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The Classic On The Big Screen
The Classic On The Big Screen
Shifting Environments
Shifting Environments
Change Your Jump
Change Your Jump
World Select
World Select

Race endlessly across rooftops

$2.99 in the App Store

Canabalt is a classic endless runner where you will race across rooftops and avoid obstacles. With a single button control, eight game mode options, and different runners to choose from, you can run for a high score or just for survival.

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The Classic On The Big Screen. One of the original App Store games makes its way to the Apple TV.

The Classic On The Big Screen
Shifting Environments

Shifting Environments. The world can change as you're running. React in time to leap over collapsing buildings, moving scaffolding, and falling satellites.

Change Your Jump. You can tap lightly to barely jump, or tap long for a big leap.

Change Your Jump
World Select

World Select. There are eight additional challenges to play beyond the classic mode. Each one introduces a new twist on the formula.

What is it about?

As one of the originals in this genre, Canabalt has you running to survive the destruction around you. You can escape alone or bring another runner along for the journey. Controls are simple allowing you jump across rooftops with a tap. Obstacles and distractions are everywhere, so keep your eyes peeled as you race for safety.

For those who...

  • You're a fan of endless running games
  • You remember the classic on iOS
  • You love speed

Not for those who...

  • You prefer shooters or puzzles
  • You like things slow

Why we love it

Canabalt is an endless runner that is easy to pick up and play. With understated, but attractive retro-style graphics and fast-paced background music, the energy will keep you moving, jumping, and running to escape.

App Details

Casual Action
Last updated
October 27, 2015
Release date
October 2, 2009
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"Fantastic... Super-simple, pixel-perfect, great music and sound." -
"Canabalt is pure genius."
Escape the destruction of your city with just one button! The game that popularized the infinite runner genre is back with new game modes and support for every dang phone and tablet thingy!


"This "daring escape" platformer is simply beautiful and beautifully simple." -Kotaku

"It's going to be quite some time before you find something so simple so thrilling again." -Offworld

"Canabalt is actually much more intense than you'd assume of a game which requires a single finger to play." -GameSpy


Play any of the 8 new game modes with one or two players, dash across rooftops with four different runners, or just chase that high score in the classic futile race for survival.


"It's all very lovely and full of poignant subtext. And awesomeness. Canabalt is a prime example of a simple idea executed extremely well." -JayIsGames

"I have never seen a concept so richly and successfully realized in such a simple yet stunningly complete form. Canabalt represents the power and potential of small independent games."

"Music is another component that is just perfect - it enhances the strange and unsettling setting of the game and also gives a sense of speed with a hint of hope that quick feet might be the salvation to the horror."

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