Little White Bear Studio's match-three puzzler Compression [App Store], normally $0.99, is free for today only. We took a look at Compression earlier this month and very much liked what we saw.

While the match-three space in the App Store couldn't be called anything but downright crowded, Compression manages to keep things interesting. You control blocks that drop from the top of the screen and attempt to match these blocks to the hollow pieces in order to get three of the same color in a column or row, which removes the pieces from the game board.

The twist in Compression's gameplay is in the walls, which move in closer and closer in a set pattern after every third piece is dropped into the board. A set of white dots appear on the section of the wall (either bottom, left, or right) that will compress inward next, so players can tailor their placement of blocks to best deal with the walls, which can remove blocks from the field if there is no more room for them after the board gets compressed.

In short, Compression just gets it right. The core gameplay is different enough to set it apart from the umpteen-million other match-three games on the App Store and simultaneously familiar enough that anyone can pick up the game and be relatively adept within minutes. Don't miss today's chance to grab the game for free.

App Store Link: Compression, Free (today)

  • Mr Crazy

    Everyone should get this. I have paid 59p (99c) on the hour it came out and have played it everyday since. I'm number 1 on 2 out of the 3 leaderboards and need some better players to keep me trying to score higher.

    • lukeb

      I'm the best no-pause player, and willing to prove it via a video, if you're willing to do the same.

    • glon

      Can you post a video of your playing? Max I ever got was lvl10... :(

  • Mr Crazy

    Everyone should get this. I have paid 59p (99c) on the hour it came out and have played it everyday since. I'm number 1 on 2 out of the 3 leaderboards and need some better players to keep me trying to score higher.

    • lukeb

      I'm the best no-pause player, and willing to prove it via a video, if you're willing to do the same.

    • glon

      Can you post a video of your playing? Max I ever got was lvl10... :(

  • rich_952000

    Thank you LWBS! What an awesome, well executed puzzler. I hope that having Compression as part of the promotion really boosts visibility and sales of the game as you deserve much success with this one.

    Richard

  • rich_952000

    Thank you LWBS! What an awesome, well executed puzzler. I hope that having Compression as part of the promotion really boosts visibility and sales of the game as you deserve much success with this one.

    Richard

  • Little White Bear Studios

    Thanks for the kind words, everyone! We hope you really enjoy the game. :)

  • Little White Bear Studios

    Thanks for the kind words, everyone! We hope you really enjoy the game. :)

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    Wouw! Great music! What a unexpected good game! 

  • http://Www.demasseur.me Remon

    Wouw! Great music! What a unexpected good game! 

  • Yahoo

    Thanks for the freebie, Papa Bear! ;)

  • Yahoo

    Thanks for the freebie, Papa Bear! ;)

  • Druid

    It makes me believe I should visit Toucharcade every weekend for the freebie.

    • Steverd

      Or you could just get AppSniper or AppMiner and you will get FREE games daily. Those are MOST have apps.

  • Druid

    It makes me believe I should visit Toucharcade every weekend for the freebie.

    • Steverd

      Or you could just get AppSniper or AppMiner and you will get FREE games daily. Those are MOST have apps.

  • Pirate

    another game justifies me not paying anything for games anymore, sweet. Yup, paid for this one awhile back, now its free. I know I have spent, more than a few hundred dollars on apps, at this point, sales like this, remove the guilt from just getting pirated apps now. Thanks!

  • Pirate

    another game justifies me not paying anything for games anymore, sweet. Yup, paid for this one awhile back, now its free. I know I have spent, more than a few hundred dollars on apps, at this point, sales like this, remove the guilt from just getting pirated apps now. Thanks!

  • Pirate

    why get app sniper when you can just unlock your phone and get it all for free?

    • glon

      You are wrong on ALL accounts.

    • Joel

      Yeah, that's just lame, pirate loser person.

      Great games like this should be payed for. I'll be watching whatever these guys do next and will be happy to pay for their games, whether they go free at some point or not.

      Compression has been a real surprise.

  • Pirate

    why get app sniper when you can just unlock your phone and get it all for free?

    • glon

      You are wrong on ALL accounts.

    • Joel

      Yeah, that's just lame, pirate loser person.

      Great games like this should be payed for. I'll be watching whatever these guys do next and will be happy to pay for their games, whether they go free at some point or not.

      Compression has been a real surprise.