Free Running Game App For Windows 8: DoodleRunner

DoodleRunner is a free running app for Windows 8 and 8.1 devices which allows you to play as a doodled character. When you launch the game, you will be presented with the main menu of the game which will allow you to either start the gameplay, view the help section of the game or will allow you to see your high scores. The gameplay is smooth, and the app consumes very little hard drive space and goes low on the system memory as well. The game’s controls are simple, and hence the game makes for a nice pastime app.

DoodleRunner is available for free from the Windows App Store.

Main features of DoodleRunner for Windows 8 and 8.1:

When you install and run the DoodleRunner app on your Windows 8 or 8.1, you will be straight off presented with the main screen which is nothing but the main menu of the game. This menu can be seen below.

DoodleRunner Main screen

In the main screen, you can see three options, namely –

Play: Clicking on this button starts the gameplay. When you click on this button, the game starts and you have to control the character, guiding it over the obstacles. The gameplay screen is shown in the below screenshot.

DoodleRunner gameplay

You can control the game character via the arrow buttons. Up arrow makes the character jump, and the down arrow makes it crouch. You can see the character midway in a jump in the above screenshot. You can also touch at the bottom of the screen to perform these jumping or crouching operations.

Help: Clicking on this button shows you the help screen of the game wherein you will basically be introduced to the controls of the game. It’s advisable that you click on this button if it is your first time playing the game.

DoodleRunner help screen

The help screen is pretty minimalistic, and tells you about the basic touch controls.

High Score: Clicking this button shows you the highest run score on your screen in a full screen view.

DoodleRunner high scores

You can click on the Back button at the bottom to be taken back to the previous screen. Within the gameplay, you can also pause the game by pressing the Esc. button. My overall experience with the game is that it’s lag free and runs as smooth as butter!

You can also check out the Train Runner and Sock Runner game apps for Windows 8 and 8.1.

The verdict:

DoodleRunner is a nice and user friendly running game app for Windows 8 and 8.1 which allows you to play as a doodled character and make him jump over obstacles to achieve as high score as possible. The game has pretty basic graphics, which nevertheless look great and are very smooth. I absolutely adore the app, and will definitely rate it a 4.5 out of 5!

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