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Canabalt is a side-on running game where you press jump at the right time to keep a small character from falling off buildings or crashing into things. With minimalist visuals, you play the small suited man fleeing from an unknown threat. As the game begins, the player character jumps from the window of an office building onto the roof of a neighbouring building.
Unfortunately, Canabalt is not available on Mac, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One or Xbox X|S. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme:
Release Date: 31/08/2009
Out Now: Android, PC, PSP and iOS
Content Rating: PEGI 7
Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds
Genres: Action, Traversal and Platform
Accessibility: 11 features
Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels
Developer: Semisecret (@Semisecret)
Costs: Purchase cost
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Release Date: 25/08/2014, updated in 2017
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Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds
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Release Date: 14/11/2014, updated in 2016
Out Now: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds
Components: 3D First-Person and Open World
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Release Date: 06/04/2009, updated in 2020
Out Now: 3DS and 2DS, Amazon Fire, Android, DS, Xbox 360 and iOS
Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made
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If you like the sound of Canabalt but find it too complex or challenging, the games in this section offer a similar experience but with a lower Skill Rating.
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These are games of a similar genre mix to Canabalt. This includes games from the Action, Platform and Traversal genres. We pick out games of a similar PEGI rating to further hone these generated suggestions.
If you like the sound of Canabalt but it doesn’t offer the accessibility you require, the games in this section offer a similar experience but with more Accessibility Features.
You can view a full breakdown in our Canabalt Accessibility Report.
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