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Freerunning in the app store.

02-27-2010, 09:50 AM
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Freerunning in the app store.

The number of games with the Parkour/ Freerunning concept is steadily growing, with titles such as Run!, Action Hero, Canabalt, Jail Breaker, Cyberrunner, Caper and soon to be Mirror's Edge. These are all pretty nice, with fun gameplay. They each have their own uniqueness. But as a huge fan of this concept, I am awaiting something much more intense. I envision something similar to the concept of the T.V. show Chase, that was on the Sci Fi channel. It would be fully rendered in 3D city environments, with immersive gameplay enabling players to run up and down streets, through alleys and buildings, jumping across roof tops, scaling fences and sliding under obstacles, etc. There could be a campaign mode as well as multiplayer wi-fi and bluetooth tag matches, with multiple maps to choose from. There could also be an option to switch between 1st and 3rd person view, during gameplay, by tapping a certain part of the screen. The multiplayer aspect would be last man standing, where players have to run from AI characters that resemble agents, from the Matrix movie. There could also be simple tag matches similar to what many of us played as children. It's just an idea. Who knows, maybe there is a developer out there with the same idea in mind, already working on such a project. I really think that the iDevices are ready for something of this calibre. And the 1st developer that brings this to the app store will take iPhone/ iPod touch gaming to a whole new level. What do you think?

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02-27-2010, 11:16 AM
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And the 1st developer that brings this to the app store will take iPhone/ iPod touch gaming to a whole new level. What do you think?
I agree... however I doubt that Mirror's Edge wont be a total free roam, it'd be on rails... something else is also coming up... i,Frogman in the upcoming section... tht too is not completely free roam

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02-27-2010, 12:27 PM
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Oh God, I would love a game like that.
I wouldnt care what the price is but that just sounds fantastic. I actually just tried freerunning this past summer, and I think im actually decent at it. When you do parkour, you realize that every single object can be used for it. Its just a really cool feeling. For Instance, I practiced in my backyard with this old playset, and it worked great.

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02-27-2010, 04:23 PM
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Yeah, that would be a great game, but that's asking way too much. It's not easy to make a game, let alone a multiplayer free-roam 3d environment action console game for an iPhone. Seriously, man.
02-27-2010, 04:53 PM
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I think the controls would be tough to pull off with the huge variety of moves in free running

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02-27-2010, 05:12 PM
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I actually am not a huge fan of free running. True it's addicting, but it gets dull after lots of repetition IMO
02-27-2010, 05:28 PM
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i had a similar image in my head months ago. just wish i could develop! I hade a good control scheme, sliding fingers on both screen up or down to run fast, faster you rub, faster you run. If you slide the right hand side faster you turn right and vice versa.

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02-27-2010, 05:55 PM
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Mirror's Edge is just about the closest we're gonna get.
05-27-2010, 08:24 AM
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Run for life Freerunning game is free now

Run for life Freerunning game is free now

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05-27-2010, 09:02 AM
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freerunning was never meant to be commercialized

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