Adam Saltsman – 2009
In the world of »Canabalt«, player controls a nameless man fleeing an unknown danger.
In the beginning, the man jumps out of the window of an office building onto the roof of a neighboring building. He then moves forward automatically and gets faster and faster. The game is a so-called »Side Scroller«, which means that the figure only moves from the left side to the right. The sole means of control the players have over the character is a push of a button that makes him jump from building to building or over obstacles.
Adam Saltman invented the sub-genre of »Endless Runner« – or »Non-Stop-Running« games with »Canabalt's« game mechanics: The player cannot stop the forward movement.
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Adam Atomic Talks Canabalt - IndieGame: The Movie
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in: New Yorker Annals of technology, June 7, 2013