the little crane that could

Developer: Abraham Stolk

Current Version: 6.13

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 8.4 MB - Download


The little crane that could...

This is a life like simulation of a mobile crane.
With the crane, solve a diverse set of challenging puzzles.
Incredible fun for young and old alike.

Use arrow keys to drive
Q/A to rotate crane
W/S to elevate crane
E/D to bend crane
R/F to extend crane
T/G to open/close grapple

Features in this version:
→ unrivalled physics simulation
→ full screen, anti aliased graphics
→ custom graphics shader with shape outlines and shadows
→ 27 levels of game play in total
→ 6 free levels
→ 21 premium levels
→ in-game tutorial
→ realistic crane sound effects
→ support for CH Products Throttle Quadrant controller.

NOTE: To restore IN-APP-PURCHASES select the RESTORE option from the Store menu. If the Buy and Restore are disabled, you need to log into the mac app store first.

The little crane that could saw well over 11M downloads on iPad and iPhone.
Follow me on twitter @BramStolk

'The little crane that could' is a game by Abraham Stolk, and it uses the OpenDE physics engine.
Open Dynamics Engine
Copyright (c) 2001-2007, Russell L. Smith.
All rights reserved.


Release Notes:

New levels
New menu


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.2
Review by rusty pumpkin

Should be #1 App! - This is the best simulator game I have played in a long long time! The only problem you might face is if you don't have a external mouse for your mac then using it might take you a little longer but hey 5 levels for free and the rest for 5.99 that's a steal! Looking forward to TLCTC 2!

Found helpful by 15 out of 18 people
Version 1.1
Review by Jegs25

Why even make a mac version - This is such a lazy port of the iOS version. Put more than 5 minutes into it next time. The real challenge in the game isn't using a crane, it's negotiating the terrible interface and boring levels. have fun.

Found helpful by 8 out of 20 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 6.13
Review by TwoMetreMan

Viewpoint!!... - This app frustrated me!!! It’s fun and has great potential, but… 1) The viewpoint as you try to manouevre the crane is totally arbitrary and often what you need to see to operate the crane properly is blocked or too far away for any real detail. 2) This app really needs a proper controller to operate it - I was trying to do it from a keyboard and…. Nawwww!!! Not really successful!! That said, I like this app! It’s fun and, with some modifications, it could be really great. The concept is very good - fun, fun, fun!! - so I do hope the developer will spend some time and improve at least the viewpoint aspect. Maybe a split-screen / dual viewpoint approach?? I totally accept that it is up to me to buy a controller if I want to get seriously involved!! But, for free?? Do try it!! It deserves a trial!! 😄

Found helpful by 7 out of 10 people
Version 6.13
Review by TTabby

Love it !! - Really enjoying this Game/Sim? I don’t mind the tight views and almost think the author purposly did this to add another degree of dificulty making things that are too easy, a bit harder. I have been through the 27 levels many times now and have mastered all but 1. I have the iPhone version too but the screen is just too small for me and my fat fingers. I like the game on my iMac and hope to see more levels and /or have the editor available for the iMac version.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people