway, $4.99

  • Aidan

    finally!!! hope it doesn't wipe away all those hard-won levels i beat...

  • Aidan

    finally!!! hope it doesn't wipe away all those hard-won levels i beat...

  • rich_952000

    All progress still saved, thanks for that:)

    ReadyFireAim and Illusion Labs, IMO still I think Sway belongs in that #1 iTunes rank! You guys are a real class act, I simply cannot wait to see what's next.....

  • rich_952000

    All progress still saved, thanks for that:)

    ReadyFireAim and Illusion Labs, IMO still I think Sway belongs in that #1 iTunes rank! You guys are a real class act, I simply cannot wait to see what's next.....

  • mrWalrus

    Wow.. that's some content!
    Kudos to the developers.

  • mrWalrus

    Wow.. that's some content!
    Kudos to the developers.

  • gootch12

    Anyone notice that Sway lite is out?

  • gootch12

    Anyone notice that Sway lite is out?

  • niz

    thank you sooo much, you guys are by far the best iphone devs right now, pleez keep adding content, this game got me to play my iphone rather than my xbox 360!!! i know isn't that amazing thnx again keep up the good work

  • niz

    thank you sooo much, you guys are by far the best iphone devs right now, pleez keep adding content, this game got me to play my iphone rather than my xbox 360!!! i know isn't that amazing thnx again keep up the good work

  • 8bitgeorge

    I haven't tired this game yet, but it look pretty cool! With the extra content, I'll get it for sure!

  • 8bitgeorge

    I haven't tired this game yet, but it look pretty cool! With the extra content, I'll get it for sure!

  • http://illusionlabs.com Anders

    Glad to hear you all like the update! And thanks for all the kind words, it makes us verry happy and warm inside!

    In case you haven't tried Sway yet, there is a Lite version out now as well -- go get it!

    (my anti-spam word was ikea, now that's funny, me coming from Sweden and all)

  • http://illusionlabs.com Anders

    Glad to hear you all like the update! And thanks for all the kind words, it makes us verry happy and warm inside!

    In case you haven't tried Sway yet, there is a Lite version out now as well -- go get it!

    (my anti-spam word was ikea, now that's funny, me coming from Sweden and all)

  • http://www.alex-hardy.co.uk Alex

    I still pretty much suck at this game, but I love it :)

    Thanks for the update!

  • http://www.alex-hardy.co.uk Alex

    I still pretty much suck at this game, but I love it :)

    Thanks for the update!

  • ramon raux

    The game looks good, but I can't decide whether to get this or Zen Bound.

  • ramon raux

    The game looks good, but I can't decide whether to get this or Zen Bound.

  • Icy

    Buy both ^^
    Bought Sway today (waited for more levels). It`s very funny and addictive but i think it still needs more levels. I finished 5 of them in about 15 minutes.

  • Icy

    Buy both ^^
    Bought Sway today (waited for more levels). It`s very funny and addictive but i think it still needs more levels. I finished 5 of them in about 15 minutes.

  • http://illusionlabs.com Anders

    @ramon raux: quite different games, but both are great, depends on what you like.

    @Icy: The first levels are very easy to let people focus on learning the new control mechanism. The latter levels range from hard to very hard, and even though I've played it a lot, they take a good 20-30 mins each to play. Some cursing will occur.

  • http://illusionlabs.com Anders

    @ramon raux: quite different games, but both are great, depends on what you like.

    @Icy: The first levels are very easy to let people focus on learning the new control mechanism. The latter levels range from hard to very hard, and even though I've played it a lot, they take a good 20-30 mins each to play. Some cursing will occur.

  • http://illusionlabs.com Anders

    As a result of a nasty little bug, we have decided to remove the Lite version from the App Store.

    We are so sorry about this.

    We will send in an update any minute now, but unfortunately it will take Apple a couple of days to a week+ to review it as usual.

    Once again, we are so sorry for this.

    Al the best,
    IL and RFA

  • http://illusionlabs.com Anders

    As a result of a nasty little bug, we have decided to remove the Lite version from the App Store.

    We are so sorry about this.

    We will send in an update any minute now, but unfortunately it will take Apple a couple of days to a week+ to review it as usual.

    Once again, we are so sorry for this.

    Al the best,
    IL and RFA

  • Jordan10la

    Great to see another update to this great game. This game made me play on my iPod more than any other game. It took mea little bit to get the controls (probably longer than the average person) but once I got into it I loved it. One lever took me like 20 minutes just to get one key but it still stayed a fun challenge.

    Definitely my favorite purchase.

  • Jordan10la

    Great to see another update to this great game. This game made me play on my iPod more than any other game. It took mea little bit to get the controls (probably longer than the average person) but once I got into it I loved it. One lever took me like 20 minutes just to get one key but it still stayed a fun challenge.

    Definitely my favorite purchase.

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