August 9th, 2012 | By Joe Grogan
Quick, what’s better than free stuff?! If you said anything other than “nothing” then you must not be as poor as I am. Still, free stuff is always groovy, and that’s why it’s awesome that Galcon, the developers of Dynamite Jack, are giving you a free PC/Mac copy of their game when you buy the iPhone version.
The iPhone port of Dynamite Jack is set to hit the App Store tomorrow. For the first 48 hours, as a special introductory offer, Galcon will be giving away a DRM-free copy of the game for PC/Mac/Linux as well as a Steam code for PC/Mac.
If you’ve never heard of the game before, it can only be described as a stealthy dungeon crawler with a healthy amount of puzzling. You play as the titular character, an imprisoned space marine armed only with a flashlight and more bombs than a stick can reasonably be shaken at. You job in each level is to escape your captors without being detected. The title mixes so many genres that it’s impossible to say you’ve seen anything else like it. Additionally, a simple map creation and sharing system makes for near limitless replayability, with over 250 community maps out there so far.
“I always get a handful of emails from people saying ‘I bought it on the iPad, can I get it on the PC free?” wrote a Galcon rep in an email to IGM. “So I figure, hey, this is a great way to sort that ”