Canabalt, the game that’s been described as ‘pure genius,’ has now been made into a universal binary – meaning we can play it on the iPad natively without having to enlarge it! Yup, the folks at Semi Secret Software have been busy with this update, making it playable on the iPad, adding another soundtrack and an iOS 4 fix.
You can also connect to your iPhone account and highscores in the iPad version, so no need to worry about losing all that hard work (play).
If you haven’t come across this game before, there really is very little needed to describe it. All you need to do is tap your screen to jump to avoid obstacles and to get to the next building. It’s so simple you can play it right away and it’s one of those games that when you pass it to your friends to play, you don’t need a huge explanation.
You can also tweet out how far you ran before hitting a wall and tumbling to your death. As simple as it sounds, it’s addictive and one of those games where you say, ‘Just one more try to see if I can go further!’ The graphics are great too, simple greys and uncluttered with nice minimal animation effects.
I hope that this means more and more developers are getting their apps into shape for the iPad. Although some of them don’t look too bad at 2X, it just isn’t the same. I’m hoping to see Sentinel as soon as possible.