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Aug 29, 2013, 11:59 AM
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ZeptoLab's hit puzzle game Cut the Rope (http://www.zeptolab.com/ctr/) has been named Apple's App of the Week, which means it can be downloaded for free for the first time ever. First introduced in 2010, the game's gesture-based gameplay and and candy-gobbling character Om Nom earned it instant popularity with players of all skill levels.

In Cut the Rope, players swipe to cut candies dangling from ropes, causing the candy to fall into Om Nom's waiting mouth. Levels become more difficult as the game progresses, introducing a number of obstacles that must be overcome to get the candy to Om Nom.

-1gf5UdYHwgA mysterious package has arrived, and the little monster inside has only one request... CANDY! Collect gold stars, discover hidden prizes and unlock exciting new levels in this addictively fun, award-winning, physics-based game!Since its debut, Cut the Rope has been updated numerous times to add additional content and levels to the game. Currently, there are more than 375 levels to complete, along with superpowers and a newly introduced candy-stealing mouse mechanic.

Cut the Rope is available for the iPhone (http://appshopper.com/games/cut-the-rope) or iPad (http://appshopper.com/games/cut-the-rope-hd) and it will be free for one week. [Direct Links: iPhone (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cut-the-rope/id380293530?mt=8)/iPad (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cut-the-rope-hd/id394610743?mt=8)]

Article Link: 'Cut the Rope' Named App of the Week, Available for Free (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/08/29/cut-the-rope-named-app-of-the-week-available-for-free/)



keysofanxiety
Aug 29, 2013, 12:09 PM
Yes! Times like this I'm pleased I'm a tight sod when it comes to buying apps. Glad I held off on purchasing this one.

gerlitzappel
Aug 29, 2013, 12:12 PM
I thought Cut the Rope was previously offered as the app of the week. I got it free from somewhere, maybe Starbucks

ALMF
Aug 29, 2013, 12:20 PM
when i open the app its Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders not Cut the Rope

Nozuka
Aug 29, 2013, 12:23 PM
I thought Cut the Rope was previously offered as the app of the week. I got it free from somewhere, maybe Starbucks

This was free, dont think its the same:

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2012/05/freeappoftheweek.jpg

mabhatter
Aug 29, 2013, 02:28 PM
I feel so bad when I miss giving Om Nom the candy. He is so happy anticipating his treats, but his little heart get SO broken every time you drop one. It's tear-jerking!

You'll laugh, you'll cry... You'll suddenly have missing time like the Bermuda Triangle... Wondering if you REALLY did try that level 142 times????

Jessica Lares
Aug 29, 2013, 02:43 PM
YAY for free HD version. HATE when the iPad version costs extra. :mad:

D.T.
Aug 29, 2013, 02:49 PM
This is such a fun little game! Great design, easy to play, but some of the levels require a good bit of thought (and occasionally, some really careful timing).

JAT
Aug 29, 2013, 03:07 PM
Experiments is more fun.

macnisse
Aug 29, 2013, 04:35 PM
Great game, up there together with pudding monsters, thanx! :-D

JackieInCo
Aug 29, 2013, 04:49 PM
So the game normally costs money to buy and still has in app purchases? No thanks.

D.T.
Aug 29, 2013, 05:52 PM
So the game normally costs money to buy and still has in app purchases? No thanks.

I think the IAP is just a link to buy CTR: Experiments. I don't recall there being any "in game" purchasing.

Fresh Pie
Aug 29, 2013, 08:53 PM
Cut the Rope is fantastic! It's like the Angry Birds that doesn't get on my nerves for some reason.

charlituna
Aug 30, 2013, 01:02 AM
Hmmm might be nice if they weren't putting up three year old apps from a fairly big developer as the freebie

arcite
Aug 30, 2013, 04:32 AM
Hmmm might be nice if they weren't putting up three year old apps from a fairly big developer as the freebie

Who cares how old it is, its free.

blitzer09x87
Aug 30, 2013, 07:48 AM
good game, but, not enough levels.:( i hope they introduce more levels soon.

bpcookson
Aug 30, 2013, 08:13 AM
So the game normally costs money to buy and still has in app purchases? No thanks.

Seriously? I can't believe the backlash on in-app purchases. I think it's a fantastic thing, and terribly convenient. I won't argue that some developers don't use IAP in a slimy way, but those practices are worth shunning and will naturally be suppressed if people just stop feeding the trolls.

But isn't it nice to download a game with a free demo built in? I don't want to have to search for a "Lite" version, download that to check it out, and then go back to the app store to get the real thing when it can be so easy with IAP to simply unlock the remainder of the game. That single use-case completely justifies IAP.

It's logic like yours that ruins good things for everyone. Some kid abuses his parents' credit card because 1) a developer abused the IAP system and 2) his parents were inept. Big deal. But then the whole world cries devil and now Apple has to inform people whether an app has IAP, as if they're physically dangerous, and people like you won't go near anything labeled IAP because the Church of the Media tells you it's bad. No, ignorance is dangerous; IAP are brilliant.

charlituna
Aug 30, 2013, 09:31 AM
Who cares how old it is, its free.

Being three years old and well hyped most folks likely have it.

And the company doesn't need the press of being 'app of the week' again

JAT
Aug 30, 2013, 01:42 PM
So the game normally costs money to buy and still has in app purchases? No thanks.

I think the IAP is just a link to buy CTR: Experiments. I don't recall there being any "in game" purchasing.
Actually, that would not be IAP. In game, you can buy the superpower cheats. But, these are completely unnecessary to the game.

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Seriously? I can't believe the backlash on in-app purchases. I think it's a fantastic thing, and terribly convenient. I won't argue that some developers don't use IAP in a slimy way, but those practices are worth shunning and will naturally be suppressed if people just stop feeding the trolls.

The problem is these different usages of IAP are not spelled out. You have to figure it out for yourself, and that can be difficult with only user reviews to explain.

thefourthpope
Aug 30, 2013, 11:10 PM
I will get this game
It carries no cost to me
Thank you, MacRumors

haruhiko
Aug 31, 2013, 01:41 AM
YAY for free HD version. HATE when the iPad version costs extra. :mad:the iPad version is basically just a blown up iPhone version. If they cost the same I don't mind paying once more but it's about 3 times as expensive so I passed on the HD version and only bought the iPhone version.