Someone is about to be turned into a fine mist.
You're the fastest man alive and somebody's really really mad at you. We think.
Canabalt is a 2D Side Scrolling arcade game
that was created by Adam Atomic and Danny B. You play as a man who, immediately after the game begins
, runs down a hallway and leaps through a glass window into open air. If that wasn't enough, he goes on to run across rooftops and jump through other buildings at ever increasing speeds until he finally meets his demise. It's never said exactly what he's running from, but the falling missiles and the giant bipedal shapes in the distance provide some clues (and someone even wrote an unofficial backstory designed to explain everything
It is found here
. There are also versions for various other platforms such as the iPhone
, Android systems, and the PS Vita, each with a few additional features, including alternate soundtracks.
Part of the beauty of the game is the simplicity of the controls: there is one button, press it to jump. You can't control the direction you run in or the speed you run, you always run right and contantly gain speed unless you run into something to slow you down. And unless you do manage to slow yourself down your speed will become so high that reacting to the jumps will become impossible.
The simple controls makes it very suitable for playing on phones or tablets. There are many imitators of the basic idea
(run right while constantly accelerating, use one button to jump). Such imitators tend to add more features since the core gameplay is as basic as possible.
If you are wondering if this could be any more awesome, check out Robot Unicorn Attack
, which is a prettied up version.
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