Gonzo action game The Executive is IGN’s Free Game of the Month

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So you want to be the CEO of a trillion dollar mining company that has been infiltrated by werewolves? Look no further than The Executive by Riverman Media, a title unlike any other mobile game on the market.

The Executive, normally a $4.99 download from the App Store, has just gone free via IGN’s ongoing Free Game of the Month promotion, marking the first time the game has hone free since its July 2015 debut.

Best of all, there are no ads and no In-App Purchases in The Executive so this single free download is all you need. The Executive is part rhythm game and part 2D fighter and can be yours at no charge if you follow our instructions on redeeming your free copy.

Where is this promotion available?

The promo codes for The Executive are available on a first-come, first-served basis to any gamer in the following 57 countries: United States, Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil Canada, Chad, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Vietnam.

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How can I redeem this offer?

Step 1: To grab your free download, first visit IGN’s promo page using Safari on your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or Mac.

Step 2: Now tap on the red Get Free Game button below the splash graphics.

Step 3: Your promo code should appear on the screen. Tap it to redeem your free copy of The Executive.

Tip: Alternatively, manually paste the code into the Redeem section of the App Store on the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, or iTunes on Mac and Windows PCs.

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How can I bypass regional restrictions?

If your country isn’t included in this promotion, feel free to use an anonymous proxy web tool such as SmartHide Online Anonymizer, which doesn’t cost a dime and can help you bypass regional restrictions.

Choose the US Anonymizer option on the SmartHide webpage, paste the IGN promo URL into the text field and tap the Begin Browsing button.

SmartHide should fool IGN into believing you were visiting their website from the United States and allow you to claim your free download. If you get the message that this game is redeemable only through a US App Store account, just create yourself one to download this freebie.

Who the heck is Riverman?

Riverman Media is two brothers, Jacob and Paul Stevens, who have dedicated their lives to the art of 2D game making.

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The Executive highlights

The Executive will have you fighting the werewolves over the course of 120 hand-crafted levels to save your company and your city.

  • 120 levels, hand-crafted one pixel at a time. No randomly generated endless filler.
  • Dozens of abilities and skills to learn
  • Battle enemies and execute stunts in every level
  • Over 50 unique enemies, each with their own intelligence, strengths, and weaknesses
  • Invest in your mining company and earn money continuously
  • 12 Menacing bosses that will require your strategy and skill to defeat
  • Universal app: purchase it once, play forever on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
  • 12 Challenging achievements
  • High-definition Retina graphics for all supported devices, Retina HD graphics on iPhone 6 Plus

Built on Riverman’s proprietary animation system, the game animates large, hand-drawn 2D sprites with an unprecedented amount of smoothness and detail.

Check out the teaser trailer for The Executive below.

If you can’t see the embedded video, watch it on YouTube.

As mentioned, the game features a high-speed combat system, timing-based running, platforming, a bunch of moves and upgrades and a simple mining company simulation for earning money.

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“The fighting engine evokes a cross between Street Fighter II and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, with controls designed from scratch to be ideal for touch screens,” Riverman boasts.

The platforming segments require precise timing, similar to Elite Beat Agents but with an emphasis on visual timing instead of musical rhythm.

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“Both of these mechanics are brought together by the SP bar, which allows you to execute gesture-based special moves like flame kicks, health restoration, and even morphing your character’s arm into a silver spike to impale foes,” as per release notes.


The Executive, a 432-megabyte download, requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iOS 7.1 or later. The game is localized in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.