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Canabalt creator Adam Saltsman founded Finji, a collaborative development studio, in March. Finji offers publishing and other services to developers, and it runs on revenue share for each project – for Saltsman's new apocalyptic survival game, Overland, this means each of the four development...

July 10th 2014 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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Overland is not a zombie game. It's a turn-based survival story set in an apocalyptic wasteland filled with monsters, and it plays out as if action figures from Half-Life 2 and Stephen King's The Stand were on a road trip across a chess board, creator Adam Saltsman says. It is a horror game, in a s...

July 10th 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Canabalt creator Adam Saltsman and wife Rebekah Saltsman have created a studio focused on making "new kinds of games with ethical business models" that they call "Finji." Finji will offer both development and publishing services as they collaborate with other game creators. Their first commercial p...

March 8th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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"So far, GRAVE doesn't really fit in any existing genre that I know of," writes Adam 'Atomic' Saltsman. "If you're fond of stretched metaphors, you might say that It's sort of like Farmville meets StarCraft, or maybe Super Crate Box meets Desktop Dungeons. Anyways, we're still exploring the possibi...

July 26th 2013 at 6:45pm 0 Comments
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Alphabet (written by its creators as A͈L͈P͈H͈A͈B͈E͈T͈) is a new game put together by Katamari Damacy's Keita Takahashi and Canabalt's Adam Saltsman. It was created for the bundle of indie games being given away to Kickstarter backers of the LA Game Space.The mysterious Alphabet will be shown off la...

April 1st 2013 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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Hundreds, the minimalist mobile game from Canabalt's Adam Saltsman and Gasketball's Greg Wohlwend, sold its 100,000th copy on Sunday, sending Saltsman into fits of sentimental, blog-based joy."I don't want to downplay, for us, the financial importance of this success; we basically went broke making...

January 28th 2013 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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Adam Saltsman, also known as Adam Atomic, also known as "the dude who made Canabalt," launched Hundreds, an iOS game co-created by Gasketball's Greg Wohlwend, on the App Store today. It's 40 percent off through January 10, currently running $3.The goal of Hundreds is simple: build up at least 100 p...

January 3rd 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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LA Game Space has 10 days to reach its Kickstarter goal and is half way there, with $125,000 more to go. Today it's sweetening the deal for potential backers: Keita Takahashi, the creator of Katamari Damacy, and Adam Saltsman, the (running) man behind Canabalt, are teaming up to create a game just...

November 26th 2012 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Outside of workshopping "challenge maps" for Canabalt, creator Adam Saltsman has been pretty mum on any kind of updates or changes for the free-runner ... until now. Rather than do a sequel, Saltsman is considering a free update that would add local multiplayer for up to two people, eight new hardc...

May 24th 2012 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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The Hunger Games: Girl on Fire, the iOS adaptation of Suzanne Collins' breakout young-adult sensation, is now available for free on the App Store. As you'll recall, Girl on Fire was developed by a Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young-esque indie-games supergroup captained by Adam Saltsman of Canabalt fam...

March 22nd 2012 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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You can now play Canabalt in multiplayer (in the Windows/Mac/Linux version, available right now for literally any price in the Humble Android Bundle). But developer Adam Saltsman is still thinking about how to enhance the running/jumping/dying experience, polling Twitter followers about the "vague,...

March 21st 2012 at 9:00pm 0 Comments