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  Rescue Rush Is Out on iOS!
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02/01/2013
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Rescue Rush turns real life locations into playable levels! Simply jump to your current location and see the roads, shops, rivers, parks and more transformed into a digital playground. Rush around the streets as Columbus the Cat, avoiding capture from Evil Scientists and rescue over 100 unique animals that are native to different parts of the Earth!

Location based gaming should not restrict you to only a handful of places where you have time to check your device at. As a result we have Portals allowing you to jump to different continents, making the game truly global and letting you visit a number of instantly recognisable international landmarks from the Eiffel Tower to the Empire State Building!

The game features stunning visuals with a number of costumes and different cats to unlock. Uniquely, it also offers location specific leaderboards for every level, allowing you to compete for the highest score on every street! Along with achievements and objectives we hope to have created a game that has great longevity and appeal, and most importantly fun for all ages.

History

Rescue Rush is the first new release by Supermono Studios since their acquisition by Red Robot Labs in December 2011. The majority of the game was created by a three-person team consisting of Alex Dowdeswell, Dave Ferner and Patrick Connor. 

With Rescue Rush we feel we have achieved something fresh in the location gaming genre, and hope that players of the game are as enthusiastic about it as we are! Thank you for playing!

Features

§  Over 100 unique animals native to different parts of the Earth to be rescued.

§  Over 1 million playable levels across the globe!

§  Open Portals to move around 19 different cities across the world to enjoy truly open location based gaming.

§  Visit the locations of real life landmarks such as the Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower, the London Eye and more!

§  Be the official King or Queen of your street with high-score leaderboards for every playable level.

§  10 different cats and many more costumes to collect!!

§  A revolutionary arcade action location game free of simply ‘checking in’ to places.

OUT NOW FOR iOS Worldwide for FREE!

https://itunes.apple.com/app/rescue-rush/id580844711?mt=8%26ign-mpt=uo%3D4/

We've prepared a lovely press page with all sorts of goodies, pictures and icons which you can access here: 

http://www.supermono-studios.com/PressKit/sheet.php?p=rescue_rush

Most importantly - you can view the launch trailer for the game right here, right now:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FAx0PG-PZtM

The game encompasses a whole host of new tech behind the scenes in order to make all the map data work for an action game, which was a tonne of work and a pain in the butt! I hope it's been worth it though - especially since it enabled us to do things like auto-generate a map of London to be auctioned to charity a while back for SpecialEffect ( http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261131258471?ssPageName=STRK:MESCX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1557.l2649). The benefits of gamedev!

Also importantly - we are already hard at work on the next Update which will include a lot of social aspects to pitch you against people around your location.