Lub Vs Dub is a brand new game, for iPhone and iPad, which was born in the blistering forge of the 2013 Global Game Jam.
The game picked up the Best Tech and Best Game awards at the event – and went on to be showcased at a number of independent game events, including the inaugural BAFTA Scotland Play Party, where it was voted Best Game from a wide range of titles from new teams and indie developers.
The game itself is something new and unique, a competitive, multiplayer real-time endless running game on a single device. Based around the game jam’s original concept – the sound of a heart beat – the game places players on opposite sides of an ECG signal.
The goal is to beat your opponent, causing them to stall, trip or damaging their health, while you avoid obstacles, collect hearts and leave your opponent far behind
As the game progresses, difficulty increases and the game starts throwing in special waves – 20 second sections where everything changes. Underwater sections cause the player to float instead of jump, fast waves move faster (oddly enough) and the dizzying spin wave causes the whole game world to revolve around the players on the central line.
Lub Vs Dub also features a single player game mode, which features a more traditional endless runner mechanism.
Futuro tells us the simple controls and intuitive gameplay can be learned in seconds, but mastering the game is going to take some practice, with tactics, as well as reflexes, required to become a truly skilled player.
The game is OUT NOW for iOS devices – iPhone and iPad. It’s priced at a ridiculously reasonable £0.69/$0.99.
Now go and buy it.