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Made in 5 days using my Flixel framework. Music by the one and only Danny B! Recommend playing with great speakers or headphones and cranking this sh*t up.

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This is quite a classic! Although it is a pretty simple endless runner (I think it's endless), the mood of this game sets it apart from others. The bleak, simple, yet beautiful graphics make this game a beauty to look at, and it sets the mood. The music is pumping, and also fits the game, giving you a beat you can rush to. I like how vague the story is also. You aren't fed text or an opening narration; instead, it plops you right in the game, starting out slowly as a man just walking. Suddenly, you jump out of the building, and there's weird stuff happening, like helicopters flying near you, and you running at top speed? What could this mean? What's going on? Well, the game doesn't tell, so we can only speculate. It's stunning, and this is what gives this game a unique taste compared to others. As for the gameplay, it's pretty simple. Avoid hitting the walls or falling between buildings. There are items that slow you down, but it doesn't take long to pick back up to speed. Although simple, this definitely holds up, and will forever be a classic.

Thought this was just gonna be another Platform game but then I played it for an hour. My High-score is 2673 meters.

WOLFYCHU and Kizuna A I should do a meme of this. Just to see how high a score they can get, as virtual youtubers. Music runs smoothly it doesn't get annoying. The controls work well quick response, no lag. 8 bit graphics just like arcade games, i'm sure would've made money then.

The grand dad of endless runners, timeless classic.

Great.
Good sprites,good audio and great gameplay.

Credits & Info

Views
1,656,851
Faves:
7,132
Votes
3,715
Score
4.62 / 5.00

Uploaded
Sep 2, 2009
3:55 PM EDT
Software
  • Flixel
  • Frontpaged September 2, 2009
  • Daily 2nd Place September 3, 2009
  • Weekly 2nd Place September 9, 2009