Nerve-racking and addictive Alone brings the continuous running genre to space

August 28, 2014
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Alone...screenshot1Laser Dog Games has just released their new continuous running type game for Android, but without any actually running, because it is set in space. Available now from Google Play, the game is simple and highly addictive: You have been forced to jettison from your space ship and are in a survival pod. The question is, how long can you survive?

By sliding your finger up and down on the screen you navigate the escape craft through caves and rocky outcrops while dodging falling debris. The controls are highly sensitive and a little movement takes you a long way. The best way to describe this game is to think of Flappy Bird, take away the tapping, and add some awesome graphics and a spectacular sound track.

One word of warning, the game is fast! We are talking split second reactions and rapid eye movement. But its speed is one of the qualities that makes the game addictive. It is quick to start, quick to play and quick to end. Your score is measured in meters and at first you will only travel a few hundred meters before you crash and burn. But according to the built-in Google Play Game Services leaderboard, it is possible to travel kilometers before meeting your untimely end.

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The game starts in Veteran mode. But there are more modes which can be unlocked: Pro, Expert, Void and Hyperspace. The first unlock is at 4,000m. At the time of writing no one has registered a public score over 4,000m. Will you be the first?

The game costs just $2.47 and there are no in-app purchases. You can also get some Alone inspired wallpapers from www.alone-game.com and the original soundtrack is also available here.

Comments

  • WestFiasco

    This looks really interesting

  • MasterMuffin

    This is tempting. I have played a lot of VVVVV and Super Hexagon and Flappy Bird was easy, so I’d like to be the first to break 4000m. Should I skip school for this good cause :D

    I have to pay for the soundtrack even if I buy the app? Yea no thanks.

    • crutchcorn

      You should. Always.

      Pirateba… Wait I ssaid nothing…

      • MasterMuffin

        The sound file will be somewhere in my phone, I’ll find it easily (either in /storage/emulated/android/data/, /data/data/ or in the apk file in /data/app/) :)

        • crutchcorn

          Of course. But even still, when in doubt….