Run In Crowd

Run In Crowd

100,000 - 500,000 downloads

Pros
  • Ever-present competition adds risk and reward
  • Attractive graphics
  • Smooth gameplay
Cons
  • Ultra repetitive
  • In the end, it's an endless runner dressed up to play
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Expert's Review
7.6
Great

"Runnin' down a dream"

Reviewed by / Oct 23, 2013

Run! Jump! Outlast your friends, enemies, and perfect strangers

There's something hollow and yet massively appealing about competing against invisible strangers through the cloud. It's what leaderboards are all about, after all - you may not be able to buy t_dAwG_69 a congratulatory beer in person, but you can certainly grit your teeth at his tantalizingly high score from a distance, burning up in lust for such notoriety yourself. The developers at Ursine Paw understand this concept intimately, and it is from the purity of the blindly competitive spirit that they bring you Run In Crowd.

Play as a 2D one-eyed beastie on the run. From whence does he come; to where might he roam? Questions like these are irrelevant in the face of competition, and you'll find yourself scurrying across the landscape in the company of five or six other identical beasties, representing actual real life players equally as in it to win it. Tap the screen to jump over obstacles and pits; avoid them long enough and you'll speed up like a rocket. Watch as the other inferior beasties drop off into the pits in abject failure. They matter not. You are King of the Beasties.

The graphics are high contrast and attractive; the music is repetitive but not overly aggravating.

If you were running solo, the game would be nothing more than yet another endless runner, and particularly flavorless at that. With the addition of on-screen competition, however, each match offers an adrenaline spike as the others fail one by one.

Ursine Paw's Run In Crowd is a perfect example of how successful apps play directly into the kinks in our cognitive science.

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Developer's original description available here
"Run In Crowd" is a game where you race alongside other players in a new world each day.

Tap to jump and double-jump. Longer you tap, higher your runner jumps. Avoid obstacles and try to run longer distance than other.

Features:
* Multiplayer - you race alongside other players
* Level generation - you run in a new world each day
* Simple and addictive gameplay with simple controls
* Cross-platform competition - you run with players from ios/android/blackberry devices

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Recently changed in this version

Added support for x86 devices


Comments and ratings for Run In Crowd
  • (64)

    by Tony Smedberg on 17/06/2014

    It is hard and sometimes does not work.

  • (64)

    by Siddhant Chhabra on 16/06/2014

    The background music, the difficulty, the scoreboard, the simplicity makes it just awesome.

  • (64)

    by Berenice Reyes on 14/06/2014

    It's just so simple, it works fine and all but it needs more fun in it!

  • (64)

    by Austin Nelson on 14/06/2014

    It's like Flappy Bird but not stupid. I played less than 5 rounds and got to the leaderboards. Also addicted.

  • (64)

    by tim shackleford on 13/06/2014

    Awesome game

  • (64)

    by Kunal Jha on 11/06/2014

    Best game ever!

  • (64)

    by Jade Azure on 07/06/2014

    It seems to take up a deceptively large amount of space. When i have the app installed, no matter how much memory i have left on my device, it ALWAYS says I'm running low on storage. I'd like to know why this is occurring and how to fix it if i can. I would add five stars if i at least knew what was going on.