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Guest Post: A Game Within a Game? CrossCode’s Demo Looks Promising!

The following piece is a guest blog entry. The views expressed in it are not necessarily those of Runway Games and are entirely those of the author.

Retro-styled games seem to be a really hot gaming trend at the moment. There has been numerous indie successes catering to the nostalgia craze. The best games have been masters at combining the best things from the old days with modern mechanics. CrossCode looks to be one of those games.

CrossCode is a single-player Action-RPG about a player stuck in an MMO of the distant future. Now before you think traditional fantasy with sword and sorcery, this game is all about one thing: throwing VRPs – or simply “balls” as everyone seems to call it. Not only are these balls your trusty tool to master several dungeons full of puzzles, they are also your weapons. Together with close-range attacks and special skills, they help you to fend off hordes of enemies.

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This Will Change the Way You Play

If you have been following along our Facebook (which you should), then you will have read about some vague updates coming to Solar Roller. It’s about time we reveal just what those changes are, don’t ya think?

Skins, skins, and skins! Play the updated version, and you’ll instantly notice a huge difference. Not only have we applied new skins to the platforms, but some of the planets got a new and improved look as well. We’ve even applied some particle systems to this updated version, giving some plants a unique atmosphere.

See the difference?
See the difference?

We’ve even added an entirely new planet, ready to be conquered at a moment’s notice. With this new planet, it poses new challenges. We are introducing three new platforms, each ready to rock your world. The red will make things a little hotter, the green might make you want to stay a little while longer, and the blue? Well, I hope you’re ready to try your patience because it might just have a mind of its own.
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Love Your Pet Day Giveaway

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February 20th is Love Your Pet Day, and at Runway Games, we love our pets. Who doesn’t love their fury (or scaly) family members?

In honor of love your pet day, Runway Games is doing a contest giveaway for a Red Sea Exodus t-shirt and other customized items. We will be selected the ugliest pet, and the cutest pet. To enter, send us a photo of your pet and all its glory. You may either contact us on Facebook, Twitter, or email info@runway-games.com. You have until the 19th! Get snapping!

Experience Space for Yourself

One of the cool things about making games is you get to make ’em about things you find interesting. Space, cowboys, robotic men – even rainbow unicorns with laser beam eyes. That’s why people love making games so much. Who doesn’t wanna make a game about something they find fascinating? We like space, for instance. One of our games, Solar Roller, is all “spacey” and cool. Why? Because space is friggin’ neat!

As if to prove how neat it is, last night, a giant space mountain (comet) flew by our heads. What’s more about this giant space mountain? That giant space mountain had its own giant space moon. So keep your eyes to the sky and maybe you’ll see some of space’s fanatical wonders for yourself in the future. If not? Turn on Solar Roller to experience them anyway. Or just play it when there isn’t anything particularly interesting whizzing by our planet.

For more on the comet and its satellite, check out this article.

Employee Spotlight: Valerie Erb

Val Family

What is your favorite part of your job?

I love being involved with the social media stuff. I get to interact with some of the coolest people and stay up-to-date with nerdy news. I’ve also worked with Unity some, making terrains and stuff as I learn. It’s definitely made me look at games in an entirely new light.

What Games are you currently playing?

I just beat Dragon Age: Inquisition. I’ve been going back to 100 percent it, but it’s not the same. I’ve actually been exceptionally sad since I finished it. Any gamer knows what I mean. It’s the same feeling you get when you finish a great book. It’s a feeling of emptiness, loss. It’s also the sad realization you’ve got nothing else to do and now have to return to real life. I think Lord of the Rings described it best when Frodo returned from his journey. How can you go back to who you were once you’ve experienced a great journey? You can’t. You cannot be ordinary after you’ve been extraordinary. Continue reading Employee Spotlight: Valerie Erb

Happy Holidays from Runway Games! We Made This Just for You!

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Obligatory holiday post combined with shameless marketing opportunity!

We at Runway Games would like to send you good tidings in this season and all seasons! We are always thankful for your invaluable support. We are always rooting for ya, kid, regardless of the holidays or not, unlike your old T-Ball team who laughed every time you missed the ball and smacked yourself with the bat.

How could you show your loved ones that you’re thankful for them this season? Give them the gift of Solar Roller and Red Sea Exodus for Android and iOS!