App description: Get the most exciting, frantic, varied and unique endless running, high scoring game available for iOS devices!

"Rogue Runner Exemplifies Why App Store Gaming is Awesome" - TouchArcade

AppAdvice: "Best Game of Last 48 Hours"!
App Store: "New and Noteworthy"
App Store: "What We're Playing"
App Store: Featured Game Center game!

"The overload of enemies, and the pace of the game make it superior to Canabalt and Monster Dash." - AppAdvice.com

"a must-play platformer for any gamer." - AppChronicles.com

"Rogue Runner is a fun and challenging game, whenever the mood strikes." - AppModo

"The developer seems intent on making consistent updates, so keep an eye on Rogue Runner." - 148Apps.com

"Just like other survival running games Rogue Runner can become quite addictive. " - TouchGen

"There's no mistaking this is a very fun and difficult survival running game." - Appolicious

"An action-packed endless runner... tons of enemies and a fast pace keep every player moving forward" - GameZebo

Rogue Runner is an action packed "endless run" game for iOS -- now with THREE distinct game modes!

About the game:
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You are a highly trained, top secret "super soldier" -- the product of the best military training available, and a little alien technology thrown in for good measure.

But now you want out! Break out of the secret desert base in a stolen jeep with rocket booster technology, or a jumping tank, and floor it.

Get as far as you can before the hordes of men in black, aliens, UFOs, black helicopters, and tailgun-mounted jeeps take you down.

But don't worry, even if they destroy your vehicle, you'll still have a chance to keep going. Leap out of the wreckage and press on!

But the desert scene isn't all. You can also race a hearse out of a haunted house and through a haunted cemetery, tear away from gang members and cops on a motorcycle, or travel back to the 20s and break out of a mob warehouse, and MUCH more!

We're adding new locations and vehicles constantly! With fantastic retro-style pixel art graphics, huge sound effects, multiple vehicle types, rockets, air and ground enemies, a vulnerable "last chance" mode...

...we've packed as much into a single game as we can, and we have huge plans to add more in the future!

We will be updating Rogue Runner constantly with new vehicles, powerups, locations and game modes! Get the game now and get all the upcoming content FREE!

Stay tuned for a special surprise update coming next! Plus new vehicles, powerups, enemies, and more!

Rogue Runner is OpenFeint enabled.

Please visit http://glowdot.com or follow @stromdotcom on Twitter for more info on this game!

glowdot's comments:
'Rogue Runner' Exemplifies Why App Store Gaming is Awesome - TouchArcade

I finally made a Rogue Runner page on Facebook! please like it: Rogue Runner on Facebook



Rogue Runner is an "endless run" game inspired by classic military platformer/shooter games like Metal Slug. But after 5 updates and tons of suggestions from members of these fine forums, it's so much more than that now. It's a huge, huge game for just .99.

SOME REVIEWS!
TouchArcade
TouchGen
Appolicious
Destructoid
AppSpy (video review)
AppAdvice
AppModo
148Apps
MobileTechReview
Atulo (Brazillian/Portuguese review)
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MrMobileGamer

Canabalt is great. Newer endless run games like Monster Dash have stepped it up by adding character enemies, guns, etc. I wanted to try to take it a step further. Two or three steps further actually.

You play as a soldier locked away in a top secret military base in the desert. After years of being experimented on and shaped into a super soldier by evil government agents and alien collaborators, you finally decide you've had enough. You hijack a prototype vehicle (either a jeep equipped with rocket boosters or a jumping tank) and bust out. All you gotta do is run as far away as you can, before the MIBs, aliens, UFOs and black helicopters can stop you.

But I don't wanna pay 99 cents!

Cool deal. There is a lite version now! Rogue Runner Lite

Gameplay video:



Feature List:
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  • Vehicles - endless run AND endless drive!
  • Multiple vehicle choices -- Jeep and Tank, initially, with more to come
  • "Last Chance" mode - when your vehicle is destroyed, you'll pop out as soldier. Still armed, but more vulnerable.
  • Enemies that shoot back!
  • Air enemies (helicopters and UFOs) that you can fire targeted rockets at (by tapping them)
  • Completely randomly generated terrain
  • Kill enemies by shooting them, firing rockets, or stomping
  • Insane, movie quality sound effects
  • OpenFeint leaderboards, and in 1.1, achievements

The game engine is nearly infinitely expandable, and I plan on submitting a new update every time Apple approves the previous one. Each update will include at least one new powerup, new vehicle, new location or new gameplay mode, from my own ideas and ideas coming from players.

The first update, which will be submitted on launch day, adds three power-ups: invincibility, triple-bullet shooting, and a 1UP heart.

