My friend Ish’s wife was recently diagnosed with cancer. Somegreatpeople set up a GoFundMe to send them and their three kids to Disneyland. They had already surpassed the original $2000 goal needed to send them on the trip by the time I even saw the fund. All of the money past what is needed for the Disney trip is going to be used to support the family as his wife goes through her treatment.
If you hang around my corner of the internet, there is no doubt that you have already seen the news that Tiny Wings was updated for the first time in over two years today. As Tiny Wings is my second favorite iOS game of all time1, I could not let this update pass by without mentioning it.
The update added support for the larger resolution of the 4.7″ and 5.5″ iPhones and added some new levels.
However, the big thing that the developer Andreas Illiger released was an Apple TV version. The game looks beautiful at 65″. The simple controls are perfect for the Apple TV remote2.
All three version of the game (iPhone, iPad, & Apple TV) stay in sync using iCloud, so you can jump back and forth from device to device and pick up where you left off.
It is available on the App Store now (iPhone, iPad, & Apple TV3). Just try to not waste as many hours playing it as I have.
Carcassonne holds the top spot for me. The comparison is not completely fair since Carcassonne is a board game, but it is what it is. If the list only consisted of iOS originals, then Tiny Wings would easily be #1. ↩
Curiously, the game was listed as requiring an external game controller for me (i.e. not the Apple TV remote), but the remote worked fine. ↩
Linking to Apple TV apps still is horrible. Just search for it on the Apple TV App Store. ↩