The Jump: Escape The City Hits 500,000 Games, Community-Driven Update Released

May 23, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Dublin, Ireland, May 23, 2013 - Gone Gaming has announced some big statistics, a significant update and future plans for its free-to-play debut title The Jump: Escape The City. The adrenaline-pumping challenge has seen over 500,000 games played on Android and iOS devices, amid rave reviews, with its creators using real game data to shape updates.

Set in a dark comic book world, The Jump challenges you to a high-speed, 5 minute chase to the end of a futuristic wasteland highway. Players tap and swipe to control a hover car, avoiding deadly obstacles while collecting power cells for an epic escape attempt at the end of the road. Competition has been fierce with players around the globe competing on national and world high score leaderboards, while unlocking achievements badges for completing a host of fiendish in-game challenges.

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Stunning 3D graphics, exciting gameplay and a kicking soundtrack from DJ Poet have kept smartphone and tablet gamers coming back for more. The challenging title has been well received by players and critics alike with a 4.5 star average rating on Google Play and The App Store and high profile reviews. The Jump has been featured as Pocket Lint's App of The Day on iOS, selected for The Guardian's Best Android Apps of The Week, and described by App Attack as taking 'the runner genre to a new level'.

The new update includes:

  • A completely re-coded control system with new user options
  • Tweaked game difficulty, speed and track design
  • New 'Rescue Me' feature
  • Huge in-game discounts

  • Karl Hutson, Gone Gaming COO added, "The Jump is made by gamers, for gamers, and we want our players to shape our games. We've used data from tens of thousands of real game sessions to shape controls, speed, track design, game length and even store pricing to fit our players, and we look forward to the challenging millions more over the next year."

    Gone Gaming have big plans for the franchise with a much larger update planned for later in 2013 featuring new environments, game modes and more great music from DJ Poet and Listen Deep Recordings.

    The game is available for free download now on Google Play and The App Store or via links at


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