While last month's version 5.0 update to the official Apple Store iOS app introduced several significant changes to the user experience, one thing Apple has retained is its tradition of occasionally offering select paid apps for free through the app for a limited time.

Right now, users who scroll down the Discover tab should find an option to download monochromatic platform puzzler Starman: Tale of Light for free, rather than paying $3.99 to download it from the App Store.

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Originally released in 2017, this serene title uses a level design reminiscent of Monument Valley, with the player encountering a series of easy to moderately difficult puzzles as they progress through each scene. Optimized for iPhone X displays, Starman currently has an average 4.8 star rating out of 769 App Store reviews, and is described in the official Apple Store app as follows:

In this visually stunning game with breathtaking architectural scenery, you guide Starman through delicate atmospheres and solve elaborate puzzles. No two puzzles are ever the same, so the challenges are always new. Soothing music and haptic feedback enhance the immersive experience further.


To download the app for free, tap on the featured app in the Discover section of the Apple Store app, tap Download now for free, and you will be redirected to the App Store's Redeem code screen. Your free redeem code should already be entered – all you need to do is tap Redeem in the upper right corner to begin downloading the game.

The offer to download Starman for free through the Apple Store iOS app expires on July 15, 2018. Note that free app offers sometimes vary from region to region.

(Thanks, Sergio!)

Top Rated Comments

eiprol Avatar
46 months ago
One of the two developers here!

Just one thing: the game is meant to be an experience, so try not to rush it; take your time, turn the volume up, and enjoy its atmosphere and pace. We think that's the best way to approach it :)


We hope you like it!
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bkaus Avatar
46 months ago
Where is the “Discovery Tab”?!?!? I’ve looked on my iPhone and iPad and don’t see anything.

A little help anyone?

Thanks!
Apple store app. Not App Store app. Took me a while too.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sovon Halder Avatar
46 months ago
For people from India. Or any other country where the app "Apple Store"isn't available, follow the following process...

1. Download the app from the the app store.
2. Open it and choose country as United States
3. Scroll down to the exclusive section in the discovery page (valid till 7/15/18)
4. Click install Starman and hit yes when it asks to go to the app store. Hit yes.
5. You'll be presented with a gift code. Redeem it. Validate with passcode/fingerprint.
6. It will start installing automatically.
7. Enjoy.

<3 Macrumors.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GubbyMan Avatar
46 months ago
One of the two developers here!

Just one thing: the game is meant to be an experience, so try not to rush it; take your time, turn the volume up, and enjoy its atmosphere and pace. We think that's the best way to approach it :)


We hope you like it!
You know a game is good when you see a developer being afraid that people will just rush through it without enjoying what he created.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
eiprol Avatar
46 months ago
Not sure how it works with Apple offering this for free but thank you for making it available it’s appreciated and I’m glad I just got chance to tell you :)

That's really nice, thank you so much! Not many people think about that, so I really appreciate it :)

P.S. I also speak on behalf of my brother, the other developer involved ;)
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
newellj Avatar
46 months ago
One of the two developers here!

Just one thing: the game is meant to be an experience, so try not to rush it; take your time, turn the volume up, and enjoy its atmosphere and pace. We think that's the best way to approach it :)


We hope you like it!
It has a beautiful feel to it - very nice!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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