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KFC game

KFC takes us through the life of Colonel Sanders in a game


Double Down Browntown
May 20
Colonel Sanders lived an interesting life. In an attempt to bring him back into the public eye, fast food chain KFC wants to tell the story of his life, though it seems like it might be embellished a bit in the free minigame ... read
Color Guardians bossfight

Learn why the Color Guardians final boss is so poorly designed


Spoilers: it's everything
May 12
In my review earlier, I wrote a couple of paragraphs talking about how the final boss fight is so poorly designed that it brings the entire experience down. It feels like the developer didn't playtest the fight at all, becau... read
Color me bad
I put a lot of value in elegance. Solving a math problem in an unconventional way using two steps is inherently cooler than doing it in twenty steps. A single shot from a sniper rifle taking down a faraway target is more impr... read feature

The difficulty sure ain't phony
I had been lulled into a false sense of security. I finished the tutorial and the first level of Cosmophony with a perfect rating in about 15 minutes. "Four more levels of this?" I thought. "Child's play." Cut to an hour and ... read feature

Doesn't last forever, thankfully
Infinite runners have their place in gaming. After Canabalt, a seemingly endless stream of 2D endless runners showed up for a piece of the action. After Temple Run, the same happened for behind-the-back 3D runners. Infinity R... read feature

Lara Croft: Relic Run

Lara Croft's in a new mobile runner ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


The Lara you used to know and love
Apr 13
Crystal Dynamics has announced a new mobile runner titled Lara Croft: Relic Run. The name's fittingly nebulous. Is Lara running after relics? Or, is the old-school Lara the running relic, a classic character hearkening back t... read
Something, something, Egoraptor reference
Four Christmases ago, I joined the smartphone brigade when I found an iPhone 4S nestled under the tree. Oh boy! I thought. Now I can grab all those iOS games that people can't shut up about! And for a couple of years, I was a... read feature

Runbow

Runbow for the Wii U still looks amazing, is still nine players


Loving it
Mar 05
After announcing a metric shit-ton of indie games during GDC week, Nintendo put out a new trailer for Runbow, the upcoming nine-player Wii U action platformer. There are seven modes available, including one that allows a pla... read
Endless snowboarding

Stylish endless snowboarder Alto's Adventure now on iPhone and iPad


It's nice when mobile games respect your time
Feb 19
It's rare that I cover mobile games here but I couldn't let Alto's Adventure slide by me. This is pegged as an "endless snowboarding odyssey" with a one-button trick system and 180 goals to best. Other things worth noting be... read
I'd tap that

Combo Queen brings jiggle physics to an SNES aesthetic


I'd tap that
Jan 29
It's not that animated breasts are all Combo Queen has going for it. They're just the first thing I noticed clicking around the trailer and ending up on a bouncy idle animation.  The pixel art here is rather lovely... read
Funk this
Funk of Titans is not a very fun game. But Brett Makedonski and I had a lot of fun talking about it. read feature

Boson X on Steam

Science-themed runner Boson X coming to Steam tomorrow


Play as a scientist studying particle physics in a non-Gordon Freeman way
Sep 15
After hearing about it from iOS users, I was excited late last year when Boson X first came to Android, my mobile platform of choice. A few months later, I finished the six levels included in the Android version and discover... read
New Meat Boy

Super Meat Boy Forever is a runner, Mew-Genics on hold


Coming to PC and mobile, not just an endless runner
Aug 29
[Update: Edmund McMillen wrote a blog post to explain that Super Meat Boy Forever uses auto run, but is not an endless runner. So it's more like Bit.Trip Runner than anything. Though there is an endless mode with da... read

Space Werewolves claw their way on board Windows Store, run infinitely


Infinity Runner launches on Windows Store
Aug 29
Originally launching on Steam in mid-July, Wales Interactive's sci-fi themed, werewolf-infested Infinity Runner is now available for purchase on the Windows Store. Infinity Runner, an aptly named running game, is&n... read
I've Got To Run

I've Got to Run! weekend sale supports The Trevor Project


Pre-orders for PC, Mac, and Linux port do too!
Jul 12
In celebration of the GamerX event going on this weekend, I've Got To Run! creator Syrenne McNulty has put her game on sale for $1.19 ($1.29 in Canada) until Sunday, July 13th. All proceeds from the sale will go towards The T... read
But you don't have to take my word for it...
Sometimes, when I check my email, I find wonderful things like messages from friends and family, beta invites, or announcements that something I ordered has shipped. Sometimes, I find a pile of press releases. Sometimes they'... read feature

Forrest Gump

Of course there's a Forrest Gump endless runner called Run Forrest Run


That missing comma is going to kill me
Jun 25
Remember that part in Forrest Gump where he ran through the desert collecting coins with smiley faces on them? Obviously you do; it was the best part of the movie! Well, thanks to absolutely anything and everything being... read

Just what you wanted to hear, Flappy Bird news!


