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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10-01-2009, 06:59 PM
#21
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Another simple but addictive game Orbital is currently selling for the same price as Canabalt. I played the flash version and can see how one can kill the whole day playing it. I don't think that 2.99 USD/AUD3.99 is too much for a good game that you are going to spend many hours playing.
10-01-2009, 07:04 PM
#22
If I personally was going to play this game for hours I would buy it right away, but I probably will spend as much time on it as I did with DoodleJump or Mr. Ahhhh! I doubt I've played either for longer than an hour.

Both great games, but the entertainment they provide is only 99 cents worth to me.

Of course if you are going to spend hours on it, then I can see why you'd want to pick this game up ASAP.

10-01-2009, 07:05 PM
#23
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If I personally was going to play this game for hours I would buy it right away, but I probably will spend as much time on it as I did with DoodleJump or Mr. Ahhhh! I doubt I've played either for longer than an hour.

Both great games, but the entertainment they provide is only 99 cents worth to me.

Of course if you are going to spend hours on it, then I can see why you'd want to pick this game up ASAP.
How many hours do you think you spent playing those games? Just curious.
10-01-2009, 07:07 PM
#24
Like I mentioned in my post I don't think I've played those two games for more than an hour each.

They're awesome 99 cent pick up and play games, if they had been any more expensive I think I would've passed on them. Plus I like those two games a bit more than I liked the web version of this game.

They're still on my iPod, but I haven't touched them in awhile.
10-01-2009, 07:09 PM
#25
I have yet to complain about the price on a game but there's no way this game is worth anything more than 99 cents, especially considering you can play it free at anytime on your PC.
10-01-2009, 07:12 PM
#26
Jump On The Building is free.

Run! has more to it, and is cheaper...

Why would someone want to pick this up again? Is there something truly epic in here that I'm missing? (Played with the web version for a bit.) It's nice, but is it that nice?

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Squids!?

Worst idea ever!
10-01-2009, 07:17 PM
#27
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
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I don't think that 2.99 USD/AUD3.99 is too much for a good game that you are going to spend many hours playing.
I think "many hours" is overestimating the general consumer quite a lot. Most people are going to be playing in very short bursts... even the people who love stuff like "Run!" don't necessarily sit down and play for 2 hours.

...maybe some of the high scorers, but they're not your average gamer

Is there any difference at all between this version and the flash version?

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10-01-2009, 07:21 PM
#28
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Location: Melbourne, Australia
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There are a lot of games that have pretty close or even exact equivalents on PC. After all, a lot of iDevice games are ports of Flash versions (almost all of Donut Games games). Here you are paying for convenience of having it on a portable device.

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If I personally was going to play this game for hours I would buy it right away, but I probably will spend as much time on it as I did with DoodleJump or Mr. Ahhhh! I doubt I've played either for longer than an hour.
Thats exacly the point - what the game is worth to you. If you look at the amount of the content and the graphics - this game should be free. If you consider the amount of time you are going to spend on it then it may be worth it.
10-01-2009, 07:23 PM
#29
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Location: London, UK
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Yeah... but the real point isn't what it's worth to individual people, it's what it's worth to the majority of people. Pretty sure most won't play for hours.

...and yeah, you're paying for the convenience of playing a free flash game on a portable device, which is why Bloons only charges $0.99

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10-01-2009, 07:28 PM
#30
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I think "many hours" is overestimating the general consumer quite a lot. Most people are going to be playing in very short bursts... even the people who love stuff like "Run!" don't necessarily sit down and play for 2 hours.
I didn't mean many hours in a row. All those minutes in a toilet, buses, trains, lunch breaks add up over time. No matter how many games people have, everyone has their favourites they tend to play in those spare moments. Like I said before, if you only consider the content, this game is not going to compare well to most other games with the same price tag.

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