The App Store just named Mega Run in App Store Best of 2012 in Canada! www.itunes.com/appstorebestof2012
With Monsters, Inc. Run climbing the charts, Mega Run is also still receiving accolades, this time from the App Store! Mega Run was selected as one of the Best of 2012 games in Canada, and we’re honored to sit alongside the other fantastic apps of 2012.
It’s shaping up to be a HUGE holiday season from Get Set Games, with two beefy updates for Mega Run and Mega Jump, and much more to come!
iPhone 5? iPhone 5!
Yes that’s right, Mega Run now takes full advantage of the glorious widescreen of the iPhone 5!
Mega Run really shines with the wider view, and iPhone 5 players might even get a slight advantage from seeing what’s coming up just a little bit sooner!
On iCloud 9
Mega Run has been given a big overhaul to fully support iCloud syncing! Get Set had a great run with Openfeint, which we have used right from our very first game, Addicus, and was instrumental in helping to promote Mega Jump when it first launched. Sadly, Openfeint will be closing down on December 14th, and will be no more.
Get Set would like to extend a big thank-you to everyone on the Openfeint team that helped get us to where we are today, and diligently worked with us over the years to deliver great stuff for our awesome players! You guys made a big difference to Get Set!
iCloud support in Mega Run is seamless. Just make sure you’re signed in to iCloud and it will keep all your progress safe!
Keeping Bugs on the Run
We’ve also done a lot of work under the hood to stamp out a few bugs that we’d noticed some players were seeing, and the latest version of Mega Run is our most solid yet.
Wow! Mega Run is now #1 in 21 countries around the world! We’ve been astonished by the response from players and reviewers alike and we’d like to say a huge, huge
to everyone that has made Mega Run a success! It took a while to get Mega Run out the door, but you all made it so worthwhile!
Let’s Review the Situation
Reviews have been coming in steadily since Mega Run launched on May 30th. Here is a selection of what people are saying:
“The most addictive platfomer yet”
“This game will very much enchant you…and keep you happy the entire time you’re playing. Not just smiling, but genuinely happy.”
“Offers all the thrills and spills a side-scrolling platform game should”
“It’s a joy to play and easy to get wrapped up in, just by virtue of how savagely it slays every point of design possible in a modern runner.”
“One of the best games on the platform. Redford has become the new Sonic.”
“A fantastic auto-runner”
“Mobile gaming done right”
Inside Mobile Apps
“You’ll fall in love with Redford’s adventure”
“Mega Run is an addictive endless runner with non-stop super fun action and plenty of gameplay”
“The most adorable little platformer”
Revision 3 – App Judgement (Video Review)
“Mega Run bursts with life and doesn’t pull its punches”
App Spy (Video Review)
“Absolutely awesomely fun”
Crazy Mike’s Apps (Video Review)
“Best Free App of 2012 – 10/10″
The iPod Touch World (Video Review)
“One of the best free apps I’ve ever played”
iPad Up (Video Review)
The day has finally arrived after 18 months of fun, sweat and cheers. Mega Run – Redford’s Adventure is now available worldwide, and it’s free! So what are you waiting for? Go get it!
This Story Could Run and Run
“Redford’s brother and sister have been kidnapped by a mysterious monster and taken far away! Join Redford on an amazing adventure across multiple worlds and dozens of challenging stages. Find Redford’s lost family and discover new worlds to explore by following the trail of stolen coins and Forest Gems! “
There’s only one question left hanging – just who is the mysterious monster?…
A Platform of Awesome
Mega Run – Redford’s Adventure is a blazing, ridiculous and challenging platform game that brings together modern one-touch gameplay with old-school jumping addictiveness. If you like games with plumbers and hedgehogs, you’ll love our little red guy too!
Mega Run was released last week in Canada (where Get Set Games is from!) and has shot to #1 on the App Store!
Not So Stealthy
We tried to do a stealth launch in Canada to make sure that everything was fine before the Worldwide launch on May 30th (mark your calendar!). Along the way, Mega Run got picked by Apple as an Editors Choice choice game and has shot to #1 on the iPad charts, and #3 on the iPhone charts!
What People Are Saying
“Fun game, reminds me of Mario, I like all the power ups. Very addictive ”
– 2sweet for words
“Got this game because i love platformers…the only problem is i cant stop friggin playing the damn game haha”
“This app is so fun and addictive to play, especially on the iPad. I give this app a two thumbs up.”
- Loren Laparra
“How is this game free? It’s amazing! Excellent graphics, fun levels, and some legitimate challenge.”
We’ve had a fantastic response so far and people are loving Mega Run!
We have had some issues reported by players (which is why we did the “soft-launch”), and we’re submitting a patch to Apple so those problems will be fixed before or soon after the worldwide launch on May 30th!
In the meantime, if you live in Canada and don’t have Mega Run yet, go grab it! Oh Canada! We love ya!
With just a short while to go until the launch of Mega Run, we’ve been showing the beta version to anyone we can get our paws on. Luckily we were able to bump into Jared Nelson from Touch Arcade at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
We had a fantastic time at GDC this year showing off Mega Run, and it was great to finally get feedback from players “in the wild”.
Jared lent us some of his time at our GDCPlay booth to check out the still-in-progress game, bugs and all, and he seems to like what he saw! Here’s what Jared had to say in his latest Mega Run preview post:
“This isn’t just any boring, old auto-runner. Instead it’s literally bursting with items, power-ups, and enemies, not to mention its colorful visuals and loads of personality.
Plus, it has incredibly well-designed levels with multiple pathways and tons of secrets to discover. It really is something you need to see in motion to appreciate.”
Jared Nelson – Touch Arcade
Thanks to Jared for taking the time to check out Mega Run, and we’ll have more to show in the coming weeks as we get closer to launch! Read more on Touch Arcade!
Coming Soon – Get Set for the Run of Your Life!
Mega Run is the long-awaited followup to the hugely popular Mega Jump. In Mega Run, you’ll once again take on the role of Redford the adorable woodland-dwelling monster, as he dashes across beautifully rendered worlds to rescue his lost friends and recover the stolen Forest Gems.
A Brand New Adventure
Journey across multiple Worlds, each divided into 16 fast-paced Stages filled with multiple randomized routes, incredible powerups, and all kinds of hidden secrets to discover!
Mega Run is aiming to be a genre-defining title, bringing true platform gaming to touch devices, with intuitive controls and gorgeous visuals.
Mega Run is due for release in Spring/Summer 2012.