Just released by Gameblyr (of Pathogen, Third Eye Crime, and Zengrams fame), Spirefall is an endless 3-D arcade platformer with a twist (ahem). It takes its name from its setting, which is a spire, and what you, the player, shouldnt do while playing, which is to fall.
In Spirefall, using simple forward, backward and jump controls, you guide a cat as it climbs the side of a tower using a series of spiral platforms.
As you go up the tower, in addition to minding the gaps between platforms, you have to avoid deadly obstacles including spikes, flame throwers, hammers, dog jaws, and platforms that collapse once you step on them. Oh, and all platforms disappear after a short while, so theres that, too.
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Its quite challenging, and its quite fun as well. It has that irresistibility factor to it that has made me go just one more every time I fall or get killed in some way while trying not to.
Contrary to popular belief, the cat has only three lives in each session of Spirefall. When you run out of lives, you can either start playing from the beginning or continue from where you left off in exchange for cat food cans. You can collect cat food cans along the way while playing or get some via in-app purchase. You can also ask a Facebook friend to send you extra food cans.