Vita Publishing Spotlight: IMPULSE - A Retro-Styled Infinite Runner


From Vita Publishing and a handful of students comes Impulse, a retro-styled infinite runner that solely emphasizes chance above all else and developed on Unreal Engine 4. The game earnestly tests the player’s skills and agility through randomly generated obstacles and brutal speeds. In the veins of hit mobile favorites like Temple Run and Subway Surfers, players can either choose the difficulty of their run or have it randomly selected for them. Impulse has launched on Itch.io exclusively for the Windows 10 platform and for free, meaning anybody can download the game to keep forever.

Every time somebody plays Impulse it will be different than the last time, thanks to the procedurally generated tiles that spawn cubes, coins, corner turns, and life-threatening rocks. To beat the game’s three levels on any difficulty, players will need to obtain keys from the randomly created cubes that appear on the track. However, every cube the player picks up could be their last as each cube will either give them a key, an immediate death, five extra coins, or a dreadful increase in speed. The game, pioneered by four students, has been acclaimed as “addictive” and “painstakingly good fun” by eager players of the current build.


Download Impulse for Free via Itch.io Here!


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