Starbucks’ Pick Of The Week Is ‘Cyto’s Puzzling Adventure,’ A Pretty Fun Little Game On The App Store


Hello, Cyto!
Hello, Cyto!

You may know that Starbucks, perhaps the most ubiquitous coffee shop in the US and beyond, gives out free iTunes stuff each week. Sometimes it’s songs, sometimes TV show episodes, and sometimes Apps.

This week, Starbucks is giving away Cyto’s Puzzle Adventure, a cute little regularly $0.99 game that sees you flinging a little cell-like organism around a beautiful, organic-looking playing field to recover his memories.

Room 8, the game’s developer, sent us an email to let us know.

If you visit any one of over fifteen thousand (!!!) Starbucks coffee shops in the US, Canada, UK, and Ireland, starting yesterday, you’ll be able to grab one of these cards, which are–naturally–subject to availability.

If you miss out on a card, of course, you can grab your free copy of Cyto’s Puzzle Adventure just walking into a Starbucks and connecting to the in-store Wi-Fi.

The developers had the following to say about getting into Starbucks:

All of us at Room 8 were humbled to be chosen. Starbucks’ Picks Of The Week tend to be mainstream fare – bigtime iTunes media offerings like songs, books, or films. Games are usually left out of the mix, and on the rare occasions that they make an appearance it’s usually heavy hitters like Angry Birds Star Wars, Where’s My Perry?, The Heist and Bike Baron that get the limelight – not relatively new titles like Cyto.

When we reached out to Chillingo, the publishers of Cyto’s Puzzle Adventure, to find out how the game was chosen for the Pick of the Week, they hit us back with a big no comment, though the spokesperson did say that publishing via Chillingo (now owned by EA) can lead to these kind of opportunities.

If anyone here knows how the system works, by all means drop us a comment below!


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