Flood Runner 1

The first of it’s kind

Flood runner is a simple running and jumping flash game that started the flood runner series. Created in 2009, and being the first of it’s kind, the creator himself admits that the gameplay is very simple, straightforward, and in his words, “nothing fancy.” And that’s really what you get in this game. Being the first of it’s kind, it’s pretty much a bare bones kind of game. Still, the game itself is actually quite appealing and addicting if you give it a try.

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You should definitely try out the other Flood Runner games that came after this one. But before you play them it’s a good idea to play this one and see where it all began.

What the game is all about

Basically, the game is all about a sick figure character who is constantly running. He’s constantly running because he’s trying to escape an incoming flood that’s constantly behind his back. Along the way he’ll have to time his jumps just right to be able to jump on ledges and keep running to escape the flood. And that’s about the whole story. There’s really no backstory involved in the game. It’s really that simple.

It’s a good thing games are really more about playing the game and how it comes out and less on a story because the gameplay on flood runner is actually pretty good in spite of it’s simple nature. Books are for reading and games are for playing and Flood Runner 1 in spite of it’s simplistic nature is still very playable.

Game Controls

Press the C key to jump and press the V key to do a double jump. The spacebar starts the game. And just like everything in this game, that’s just about it! There’s no way to stop the character even if you tried so don’t even think about it. Besides, stopping will mean getting swallowed up instantly by the flood, so why stop?

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The simple nature of the controls and of the game actually give you a chance to practice and improve your timing. It’s not that easy to be able to time your jump while constantly on the run from a giant wave. You’ll realize that after your first few tries in the game ends in getting swallowed up by the incoming flood. Timing is of the essence in the game and this game proves that timing is one of those things that are easy to learn but tough to master. To help you not get flooded, it’s a good idea to use the double jump when in the air at maximum height for the best results and the longest jump.

Graphics and Presentation

The graphics are what you would expect from a game this simple. The character animates pretty well and the background blue is bright enough but other than that, the graphics are very simple. There is also an option to post your scores online after playing the game. There is no limit to the number of times you can try again after defeat in the game.

Strangely enough there is no sound when you play the game. If you can get past all these indications of the game’s being very simple, it’s a great way to pass the time.

Age Appropriateness

There’s nothing in the game that can really shock parents or give them a reason to not have their kids play this. Because of it’s simple look, there is really no controversial material here. So kids and others can definitely play it. It’s very appropriate for all ages.




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Flood Runner 1, 6.7 out of 10 based on 7 ratings