DRWAPS Press Kit

Don't Run With a Plasma Sword


Run to save the world in this humoristic tribute to retro sci-fi movies! A fun, challenging runner with tons of content!!

Start with a simple combat runner and evolve your gameplay to ultimately navigate masterfully through rich level configurations and boss fights!

Back in 2012, the game contributed to establish running games as a thriving sub-genre on iOS by raising the quality bar for this type of games. 

Main Game Features

- 2 Game Modes:
    - Story mode with fixed game progression, save points and 4-stars rating system
    - Endless mode with random map generation and objectives to accomplish
- Boss fights
- 5 environments: City, Factory, Mother ship, Alien Planet, Tandoori Moon
- Evolving gameplay through upgrades
- A precise 3-buttons contextual controls scheme: jump, slide, slash which becomes double jump, dive and dash in the air
- Several types of monster with their own gameplay, traps to avoid, power-ups and rewards to collect
- 3 difficulty settings to satisfy casual to hardcore players
- Comic storyboards
- Original and awesome retro-sci-fi sountrack and sound effects
- 2 supported languages, English and French

Selected Reviews and Features
  • iOS Coverage
- Featured on iTunes in New and Noteworthy in 11th place in December 2011, next to games like Infinity Blade 2, the Bard's Tale, Call of Duty and Zen Pinball
- Reviews on iTunes: an average of 4.5 over 1500 ratings worldwide
- Covered on several podcast, including the popular video podcast The Totally Rad Show
- Promoted by Tapjoy in February 2012
- One of the featured games of Gamedock
- One of the featured games of Joypad
- Mac Version featured by Apple in May 2012 in the top 6 apps of the week
- Over 3/4 of a million downloads

(4.5/5) Touch Arcade
(4.5/5) iFanzine
(4/5) App Spy
(4/5) 148Apps
(4/5) Touchgen
(4.5/5) Apptudes
(4/5) Modojo
(4.5/5) Padgadget
(4.5/5) Iphone Alley
(3.5/5) Touchreviews
(4/5) AppsJP
(4.5/5) App Unwrapper
(Thumbs up) Nardio
(Thumbs up) 1up or Poison
(4.5/5) Back to the Geek
  • Android Coverage
The game has been mentioned on the mighty Android Police, on Android Shock,  SupergamedroidFrandroidNVision, BriefMobileHDBlogTuttoAndroid,  AndroidTapp, Hardcoredroid and has been featured as an indie showcase on DroidGamers! It also has made its way on the list of top new Android apps featured by Google Play.

- It was part of the first Android iKoid bundle!

General Info

XperimentalZ Games

Release Date
December 3, 2011 (iOS)

September 25, 2013 (Google Play)



Google Play Link (launched on September 25, 2013)

Google Play Link (release date: February 25, 2015)

App Store link

Mac Link

Size on Android
47 MB

Size on iOS
78 MB

Minimum Android OS:

Minimum iOS: