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RunGunJumpGun is a tough as nails 2D Action Platformer that puts a teeth-rattling, gravity-defying weapon in your hands. With a cast of crazed characters, simple but beautifully difficult gameplay, and a pulsing musical score, RunGunJumpGun is a loud, trippy mess of twitchy platforming goodness.

The two-button setup is treacherously simple. One button shoots your massive gun downwards, propelling you through the air. The other shoots forward, destroying anything that’s in your path. But there is no stopping in this beautifully surreal world littered with deadly traps and soul-crushing obstacles around every corner. Players will have to constantly alternate between the two firing modes to maneuver through meticulously crafted levels where death is a promise not a possibility. There is only running, gunning, jumping, and gunning, in a mad dash to survive long enough to die again.

The game takes place in the Extax System, a solar system where the Sun has begun to swell and devour planets. With most of the planets already devoured, the remaining worlds have descended into madness and superstition. Each denizen has their own theory on why the sun seems so enraged, but they all hang on one central element: Atomiks, the primary resource in the entire system.

You play as a scavenger, a rogue from outside the Extax System who seems to have only one goal: get Atomiks. What do the Atomiks mean to the scavenger? Does he want to scoop up precious resources for himself, or use them as a way to appease the sun and end the suffering of the system? Or Maybe they’re just shiny pick-ups in a video game to him.

  • Beautifully Difficult: Every second counts, and the game will test your reflexes to the fullest
  • Nonstop Action: Merciful respawns let you die fast and keep you constantly in the action
  • Two button gameplay: One button lets you fly, the other blasts obstacles into heaps of rubble.
  • Three Unique Game Worlds: Each world presents its own distinct challenges which require players to change their playstyles
  • Over 120 levels of Mayhem: Each level is meticulously crafted to hone and test the player’s speed and tenacity.
  • Marathon Mode: For players looking to compete for the global high score.
  • Surreal visuals: Trippy and hyper-colourful fantasy-sci-fi art style
  • Hyperkinetic soundtrack: Pulsing musical score blending hip hop, electronic and movie-score vibes.
  • Warped space-opera narrative: The game features a cast of crazed, beautifully illustrated characters.
  • Masochistic Collectables: The quest to collect “Atomiks” littered throughout levels lends an extra level of insanity to already merciless level design. A gift to self-hating completionists.
  • Accessible single-hand gameplay: Appropriate for players with disabilities.
  • Made by free range developers fed a pure mixture of VVVVVV, Hotline Miami, and Super Meat Boy.
Release date
Good Shepherd Entertainment
Gambitious Digital Entertainment
Good Shepherd Entertainment, Gambitious Digital Entertainment, Gambitious
Age rating
10+ Everyone 10+

System requirements for iOS

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2GHz +
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 or higher
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 +
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 or higher
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP SP2+
  • Processor: Dual Core 2 GHz +
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • OS: Windows 7+
  • Processor: Dual Core 2.5 GHz +
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Last Modified: Sep 17, 2019

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RunGunJumpGun reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from French
The title says just about everything: the player's character runs automatically, two buttons with which to play, one to jump, one to shoot. RunGunJumpGun is a frenetic game; the levels are short, the automatic horizontal scrolling goes fast, one dies (very) often but it does not matter, the recurrence is done quickly, history of not cutting the rhythm of the game. The levels are well "designed" (understanding difficult and vicious, of the kind to put an element to atrapper to 2 pixels of a deadly spike), provided that they are not allergic to die & retry and know how to be self-sacrificing. Without spoiler, the gameplay ideas are renewed enough to want to go to the end of the 120 (+ hidden) levels. The pixel-art graphics are simple and functional, somewhat any, but this defect is ratrated by the soundtrack, surprisingly quiet in comparison to the frenzy of the game but sticky yet perfectly well to the experience, as well as by the few lines of texts between each level, used wisely to allow the player to blow, while introducing a certain atmosphere to the title (and an embryo of history not unruly). A good game, in the immediate genre, without endless dialogues or cutscenes, perfect for those looking for the challenge, with an arcade feeling. It does not revolutionate anything, the influences assumed are perhaps too visible (Super meat boy and VVVVVVVVV in the lead), which does not prevent to spend some good hours on it, and to want to come back as long as the 100% is not picked up...
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How to introduce RunGunJumpGun... you take flappy bird, you Flash the screen, you add the difficulty of the last levels of Super meat boy, and BAM, no chocapics, but a little indie game that is only played with 2 buttons and that will still make you scream. The gameplay is simple, you are in a spacesuit and you are constantly advancing with a big cannon. With a button you pull underneath you, and the recoil makes you jump/fly, with the other button you pull in front of you to unpack the stuff that you want evil. You have only one Cannon, so you have to choose at any moment between pulling underneath you to keep you in the air (and avoid rows of peaks, in General) and shoot in front of you to clear the path. All the satisfaction of the game comes from a very good level design that pulls the maximum of this simplistic gameplay through 3 campaigns of 40 levels. We are quickly thrown into the bath, and if the presence of flags "checkpoints" in the first few levels suggests that things will be well, their sudden disappearance (never to return) will confirm that you are going to shit. Adding new gameplay mechanics regularly, the game goes from difficult but tentable in the first campaign, to absolutely vile in the last campaign, with levels that guarantee you many deaths. At the technical level, not much to add, it's 8-bit with maybe a very slight resemblance with hotline Miami in psychedelic colors, the perso responds to the hair of the butt which is well the minimum given what you are asked to do with , sprinkle with a handful of challenges and achievements, and fill the levels of collectibles to be recovered (with a level "ULTRA" perfectly foul for each campaign once all the atomiks recovered), and you get a game completed by 0.7% of its player-base, which is itself not very large (~ 4000 players, the game has never been set in bundle) short a game to recommend only to those who like to die and the difficulty in a die & retry retro, which will be recommended for its level design carefully worked, which still provides much greater satisfaction than equivalents such as cloudberry Kingdom that abuse the procedural generation.
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