If you are a fan of really cool games and not paying for them, well, then this is for you. Whitaker Trebella's latest iOS release Pivvot [$2.99] has just gone free as Apple's featured free App of the Week. This is normally the part of the post where I'd explain what it is you do in Pivvot, but it's one of those games that's pretty hard to describe. It's probably best for all of us if you just check out the trailer below, but the developer's description of "strategic avoidance game" definitely fits like a glove.

Pivvot is one of those iOS games that uses many familiar ideas but feels truly unique, much like Trebella's previous game Polymer [$2.99 / Free]. I can only hope that this freebie opens up the experience to a much wider audience, as it really is a cool little game. Give it a download, and if you're feeling appreciative for the freebie, pick up Polymer or at least give the lite version a spin.

  • Gamer1st

    Glad I waited on this. Not sure why it makes much of a difference when I'm used to paying $40-$60 for a handheld or console/PC title, but for some reason it does.

    • InfectiousRed

      It's because iOS games sell in volume. You can easily spend $40 to $60 on iOS games as frequently as you would on console games. People that gripe about others being cheap when it comes to iOS games probably don't tally up their iOS receipts often.

      • Adams Immersive

        I agree with your math! If people buy a ton more games, they're not sending as much to any one developer, but they're sending the market as a whole the same cash--and that means each developer is probably selling higher volumes to compensate more or less for lower prices.

        The dark side that I regret: by buying SO many games, I'm not a motivated to sit down and really dig into each one. I'm getting less out of many of my games than I would if I sunk $50 into a few and savored them. First world problem :)

  • Phoenix24

    This is a great little game that you can easily lose hours to....just one more try!

    Grab for free and if you like it..gift it to a couple of your friends once the sale is over.

    Highly recommended

  • paulkane

    Grabbed this earlier today and played it for a good hour or more. Love it. Reminds me of Super Hexagon, another twitchy arcade game that rules!

  • Xissoric

    I for one found this game really boring. I really enjoyed super hexagon but this was just kind of lame.

    • Matthew Rossman

      I agree. I love the art style but don't feel it's pushing any boundaries with its level design and challenge.

    • Jeremicci

      Me too
      Wish I could have waited and hated it for free I stead of having to pay to play and uninstall.

      • Jeremicci

        *instead

  • jtfields

    I can't ever watch video in the TA app.

    But I'll pick up the game anyway. :)

  • Nekizalb

    I love when good games go free :3

  • cloudpuff

    Love this game, spent a good few hours on it and still not past voyage, I'm gonna get a lot of fun out if this app.

  • Jeremicci

    Makes sense. I expect games to go to free the week after I regret buying them.

  • cosmicrob

    I like the game, but it stutters on my 4S making it impossible to play. Could be an iOS7 issue, so maybe it will get better with an update.

  • rando

    Just straight up fun.
    Ended playing straight through until I finished the "voyage" and just realized my eyes are all blurry ~ always good sign of addiction.
    Not as infuriating as Super Hexagon but I definitely see (and hear) the similarities.