Firefly Runner flies into the Windows and Windows Phone Store as a universal app
Firefly Runner has been released earlier this month for iOS, Android, and Kindle. The Windows and Windows Phone versions of the game just recently followed. It's an action-packed, endless-running adventure game that you might want to check out. We've installed it on our Nokia Lumia Icon and Surface Pro 3. Head past the break to watch our hands-on video and gameplay.
- Run, fly and shoot through a stunningly beautiful rendered forest world.
- Fun and charming 3D insect characters, including cute fireflies, grumpy hornets, burping slugs, scuttling spiders and mischievous praying mantises.
- One touch gameplay that can be picked up instantly and is fun to master.
- Three diverse environments to explore; The Rolling Countryside, The Forbidden Forest and The Crystal Caves.
- Unlock achievements and beat your best scores.
- Collect all of the flight badges and unlock the many achievements.
You play as Switch, a firefly that can run, fly, and shoot. Press the left side of the screen to elevate. Switch automatically moves forward. Click anywhere on the right screen to fire the slingshot towards insect foes like grumpy hornets, slugs, and spiders. Avoid obstacles while collecting cherries, light orbs, and magical keys. This includes slugs that can fire green glob in the air and praying mantises with traps.
The top left corner of the display shows how far you've gone, how many orbs you've collected, and how many cherries you have left to fire with the slingshot. The top center of the screen shows your current score. This increases when you collect items or hit insect foes.
Firefly Runner is easy to play and quick to master. It costs 99 cents with a free trial available. Since it is a universal app, you can buy it once and download from both the Windows Phone Store and the Windows Store (opens in new tab). We're enjoying this game and think you'll like it, too. Go check out Firefly Runner and sound off in the comments!
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Looks fun, gonna try it :P
It's a pretty sneaky plan by MS.. And, it's like I've always said.... MS isn't in the same position that iOS was in back in 2007, or Android was in back in 2008... They have to do things differently, and to be honest even if WP had app parity with iDroid do we really honestly think that people would buy it as much as iDroid?... Not likely, now.. Even apps can't increase WP market share.. MS is going to have to play with what most people go for and that's popularity...
Marketing and awareness has always been WP's biggest problem.. The only way that WP will catch on, in the US at least, is if consumers are bombarded with WP, and W8.. Consumers shouldn't be able to turn on the TV, listen to the radio, drive down the highway, go to the grocery store, the mall, electronic stores, wall mart, SixFlags, Universal Studios, the airport, major sporting events, or anywhere without WP devices being marketed to them... If this level of marketing had been done the last 4 years we would be seeing WP at well over 10% market share by now... Apps are important, but people need to know that the platform with said apps exist, and they need to think that everyone else wants it...
By your comment, and apparently, people in US are too sticky to androids and iPhones and marketing needs a major role there. While I've started loving this new Microsoft, I don't understand when will they understand marketing??? They should go take lessons from Samsung on this. If their is something that spread Samsung Galaxy across the world, it's basically the name, caused by intelligent and massive marketing.
Overall, a really fun game. Looking forward to play it further...
But then I feel like I'd want it to have XBOX Live support before u start playing an App
One thing i still don't understand. Why they renamed "games" to "XBOX games" if they don't really want to support it further? Or just to brand it like Xbox videos and music?
Android has that....
This version is inferior to that I have in my Android....
Please update the app like iOS" and so on... Developers bother this platform the least for various reasons. Mainly, market share. But they need to see WP is actually a good platform of they really want to profit. I can't recall but I think Paul Acevedo wrote an article on it how WP can me more beneficial. They need to see things more clearly.
Bring Cash of Clans