Originally posted on VentureBeat:
Beards, puppies, and dragons: What do these three things have in common? They’re all favorites of independent developer Cleaversoft, which is about to debut its first full-blown video game (due in early 2014) at the Music and Gaming Festival (MAGFest) in Maryland today.
Dragon Runner (iOS, PC, Mac) is a runner-type game like Tiny Wings and Jetpack Joyride, and it has a smart vision for reinvigorating the genre. It’s also a big step up from the studio’s previous releases, BeardWars and PuppyWars, which are only available for iOS. Cleaversoft founder Rich Siegel thinks of them more as “navigatable mobile apps” than true “living, breathing” video games.
What makes it different
The difference shows. Dragon Runner’s premise sounds fun and exciting: you play as a bearded hero named Stanley who slays dragons in space. He runs across their backs as they’re flying, too, which distinguishes the game from other…
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