The development of Dust: An Elysian Tail ($5.99) is almost as great a fable as the actual game. Having been developed entirely by one man in over three and a half years, the title became a cult hit on every platform it released on, and since its launch on Xbox 360 back in 2012 has sold over a million copies. When Dust finally made its way to the App Store in October of last year, it received the same glowing reception as its console iterations amongst both gamers and critics, and our review acclaimed it as one of the best games of the year on iOS. It really was one not to miss, but if you did avoid picking it up at its full launch price of $5.99, Dust is now on sale for the borderline criminal price of only $0.99.
Dust received such rave reviews for good reason – while there is not too much variety in the game’s combat, the beautiful environments your character will explore and the cast of lively and interesting creatures that can be conversed with make Dust feel like an extremely expansive experience that is an absolute delight to explore. The iOS port also holds up very well, with responsive controls and all of the features from the console alternatives. Considering Dust is currently available for $14.99 on Xbox Live Arcade, the new price of $0.99 on iOS is an absolute steal, and as there is no indication of how long this sale will last, be sure to act quickly to experience a truly epic action platformer on mobile devices, and for further discussion on how brilliant Dust is, check out our forum thread.