YoYo Games has a new application in the App Store called Fire Escape. As its name suggests, the new iOS game situates iDevice users inside a burning building. Their mission: get as many stories high out of reach of the rising flames, before it’s too late!
Fortunately, gamers aren’t alone in Fire Escape. In fact, they’re joined by none other than a “fearless, firefighting moustachioed hero,” Terry Bristles. Mr. Bristles boasts two impressive features: his ‘stache, and his ability to swing up and jump between poles like an Olympic gymnast. “Spin and Jump from one peg to another to stay above the flames while avoiding burning beams, flaming vents, falling debris and loads more in this unique runner!,” YoYo Games explains in the app’s release notes.
Besides offering iDevice users a fun, unique runner experience, features of the application also include:
Collect coins and complete missions to unlock and upgrade new firefighting utilities and equipment.
Use power gloves, extinguishers, fire axes, bubbles, fire helmets and fire proof suits to climb farther and faster.
There’s also support for Apple’s gaming social network, Game Center, along with Facebook and Twitter integration (in case you feel like shouting about your fire-climbing achievements online).
Best of all? Fire Escape can be downloaded free of charge, and is optimized for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.