This past December we told you about developer Infinite Dreams' plan to remake one of their classic dumbphone/PDA games, Sky Force, for its tenth anniversary. Today, Infinite Dreams has announced that remake, officially titled Sky Force 2014, is launching worldwide on June 5th. A few years back, iOS ports of both the original Sky Force and its sequel Sky Force Reloaded were available on the App Store, and were among my favorite shooters. Unfortunately, incompatibility issues with newer versions of iOS forced the developers to remove the games from sale, so I've been really excited to check out this remade version. And what better way to celebrate a launch announcement? Why, animated .gifs of course.

As you can see, the updated game retains the general style of the original Sky Force but adds awesome particle and explosion effects, as well as much more detailed environments and lighting effects. It looks really incredible. Sky Force 2014 has been in a limited soft-launch since late April, and the general sentiment from early players in our forums is that the game itself is incredible but the free to play model can interfere somewhat. Infinite Dreams was keen on hearing feedback about that very thing so they could make tweaks, so I'm interested to see how the final version comes out. We'll see when Sky Force 2014 hits on June 5th.

  • colcourtney

    I'm loving this this game but the pop up ads and the timers at

  • colcourtney

    I'm loving this game but, the pop up ads and the awful timers spoil the game's flow. Hopefully updates in the near future will address this. In the mean time give it a go. It's free.

  • scamper

    Seeing this just makes me wish for an updated Wingnuts for iOS. Remember Freeverse?

  • jamieladc

    Loving the embedded gifs in this article! TA should do that more often

  • B30

    Looks like a really polished game. Played for a while, despite the timers and ads, I like it so far.

    • Stormourner

      is there a timer on Sky Force Anniversary Edition?

      • B30

        This is the Sky Force Anniversary Edition (Sky Force 2014). Yes there are timers, when you upgrade certain parts of your ship (health, main cannon) or if run out of ships (10), you have to wait. But this is just the soft launch version, so we have to wait and see, what june 5th brings.

  • colcourtney

    So let me get this straight. After some hard grinding to build up my gold stars so's I can get my laser, the game now charges me those very same gold stars to use my laser??? Come on that's just out of order. Get rid please. I'd like to use my hard earned laser when I please without being charged to use it in the first place.
    You didn't need to go "free" with this game. I'd of gladly payed for it.

  • darkteletubbie

    Fun distraction game