The Edge Will Be Your Hungover-for-the-Holidays-in-the-Office Friend

The Edge Will Be Your Hungover-for-the-Holidays-in-the-Office Friend

Welcome to another edition of Geek-Offs, where you'll find the perfect distractions to help you muddle your way through hump day each week.

I have a confession to make. One of the main reasons I wouldn't update/upgrade/sync my old iPhone 3G was because of my fear of losing one game: Edge. The awesomeness that is Edge was one of the first games I bought, but due to the on-again off-again legal battles between a douche who thought he owned the rights to the word "edge" and French game studio Mobigame, the game has been repeatedly pulled from the iTunes store over the past couple of years. I was worried I would lose it forever.

Well, worry no more friends, because not only does it appear that Edge (and its sequel Edge Extended) is here to stay, but for a limited time only (read: the holiday season) the original game is free. In the game there are three sets of controls to choose from (the super easy to use D pad, the default touch and drag setting or the ever maddening accelerometer setting) so there's an option for every skill set. Your challenge is to work your way through 48 levels by rolling a cube up, down and over the modular environments, collecting prisms, pushing buttons and avoiding falling platforms and the dreaded sneaky black cube, all in an effort to get to the end quickly safely without falling into the dreaded nothingness which I so despise.

Here's a trailer, just cause you know you want it:

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