• Publisher: Kumobius
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 30.4 MB
  • Version: 1.4.2
  • Price: $0.99
  • Average User Rating: 5 (2)
App description: Surf for your life across the galaxy! The end of the universe is after you. Your only hope? Cheating death by rewinding time! Get ready for an adrenaline-pumping surf!

4.5/5 - Touch Arcade
4/5 - 148 Apps
4.5/5 - App Smile
4/5 - App Spy
8/10 - PocketGamer
IGN App of the Day

* Previously App Store Editors Choice *

"one of the best endless runner games we've seen in a long time." -- TouchArcade

"Time Surfer is blazing fast." -- Indie Games

"leaving you with a wide, faraway grin on your space battered face." -- PocketGamer

"The Time Surfer soundtrack is more than just a single piece of musicit's a journey." -- Kotaku

"The most promising runner Ive seen in a long while." -- IGN

"From the old school visuals to the thrilling gameplay, you need this title in your life." -- GameTrailers.com

"A great example of how a fun idea can be iterated upon." -- 148 Apps

SIMPLE CONTROLS, NO COMPROMISE

Two touch gameplay keeps everything easy to reach and easy to play. Touch with your right thumb to dive. Touch with your left thumb to rewind time. It couldnt be simpler.

EVERYTHING ENDS, AGAIN AND AGAIN

Dodge spikes, pits and the end of the universe - its a typical, never-ending day in the life of a trans-dimensional cosmic time god! Pick up speed, magnet and time bonuses! Miss one? Rewind and grab it!

RANK UP, PET OUT

Complete missions to unlock new pets and earn Space Cakes to feed them. Little dudes like Axolotl, Squid Scholar or Robo-Duck will join your surf and give you crazy new abilities!

GORGEOUS VISUALS

Transition through beautiful Retina landscapes. Immerse yourself in a starry night as you surf, bounce and fly through various zones with different hazards and scenery!

BACK IN THE GOOD OLD 80S

Psychedelic visuals backed up by numerous references to 80s icons, including a police box, a time-travelling car and the monkey king on a cloud.

UP THE ANTE

Surf through Hell Zone and turn the difficulty up to 11 with a spike-infested gauntlet or try the Kepler Run, a surreal flight through a galaxy swamped with black holes. For those who really love a challenge.

A HAUNTING SOUNDTRACK

A spacey, hand-crafted chip-tune soundtrack from composer Derris-Kharlan. Each track sets the mood and reflects on Time Surfers inevitable doom yet eternal existence. Living forever is both a blessing and a curse.

== Universal and iCloud Support ==

- Full iCloud support - all pets, costumes and purchases sync across your devices!

- Universal App - play on your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini!

- Compete with Game Center across four varying game modes: arcade, holiday hills, the kepler run and hell zone!

== About Us ==

We also made Beans Quest! An award-winning platformer for iPhone and iPad. Check it out if you are looking for a classic platformer with elegant controls!

Say hello@kumobius.com wed love to hear from you!

Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/TimeSurferGame

Follow us on Twitter: @kumobius

Gabrien's comments:




01-11-2013, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by syntheticvoid View Post
I HATE tiny wings, but LOVE this. =oP
I find that very odd. They're very similar games, with Tiny Wings being clearly superior.
01-11-2013, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by ChrisJT View Post
anybody else finding this game pretty difficult? granted beans quest was also pretty hard too ... damn wish i was better
Yes it's hard but exhilarating at the same time... Especially when there's no more rewind left and your surfer dude is right up against a double spike...exhilarating isn't it!!

