Back in March during GDC we were treated to a nice demo of Dan the Man, an action platformer from Halfbrick that is based on the awesome web series of the same name. I’ve always loved those web cartoons, and it was hard not to want to simply play through a game that was just like it. Well, that’s exactly what Dan the Man is! It takes place just after the last episode of the web series and puts you in the shoes of Dan himself (or his significant other, Josie!) as he tries to fight back against the oppressive monarchy who is using townspeople as slaves to power the kingdom. Here’s the last episode of the web series which sets the stage for Dan the Man the video game.
The game has actually been in soft-launch on Android as far back as GDC, and for a while I was playing a beta version of the game for iOS and really, really enjoying it. That beta version has long expired though, so I’m happy to see that Dan the Man has soft-launched on iOS in at least Australia and New Zealand, and possibly other territories. This game has been a long time coming and this seems like a sign that it’s finally approaching an official release. So if you’re interested in checking this out, bust out one of your foreign iTunes accounts or use our guide and make yourself one and give the soft-launched version of Dan the Man a try, and be sure to see what people are saying about it in our forums.
International iTunes Link: Dan the Man, Free (Universal)