This past June at WWDC, we sat down with the folks from Illusion Labs to dish on all things Touchgrind [$4.99] related, and the team revealed to me that their original iOS mega hit would be coming to the Mac App Store this Summer. Illusion Labs showcased a proof-of-concept video in January of 2010 showing Touchgrind being played on a MacBook Pro using the multi-touch trackpad, which led to our speculation that the game would come to the Mac with the announcement of the Mac App Store last October.

It may have taken a while, but Touchgrind has indeed launched in the Mac App Store, and it’s currently completely free. The game controls well with the multi-touch trackpad, though it definitely feels different than the iOS touch screen and does take some getting used to. The view is nice and zoomed out, similar to the iPad version Touchgrind HD [$7.99], which makes it a whole lot easier to tell where you are going while cruising around the skatepark.

If you’re a trackpad-equipped Mac owner, there’s really no reason not to head on over to the Mac App Store and grab Touchgrind while it’s free.

  • Huy Ngo

    I have seen "Touchgrind" popping in headlines at many different sites over the past several weeks.  I've never looked into it until now simply because I assumed it was some kind of finger skate boarding.  

    I've always HATED the idea of fingerboards! That is all.  It's free so grab it if you like it and enjoy!

  • David Turnbull

    Ur, not available in Australian iTunes Store? ...

    • Daniel Schroeder

      is it trying to open the link in itunes? the same happened to me (for the US store), but it's a mac app, so just check the mac app store for it manually.

  • Nick

    I wanted to love this game but maybe it's just not my style. And for $8 for the hd version? Yikes. That price requires one heck of a game.

  • Yulia Levak

    does the game look like 100 floors? that is the review: