glumobGlu Mobile, a leading global publisher of mobile games, has announced the launch of the game Cops & Robbers on the Apple App Store. The app is an original Glu title for iPhone and iPod touch. Players will play a thief escaping pursuers or play as a cop chasing down a criminal on the run. 

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“Cops & Robbers introduces unique sub-genre because we set out to make a fast-moving experience that has the flow of a racing game with the variety and challenge of an action platformer,” said Jill Braff, senior vice president of global publishing, Glu Mobile. 

The game uses accelerometer controls of the iPhone and iPod touch. Set in a 3-D urban landscape, it’s full of shadows and rich glowing effects, says the company. 

Its features, according to the company, include: 

Gameplay – different environments, obstacles, challenges and moves to explore along the pursuit

Replayability – when a player has beaten a level as the thief, they can replay it as the cop to try to beat their original time

Acrobatic parkour moves – direct and efficient path to escape the cops by pulling off a variety of well-timed gymnastic running moves

Lasting gameplay – nine levels with multiple routes to explore, each level with three challenges

Mini-games – an added lock-picking mini-game challenges players to solve a puzzle to access extra rewards

The company says Cops & Robbers is available worldwide for $4.99 from the Apple App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at http://www.itunes.com/appstore/.

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About Rakesh Raman

Have extensive editorial, content management, and integrated communications experience and have worked as a senior tech journalist, analyst, and columnist with different newspapers, magazines, and Web/online properties in India.

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