Despite the fact their library of App Store games isn’t particularly extensive, Kumobius Games have created a strong reputation for simple yet brilliant experiences that could only have been made for a device like the iPhone. While Time Surfer ($0.99) and the original Bean’s Quest ($2.99) were arcade classics, it was Duet ($2.99) that made waves amongst the iOS community and more casual gamers alike, receiving critical acclaim in our review, and recognition from Apple as one of the best apps of 2013. Sadly, we haven’t heard much from Kumobius since 2014’s stunning Bean Dreams ($2.99), however that has today changed, as the developers have announced on our forums a new free to play platformer called High Risers, and are looking for beta testers to try out this interesting take on the auto runner genre.
High Risers – a subtle yet impressive pun on ascending the corporate ladder – may appear to not be much more than a typical auto-runner with platforming action, however the admittedly brief footage that the developers have shown looks decidedly more complex, as well as possessing the charm that makes Kumobius games so memorable. Playing as an employee for some currently anonymous company, you are tasked with jumping up the building, bouncing off the walls and avoiding the open gaps that will make your character fall into oblivion. Some of the more complex animations show that there is a lot of timing and precision jumping involved in making the right decision and not running to your death, and with varied backdrops, High Risers could be yet another success for Kumobius. If you would like to join in with the beta on TestFlight, sign up on the Google form, and be sure to follow the thread on our forums.