Last year Rubicon Development released their turn-based strategy title Great Little War Game on the App Store, and it was a very good thing. It managed to keep the strategic elements deep without overcomplicating the mechanics or interface, and it’s cartoony style and humorous personality were hard not to adore. If you somehow managed to miss Great Little War Game all this time, here’s some good news: you can currently get the game for free.

As we mentioned last Thursday, Rubicon’s follow-up title Great Big War Game is set to hit the App Store this week. It looks to retain all the elements of the first while expanding and improving on nearly all of it. Checking out the original game while it’s free is a great primer for this week’s coming sequel, but it’s also a fantastic game in its own right with a ton of content to play through. Be sure to grab your free Great Little War Game and keep an eye out for the sequel with this Wednesday’s coming releases.

  • nonstickron

    The complete lack of multiplayer on this first one still baffles me. 

    • http://twitter.com/RubiconDevelop Rubicon Development

      This was released a long time before Apple provided their excellent framework, and we just didn't have the budget or knowhow to roll our own.

      Over a year on, we now have both, so we did the multiplayer option in spades with the sequel. The irony being we still didn't rely on Apple's server so we could get iOS playing against Android.

      • rodgerodger

        Does GBWG at least use Game Center for your friend's list? That's a deal breaker for me.

      • http://twitter.com/RubiconDevelop Rubicon Development

        Sorry, no.  We'd love it to, but it's against Apple's terms to use GC information in 3rd party apps. :(

  • http://twitter.com/RubiconDevelop Rubicon Development

    Thanks for picking this up, Jared. A big week for us. :)

  • willisn

    Loved the original on iPhone. Thanks for making the HD version free!!!

  • http://twitter.com/ErnestSzoka Ernest Szoka

    Sweet I love this game, can't wait for the new version!

    • http://twitter.com/RubiconDevelop Rubicon Development

      Calling you on that, it's out now  :)