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Canabalt is a daring escape game set in an industrialized city. Players control a man in a suit who is running from an unknown danger. The only form of interaction provided to the player is jumping to cross gaps and break through glass. It is not possible to control the man's speed. He will keep on running faster until he hits a waste bin or robot to slow down. There is also no ending to the game, as the environments are randomly generated for each playing session. The goal is to cross as large a distance as possible before dying.
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1001 Video Games
Canabalt appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
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Adam Atomic - Canabalt
Original browser version's author personal site, where the game can be played. Includes a link to the Kongregate release, which features high-score charts.
official game website
The Running Man: behind the sketchbooks of Adam Saltsman's Canabalt
a look at the design documents and sketches used to make the game, on BoingBoing (11th November 2009)
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Game added November 30th, 2009. Last modified October 9th, 2023.