The Jump: Escape The City is set in Monopolis, a dark futuristic city, cut off from the rest of the world after a mysterious worldwide earthquake. The city is now controlled by World Corp who have outlawed fun and sent their evil mob to break up public gatherings. Your character is a DJ fleeing a party in a pimped out hover car, being chased to the edge of town, hoping that the rumours about a way to escape are true. Each game starts with you cruising down a broken highway, trying to collect power cells and survive until the end of the road. Track is randomly generated, but from a bank of hand-crafted sections, so the gameplay flows nicely and there's a fair challenge. There's optional powerups which affect various aspects of the game - they can be added at the start of each run.
It's something different in mobile gaming, fast, has rich 3d graphics, simple touch controls and a soundtrack by Grammy Award winner DJ Poet (Producer and DJ for the Black Eyed Peas). A game can be completed in less than 5 minutes but it's not easy, and once you escape there's much more to the game including achievements to unlock, national and world leaderboards, and in-depth scoring system to suit casual and hardcore gamers alike.
Here's some of our coverage so far:
Featured in The Guardian's '20 best Android apps this week' 'Fun, slick, great soundtrack' - The Irish Times 'Fast and furious' - androidrundown.com "Takes the runner genre to a new level" - App Attack (Mevio.com)