Endless Runner 'Time Surfer' Free for a Limited Time

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    Time Surfer, an endless running game that debuted in January of this year, is available for free for the first time since it launched.

    In Time Surfer, players take control of a surfer who races across the galaxy to escape from a destructive force, dodging spikes, pits, and other obstacles along the way. The game offers a number of costumes and power ups, along with pixel art and chiptunes.

    In addition to going free, the game has also received a significant content update, adding new black hole-filled gaming mode called "The Kepler Run" and passive costume perks that provide character enhancements.
    Our sister site TouchArcade reviewed the game when it was released, calling it "a glorious mess of bright colors, pixel art, and the most upbeat of chiptunes."
    Time Surfer is a universal app that can be downloaded from the App Store for free for a limited time. [Direct Link]

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    It's also worth noting that the Mac app equivalent is also on sale down to $1.99 in the Mac App Store.

    But for me, the only way I'll shell out extra money for the Mac version is if they include iCloud support to sync with iOS. Until then I'll stick with the iOS version :)
     
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    Tiny Wings rip off?
     
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    It seems pretty obviously inspired by Tiny Wings but not a rip-off of Tiny Wings. Adding to game mechanics *can* change a game.
     
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    Tiny Wings isn't an endless runner. Jetpack Joyride is, though. So maybe it's more like that?

    ETA: Just looked at it; wow, it does look a bit like Tiny Wings there some screenshots.
     
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    pretty much. Just add being able to go back in time.
     
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    So if Sonic the Hedgehog didn't float you boat, this won't either?
     
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    :( but i just bought it for full price last week. should've waited...
     
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    impressive trailer, and the game is also free. time to download another app:D
     
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    The moral of tis story is never buy anything because you don't know when it will become free/updated/outmoded.

    Or you could just buy stuff that you want/need when you want/need it and just accept that it may become free/updated/outmoded sometime in the future.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    bitter truth:(
     
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    Sounds a bit like Jetpack Joyride. Still, worth a try.
     
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    Downloaded it. Nice game. Nothing like Jetpack Joyride. Very very similar to Tiny Wings. You could really call it Tiny Wings 2. Also has some elements from Solipskier (an older abstract ski-ing game on ios that had a lot of fans).

    Deleted it after a few minutes - I find these types of games too annoying - just my taste. Don't like fiddling about trying to hit the down-curves.

    Badland is similar and more my kind of thing - more forgiving, also more of a 'story' & 'progress' through a landscape.
     

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