Monday, June 6, 2011

TUAW's Daily iPhone App: Bumpy Road

Bumpy Road is a cute title for iOS and Mac. It's sort of a reverse platformer, where you control the platforms that a cute little couple in a car are running along and not the actual car itself. There are two modes to play. One is basically a Canabalt-style running game, with the goal being to get as far along the road as you can, grabbing some items for fuel along the way. The other is called "Sunday Trip" and has you traveling a fixed-length road in the fastest time, with items that can help your score at the end. Both are fun, allowing you place bumps and jumps in the road to push the car along. Another collecting meta-game, in which you grab pictures out on the road, helps build out a fun backstory to complement the great graphics and music.

Game Center integration provides scoreboards and achievements, and the stylistic graphics look great on a Retina Display or the iPad's bigger screen thanks to universal compatibility. Bumpy Road is a simple game, but its simplicity is put to great effect by a lot of artistry and polish, making for a really solid, fun, and even emotional experience. The game's available right now for US$2.99 in the App Store.

TUAW's Daily iPhone App: Bumpy Road originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Fri, 03 Jun 2011 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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