Fish Labs' marvelous third-person space trading / commerce game, Galaxy on Fire 2 [$6.99], is now a Universal App. This extra work done to the title costs dough, however, so we'll see a slight price hike from the game's current $6.99 to $9.99. But, for a limited period of time, you can go ahead and grab the game at $6.99. Fish Labs' considers this to be a bit of a celebration move, so feel free to join in on the party.

And you should consider doing so. Our own Blake Patterson was big on the title in his review, lauding its immersive qualities, deep systems, and control. He also noted that the game is packed with features and content. There are over 20 star systems to explore, more than 30 kinds of ships to upgrade, customize, and use, and even a decent story to take in as you do all the aforementioned stuff. Not bad, right?

If you've been waiting for the universal update to hit, now's your time. Just don't wait much longer before mashing that "buy now" button or you'll be paying a premium for this fantastic game.

  • tsharpfilm

    This is my favorite iOS game. A must get for sci-fi, RPG, and space shooter fans.

  • Anonymous

    I don't get it, the app has dropped in popularity and to counter this they're raising the price?

    • tsharpfilm

      $6.99 was the introductory price.

    • Killercow

      they've said right from the start that they would raise the price when the universal update would be out.

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      It's actually incredibly financially viable, per many developer talks I've listened to at various conferences. Once you get outside of the top charts, your sales become less about impulse purchases and more about people hearing about your game from reviews, word of mouth, etc. Those people who are genuinely interested in a game will pay a couple bucks more versus someone who sees it on a chart and are like "oh this looks kind of cool I guess I'll download it."

  • Anonymous

    it'll drop again after everyone spends their itunes giftcards in Dec/Jan.

  • Robotron2084

    I need a Lite version.

    Yes, it looks good, but I'm not sure it's my kind of game. I would appreciate the chance to find out without spending $7 on a game I might not play very much.

  • http://demonskunk.tumblr.com Demonskunk

    Guuh. I hate it when people raise the prices of apps once they go universal. It's totally cool if you own both an ipod and an iPad, but if you only own the ipod it's just like them slapping you in the face D:

    • Anonymous

      Huh? You have the chance to buy it right now for a cheaper price...

      • http://demonskunk.tumblr.com Demonskunk

        Yeah but don't want to buy it right now o3o
        I'm still working on the first one :V

    • tsharpfilm

      Not really. Considering the depth and content packed into this game, $9.99 is a perfectly fair price, even if it were only available for the iPod and iPhone.

      • Diffusion8r

        Or he can wait till xmas when it'll be at $4.99.

        It may be worth it etc etc but why not just play other games until then, it's not like you need everything at once.

      • http://demonskunk.tumblr.com Demonskunk

        I don't doubt that at all, but I don't like the idea of paying that price :x and I know that I'm not alone in that thought. WHy not release a universal one along side it for that price, is basically what I mean.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cat-Astrophy/100000838113704 Cat Astrophy

        What is your deal with emoticons? Something tells me you suffer from a mental deficiency.

      • http://demonskunk.tumblr.com Demonskunk

        What implies that? Can a man not like emoticons if he's in perfect mental health?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cat-Astrophy/100000838113704 Cat Astrophy

        What is your deal with emoticons? Something tells me you suffer from a mental deficiency.

  • Klb32844

    Does this game use the same engine as the first game? Does the story or game make little/less/no sense if you haven't played the first?

    • tsharpfilm

      Not sure.

      And the story can easily be followed if you haven't played the first game.

  • iPhone 4

    Rise of price LOL The price has to go down. Are they crazy??? You'll see the price WILL go down. We are not cows. I'll ask a friend of mine, who bought this game, to log in on my iPhone and I'll get it for free :P

    • http://twitter.com/riChchestMat Chris Matchett

      Why would you care what price it is if you are just going to steal it?

  • http://twitter.com/NonstickRon NonstickRon

    Will this run on my 3G

    • namo

      It runs even on my 1st gen! And that's pretty cool and smooth. Loading times are annoying though. Was a lot of fun to play through it. Best for me so far....but I'm a space addict, so....

  • deadclown

    How much is the 1st person POV flight like the first one?

    I'm extremely interested in this genre of game (space trading!), but I have never been able to get into first-person space flight playstyle.

    Any chance this is different in a good way?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ben-Ruddock/654075778 Ben Ruddock

      There is no first person perspective, it's all third person.

      • deadclown

        Oop! I'm a dummy. I meant 3rd person. I just can't get the hang of the controls in the first game.

        What controls are you using? Maybe if I can get the hang of 'em...

  • Anonymous

    Doesn't run as well on the iPad as it used to in doubled mode. I know this is to be expected with the higher resolution, but I'm having to turn the settings down to compensate.

  • Thelastpixelartist

    I'm still on the fence with it on iPad. Having to constantly press Next or Close on pop-up windows in the centre of the screen (when the triggers are all in the bottom left, like Leave Hangar) is irritating at first but soon because really annoying. A good example of little things spoiling the bigger picture.

    • Thelastpixelartist

      bottom left*bottom right.

      And someone bring me an I-War remake!