Everybody’s doing a Flappy Bird clone nowadays. Noodlecake surprised us last week with the excellent Flappy Golf [Free] and even our own Eli Hodapp is starring in his own game called Hodappy Bird. This might seem like a joke but it isn’t. And no, you’re not the only one wondering if the world has gone insane...

Often imitated, but never duplicated, I'd still argue that Canabalt [$2.99] is one of the best if not the best sidescrolling endless runner on the App Store. Its beauty is in the game's simplicity, both in the way the game seamlessly conveys its narrative and how it's actually played. The jumping mechanics are close to perfect, the sensation of speed is incredible, and while there have been oodles of similar games released something always keeps us coming back to Canabalt...

Semi Secret Software’s Canabalt [$2.99] certainly wasn’t the first endless auto-running platformer around, but it’s definitely one of the most high profile and arguably set off the trend off hundreds of similar running games coming out on the App Store since its release in October of 2009...

Red Alert: Canabalt is now .99¢ instead of its usual $2.99. This marks the second time that Semi-Secret has lowered the price of its atmospheric and perfectly executed runner since its launch in 2009, which is why we're thinking you might be interested in jumping on this deal while it lasts. We'll probably be rocking iPhone 5s and iPad 4s by the time we see another price drop, but that's just our conjecture...

On the heels of the release of Canabalt across PSP, PS Vita, and PS3, Semi-Secret's Adam Saltsman is asking fans if they are interested in a possible 2-player mode for the phone versions of the often celebrated endless runner. "Would y'all be interested in seeing a 2-player mode in Canabalt [$2.99] on iOS and Android," he asked, simply, on Twitter...

Adam Saltsman and Semi Secret's moody and atmospheric daring escape runner, Canabalt [$2.99], will soon be available for download across the PSP, PS3, and PS Vita in the US. The studio, in collaboration with The Beatshapers, have launched a PSP Minis version of the game in Europe. A US version of the flash-turned-iOS-turned-Minis game will follow later this week, Saltsman has said on the Twitters...

'Canabalt' Creator Working on Original Hunger Games iOS Title

We just got word from Canabalt creator Adam Saltsman that he's working on a game with a team of well known indie developers to accompany the release of the movie version of The Hunger Games: Girl on Fire, which is set to release in movie theaters on March 23rd. A recent blog post on the subject explains that this is not a Hunger Games-themed version of Canabalt, and instead is an entirely original iOS title that's timed to be released with the movie...

Semi Secret Software, the studio behind Canabalt, has announced that its working on a brand new iPad game alongside Greg Wohlwend of Solipskier [$.99] fame. According to a tweet from Semi Secret, this'll be its first new game in over a year...

Canabalt, $2.99 - After raising more than $30,000 for the Child's Play Charity as part of the Indie iPhone Game Sale over the holidays, developer Semi Secret decided to celebrate by making their game Canabalt open source for people to tinker around with or use to create their own game (with limitations, of course). The Canabalt code that was released as open source was an even more up to date version of the game than what was currently in the App Store. Now this improved version has become available as an update for iOS owners of the game...

Last week we posted about the Indie iPhone Holiday Sale, a joint effort from six developers, each with fantastic indie titles, to raise money for Penny Arcade's Child's Play charity. It really doesn't get more win/win than this. For $6, you get six great games, and some of the proceeds go to helping improve the quality of life of kids in hospitals across America...

Semi Secret Software seem to be making a name for themselves as developers of games with great pixel art graphics, fantastic music, and high-score centric gameplay that in the case of Canabalt [$2.99] has kept me coming back for just one more try for the better part of a year now. Gravity Hook HD [$2.99] hit the App Store tonight, and provides much of what I loved about Canabalt, only in a vertical climb instead of a side scrolling run. In the game you play as a lovable little robot with a grappling hook who ascends to, well, wherever he's climbing to, by grabbing on to a randomized series of orbs, reeling himself in, then flinging to the next one. Unlike Canabalt which you could hand to anyone with it running on your phone and say "tap the screen to jump," Gravity Hook HD has a bit of a learning curve as you get used to the physics of the game...

Semi Secret Software's survival side-scroller Canabalt [$2.99] went universal this afternoon, and while (like most pixel art games) it looked great upscaled on the iPad, Canabalt is even more awesome running at the full 1024x768 resolution...

Back in 2008, Adam Atomic and Danny Baranowsky, two of the three masterminds behind Canabalt created a flash game called Gravity Hook originally based on a typing-tutor game called Gravity Key by Arne Niklas Jansson. After securing permission to develop an endless mouse-based version of the game, the original Gravity Hook was created in five days utilizing the beginnings of what is now the flixel framework...

For you high-score addicts who insist on global high scores in your games, Canabalt has been updated to version 1.2 which includes:..

Canabalt [2.99] is getting online leaderboards and some additional obstacles in the not too distant future. We were recently given a sneak peek and shot some video of the new update which hopefully will be released any time now:..