Noir Run coming to AppStore September 4th!
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Posted 01 September 2014 - 01:18 PM
Enter the world of Noir, find the purpose of your own existence and defeat the ultimate despair !
Try to keep the smile and get to the end of the day to get the reward of wisdom in Noir Run, much more than a game. With the aesthetics of its name, the best film noir movies of all time, now this exclusive game for iOS platform arrives for Iphone, iPod and iPad devices.
- Tons of levels featuring stunning gloomy visuals including real world storms and clouds
- Nasty obstacles, bosses and minions to overcome
- Different revive options including gifts to help you in completing the most difficult days
- Original soundtrack
- High quality sound effects with dynamic/stereo positioning
- Retina optimized graphics
- Game Center support, compete for the best score!
- Universal app - same for both iPhone and iPad devices
Available on AppStore September 4th!
About Noir Run
Like most of indie developers my partner and I have put a lot of personal feelings in this game since the beginning. We often asked ourselves how many obstacles and fears we confront in life, from both personal and professional perspective.
Noir Run addresses this feelings.
In this game you control an avatar of an unknown guy, a smiley character, which must run fast through a misterious land known as Noir, avoiding pits, spikes, tentacles and all sort of dangers. The goal of the game is to overcome all obstacles to reach the end of each day, when you will have to confront the final despair. If you win, the next day (level) will unlock, with new obstacles and foes.
Each time you jump/overcome an obstacle or kill a hanging foe (slashing them with the finger on the screen) you get one letter from a motivational quote. To finish the level you must complete the sentence, one word at a time.
The idea is that you must preserve your moral against the odds. Everything else is dark, gray or black, gloomy... When you complete the sentence you must confront the final boss of the level and remain alive for at least 60 seconds. When countdown reaches 0, you win and the next level is unlocked.
The game includes a vast number of randomized levels. Each level will include at least one distinct foe/obstacle. The game difficulty will be medium at the start, but increasingly hard.
To win some really hard levels you will need power-ups and gifts. Power-ups add insane special abilities for 10 seconds, like giant-growth, flying or shield.
On the other hand, gifts are available when the avatar dies. As you play Noir Run you get gift points, which you can spend when you die thus increasing your chances to complete that day. The game includes 4 different gifts, dodge, resistance, teleport and fast reaction, which improves your avatar chances to finish that level.
The world is a representation of fear, loneliness and oppression. The game features high quality cloud and storm animations, lightings and weather effects. Who knows, if you're lucky, may be you can turn this black world in something colorful...
The inspiration for the game aesthetics came from several sources. The game is gloomy and dark, hence the name, Noir Run, like classic noir films. The avatar, the smiley, is the only thing in color, representing your hope to change things and make the world a better place. When it sees a foe, it changes it changes the face (worry/sad). When it jumps or use a power-up, it freaks out. When there's no obstacle, it gets happy. It's a smiley!
Platform compatibilty and Release date
Noir Run will be available on September 4th for iOS 7. The same app will be compatible with iPhone, iPod and iPad devices.