Earlier this month, Microsoft launched "The Gunstringer: Dead Man Running" as a Windows 8/RT exclusive. The endless-running game is based on an Xbox 360 Kinect title that was first developed by Microsoft-owned Twisted Pixel. Dead Man Running, however, was developed by Other Ocean Interactive.
The game typically costs $1.49, but Microsoft is now offering Dead Man Running for free until the end of the day today. In fact, the game has been free for the past weekend but we only noticed its price cut today. The game itself has a Story Mode with 15 levels as you control the character through a number of Wild West themed missions, and the second mode, Endless Runner, has three worlds that go on until you quit or your character dies.
While Microsoft decided to charge money for people to download The Gunstringer, it also has a number of in-game purchase options where you can customize the character. It's possible that Microsoft has decided to turn the game into a "free-to-play" title temporarily to see if The Gunstringer can be supported just by in-app purchases, much like how the popular Temple Run, and its recent launched sequel, have done.
By the way, for those of you who have been waiting to see if Temple Run or Temple Run 2 would be coming to Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8, Neowin has heard from a spokesmen from its developer Imangi Studios on this topic. Unfortunately, the development team has no such plans to bring the games to Microsoft's platforms.
Source: The Gunstringer | Image via Microsoft