Earlier this morning, Eli and I sat down with Blood Roofs [Free]. It's a runner that has you, as a terrifying muscle-man, jumping from rooftop to rooftop in an attempt to escape a bunch of sometimes fanged, occasionally bulbous, but always slimy monsters.

The setting and premise are solid points of differentiation from the runner pack, but the game's shooting mechanic also has a twist. As you're jumping and escaping, you'll also be escorting an injured girl in your arms. Interestingly, she has a gun and auto-targeting, and is able to clear out any monsters directly in your way.

Blood Roofs is a video game, that's for sure. We're still trying to figure out how it's sitting with us, but we've got a video below that might help you get a feel for it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=501591277 Tino Martino

    Yeah I'm kind of going back and forth on this. I typically dislike these kinds of games but I'm enjoying it for the most part. It gets a LOT more manageable once you get the double jump.

  • ducksFANjason

    "Someone's got a case of the Mondays?!" No man. SHIT NO! I do believe you could get your ass kicked for saying something like that.

  • Greyskull

    You know, you CAN jump while your falling...just sayin'.

  • jeffyg3

    Hmmm, a temple run style game with coin based IAP. yeah, I think I'll wait for the inevitable time it goes free to play. Looks ok I guess.

    • Greyskull

      Check out the developer on Appshopper. Most of his games have never gone free. Also, you only need to spend coins on increasing you wings; the consumable items are all obtainable by shooting the red orbs that TA ignored while playing. Those "consumables" also remain with you in-between games, so you can save them until you see fit. Also, coins are easy to come by, and the lack of progression seen in the video is overcome not by purchasing anything, but rather understanding the gameplay and jumping mechanics, which for me took roughly an hour. By then, I could make it through 5 bosses (the scenery and enemies change as well); none of which you saw in the gameplay video.

  • Lamar Taylor

    That game looks repetitive and boring. The average looking graphics don't add anything to the game.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ipadgamermag Pete Morris

    Looks like they've got a few decent new ideas to add to the formula. But, this endless runner thing is really getting flogged to death now. Have to say, also, the physics don't look great - he looks completely weightless...

  • KoRoV

    I dont like runners! At all...tryed few of them but noway for me... But this game is GREAT :) so adictive :) and game dont use auto aming, girl shoots strate infront of her self, and its not unreal engine (like you said in news) its unity. Seems that every game i like Eli dont like XD but its good thing to try any game regardles on review, you newer know how it will fit for you :) any way... Only problem is loosing of saves, every time i turn it off completly, all shop items (wings,warps,lifes) are reset :( everthing alse is perfect for me :)

  • SephiTrax

    Man this game sucks. I mean not only is repetitive, the camera is terrible.

  • Schpank

    The rambling discussion about Red Lobster brilliantly illustrates what a boring POS this game is. Another awesome preview, TA Dudes! :D 

  • HelperMonkey

    "Brad Nicholson's Red Lobster Food-Sickness Fever-Dream: The Game" -- Now THAT I might have purchased. Blood Roofs is not a good title. It's just strange and ugly (like the game, I guess).
    And does anyone else feel like the girl is doing okay on her own, hiding out with an uzi, before Mr. Muscles abducts her and starts jumping around on rooftops?
    Weird stuff.

  • metalcasket

    Not a single comment from anyone who's tried the game. Nice. Well, here's one: All you folks calling this "repetitive" and should probably watch the game's official trailer to see some stellar action sequences and boss fights. Not only that, there are multiple storylines that are affected by previous playthroughs. Repetitive, eh? The vudeo's only 6 minutes long and Brad keeps dying over and over at the same place FFS. >_>

    • danijel korov

       BIG F***ING LIKE!

  • volkan

    Video is wrong