01-11-2013, 08:40 PM
Think I crossed the tough black and white sparse divides once and that's my high score. Haven't been able to get the speed at the right moment to do it again. Ok think I'll play that other game that's similar....
01-11-2013, 08:47 PM
Ok I just played one game of Tiny Wings after a long break from it and its great so that that's!
01-11-2013, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by KiddToKmart View Post
Can someone please explain how iCloud works with this title? I spent a good 2 hours with this game on my iPad and decided to give this a spin on the iPhone a few hours later. Nothing seems to carry on however... icloud is enabled on both devices. What am I missing?
Anyone? :/

Gamecenter: KineticBlur
Now Playing (iOS): Hearthstone, Battleheart: Legacy
Now Playing (PS4): Watch Dogs
01-11-2013, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by KiddToKmart View Post
Can someone please explain how iCloud works with this title? I spent a good 2 hours with this game on my iPad and decided to give this a spin on the iPhone a few hours later. Nothing seems to carry on however... icloud is enabled on both devices. What am I missing?
Hi KiddToKmart,

That is very odd. We test iCloud quite a bit and it should sync costumes, rank, flairs and stats!

Have you tried killing the app via multitasking and maybe re-opening the app on both devices? Of course make sure both are connected to the internet and iCloud with Applications/Data syncing is turned as well in your settings. Sorry if these sound like simplistic things to check I just want to make sure!

Also can you tell me what the 2 devices are exactly? Which generations of iPads/iPhones they are and what version of iOS is installed on each? If we have the same combination at our office I'll make sure we wipe the iCloud saves and test specifically with that combination

Kumobius Games - twitter: @kumobius
Creators of Bean's Quest, Time Surfer & Duet
Check out our new game Bean Dreams: Bean's Quest 2
01-12-2013, 12:26 AM

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Well I only just got this game today and I'm already #5 in the leaderboards for hell zone as of when I'm writing this. Has anyone else here got higher? Really enjoying this so far, I wish there were some achievements though. Going to try and go for 2000, I was only one off.

Last edited by >:D; 01-12-2013 at 12:32 AM.
01-12-2013, 12:46 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Kumobius View Post
Hi KiddToKmart,

That is very odd. We test iCloud quite a bit and it should sync costumes, rank, flairs and stats!

Have you tried killing the app via multitasking and maybe re-opening the app on both devices? Of course make sure both are connected to the internet and iCloud with Applications/Data syncing is turned as well in your settings. Sorry if these sound like simplistic things to check I just want to make sure!

Also can you tell me what the 2 devices are exactly? Which generations of iPads/iPhones they are and what version of iOS is installed on each? If we have the same combination at our office I'll make sure we wipe the iCloud saves and test specifically with that combination

Thanks for your response.

I have an iPad Mini on 6.0.1 and an iPhone 4S on 5.1.1.

1. I started off on my Mini, played for 2-3 hours and shut the app down from the Multitasking Bar.

2. I went into Settings > iCloud. Documents & Data is 'On'.

3. Went into Storage and Backup > Back Up Now, just for good measure.

4. Then went into Manage Storage. It shows my two devices on top (the iPhone and iPad) and below that, a list of 'Documents and Data' adding up to 8.5 MB of save data, which is stored on iCloud.

5. I clicked on 'Show All' to view all the cloud-saved data. Among this list are other games and apps I play/use, including Fifa 13, NBA 2k13, Pocket Planes, GTA: Vice City, Swordigo, Rayman, etc... BUT, no entry for Time Surfer.

6. I went back a screen, and clicked on the specific iPad I am using to see which backup files are included. When I expand the view by tapping on 'Show All Apps' on this section, I do see Time Surfer.

To sum up the above, Time Surfer is included as being 'backed up' but is not registering as a game that supports iCloud saves, apparently.

Hope the above is helpful in fixing this - let me know if I can provide screenshots/any other details to help.

Cheers!


EDIT: Soon after posting the above, I:

a. Closed all apps on both devices, then powered both down.

b. Turned on the Mini (while the iPhone was still off), fired up Time Surfer, played 2 games, unlocked Samurai Surfer (for testing purposes), and closed the game down from the Multitasking bar.

c. Turned on the iPhone, deleted Time Surfer and reinstalled it from the App Store.

d. To check if anything changed, I went back into Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup > Manage Storage > Show All (Documents & Data). Still no Time Surfer in the list!

e. Fired up Time Surfer (freshly installed) on the iPhone. Gamecenter greeted me in-game, so that was working fine. I tapped on PLAY, and it made me go through the tutorial as if it was my first playthrough / install. The game's initial missions came up as well, and my cake-count was of course reset (along with costumes, etc).


