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.)

NOTICE TO LEVEL DESIGNERS:
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.

UPDATE FROM DEVELOPER:
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 http://stolk.org/tlctc/faq.html

NOTICE TO PROFESSIONAL OPERATORS:
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:
Copyright (c) 2001-2007, Russell L. Smith.
All rights reserved.

HUD graphic design by Matthew Beckman, music by playonloop.com
04-19-2012, 02:03 PM
#81
4.0.1 released

4.0.1 was just released.
In the 4.x series, support has been added for user designed levels.
See the thread on the Little Crane World Editor for more information:
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=128715
User designed levels are stored in iCloud.
04-19-2012, 02:32 PM
#82
Keep up the good work, Bram - you (and this game) rock!

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Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post
Squids!?

Worst idea ever!

04-20-2012, 03:07 AM
#83
Super awesome game

Wow. I have been addicted to this game since I got it. It's one of the best games I have ever played. The game play is so smooth I just love it.

Thanks Bram and keep up the great work. Also another suggesion just like in 'Bike Baron' maybe there was a way people couild create and share the maps they created.

Would it be too hard?? I have no idea. Just my 2 cents.

avdhoot limaye
04-20-2012, 07:37 PM
#84
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Originally Posted by avdhoot1 View Post
Thanks Bram and keep up the great work. Also another suggesion just like in 'Bike Baron' maybe there was a way people couild create and share the maps they created.
Thanks avdhoot,

You should already be able to do this:

Press 'DESIGNS' button in Editor.
Tap on the blue ⧁ disclosure button of an iCloud stored design.
Choose 'Share with friend'.

Your friend should be able to open your design either in editor or in game by clicking on the link in the email that was sent by the editor app.

Bram
05-22-2012, 04:13 PM
#85
Free DLC

Hello Little Crane gamers!

In the forum thread for 'Little Crane World Editor' I posted some free DLC.
A level I made with the editor: 'Walled Garden':

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showpo...5&postcount=41

Now, it should just work if you have iCloud enabled and the game installed.
You should not require a copy of the Editor to play it.
That being said, I've mostly tested opening shared levels in the editor, not so much directly in the game. Let me know if it does or does not work for you.

Lastly: shared iCloud documents expire after 21 days. If you download it before then, it will remain on your own iCloud storage until you delete it.

Bram
07-02-2012, 11:16 PM
#86
V4.2 coming soon

I'm finishing up version 4.2 of the little crane that could.
It should be in the app store soon.
It will bring a new (free) level, and some other improvements.
07-03-2012, 05:32 AM
#87
Amazingly addictive! Definitely one of the best games i've played on iOS.

Polygon Play
Developer of Lander Hero and Lander Hero: Training Mission
07-03-2012, 10:03 AM
#88
Very cool!

You've poured a lot of effort into this one, and it's much appreciated!

Quote:
Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post
Squids!?

Worst idea ever!
07-16-2012, 05:21 PM
#89
V4.3 available

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Originally Posted by bram View Post
I'm finishing up version 4.2 of the little crane that could.
It should be in the app store soon.
It will bring a new (free) level, and some other improvements.
Version 4.3 is available which fixes user-content loading bug of 4.2.
If you have purchased the World Editor, you need to run 4.3 of the game.

In 4.3 you can play the recently introduced level 'PROJECT 02: Lockdown'.
19,141 players already posted a time on the leader board for this level in the last week. So it seems to be well received. I have my doubts about the #1 ranking player with a time of 12.68 seconds. How the hell is that possible? I need almost a minute for that.

Bram
08-30-2012, 09:55 PM
#90
4.4 coming soon

V4.4 submitted for review, should be available soon.

✔ Replaced 'demolition level' with a new level 'hazard'.
✔ Fixed rare crash bug when reactivating backgrounded app.
✔ Make IAP record more persistant so that 'restore purchases' is req'd less often.

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