App description: "Fantastic... Super-simple, pixel-perfect, great music and sound." - daringfireball.net
"Canabalt is pure genius." -necessarygames.com
Escape the destruction of your city with just one button! The game that popularized the infinite runner genre is back with new game modes and support for every dang phone and tablet thingy!

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"This "daring escape" platformer is simply beautiful and beautifully simple." -Kotaku

"It's going to be quite some time before you find something so simple so thrilling again." -Offworld

"Canabalt is actually much more intense than you'd assume of a game which requires a single finger to play." -GameSpy

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Play any of the 8 new game modes with one or two players, dash across rooftops with four different runners, or just chase that high score in the classic futile race for survival.

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"It's all very lovely and full of poignant subtext. And awesomeness. Canabalt is a prime example of a simple idea executed extremely well." -JayIsGames

"I have never seen a concept so richly and successfully realized in such a simple yet stunningly complete form. Canabalt represents the power and potential of small independent games." -gameinmind.com

"Music is another component that is just perfect - it enhances the strange and unsettling setting of the game and also gives a sense of speed with a hint of hope that quick feet might be the salvation to the horror." -bartsnews.net

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10-02-2009, 02:37 AM
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Also I'm curious to know how much investment the developer has in this game since I found a site that claimed this game was created in 5 days? That doesn't sound right does it?
this is utterly irrelevant. A photographer takes a picture in a fraction of a second. Does that mean they should only be able to sell their photos for a penny a piece? Of course not.

arn
10-02-2009, 02:40 AM
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Also I'm curious to know how much investment the developer has in this game since I found a site that claimed this game was created in 5 days? That doesn't sound right does it?
http://armorgames.com/play/4457/canabalt
play the game at canabalt.com and tell us if it still doesn't sound right, the game being created in 5 days, that is. Enjoy!

HINT: a game developed for months doesn't mean it's a good game.

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10-02-2009, 02:41 AM
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this is utterly irrelevant. A photographer takes a picture in a fraction of a second. Does that mean they should only be able to sell their photos for a penny a piece? Of course not.

arn
These pricing discussions are utterly pointless. People should either buy the game or not. It's like they think they can shame the developer into lowering the price. Well, I, for one, am glad that Adam Atomic is sticking to his guns.
10-02-2009, 02:43 AM
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These pricing discussions are utterly pointless. People should either buy the game or not. It's like they think they can shame the developer into lowering the price. Well, I, for one, am glad that Adam Atomic is sticking to his guns.
I for one am petitioning the developer to raise the price to $4.99, as I've already bought it.

arn
10-02-2009, 02:47 AM
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Location: Salem, Massachusetts, USA
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I for one am petitioning the developer to raise the price to $4.99, as I've already bought it.

arn
Can I sign that petition, too?

In all seriousness, this game has so many sweet details, it's just a joy to play.
10-02-2009, 02:54 AM
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I for one am petitioning the developer to raise the price to $4.99, as I've already bought it.

arn

Since I can play it for free online I would like to amend the petition so the price is 19.99

10-02-2009, 02:59 AM
http://twitter.com/arnoldkim/status/4548049907

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I ran 5740m before hitting a wall and tumbling to my death on my iPhone. http://www.canabalt.com/
10-02-2009, 03:01 AM
I think that, taken out of context, the game is worth the price being asked. Easily. It's 1.79 for a fantastic game.

But then you have to bring in that pesky context - free web version, Run and Mr.AahH!! at 59p - and the price does start to look expensive. I'm willing to pay it, because Canabalt in my pocket is a beautiful thing to have, but I can easily understand why we're having this debate.

It's a great game - but you can get Mr.AahH!, Run and Skybound for the cost of this one game.
10-02-2009, 03:06 AM
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this is utterly irrelevant. A photographer takes a picture in a fraction of a second. Does that mean they should only be able to sell their photos for a penny a piece? Of course not.

arn
You guys are right, of course. I don't know a thing about game development and I would have thought this process would have taken longer than 5 days. I stand corrected! My appologies!!!
10-02-2009, 03:07 AM
The question that I am interested in (this thread may not be the best place for it but it still interests me) is why are those games 99c/59p? Why is Galcon Labs only 99c? Why is Flight Control only 99c?

(this implies that I think they should cost more, which is true, but it's obviously an open question)

ALSO thank you guys for all the feedback so far, this is definitely our most exciting launch to date! Eric and I will keep reading the thread, but I at least will not be able to respond much for the next 10 days or so, as I'm off on a family trip! When I return to civilization I will find out what the market decided I guess

ADVENTURES IN BUSINESS

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