App description: Driving a crane and operating a crane is so much fun. Improve your spatial skills and solve puzzles in this crane simulator, which is enjoyed by over 13 million people, young and old.

A realistic physics simulation gives you full control over the crane: rotate, elevate, bend, extend and grapple. Use your crane to solve a diverse set of challenges. This crane simulator lets you use mobile cranes, dump trucks, forklifts, skid loaders and even a sky crane helicopter.

The Little Crane That Could features 6 free levels and 21 premium levels (1 in-app-purchase unlocks all levels.)

If you get a grey screen after loading a user level, please do the following: Open settings app, select iCloud tab, log off, log into iCloud again. After iOS7 the iCloud terms were changed, and you may have to accept those again.

You can follow me @BramStolk on Twitter. Please consider providing feedback on the game, good or bad. I need to know what you are thinking. There is a button in the HELP screen that takes you to the feedback page in itunes. Also, there is a FAQ now at

If you open the settings of your device, and go to 'Little Crane' tab, you can reverse the controls to mimic real-life cranes where pulling the lever is boom up, and pushing is boom down.

'The Little Crane That Could' is a game by Abraham Stolk, and it uses the OpenDE physics engine.

Open Dynamics Engine is:
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HUD graphic design by Matthew Beckman, music by
08-31-2012, 01:46 AM
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Never leaving my iPad

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08-31-2012, 10:34 AM
Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
Never leaving my iPad

Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post

Worst idea ever!

09-06-2012, 11:50 AM
Originally Posted by drelbs View Post
Thanks for the support guys!
I think Drelbs has been playing my games since 'little tank' :-)

Anyways... a new 'The Little Crane That Could' is out now.
V4.4 available in the app store.

09-20-2012, 01:26 PM
Unfortunately it's not working after the update today... is a bugfix already on the way?? Cannot wait to continue playing
09-20-2012, 01:28 PM
I offer my sincere apologies.

I have sent a new version to Apple for review.
I am at the mercy of Apple's review times, which are normally 10 days.
I have asked for expedited review, which when granted, will take 1 or 2 days.
09-20-2012, 02:42 PM
Wow! Thanks for the quick reply!!

No problem, I'll be waiting for the update - so I might be able to continue playing on my new iphone 5

Thank you for creating such an entertaining game
09-21-2012, 07:43 PM
Temporarily removed from Sale

Little Crane for iOS has been temporarily removed from sale on the app store. Once Apple reviews and approves version 4.4.2 which fixes the launch crash, it will return to the store. I have not heard back from the review board yet, and do not know if Apple will grant me an expedited review. Normal app reviews take 10 days or so.

If you do not want to wait for the update, I can point you to the procedure to get a refund via iTunes.

I sincerely apologize to all my users.
09-28-2012, 12:08 AM
4.4.2 released

4.4.2 is now available on the App Store.
This version fixes the crash on start up.
My apologies for the inconvenience, but it should work fine again.
10-13-2012, 09:36 PM
New to Game

I just found this game a couple days ago and I can't stop playing it. I played that level where you have to finish the train track for over an hour. The train crashed which was a bummer but I'm already giving it another go. This game is amazing! I really hope you are still working on new stuff for it and I have already downloaded the rest of your games. All awesome. TLCTC is my favorite though. I posted in the world builder section the I hope the platforms in the bridge builder level become available and I just want to mention again because that was my favorite level. Continue your great work!
10-17-2012, 03:49 PM
I've got an old version on my ipod. A little nervous to upgrade because of the comments about the music. Is there a way to turn the music off? I like the silence and sounds of the crane it's kind of atmospheric by itself.

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