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  • Publisher: Max Vujovic
  • Genre: Racing
  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 19.5 MB
  • Version: 1.21
  • Price: Free
  • Average User Rating: 3.7 (3)
App description: Race across stunning infinitely-large landscapes on a rocket-powered hovercraft, dodging everything from giant icicles to cataclysmic meteors.

If you want a truly unique racing experience, give Swerve Runner a try!

This is not your average racing game.

Roads? Laps? No. Your path is your choice and strategy. You have complete free roam.

Fresh Gameplay Features:
- Extreme replayability: Random map every time.
- Extreme speed: Glide at over 1,000 m/s.
- Refined gameplay: Graceful, mesmerizing speed punctuated by challenging maneuvers.
- Completely adjustable difficulty: Test your cat-like reflexes or enjoy a beautiful scenic tour.
- Accurate, responsive, and sensitivity-adjustable tilt steering.

Graphics Features:
- 5 unique environments: Can you unlock them all?
- Explosions, fire trails, splashes, ripples, and more!
- Infinitely-extending landscapes: Over 40 square miles visibility at a time.
- Built on a state-of-the-art graphics engine designed specifically for your iPhone and iPod Touch.

Requirements:
- Any iPhone or iPod Touch!
- Silky smooth performance on 1st gen iPhone & iPod Touch. Even better on 3GS. Mind blowing on the iPhone 4!

Audio:
- Keeps playing your music in game.


Please note that the special sale price will not last. Pick it up cheap now!


The developers love your comments! Review or contact us with your suggestions, compliments, and criticisms. Thank you!


Contact: swerverunner@gmail.com
02-17-2010, 02:07 AM
#2
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 1
born to swerve

I thoroughly enjoy this game. in part because saving the world is really my forte, but also because i am an excellent dodger. I swerve like no ones business. Also because I am completely visually stimulated the 3D graphics are BALLLLAR.

02-17-2010, 02:10 AM
#3
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,726
looks good, may pick it up. more impressions?
02-17-2010, 03:23 PM
#4
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 9
Developer Here

Hi everyone!

I'm the developer of this app. Thanks for the impressions! If you have any questions or suggestions, don't hesitate to contact me or just ask them here.

Max

Swerve Runner - Meteor-Dodging Random-Map Racing Fun!
02-18-2010, 12:44 AM
#5
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,726
first impressions.. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G game! wow as soon as i started up the game and saw those meteors come crashing down :O that was sooooo cool! i havent got tired of them meteors yet! the water reflections and detail are soo good! i love how the reflections are picture perfect and the affect that happens when you land on them! the land is MASSIVE.. endless in fact, and from what i gather, its randomly generated making the game have endless fun.. correct me if im wrong

two things i would like to see

1) make the beacon a little more beacony, like a big green glowing beam that goes straight up into the air
kinda like this http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/1158/beam.png

right now i thought it was some kind of alien space ship


2) put some ramps into the game so we can have some big jumps going on!


great game so far, im loving it
02-18-2010, 02:09 AM
#6
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 9
Thanks for the thoughtful response playn! Glad you're liking it.

You're right; the landscape is in fact, random every play, and gets generated randomly in front of you while you drive in whatever direction you pick.

Regarding your suggestions:

1) I agree. Light shooting through the beacon would be good.
2) Yes. Ramps would be sweet. In this current version, you might see some bigger jumps in the latter missions.

I'll add those to my TODO list =).

Max
Swerve Runner Dev

Swerve Runner - Meteor-Dodging Random-Map Racing Fun!
02-18-2010, 02:19 AM
#7
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: In a van...down by the river!
Posts: 480
How about a gameplay video dev? Can't seem to find one on YouTube.
02-18-2010, 06:53 AM
#8
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,726
lol just got squished by a meteorite
the ice level is good as for jumps, so far thats my fave level

question: does the speed of the vehicle increase with every map or is there a way to get more vehicles? it be cool to have a super fast vehicle
02-18-2010, 05:56 PM
#9
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 9
RiverOnFire - Working on gameplay video. Thanks for the suggestion.

playn - Your speed increases with every beacon that you reach by a small amount. You would have to reach about 20 beacons to effectively double your speed right now.
Each mission has its own speed setting depending on its landscape and objects. Some are faster than others.
I will work on getting you that super fast vehicle, though. I did play with extremely fast vehicles while testing and they were really fun. I just have to balance the game difficulty to make it work.

Thanks for the questions and suggestions!

Max
Swerve Runner Dev

Swerve Runner - Meteor-Dodging Random-Map Racing Fun!
02-18-2010, 09:54 PM
#10
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 9
YouTube Gameplay Video

Quick gameplay video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeuCIuGCfrQ

Swerve Runner - Meteor-Dodging Random-Map Racing Fun!