Burbank, California – Independent developer Ricky Ryan today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Hangman Run 1.3, an update to the popular infinite running game for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch devices. Hangman Run completely reinvents the ordinary Hangman game by combining it with an endless running game.

The game begins in a forest where the player runs, jumps and shoots, avoiding trees and rocks in their path. By tapping the left side of the screen, players activate a laser that shoots down the trees. To jump over rocks in their path and to collect coins, players tap the right side of the screen. Players also collect letters to solve the word puzzle and move to the next level, which is based on the previous level’s word.

In the upper right hand corner of the interface is a hangman’s noose. Each time a player hits one of the obstacles, a limb gets added to the hangman’s body. Also, if the player incorrectly guesses the word, a limb will get added to the hangman’s body. The game is over after the hangman’s body is complete.

“Infinite runners have been around for a long time, and have been beaten to death,” says Kyle of RetinaGamer (24 February 2014). “It’s a very saturated market, but a new game came out called Hangman Run that takes the concept and runs with it. The twist is a new hand drawn style that captures nostalgia of an old time – middle school. A new style on an old concept is always a refreshing breath of air, especially with the thousands of games on the iPhone.”

Feature Highlights:
* Retro, hand drawn stylistic User Interface
* Infinite gameplay
* Challenging levels
* Ability to compete with friends
* 3 tiers of speed
* Unlockable items
* Hidden coins
* Free draw
* No-ad gameplay option available
* Powerups, coins and advanced lasers available for in-app purchase
* Rated 9+ for infrequent/mild cartoon or fantasy violence

Version 1.3 includes several features including a much anticipated new level called Volcano. Players now have the option to remove ads, buy new levels, and purchase a greater quantity of coins in the Store. There is a new loading wheel and scores needed to unlock additional levels have been significantly lowered. In the update, a player needs only a score of 4,000 to unlock the City level and 5,000 to unlock the Volcano level.

“Hangman Run isn’t your ordinary infinite running Game,” says independent developer Ricky Ryan. “By taking the endless running theme and fusing it with traditional Hangman, I’ve created a game that offers endless challenges and fun gameplay. Hangman Run has been ranked #60 in some countries and it’s probably the only app dedicated to a turtle. In this case, I dedicated it to my family turtle, Bob.” He adds, “Hangman Run also updates frequently so I invite players to post a word/level that they would like to see in the next update on Facebook or Twitter.

Device Requirements:
* iOS 5.0 or later
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* 11.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Hangman Run 1.2 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. In-app purchases of power-ups, coins, and weapon upgrades are available.

Hangman Run 1.3
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Based in Burbank, California, Ricky Ryan is an independent developer with a passion for innovative mobile games. Copyright (C) 2014 Ricky Ryan. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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