• 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!

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Follow us on Twitter: @kumobius

Gabrien's comments:




01-14-2013, 09:36 AM
I'm wondering if I'm alone in this, but this is one of the only games I would like a mission skipping function in I find it hard to get hurt by ten different objects in one run since if you make it far enough, getting hurt once is a death sentence. Plus, I would rather spend my runs trying to get high scores then get hurt, but that's just me either way, awesome job Kumo!
01-14-2013, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by decabao View Post
So..I really enjoy this so far, but wish for an option where you can swap the controls.. For me as a lefthander using mainly my right thumb in games feels a bit uncomfortable
I sent the developer a request for this and he said it will be in the next update!

01-14-2013, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Grohl960 View Post
I'm wondering if I'm alone in this, but this is one of the only games I would like a mission skipping function in I find it hard to get hurt by ten different objects in one run since if you make it far enough, getting hurt once is a death sentence. Plus, I would rather spend my runs trying to get high scores then get hurt, but that's just me either way, awesome job Kumo!
You are not alone! I too would love to be able to skip that particular mission. It's been in the queue for a day or two and I can't figure out a way to beat it, or even muster the patience to try anymore. There's nothing more frustrating than trying to fail 10 times and failing at it.

As for pets, I completely agree with Andy above. They seem like a great way to lose cake and not much else, so I'm not too worried about people buying their way to the top. In fact, I'm #35 on the leader boards without using any pets. I think the order of things that influence your score most would be Skill > Luck > Pets, with skill and luck close together and pets pretty far behind.

However, I would enjoy having a way to "buy" a pet permanently to use on every run. It seems like that would probably keep both camps happy.
01-14-2013, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Grohl960 View Post
I find it hard to get hurt by ten different objects in one run since if you make it far enough, getting hurt once is a death sentence.
I'm still stuck on that mission, but I'm fine not having a skip option because it makes the game challenging. I know I'll get it. I'm still progressing on other missions and am at rank 43.
01-14-2013, 10:13 AM
Ha, that mission is also the one I just can't accomplish But I'm on it. One. More. Try.

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01-14-2013, 10:33 AM
It took me several tries to complete that mission, but it isn't that bad! You just need to make a run with that as your primary goal, using the time shift powers to align yourself to hit enemies and meteors early on before speed is absolutely required to advance.

I'm now stuck on the mission that calls for you to acquire every gem in a constellation without using a magnet. I thought I actually got it at one point but it either bugged out or I must have missed just one gem in that constellation because it didn't pop and I was unable to rewind anymore.
01-14-2013, 10:40 AM
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I had that 'get hurt by 10 things' in my list for quite a while, but never attempted it until I read that some were having difficulty with it. Got it on my first try. I had one hit left to go, and the 'end' was right on my ass, but I just got it in time. Ended up around 4,000m.
01-14-2013, 11:11 AM
You've all inspired me, giving it another go now. Time surfer better get ready for some head bonkin'
01-14-2013, 11:25 AM
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Location: Philippines
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Originally Posted by Andy C83 View Post
I had that 'get hurt by 10 things' in my list for quite a while, but never attempted it until I read that some were having difficulty with it. Got it on my first try. I had one hit left to go, and the 'end' was right on my ass, but I just got it in time. Ended up around 4,000m.
That one's pretty easy. Hit a spike, rewind for a split second, die again, rewind, do it 10 times.

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01-14-2013, 11:31 AM
I don't recall if spikes counted for me; I thought it was just asteroids and aliens. Also, not sure about your wording, but when you rewind after getting hurt it takes one away from your counter since they must be different objects hurting you (I can't tell if you were saying rewind and hit the same spike ten times, apologies if I'm wrong). Did it though! I feel silly now that it gave me so much trouble. It's kind of like a whole separate game managing the time mechanic so precisely along with speed to make sure you stay alive long enough.

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