What the hell is going on here? Last week Friday we had The Witness suddenly popping up on the App Store, and now we have thatgamecompany’s stunning Flower, just casually appearing like it’s no big deal. It is a big deal, ok? A big, soft, floral, poetic, dreamy deal.
If you’ve never had the pleasure of swooning this gem of a game, it’s probably because you’re an Xbox or PC gamer. Or it’s because you hate nice things. But yes, this iOS release marks the first time that thatgamecompany’s prettiest creation has been allowed out of the PlayStation ecosystem – something which we may have seen coming, considering that their next game is labelled as an Apple exclusive.
It’s a game which defies pigeon-holing, but the developer calls it “an interactive escape that takes you on an emotional journey like no other game you’ve ever experienced”. It’s perched on the US App Store for $4.99 (around R70.00), so, like, a six-pack of beer. You know what to do.