For updates and news about this game keep an eye on this thread, and also you can follow me on twitter @stromdotcom and subscribe to my youtube channel, also stromdotcom for new videos, etc.

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09-24-2010, 06:32 PM
#2
My promise is to submit a new update to Rogue Runner as soon as Apple approves the last one.
Here's the update schedule and status:

Version 1.1
Status: out now
preview video
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  • Huge performance improvements - better framerate
  • 3 powerups: 1up heart, triple bullet, and forcefield aka "shield"
  • Money! Start collecting money now, use it in a later update
  • Adjusted platform generation code. Less difference in platform size, bigger minimum platform width, and higher minimum vertical position
  • Tweaked the "stomp" logic and enemy AI to reduce "cheap" deaths
  • "New high score" billboard when you beat your previous record
  • Added a replay button on the summary screen

Version 1.2
Status: out now
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  • Special Halloween Theme for October (new cemetery location and zombie enemies)
  • New CITY location and enemies
  • New vehicles: 2 motorcycles, a sports car, and a hearse!
  • Gameplay tweak: no more random dropping back into the game after you die. Now waits for a platform underneath you to drop you in.
  • GameCenter integration (leaderboards and achievements)
  • OpenFeint achievements!
  • Atmospheric effects (lightning, rain)
  • Music! 3 new chiptunes.

Version 1.3
Status: out now
preview video
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  • New menus! Much cleaner interface
  • New location: 1920s San Francisco
  • New vehicle: Hudson
  • New lead character: Sarah - the FEMALE Rogue Runner!
  • New atmosphere: sleet (aka heavy rain)
  • New music for SF level
  • Jump mechanic tweaked to be much more forgiving

Version 1.4
Status: out now
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  • New location: monochrome/prehistoric/gameboy retro
  • New location: Moon Base!
  • New vehicle: caveman
  • New vehicle: delorean!
  • New vehicle: Mech!
  • New icon!
  • New mode: Endless Chase! A hardcore boss-like mode.

Version 1.5
Status: out now
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  • Brand new top down mode!
  • Two vehicles and two locations for top down mode: jeep and viper, and desert and city locale.
  • New leaderboards and achievements for top-down mode

Version 1.6
Status: out now
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  • Three new side scroller themes: old west ghost town, "Mad Max" and Snowy Mountain
  • Seven new side scroller vehicles: cowboy jim, ghost rider, snowmobile, santa sleigh, snow plow, and 2 muscle cars
  • New top down theme: snowscape
  • New top down vehicles: snowmobile, santa sleigh, and probably many more
  • Always-on Auto-fire (slower than machine gun, but similar)
  • Gorier cemetery mode. It's a bloodbath now!
  • Requested adjustments to top-down mode (if any)

Version 1.7
Status: submitted to Apple
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  • New Medieval location, and two new vehicles: hero and wizard
  • New Chinese New Year location and new vehicles TBD.
  • New alien character for Area 51
  • New atmospheric: fireworks!
  • Character specific projectile weapons (firecracker, ptero, arrow, spell)
  • Fixed weird crash bug when playing Lameboy Island
  • SFX toggle (also toggles vibration)
  • IAP: Unlock all content for .99
  • Vehicle select menu lets you go back and forward
  • Achievements for unlocking new content
  • No more reflection on the icon!

And as always I would love to hear your suggestions!

Last edited by glowdot; 12-20-2010 at 01:35 PM.

09-24-2010, 06:33 PM
#3
I bought it, will give impressions shortly.
09-24-2010, 06:36 PM
#4
Joined: Jan 2010
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Posts: 2,882
Oh yeah! This, along with Little Hero and the Super Mega Worm update, totally made my day!

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09-24-2010, 06:41 PM
#5
I will also have a video preview of the 1.1 update tonight, before midnight, right after I send it off to Apple
09-24-2010, 06:57 PM
#6
Congrats on the release! are u working on an iPad version?
09-24-2010, 07:03 PM
#7
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Originally Posted by goiMot View Post
Congrats on the release! are u working on an iPad version?
I will probably wait until I've done enough of these huge updates to move it to iPad, but I would ideally like it to be a universal app, rather than a separate HD version.
09-24-2010, 07:03 PM
#8
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 1,477
Looks cool. Going on my wishlist.

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Last edited by 270Kp; 09-24-2010 at 07:13 PM.
09-24-2010, 07:10 PM
#9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by glowdot View Post
I would ideally like it to be a universal app.
Well, if that's the way it has to be....

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09-24-2010, 07:11 PM
#10
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Originally Posted by glowdot View Post
I will probably wait until I've done enough of these huge updates to move it to iPad, but I would ideally like it to be a universal app, rather than a separate HD version.
Great news!