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Santa Ragione's Fotonica is an upcoming iOS runner with a difference

Santa Ragione's Fotonica is an upcoming iOS runner with a difference

July 17, 2014

Fotonica, a runner game for iOS that’s currently in-development, promises iOS device owners an abstract, minimalistic gaming environment made up of white lines on a black background.

Developed by Santa Ragione, an indie studio based in Italy, the game is already available for desktop computers but an iOS version is in the works. According to Santa Ragione (via TouchArcade), the app is indeed a runner game, but one which places emphasis on “learning and completing levels in a more old-school, arcade fashion.”

As you can see in the above screenshot, Fotonica adopts a first-person view and appears to use a one-touch control mechanism which determines when the runner jumps.

Optimized for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, Fotonica will also offer gamers 20 Game Center achievements, local split-screen multiplayer, and support for portrait and landscape gaming. The game offers seven standard levels and three endless levels, Santa Ragione adds.

To recap, here’s a complete list of features available in Fotonica:

  • Universal app!
  • 20 Achievements :P
  • Local split-screen multiplayer across all levels.
  • Portrait/landscape gameplay
  • 7 levels + 3 endless levels

The developer is reportedly making some “finishing touches” to Fotonica, and as such we’re expecting to see the game launch in the not-too-distant future (though no firm release date has yet been announced).

Below, we’ve included a trailer for the desktop version of Fotonica, which should provide iOS device owners with an idea of what the mobile counterpart will offer.

We’ll keep you updated with further information on the title as we receive it.

If you can’t see the above video, please click this link.

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