Well, I’m back. Did you miss me? It’s been a very long time since I last posted anything here on Zombiechimp. Firstly, I’ve finally got myself a job which although now I get paid, has meant that at least 60 hours have been mercilessly sucked out of my week. I also changed webhosts and there was the odd issue with getting everything switched over, so if you visited here and found a weird-looking page, a white screen of death or a 404 page, I apologise, but everything is back now and I have some catching up to do.
First up is a press release for a new iOS title called Galaxy Run.
Galaxy Run Teleports Hardcore Auto-Running Action to Mobile Gaming
Mobile gamers hungry for casual, yet hardcore play will be transported to a universe of intense challenges in the auto-running iOS title, Galaxy Run. Spiel Studios, creators of Propel Man, a game with more than two million downloads, will launch the title on Dec. 4, 2013.
In Galaxy Run, players are tasked with saving an explorer named Rez who has crash landed on an unknown planet, somewhere in space. To make his escape in this treacherous futuristic setting, players must navigate through increasingly challenging levels, avoiding obstacles using different abilities and power-ups. This will require gamers to master everything from double jumps, speed boosts and grappling hooks to anti-gravity and portal mechanisms, all with a single tap.
The game seems easy to play at first but quickly adds new abilities to the player’s repertoire and presents obstructions that require complex, split second decisions to pass. The full game has 18 chapters containing 360 levels, — more than enough content to keep even the most avid player satisfied.
Spiel Studios set out to create a game with intuitive controls that made learning how to use new abilities easy, while ensuring that defeating latter levels would take skill and strategy as well as practice.
“The auto-running genre with single screen levels has not been explored. With Galaxy Run, players are going to enjoy the learning curve and get addicted to this type of gameplay.” Mohit Sureka, CEO, Spiel Studios, explains. “With the huge number of levels in the game, we’re offering plenty of content for anyone that wants to experience a top notch title that provides the old school kind of challenge in the later levels that real gamers enjoy.”
Spiel Studios plans to release free future updates containing new chapters as well as a level editor players will use to create unique levels and share them with others.
Galaxy Run will be available on the App Store for $0.99 USD.