Techtonic Games has released the Mac version of Bust-N-Rush, available on the Techtonic site and soon through the Mac App Store. Originally intended to release simultaneously with the PC version last Friday, unexpected issues pushed the Mac version to today. You can purchase the full version of this 3D endless runner for $9.99 or even grab a free demo from the Techtonic site to try out.
In this humorous animated runner, you help Kovo, an armored juggernaut-like hero, as he as he seeks terrible vengeance when his best friend, a plastic flamingo named Paco, is savagely destroyed by the machine monstrosity, the Satellite of Wub. The game features three modes to play around with. Survival is the classic endless runner style, with high scoring and quick reflexes. Quest Mode adds the challenge of quests to fulfill as you run through the Bust-N-Rush worlds. And Bust-A-Friend lets you send challenges to your Facebook friends to be completed when they are available.
The 3D aspect of the game really challenges your reflexes as you shift Kovo back and forth through the lanes he can run in. Busting through the things he can and jumping over what he can’t becomes harder as the game speeds up. Check out the demo to get an idea of the gameplay, and listen in on the interview I did with Techtonic Games at PAX Prime 12 for more insight into the game’s development.
And if this game sounds vaguely familiar to you, as though you recalled it having been released earlier in the year (especially if you played and/or purchased it), then you’re not imagining things. Bust-N-Rush was released for PC, Mac, and iPad originally at the beginning of this year, but was pulled from the virtual shelf shortly thereafter for reasons that the developer hasn’t explained. Techtonic Games has stated that the iPad version is on indefinite hold, and has not mentioned anything regarding conflicts with previous purchases.
Bust-N-Rush is offered right now for $9.99 through the developer’s Early Adopters Sale, which ends Monday, 9/24. We’ll keep you posted as to when the game becomes available through other locations.