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If you are new to I Must Run! and you haven’t yet seen a comic teaser, you can catch up at www.imustrun.com. The story is quite simple: a Marine ends up in jail after a street fight in which the city mayor’s son dies. To avenge the death, the Marine’s girlfriend is kidnapped and he is given 24 hours to turn himself in before she is killed. Our aim was to create a short comic novel with a reference to old-school, B movie trailers. The entire movie was developed by one artist over 2 ½ weeks; the artist who created the music and SFX (Szymon ‘Zombie’ Karpierz) also composed the music to our previous PSP minis game, Boom Beats (he composed the music to I Must Run! too).
Development of I must Run! started six months ago. We thought it would be great to bring an action, running game with a thrilling story to PSP minis. These games are great, because the learning curve is really fast and game longevity is much higher than for standard games, as players try to improve their score. In IMR, we have added extra incentives: the fabulous story and outro.
The game mechanics are very simple (and the famous design quote “simple to learn, hard to master” applies here). There are three keys only in the game: jump, punch and slide. The user has to jump over the gaps between buildings (the closer you land to an edge, the more bonus points you will receive) subway trains and other platforms, avoid obstacles by sliding, and punch to destroy items to earn points and multipliers.
The game mechanics may sound easy, but we have tried to divert the user with lots of amazing animated elements in the background and excellent special effects (shaking screen, weather conditions etc… no more spoilers!).
Bringing I Must Run! to PSP minis was fun, and we think we have done everything to ensure that players have the best gaming experience possible. If you like fast-paced, skill-based action running games, this is a must have title for you. We hope you will enjoy playing I Must Run! Stay tuned and visit us on our Facebook page for more updates, or visit www.imustrun.com