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Time for one more go
By Harry Slater 10 January 2013
Time Surfer | Developer:
Kumobius | Publisher:
Kumobius | Format:
iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Casual, Endless running | Players:
1 | Version:
The key to creating an addictive endless-runner appears to be mixing simplicity and variety. You take a simple playing style, controlled with as few gestures or taps as possible, and layer that on top of a world that's different each time your players set out.
Time Surfer is a prime example of the formula done right. Its blend of psychedelia, cartoon graphics, and single tap play make for a heady and addictive cocktail. It might just be Tiny Wings wearing acid-trip pants, but it's got enough tricks up its space-age sleeve that you won't care.
It might not be the most original idea out there, but Time Surfer is executed with such aplomb that that really doesn't matter