Posted: 14 months ago, last updated 4 months ago.
Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.
Canabalt is a side-on running game where you press jump at the right time to keep a small character from falling off buildings or crashing into things. With minimalist visuals, you play the small suited man fleeing from an unknown threat. As the game begins, the player character jumps from the window of an office building onto the roof of a neighbouring building.
His running is automatic which just leaves it down to you to jump. As the game speeds up this gets increasingly difficult and relies on quick reflexes. There are no stages, so this is just a challenge for how long you can stay alive.
In 2013 the game was updated to include a female player character and the ability to compete with another player by tapping different sides of the screen.
Content Rating: PEGI 7
Release Date: 31/08/2009
Platforms: Android, PC, PSP and iOS
Genres: Action and Platform
Accessibility: 11 features
It takes between 1 minute
and 15 minutes
to play a round of this game. It's possible to die almost straight away, but as you improve runs last longer. Players:
You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online.
Canabalt usually costs £1.69.
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.
Rated PEGI 7 with mild violence.
This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.
This is a hard game, although it does start quite slow. There are no difficulty settings. There is no reading required apart from the description of how you die. You can play the game with a single tap anywhere on the screen. Navigating menus requires tapping on specific parts of the screen. There are audio cues to warn of upcoming dangers that don't have matching visual counterparts.
You can remap keys and adjust audio levels on PC version.
Our Canabalt Accessibility Report
details 11 accessibility features:
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