Hey, here's a thing: both Space Miner [Free] and Space Miner HD [Free] are totally free right now. Back in February of last year, Venan Entertainment released Space Miner to the masses and pretty much took everybody by surprise with the amount of depth, humor, personality, and most importantly stellar gameplay found within the title. It was almost as if they took the core mechanics of the classic Asteroids arcade game and built a fantastic, fully realized universe around it with copious amounts of RPG elements, space shooting, and a gripping storyline. In fact, that's exactly what they did.

We loved Space Miner in our original review, and Venan kept the love flowing during 2010 with a huge update in April which enhanced the visuals for the then top-tier hardware and added a hardcore difficulty mode. With the arrival of Retina Display devices, Space Miner eventually jumped on board the high resolution gravy train and in December of last year an iPad native version of the game was released. All of this post-release attention didn't go unnoticed either, as we chose Space Miner as our iPhone Game of the Year for 2010. In fact, if you ask Brad Nicholson, he'll tell you that Space Miner is an even better game than Game Dev Story [$3.99/Lite]. That's high praise!

Now, to celebrate the release of their latest title Book of Heroes [Free], Venan has gone and not only made the Space Miner games free through the weekend but have actually made their other games free as well. Don't hesitate to jump all over Ninjatown: Trees of Doom! [Free/HD] while you're busy mashing away at the download button on Space Miner.

The Space Miner games have seen several sales during their time on the App Store (and really what games haven't), but this is the first time it's ever gone completely free, although there is a free-to-play version called Space Miner Blast [Free] which is a more arcade-focused affair and is also totally worth a download as it offers a slightly different experience. But seriously, while you have the chance, grab the real-deal Space Miner for free during this weekend. I don't want to sound like a jerk or anything, but if you don't own Space Miner, we totally can't be friends.

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  • Anonymous

    too bad they couldn't have tied some promo together in BoH for those of us who bought both of the same space miner games, you know, as a show of support.  maybe some freebie coins/hero points/whatever.

    otherwise this strikes me as a FU quite honestly.

    • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

      Uh, how? The game has been out for almost two years. This is the first time it's ever been free.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5FLRQI2X2LU3IHMCG7HEAEFD5I Cat Astrophy

    Square games rarely go on sale. Also I don't think I've see anything by Moregames get a discount.

  • Glenn Ford

    I'm completely happy to have paid full price when I got this game.  It's fantastic.  I hope all who weren't sure enough to buy it earlier take the leap now and enjoy this wonderful game!

  • http://twitter.com/Aghartastudio Alex

    I just spent 8 hours straight playing that game, damn you touch arcade!

  • Anonymous

    Only three minor issues with this game, the controller isn't very good, it needs to be far more responsive and the fire button isn't big enough.

    It would be nice to return to the main map rather than return to the moon base every single time. Lastly, some pinch to zoom goodness on the main star map. Only small things to what is a very fun game to play.

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