A while ago we reported that indie puzzle game Pirate’s Mind would be free for a limited time. Good news for gamers: developer M80 Games has decided to continue offering their game free definitely.

Pirates love free things, but that doesn’t mean they don’t like updates too. M80 has updated Pirate’s Mind a whopping three times in the month of June. Let’s look at what's changed.

Pirate’s Mind version 1.4 changelog:

  • Repositioned the Multiplier starburst to be more visible during play.
  • Adjusted particle effects for better presentation
  • Optimized graphics to consume less memory and increase performance.
  • Fixed bug where if all coins on the playfield were the same, the game couldn't continue.

Pirate’s Mind version 1.3 changelog:

  • Game now saves audio settings between play sessions
  • Fixed high score name entry to remember last used name
  • More bugfixes.
  • LG Phone users, we are still working on the issues some of you are experiencing. Please email us if you would like to help: contact@m80games.com

Pirate’s Mind version 1.2 changelog:

  • New game mode "Dash"
  • Adjusted the difficulty progression  to be more challenging
  • Added a "Rate This Game" button. PLEASE EVERYONE...USE THIS :)
  • Many bug-fixes and optimizations
  • HTC crash issues hopefully resolved

As you can see, the move to a completely free model (with no ads!) hasn’t diminished the developer’s desire to sharpen the game. In our review, I mentioned that games were too easy and went on a bit too long. The new 3-minute Dash mode and difficulty changes to the standard mode really make Pirate’s Mind work better as a mobile game.

You’ll find Pirate’s Mind here (Zune link) on the Marketplace. Get it now before scurvy gets you!

We’ve also learned that M80 is working on a new puzzle game, tentatively titled Buzzwords. WPCentral will bring you an exclusive first look soon.