SpellTower sales surge after price cut


Zach Gage's iOS word game SpellTower has shot up the iPad charts, rising from 297th to third over the course of this week, and its creator has cut the game's price by half in a bid to see it top the chart.

As such, SpellTower is now available for iPad and iPhone for just 69p. It's still got some way to go to reach number one, however: the two games ahead of it are Rovio's Angry Birds Space, and Draw Something, the social game that has been so successful that developer OMGPOP was recently bought by Zynga for $180 million.

"SpellTower has had kind of a meteoric rise through the app store this week," Gage told us in an email. "This is extremely crazy. I made it on my own, and although I've had a lot of critical acclaim for my previous titles, none of them has ever been very monetarily successful.

"SpellTower really broke that mold, but I never in a million years thought I'd see it on the first page of the App Store. I'm throwing a 'Holy Crap, I'm Near The Top, This Is Crazy! Help An Indie Take On Rovio And Zynga! Half Off 24-Hour Sale!' Let's see how far this thing can go."

The game is available from the App Store at the source link below. Our SpellTower review praised "a brainteaser that's nervy, humbling and strangely energising. If you can handle the stress, SpellTower is magnificent." We also recently spoke to Zach Gage about his work both as a designer and a conceptual artist.