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Infinite runner Angry Gran Run legs it past on Windows 8

There’s certainly no shortage of infinite runners on Windows and Windows Phone. We’ve seen official IPs launch on both stores from not only the likes of Disney, but also familiar brands. There are hidden gems like Angry Gran Run that provide hours of entertainment. This popular game is already available on Windows Phone and competitor mobile platforms, but now we can also add Windows 8 to that list.

In Angry Gran Run, much like the Windows Phone 8 version, you’re tasked with helping ol’ granny escape the Angry Asylum, ran by Fred the agent. Fitting in nicely with the festive season, you’re set to enjoy a rather jolly sprint avoiding presents, kicking youths and sliding below (or jumping over) obstacles as you attempt to progress as far as possible.

Just like other games within the familiar genre, you’re able to upgrade Angry Gran with optional upgrades to better your chances of besting your friends – there are also really humorous characters to choose from, including a gingerbread man. The game itself is again free, but you do have the opportunity to spend up to $79.99 on the 2,200,00 mega pack to boost your account.

Controls will feel just right with simple gestures required to move gran around corners and to activate a slide or jump to avoid obstacles. The aim of the game is to travel as far as possible, while collecting coins on the way. This in-game currency can be used for the optional store purchases (it’s not required to use real money, should you not wish to do so). Did we mention that there are aliens as well?

You can download Angry Gran Run (opens in new tab) from the Windows Store. Note that this game requires Windows 8.1 to run. Let us know just how far you’ve managed to progress in your travels with Angry Gran.

Rich Edmonds
Rich Edmonds

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

27 Comments
  • San andreas
  • Tmmrw
  • Yes, what about San Andreas ? Any info. on the release date or anything ?
  • Next week!
  • That's funny, I have a feeling it's coming today
  • But We want it for WP8 :D :D
  • Tmmrw for my time, and tonight for US time
  • Tetris Blitz is back with Xbox branding btw.
  • v.happy seeing WINDOWS PLATFORM emerging v.fast..
    LONG LIVE WINDOWS...✊✊✊
  • GTA : san adreas ???
  • Where is GTA San Andreas???
  • In coming hours
  • And how do you know that?
  • Just thinking. At least, this week if i'm wrong.
  • Sorry for the hijacking, but is San Andreas coming for Windows RT too? That would be great!
  • I don't understand your title. Just doesn't sound right. It isint smooth.
  • Yea I had to reread it a few times to get it. Lol
  • Minion Rush is my favourite endless runner atm. I wasnt excited or looking forward to it so its quite a surprise how much im enjoying it. Although like most endless runners, i get bored after a few times playing it. Minion Rush has held my attention the longest of the lot. And hopefully GTA today :D
  • Totally agree with you. Of all the runners, Minion Rush seems to have most variety, different stages, boss battles and runs pretty snappy on my dvp8. When having only WP around, I am playing mostly subway surfers.
  • Guys what about subway surfers for 512 MB ram devices?announce date?
  • No announce date.
  • Yes i also want ss for 512 mb bcoz gta will surely not support 512 mb ram device
  • This game is prob my fave endless runner. Its quirky, the music is great, the squeals the punks make when granny knocks em down makes me lol. Too bad I broke the micro USB port on my dell venue 8. Smh sending it back
  • Installed every apps(58 apps) games(4 xbox version and 16 other). Now my storage is full. Only 222Mb left. Desperately waiting for installing apps and games on SD Card.
  • It's great that these games are coming out for both W8 and WP8 but it would be better if you could sync your progress or coins etc between the two devices. I end up sticking to just one device in these scenarios.
  • what about temple run 2 admin ????
  • Coming next year...lol