finji Has published an updated version of Canabalt.
This title was one of the first games in the endless runner wave alongside Doodle Jump, both released in 2009. His success led to titles like Tiny Wings, Jetpack Joyride, Flappy Bird, Temple Run and Subway Surfers.
Its original creator, Adam Saltsman (aka “Adam Atomic”), was precisely one of the co-founders of the publishing house Finji, which published titles such as Tunic, Chicory: A Colorful Tale, Night in the Woods and Wilmot's Warehouse.
Canabalt was developed using Adobe Flash, a technology that has been no longer supported since the end of 2020, creating a preservation problem by preventing or complicating access to a large number of titles developed with it.
According to Cameron “ninjamuffin99” Taylor on GitHubresponsible for updating Canabalt, the new port already has versions for HTML5, Windows, Mac and Linux, in addition to supporting the Newgrounds API for leaderboards and including support for touch controls and controllers.
He also pointed out that the source code remains as faithful to the original as possible and contains some bug fixes and additions to the controls. Therefore, expect the gameplay to be identical to the original.
You can read our original analysis of Canabalt from 2009 here.