Loveable one-man studio Positech has broken new ground today with their revolutionary stealth launch of Gratuitous Space Battles for iPad, an experiment in marketing whereby a game is launched without telling anyone.
Gratuitous Space Battles is a sci-fi fleet combat simulator that was originally released for PC and Mac in 2009 to general acclaim. It’s a natural fit for tablets, and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. The PC version has been steadily adding features (like a campaign mode) since its release – it will be interesting to see how many of those features have been translated over to the iPad edition. I’ll try to have a review up in the next few days.
With absolutely no pre-release hype that I could detect, Positech’s Cliffski simply announced the game’s arrival with a tweet:
Gratuitous Space Battles is available for $9.99 on the App Store and is iPad-only. Check out the trailer for PC version after the jump.