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Edinburgh, United Kingdom - Independent game developer Pixels on
Toast released iOS game Food Run today. Food Run is a level-based
platform game, combining a simple one-touch interface with old
school platformer complexity.
With colorful characters based on popular foodstuffs such as
strawberries, bananas and popcorn, Food Run is presented using
crisp cartoon visuals.
The goal in Food Run is to reach the end of the level,
collecting all the foods and stars along the way. As foods are
liberated from their floating bubbles, they start following the
player, joining the food chain behind. Whilst the foods in the
food chain can stomp enemies, they can also be killed, so careful
management is required.
Once individual foods have been collected, they are added to the
collection of foods that the player can use as their lead food
hero. This collection mechanic drives the player to not only
complete levels, but to find everything, with some foods being
more rare and difficult to find than others.
Kevin Ng, founder of Pixels on Toast and creator of Food Run
says, “The idea was to create a game with a really simple one
button interface, but to marry that with a complex and fully formed
old school platform game engine. By the end of the game,
you’ll be surprised by just how intricate and demanding the
levels can be. Finding all the foods hidden in the levels is a real
Food Run features 40 levels at launch, spread over 4 visually
distinct chapters such as “Sunshine Valley” and
“Moonbase Stilton”. The game features 5 polka inspired
tracks from jazz musician Skip Peck, adding to the quirky
flavor of the game.
- Universal app
- Retina Display and iPhone 5 widescreen support
- 40 levels of increasingly fiendish enemies and traps spread
over 4 game worlds
- Sync your game progress between iOS devices using iCloud (iOS
5.0 and later required)
- Earn Game Center achievements as you play
- iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad
- Requires iOS 4.3 or later
- Requires 39.7 MB free space
App Store link:
Pixels on Toast website:
Pricing and Availability:
Food Run 1.0.5 is available worldwide exclusively through the
App Store in the Games category, priced at $0.99 USD.
Located in Edinburgh, UK, Pixels on Toast is a privately held
company founded in 2010. An experienced video game industry
veteran, Kevin Ng formed the company to develop bite-sized video
games for the iPhone and other devices. Copyright © 2013
Pixels on Toast. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo,
iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in
the U.S. and/or other countries.