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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.
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!
§ Over 100 unique animals native to different parts
of the Earth to be rescued.
§ Over 1 million playable levels across the
§ 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
§ 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
§ A revolutionary arcade action location game free of
simply ‘checking in’ to places.
OUT NOW FOR iOS Worldwide for FREE!
We've prepared a lovely press page with all sorts of goodies,
pictures and icons which you can access here:
Most importantly - you can view the launch trailer for the game
right here, right now:
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 (
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.