RunMan: Race Around the World, donationware pc platformer
October 4, 2009 10:47 PM   Subscribe

RunMan: Race Around the World is a donationware PC platformer made of bright colors and public domain folk, blues and jazz. The trailers (final and preview) are made of happiness. The download page is here. (via RPS)

The game plays kind of like Sonic the Hedgehog but with two buttons instead of one (charge and jump) and charge is the one you use to kill baddies (and also to bounce off walls!). To get a good score, and also to survive the boss chases, you have to run as fast as you can through a level without stopping.

One of the game's developers, Tom Sennett, also made When the bomb goes off, a game where everybody's got one last thing to do before they go. The other developer, Matt Thorson, made some cool games too, like the previously mentioned An Untitled Story (direct download link here).

Previously on MeFi there was Archagon's big list of free 2d for the PC. More recently there has been Spelunky, Randy Balma Municipal Abortionist, Journey to the Center of the Earth and a whole bunch I'm probably forgetting.
posted by The Devil Tesla (6 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Matt also made MoneySeize. I think he's been working on RunMan for a while.
posted by archagon at 3:04 AM on October 5, 2009

Wonderful. Thanks.

Man, I couldn't run RunMan manually running under Wine.
posted by krilli at 6:55 AM on October 5, 2009

I hate you, Krilli.
posted by DoctorFedora at 11:47 PM on October 5, 2009 [1 favorite]

So do I.
posted by krilli at 6:05 AM on October 6, 2009 [1 favorite]

— love the game, though!
posted by krilli at 6:06 AM on October 6, 2009

Man, this is an absolute blast. Thanks for posting it.
posted by MidAtlantic at 10:55 AM on October 17, 2009

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