August 13, 2010 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Derby, United Kingdom - Gravity Runner 1.0 has just been released today for iPhone and iPod touch devices via the App Store. We Are Colin provides the same addictive experience you will expect from the popular 'Running Game' genre but delivers a more feature rich experience without detracting from the simplicity of the formula that makes the game fun.
The player takes the role of 'Colin' as he automatically runs through levels fraught with fiendish obstacles and traps, in order to reach the end of the level in the fastest time possible. The twist in this game comes with Colin's ability to change the direction of gravity, this allows for some interesting challenges that mean the player must think and react quickly to reach the goal at the end. There are also various pickups along the way to aid the player.
Gravity Runner 1.0 has been designed to be very easy to learn and play, using a simple and responsive one touch control system. The player taps anywhere on the screen once to jump, and taps again while the player is in mid air to flip gravity. Don't let the simplicity of the game fool you though, there's something here to challenge the most seasoned hardcore gamers. Timed leaderboards allow players to compete to be the fastest Gravity Runner in the whole world.
Critics are already regarding the game to be a summer hit. Here are when some Critics have been saying about Gravity Runner:
"Gravity Runner's retro graphics combined with the smooth gameplay, and the gravity-switching novelty, makes it extremely entertaining to play. The app's developer (We Are Colin) has done a great job." - App Advice
"We have been lucky enough to be among the few who got to review it early and I've had a hard time putting it down." - The Portable Gamer
"Gravity Runner has stepped up the bar for past and future platformers and it is a game that anyone, from any age and era, can definitely enjoy." - Touch Gen
"Gravity Runner takes retro runners to a whole new frustratingly addictive level" - TouchAholics
"This game is a perfect example of how you can turn a good game (like Canabalt) and make it super awesome!" - ExtraLives.tv
* Unique gameplay never before seen in a game of this genre
* Easy to learn, a lifetime to master
* Fiendish traps and difficult obstacles
* 25 widely varying levels 4 secret levels
* An Endless mode to challenge even the most veteran of players
* A variety of pickups
* OpenFeint Enabled. Submit your score worldwide and compete to become the best
* A collection of achievements up for grabs
* Choose to listen to your own music while racing through the levels
* iPhone or iPod touch
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 12.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Gravity Runner 1.0 is priced at only $0.99 (USD) and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games, Action and Arcade categories.
Located in Derby, UK, We Are Colin Ltd was founded in 2009 by John Sear. We Are Colin is a small independent games company which makes games for the Apple iPhone's App Store and Microsoft's Xbox Live Indie Channel, aiming to create unique and innovative games. All Material and Software (C) 2009-2010 We Are Colin Ltd / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, the iPod logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.