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Rat On The Run - (by Donut Games)

07-12-2009, 02:25 AM
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Rat On The Run - (by Donut Games)

New platformer, looks cute, but really unsure about the game play..

iTunes Link $.99 launch price

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Help Ratty get fattened up for the winter in this hilarious platform game!

Ratty has just found the house of his dreams - a house full of cheese blocks and doodles.
There's just one big problem. All floors are full of slimey blobs, mean spiders and other baddies who try to stop Ratty from getting the goodies.

Includes the bonus game: RAT ON A SCOOTER


FEATURES:

- Classic Mario-style flatform fun
- Super-responsive controls
- ARCADE MODE: 8 floors to clear
- CHALLENGE MODE: 15 challenging levels to beat
- BONUS GAME: "Rat On A Scooter" -- race, jump, honk and grab cheese doodles
- High score table
- Fun Stats
- And much more...

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07-12-2009, 02:31 AM
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Looks good! But I'm worried it plays like Hamster House - which is the worst platformer I've ever played on iPhone.

Four most influential games: Papi Jump, iDracula, Fieldrunners, Flight Control.

07-12-2009, 02:34 AM
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that rat has no arms...
07-12-2009, 02:37 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by donkei View Post
Looks good! But I'm worried it plays like Hamster House - which is the worst platformer I've ever played on iPhone.
I agree! Which is a real shame cause graphic is nice and the hamsters are so cute-looking.
Never played any Donuts game so not sure about taking the plunge.
07-12-2009, 02:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Devilishly Good View Post
that rat has no arms...
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
07-12-2009, 02:50 AM
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Poor little mutated rat
07-12-2009, 03:04 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Devilishly Good View Post
that rat has no arms...
*Quick look at image again*


But they're there when he rides the scooter
Alien rat!!! *points*
07-12-2009, 06:12 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by donkei View Post
Looks good! But I'm worried it plays like Hamster House - which is the worst platformer I've ever played on iPhone.
Hey Donkei!

Thanks for the comments on the looks... having our roots in the old NES / Amiga / Arcade machines, we love pixel-art ourselves and try to present a "modernized" old school look with our Donut Games.

Sad to hear you've been disappointed at other platform games at the iPhone.
While I haven't played the game you mentioned, I'm confident platform games can be adapted to keep the original fun of this lovely genre at the iPhone... We've squeezed in our take on the genre in an "iPhone-friendly" way... (instead of using a standard D-Pad which I personally don't think match the feeling of a "real" pad or joystick, so alternative controls felt madatory)

If anyone plays Rat On The Run, please let me know what you think!
The game should run at full frame rate, and we always aim for a silky smooth flow on the scroll, sprites, etc. But hey, it's your comments that matter... not mine.

// Daniel
One of the guys in the Donut Games team
07-12-2009, 06:15 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DonutGames View Post
// Daniel
One of the guys in the Donut Games team
Welcome to TA. Your game looks good. Will you have a lite version soon?
07-13-2009, 03:02 AM
#10
Thanks Dave!

Yes, we'll most likely release a LITE version of Ratty soon. There are a few new games in pipe line that will make it to the app store first, but in a few months or so...

Since I'm a big fan of free games myself, I expect us to release the majority (if not all) of the Donut Games in LITE versions over time.

Daniel