You're so excited to read this!
May 17
Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen spoke with CNBC where he revealed Flappy Bird will be coming back this August. The new version will add multiplayer, and will be less addictive than the original. Nguyen also said the original ... read
Action Henk

Action Henk hitting Steam Early Access on June 18


No, not the one from Dexter's Laboratory
May 14
Look! It's Action Hank! I mean, Action Henk! Man, for a minute there I thought we were talking about Dexter's favorite action figure from Dexter's Laboratory back in the day. We're actually talking a speedrunner/platformer t... read
Bit.Trip

Runner2 discounted to celebrate one million copies sold


The groove is in the heart
Mar 13
Bit.Trip Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien recently turned a year old. I know, I know -- you aren't impressed by the aging process. The rhythm-centric platformer also celebrated another milestone: selling one mi... read

Reversed platform runner Spoiler Alert challenges you to unwin the game


Cats and dogs living together
Mar 10
TinyBuild has announced today that they'll be working with Danish developer MEGAFUZZ to release Spoiler Alert, an auto-run platform game which plays in reverse. Beginning at the end of the game, already completed, players ar... read

Codemasters released a new endless racer for mobile


It's called Drive: USA and it's free
Jan 14
Codemasters has stealthily released an endless racer for the App Store. It's called Drive: USA, and it's only available through the Singapore App Store at the moment. It sure looks like a racing game, eh? I do find it a little funny that after so many endless runners, this is the first time I'm seeing one with cars. I mean, it looks ... alright. Eh, it's free, don't complain. read
Joe Danger Infinity

Joe Danger Infinity coming to iOS January 9


Come hell or high water
Jan 06
The affable team behind Joe Danger and the exciting, upcoming No Man's Sky had its offices flooded over the holidays. We're talking, "a biblical amount." In fact, the water is apparently still rising as the team, relocated to... read
Buddy & Me

Cute runner Buddy & Me debuts on Android for free


Price goes up at the end of this weekend
Dec 20
Back in April, we first heard about Sunbreak Games, a studio founded by former Metroid Prime and Halo 4 designer Jason Behr. As a bit of a curveball, Sunbreak's first title would break from Behr's tradition of sci-fi first-pe... read
Runner 2 Vita impressions

Runner 2 plays exactly how you would expect on the Vita


And that's only a good thing
Dec 19
Bit.Trip Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien launched very early on in the year for just about every platform under the sun. We reviewed it, and really liked it. Not long after that, Gaijin Games announced that R... read
Runner2 on Vita

Runner2 releasing on Vita in less than a week


I heard you like running, so we put Runner2 on a portable so you can run while you run...
Dec 12
The PlayStation Vita keeps proving itself to be a serious contender for independent games, with titles like Terraria, Rogue Legacy, and Spelunky either already on the platform or in the works. To add to that list, Gaijin... read
Boson X

For science! Boson X is available on Android now


Particle physics for the rest of us
Nov 26
Most of the people I interact with who are into mobile gaming are on iOS, so as an Android user I frequently hear about cool games that I cannot play. Boson X used to fall into that category, as a title that has been availab... read
A fiesta and a siesta
Rayman Jungle Run was a perfect example of how to adapt a console game to a touch interface. It gorgeously preserved the sharp visuals from its console counterpart, and best of all -- it used a control scheme that actually wo... read feature

Bit.Trip

Gaijin Games releases iOS version of Bit.Trip Runner2


Bit.Trip Run! available now via the App Store
Oct 31
Commander Video is trotting onto the iOS App Store today in Bit.Trip Run!, Gaijin Games has announced. Bit.Trip Run! is the mobile version of the marvelous musical platformer Bit.Trip Presents Runner2: Future Legend of R... read
One Piece endless runner

Get ready for the new One Piece...endless runner?


Haha, what?
Oct 03
Developers are already hard at work churning out a One Piece console game and portable title, but now we can add one more to that pile -- an endless runner starring the adorable Tony Tony Chopper. The game features Chopper as... read
Humble Mobile Bundle

Humble Mobile Bundle 2 debuts Star Command on Android


Time Surfer also debuts, Punch Quest is as good as ever
Sep 26
The Humble Bundle people are at it again, with the second official mobile bundle, though they have had other Android-based bundles before they started numbering. This is the standard Humble Bundle affair: pay what you want, ... read
Runner 2 DLC

Runner 2 'Good Friends Pack' hits 360 and Wii U this week


Also, Bit.Trip.Fate is 50% off on Steam
Aug 14
Although the Good Friends Character Pack for Runner 2 has hit the PS3 and PC platforms, it's been absent from the Wii U and Xbox 360 versions of the game -- until this week, that is. Straight from the developer, the 360 will ... read






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