Driving a crane and operating a crane is so much fun. Improve your spatial skills and solve puzzles in this crane simulator, which is enjoyed by over 19 million people, young and old.

A realistic physics simulation gives you full control over the crane: rotate, elevate, bend, extend and grapple. Use your crane to solve a diverse set of challenges. This crane simulator lets you use mobile cranes, dump trucks, forklifts, skid loaders and even a sky crane helicopter.

The Little Crane That Could features 6 free levels and 22 premium levels (1 in-app-purchase unlocks all levels.)

You can follow me @BramStolk on Twitter. Please consider providing feedback on the game, good or bad. I need to know what you are thinking. There is a button in the HELP screen that takes you to the feedback page in itunes. Also, there is a FAQ now at

If you open the settings of your device, and go to 'Little Crane' tab, you can reverse the controls to mimic real-life cranes where pulling the lever is boom up, and pushing is boom down.

'The Little Crane That Could' is a game by Abraham Stolk, and it uses the OpenDE physics engine.

Open Dynamics Engine is:
Copyright (c) 2001-2007, Russell L. Smith.
All rights reserved.

HUD graphic design by Matthew Beckman, music by

What’s New

Version 6.51

* Don't serve personalized ads to EU users.
* Fix buttons on info screen.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
783 Ratings

783 Ratings

Ninja charger ,

To developer

I’ve had the game since it came out and once you put the premium in app purchase of five dollars is a little extreme but I think it would be better at 1-3

Major_Woody ,

Money hungry appholes

So I have had this game for a few years and I really liked it. I don't play it enough and when I do go back to play it I see that they took over half the game and make it "premium in-app purchase". I don't mind paying for the app once but to have to pay 5 bucks to play levels that I have already beat is just ridiculous. Well whomever thought that was a good idea is just stupid. I will be deleting this from all of my iOS devices.

Mojoe626 ,


For this and Little Crane 2 being my favorite games probably ever on my iPhone I have to say... I'm highly disappointed that the developers have not updated, fixed bugs or even creat NEW LEVELS in almost a year... Developers, you have a great thing going but you are missing out on a huge opportunity! Wake up!!!!


Abraham Stolk
43.4 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Dutch, Japanese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Abraham Stolk
In-App Purchases
  1. premium levels $4.99


  • Game Center

    Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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