With more and more game developers all over the world preparing for the official launch of the iPad, Techcrunch reports that one of the largest iPhone App developers Ngmoco has officially purchased Freeverse. Freeverse is a smaller iPhone development company that was responsible for many popular apps including Motochaser and Skee-ball. This is obviously a move to spend some of the $40 million Ngmoco has raised from investors including being one of the beneficiaries of the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers iFund.
While this is obviously big business for the developer as they gear up to, undoubtedly, release a long line of new apps to coincide with the official release of the iPad, it is also great news for iPhone and iPad users. Earlier in the year Ngmoco made a controversial move to make the majority of the apps that have made them successful completely free to download for users. Instead of making iPhone and iPod Touch users pay for their apps, they moved to a model of relying on ads and in-app micro transactions. The word is that the developer will also make the apps acquired when purchasing Freeverse free. This means many great apps will soon be available for download, completely free