Oh, neat: Ivy the Kiwi [Free / $2.99] is now a video game that you can play on your iPhone or iPad. The game's original creator Prope unleashed a touch-friendly version of its perpetual motion game this morning. And from what we've seen of it so far, it works just as well on our phone or tablet of choice as it did on its previous platforms, the Wii, Windows Mobile and Nintendo DS.

If you're in the dark here, Ivy the Kiwi is an auto-runner starring a cute bird. Its core mechanic revolves around vines. In the game, you'll be tasked with tracking vines on the screen to control how the bird moves and to bridge any gaps that it might come across. On touch, you do this by simply swiping the screen where you see fit.

We'll have more on this soon, but we've got a trailer above if you want to see the game in motion. It's of note that this is appears to be the downloadable DSiWare version, as it has 50 levels instead of the retail version's 100, according to Joystiq.

  • Firetruck94

    I still don't get why they put a question mark in the name...

  • Greyskull

    The free version has an intro sale going on; it's 2.99 to upgrade the free version to pro. So if you aren't concerned with not having the full version backed up on your computer, it would appear that upgrading the free version is the cheaper way to go.

  • runliketurtles

    Ads in a demo? Isn't the point of a demo to sell me on the full version? Deleted. (Plus the little I played seemed very unforgiving and frustrating in placing vines for the bird to run up.)

    • Karzay

      With or without ads, a demo will be deleted sooner or later anyway.

      • runliketurtles

        Fair enough. Let me revise my comment to: deleted faster than usual. Removing any possible chance I might get the full version.

      • Karzay

        That's cool. I admire you for taking a stand, but it just seems a bit drastic is all. Do you refuse to drive down a street because of billboards, read a novel by your favorite author because of an ad under the cover or brush your teeth because Colgate slipped a coupon into the box? Ads are everywhere.

  • captainChocolade

    According to the level and gameplay we get to see in this video, this game is made for retards.

  • http://twitter.com/warm_concrete Octopus Erectus

    At last it is availabel!!

  • Superatomic

    Why are we getting ripped off 50 levels?
    Where's the other 50?

  • ducksFANjason

    Played this on my DS for a bit and it was pretty good. It entertained me for a while and for a much heftier price tag, so I'd imagine that for $3, anyone should feel good about this one