Lightning-fast competitive racing game ReRunners launches on Android and iOS

ReRunners is an odd sort of game. Not only a total mouthful, this MMO platform racing game managed to bare itself in front of the App Army and survive more-or-less unscathed. This is definitely something to appeal to the more competitive of folks, allowing you to race at break-neck speed against friends or total strangers.

The main thing to take away from ReRunners is it's just mad and daft as a brush. With over 60 colourful levels, a multitude of characters to use/customise, a ton of items to use against your enemies, and so much more, this cracking racing game is well worth a go.

Nip over to iTunes or Google Play to pick up ReRunners for free.

ReRunners review - Doing laps around the competition

MMO platformer racing game sounds like a bit of a hard sell, even for the most skilled salespeople.

But somehow ReRunners: Race for the World not only manages to bring all that together in a neat package, but it's also damn good fun to play.

It's a bright, beautiful world filled with things to find, hidden areas to explore, and plenty of races to win.

Get your shoes on

The premise is fairly simple: you have to run as fast as you can to the end of a level, racing against up to five other people.

You can run left or right and jump, and there's a multitude of different routes to take to get to the end, some which are faster than others.

There's coins to pick up as you go, which add to your score as well as your coffers, and can be used to level up your skills.

You also earn stars at the end of the race, and you'll need to earn quite a few to keep progressing through the game.

Everyone's a winner

Handily, you don't actually need to win the race to earn all the stars available, as your coins and overall time contribute to it as well.

This means that even if you're not the best of runners, you've still got a chance of progressing through the game and not feeling held back while you're learning the game.

There's also exploration levels to run about in, tracking down hidden stars and talking to NPCs, and an Arena mode that acts as a ranked competitive mode for racing.

It's a lot to get your teeth stuck into, and you will, because the racing is just so enjoyable.

Your runner handles perfectly, and the level design harks back to classic Sonic levels, with its different paths, varying mechanics, and bright colour schemes.

Pebble in your shoe

Exploration levels are a little small, but there's still plenty to seek out within them, with high up areas you can only find later down the line, and dead ends to trick you.

The only problem ReRunners has is the occasional bit of slowdown, which can leave you running through digital treacle for a few seconds as it tries to catch up with itself.

But once you're out of that and running at top speed once more, any feelings of frustration just melt away.

Go for gold

ReRunners is unlikely to take the world by storm - its concept alone is probably a bit "out there" for the wider audience.

But if you are looking for a fast, fun platformer, you'd be hard pressed to find anything better on mobile.

It's silly, exciting, well-balanced, and a fantastically good time whether you're leading the pack or dragging behind, which is an amazing feat in its own right.
 

Klang Games bags London Venture Partners investment

 

The VC that once invested in Supercell has opened its coffers to a new developer, Klang Games.

London Venture Partners has injected an unspecified amount of cash into the Berlin-based studio, which was formed by the minds behind EVE Online at CCP Games.

Klang'd

Klang was sparked back in 2013 by Ivar Emilsson, Mundi Vondi and Oddur Magnússon, who have over 15 years’ experience in developing online multiplayer games.

The investment will help grow Klang Games and support its future games development, including its first project called ReRunners – an online, asynchronous multiplayer for mobile.

“LVP prides itself in investing in promising up-and-coming gaming studios who have a clear vision, and potential of doing great things within the industry.

"Klang Games displays the traits that we look for in investments, especially in the studio’s approach to creativity and game design. We believe that this will be an exciting partnership,” explained David Lau-Kee, General Partner of LVP.