Posts Tagged ‘Canabalt’

Run For Your Life: Passagebalt

By Alec Meer on March 20th, 2012.

There's no 'messy divorce' option as far as I can tell

One is the grandaddy of the now ubiquitous auto-running genre, the other a divisive interactive poem about love and death. Together, Canabalt and Passage make Passagebalt: an auto-runner about love and death. The longer you run for, the older you get. Somewhere along the line, your true love waits. Can you protect them? Will you die alone or loved? What is love, anyway? Oh, shut up and press jump.
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Less Easy Than ABC: Canabalt Typing Tutor

By Jim Rossignol on May 10th, 2010.


Highly agile reader Christopher Webb points us to this: Canabalt Typing Tutor Edition. Not exactly Typing Of The Dead, but it’s a neat remix of the one-button game concept. It starts off slow and unchallenging but, well, let’s just say it picks up its pace as you go. Touch typing improved? Maybe.

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The Games Of Christmas: December 2nd

By RPS on December 2nd, 2009.


As surely as the snow falls on any day but Christmas day, so the second day in December plays host to the second game on our incredible seasonal advent calendar. It also plays host to a feeling that we’ve forgotten something. Presents? Decorations? Is it the nagging feeling engendered by too many years under the heel of heavy consumerism? We can’t tell, so run, run! Run to the very tip of the indicative hand of the one true leader of the Autobots to discover…
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You Can’t Parkour Here: Canabalt

By Kieron Gillen on September 1st, 2009.

I was going to do a RUN, forrest, RUN gag, but I think we've already done that one.

Late last night, Comrade Ariana forwarded me the webgame joy of Canabalt at me. It’s a one-button velocity-based randomly-generating oddly-atmospheric parkour webgame and is – as another friend puts it – probably what Mirror’s Edge should have been like. I got 2900-odd last night, but my skills seems to have atrophied overnight. I also recommend turning down the sound to the bare minimum (“-” reduces it) and play it to the sound of Music Go Music’s Warm In the Shadows (Youtube link or Spotify one), as it’s leisurely propulsiveness – and sheer length – seemed to compliment the game elegantly. No, really.

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