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The Jump: Escape The City (3D runner like you've never seen before - universal)

03-21-2013, 06:49 AM
#1
Joined: Mar 2013
Location: Dublin
Posts: 10
The Jump: Escape The City (3D runner like you've never seen before - universal)

Hi all,

First things first, we're Gone Gaming, the developers of this crazy game...

We're a small indie studio from Dublin, Ireland and our first free-to-play game 'The Jump: Escape The City' has just landed on The App Store!

http://www.youtube.com/embed/saYszYBJ474

It's a take on the runner genre, but with an ending, and you can play a full game in the time it takes to listen to one song. It features rich 3D graphics and a soundtrack by Grammy Award winner DJ Poet. Think Temple Run, in a hovercar, after too much Red Bull


The setting is a dark futuristic city, cut off from the rest of the world after a mysterious worldwide earthquake. The city is now controlled by World Corp who have outlawed fun and sent their evil mob to break up public gatherings.

Your character is a DJ fleeing a party in a pimped out hover car, being chased to the edge of town, hoping that the rumours about a way to escape at the end of the road are true.

Each game starts with you cruising down a broken highway, trying to collect power cells and survive until the end of the road. Track is randomly generated, but from a bank of hand-crafted sections, so the gameplay flows nicely and there's a fair challenge. There's optional powerups which affect various aspects of the game - they can be added at the start of each run.

A game can be completed in less than 5 minutes but it's not easy, and once you escape there's much more to the game including achievements to unlock, national and world leaderboards, and in-depth scoring system to suit casual and hardcore gamers alike.

Hope you like it!

Here's the game site:

playthejump.com

Here's the App Store link:

http://appstore.com/thejumpescapethecity
03-23-2013, 08:06 AM
#2
Joined: Mar 2013
Location: Dublin
Posts: 10
Hi all!

I hope you're all enjoying the game!

Having some trouble escaping? Check out this special offer in the game store:

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That's another life every game you play, FOREVER.

(For Android players, sale price shown on Play Store screen)

Offer ends Sunday!

Last edited by gonegaming; 05-24-2013 at 03:28 PM. Reason: old info

03-23-2013, 08:20 AM
#3
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Forge World
Posts: 6,310
Wow I've truly never seen a 3D endless runner like this before
sarcasm
03-23-2013, 08:40 AM
#4
Joined: Mar 2013
Location: Dublin
Posts: 10
It's not an endless runner
03-23-2013, 09:33 AM
#5
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 827
Quote:
Originally Posted by gonegaming View Post
It's not an endless runner
If its not an endless runner, what is it ?
03-23-2013, 09:46 AM
#6
Joined: Mar 2013
Location: Dublin
Posts: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dazzlemi View Post
If its not an endless runner, what is it ?
It's a runner with an ending

Rather than an endless game which always results in death, we've made a bite-sized challenge which can be completed in less than 5 minutes, and played again and again for higher scores, to unlock badges etc.

Each game is still different, with randomly allocated sections per run, taken from a bank of hand-designed levels. This gives it a nice flow, preventing any unfair combinations of track in a game... while maintaining the challenge.

That said, we have had a lot of requests from players for an endless version of the game, which we're planning to release as an add-on later in the year.

Hope you like it!
03-23-2013, 08:34 PM
#7
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 5,155
Even after rebooting this just crashes on my iPad 2. I never get past the initial screen.
03-24-2013, 06:33 AM
#8
Joined: Mar 2013
Location: Dublin
Posts: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by BazookaTime View Post
Even after rebooting this just crashes on my iPad 2. I never get past the initial screen.
Are you iOS 6.1.3 yet? We found a strange wifi bug which was causing loading crashes in 6.1.2... might be that although wasn't too common...
03-25-2013, 05:17 AM
#9
Joined: Mar 2013
Location: Dublin
Posts: 10
Hi All,

FYI, we have identified an issue with Nexus models, resulting in the controls problems being reported by some players. We use a custom script to read screen density on load and adjust control sensitivity so min swipe lengths etc. suit the screen of the device.

We've found that Nexus models are not reporting this value and the default setting isn't giving a good result so swipes are too sensitive, resulting in some taps being misinterpreted as swipes.

We've excluded Nexus models for now, so no new players can get the game until we've released a fix.

We'll have an update out to address this very soon.
03-25-2013, 05:26 AM
#10
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 20,108
Quote:
Originally Posted by BazookaTime View Post
Even after rebooting this just crashes on my iPad 2. I never get past the initial screen.
+1 to this. Im on 6.1.2... and if that is the problem, easiest way for me is to just ignore this game.

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