Screen shot 2009-09-17 at 4.13.32 PMSemi Secret Software had a major hit on their hands with Wurdle [App Store], a Bookworm-like word searching game. It was released early in the life of the App Store and saw a positive reception both from review sites online and actual newspapers. Wurdle went on to sell close to a quarter of a million copies, and has since been Semi Secret Software's only entry on the App Store.

Following Wurdle, Semi Secret Software went back to their flash game development roots and produced Canabalt, a fast-paced game of running for your life and jumping from building to building. I could go on explaining the intricacies of Canabalt, but instead you should just play the full-featured flash game freely playable online. (The original flash version is also available on AdamAtomic.com.)

Here is the world premiere iPhone gameplay video I shot in the halls of the Austin Convention Center:


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Fast load times combined with short (yet exciting) game sessions really make for an attractive game to play on a mobile device. Semi Secret Software plans on submitting Canabalt to Apple soon.

  • PitchBlak

    Holy cow! I just finished playing this for the hundredth time on Newgrounds! Definitely a buy for me.

  • PitchBlak

    Holy cow! I just finished playing this for the hundredth time on Newgrounds! Definitely a buy for me.

  • Yeroc

    AWESOME!!!

    PLEASE BE 99CENTS!!

  • Yeroc

    AWESOME!!!

    PLEASE BE 99CENTS!!

  • John

    uh nice but what are the controls for the version on the website?

    • Rustyjaw

      Mouse button

  • John

    uh nice but what are the controls for the version on the website?

    • Rustyjaw

      Mouse button

  • Moroboshi

    Looks pretty nice. Stylish visuals and a nice soundtrack. It shouldn't be more than $1 though, as it looks very simple.

    Hey Touch Arcade guys, you should mention a game called SquareBall which just came out. It's a cool little pong variant with a retro aesthetic along the lines of the Atari 2600 inspired Bit Trip Beat series on WiiWare.

  • Moroboshi

    Looks pretty nice. Stylish visuals and a nice soundtrack. It shouldn't be more than $1 though, as it looks very simple.

    Hey Touch Arcade guys, you should mention a game called SquareBall which just came out. It's a cool little pong variant with a retro aesthetic along the lines of the Atari 2600 inspired Bit Trip Beat series on WiiWare.

  • MinervaDreaming

    Awesome! I love the web version. I am a little concerned about the controls on the iphone - I found that jump sensitivity was very important in the web version so you didn't always jump to the max height, in the gameplay vid it looks like they're jumping all the way, all the time.

  • MinervaDreaming

    Awesome! I love the web version. I am a little concerned about the controls on the iphone - I found that jump sensitivity was very important in the web version so you didn't always jump to the max height, in the gameplay vid it looks like they're jumping all the way, all the time.

  • Will

    Wow, this game looks great the flash version is really fun. I'll be picking this one up

  • Will

    Wow, this game looks great the flash version is really fun. I'll be picking this one up

  • Flopsy

    Brilliant. So glad they're keeping it intact like the Flash version.

  • Flopsy

    Brilliant. So glad they're keeping it intact like the Flash version.

  • http://www.thedara.com Chris

    YES. As soon as I saw this game I thought it needed to be made into an iPhone game. Wish granted!

  • http://www.thedara.com Chris

    YES. As soon as I saw this game I thought it needed to be made into an iPhone game. Wish granted!

  • Flopsy

    This did make me wonder too whether PixelJam would consider making Dino Run an iPhone game too -- that might work well on the small screen too!

    • http://pinksombrero.com PinkSombrero

      For sure! And with online mode too =D

  • Flopsy

    This did make me wonder too whether PixelJam would consider making Dino Run an iPhone game too -- that might work well on the small screen too!

    • http://pinksombrero.com PinkSombrero

      For sure! And with online mode too =D

  • Mark

    oh my god cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mark

    oh my god cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Reminds me of :Shift: So is there only one control button with only the length of time you can press it for the strength/length/height of the jump?

    I would agree with the $0.99 price point for this game... same as :Shift:.

  • Anonymous

    Reminds me of :Shift: So is there only one control button with only the length of time you can press it for the strength/length/height of the jump?

    I would agree with the $0.99 price point for this game... same as :Shift:.

  • Anonymous

    The flash version is so much fun- i played it for an hour straight

  • Anonymous

    The flash version is so much fun- i played it for an hour straight