For some reason, the game's save from my iPad Mini isn't being uploaded to Cloud it seems. Other games (Tiny Towers, Pocket Planes, etc) seem to work just fine however... :/

Gamecenter: KineticBlur
Now Playing (iOS): Hearthstone, Battleheart: Legacy
Now Playing (PS4): Watch Dogs

Last edited by KiddToKmart; 01-12-2013 at 01:03 AM. Reason: added details
01-12-2013, 04:06 AM
Joined: Oct 2010
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Originally Posted by >:D View Post

(Sorry, not sure how to resize it)
Well I only just got this game today and I'm already #5 in the leaderboards for hell zone as of when I'm writing this. Has anyone else here got higher? Really enjoying this so far, I wish there were some achievements though. Going to try and go for 2000, I was only one off.
Nice score, well done! Matt has the highest Hell Zone score around here that I know of, at 2,313.
01-12-2013, 04:12 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by KiddToKmart View Post
Thanks for your response.

I have an iPad Mini on 6.0.1 and an iPhone 4S on 5.1.1.

1. I started off on my Mini, played for 2-3 hours and shut the app down from the Multitasking Bar.

2. I went into Settings > iCloud. Documents & Data is 'On'.

3. Went into Storage and Backup > Back Up Now, just for good measure.

4. Then went into Manage Storage. It shows my two devices on top (the iPhone and iPad) and below that, a list of 'Documents and Data' adding up to 8.5 MB of save data, which is stored on iCloud.

5. I clicked on 'Show All' to view all the cloud-saved data. Among this list are other games and apps I play/use, including Fifa 13, NBA 2k13, Pocket Planes, GTA: Vice City, Swordigo, Rayman, etc... BUT, no entry for Time Surfer.

6. I went back a screen, and clicked on the specific iPad I am using to see which backup files are included. When I expand the view by tapping on 'Show All Apps' on this section, I do see Time Surfer.

To sum up the above, Time Surfer is included as being 'backed up' but is not registering as a game that supports iCloud saves, apparently.

Hope the above is helpful in fixing this - let me know if I can provide screenshots/any other details to help.

Cheers!


EDIT: Soon after posting the above, I:

a. Closed all apps on both devices, then powered both down.

b. Turned on the Mini (while the iPhone was still off), fired up Time Surfer, played 2 games, unlocked Samurai Surfer (for testing purposes), and closed the game down from the Multitasking bar.

c. Turned on the iPhone, deleted Time Surfer and reinstalled it from the App Store.

d. To check if anything changed, I went back into Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup > Manage Storage > Show All (Documents & Data). Still no Time Surfer in the list!

e. Fired up Time Surfer (freshly installed) on the iPhone. Gamecenter greeted me in-game, so that was working fine. I tapped on PLAY, and it made me go through the tutorial as if it was my first playthrough / install. The game's initial missions came up as well, and my cake-count was of course reset (along with costumes, etc).


For some reason, the game's save from my iPad Mini isn't being uploaded to Cloud it seems. Other games (Tiny Towers, Pocket Planes, etc) seem to work just fine however... :/
Hey KiddToKmart,

Whoa, super detailed analysis and testing. Nice, thank you!

There are 2 possibilities here that we'll test: the difference between the versions of iOS on your devices and the hardware of the devices themselves.

I'm sorry for the inconvenience! I realise iCloud is a handy feature, especially with so many things to unlock and missions to get through.

We'll test the iOS version difference first and if that fails we'll invest in an iPad mini - this is a good excuse for us to pick one up! :P

Kumobius Games - twitter: @kumobius
Creators of Bean's Quest, Time Surfer & Duet
Check out our new game Bean Dreams: Bean's Quest 2

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