Publish your runner game with the experts

We’ve helped grow runner games that reach the top of the charts and earn huge profit, like Tall Man Run, Join Clash, and Rope Man Run. Will yours be next?

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Why runners?

Runners are some of the most popular, marketable, and profitable games, among their other benefits:

A decade of popularity

Classics like Subway Surfers and Temple Run paved the way for runner games 10 years ago. Players love and know the mechanic well, which is why we see them in the top charts so often

Quick to develop

30-second levels and basic player skills make runners relatively quick and easy to build. Speed up development even more with Unity’s runner templates

Scale up

Runners have the most sub-genres of any category, like ASMR, decision-making, or gain/lose – giving you more options to attract a wider group of players

Keep scrolling for expert design and growth tips and go behind the scenes on some of the most successful runner games in the world. Yours could be next!

Building the next great runner game

It’s time to turn your idea into a real, profitable game. Follow along with the tips below to go from an idea to building a hit runner game:

It starts with an idea

Check out these resources to think of your next great runner concept

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Pull ahead with a runner template

Using a template that’s based on best practices and industry expertise, you can create high-quality prototypes and iterations for runner games quickly and easily. Freeing up the time spent building the framework lets you focus on honing your concept and making the next great game. Check out the runner templates in Unity to get started.

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Learn the foundations of a successful runner

As you’re building your game, keep in mind the best practices below for this genre:

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Make it easy

Users play runner games as quick breaks, so remember to keep the difficulty level low to keep users retained and engaged


Use gates

Runners that incorporate gates are trending - add this element to your game and create a transformation, like in size, shape, speed, or value


Keep levels short

Engage users and keep them playing with short and captivating levels. Players want to feel satisfied and accomplished quickly


Track the trends

Take a look at the hyper-casual charts and consider what concepts you can turn into a runner game


Emphasize the theme

Choose a common theme that all users can recognize and enjoy, then highlight it with action-packed creatives

Learn from the best

At Supersonic, we’ve partnered with developers to grow some of the most popular runner games in the world. Take a look at a few of the success stories to inspire your own title:

Tall Man Run takes #1 spot overall on Android
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Join Clash is most downloaded game in the world Q1 2021
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Rope Man Run reaches top 5 on both app stores
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Become a Supersonic partner

Once you’ve built your runner prototype in Unity, it’s time to think about publishing. You deserve a partner as invested in you as your game – and who has experience growing 41 top 10 hits.

Transparency at every stage of publishing

Keep tabs on your game with unrivaled access to metrics from testing to global launch – and beyond

Best-in-class tools and products

Count on the latest and best technology powering your game with in-depth analytics reports and A/B testing tools

Creative support

Continue to scale with a creative strategy that gets the most out of your game

Monetization expertise

Let our monetization experts guide your strategy and share their tips so your game is more profitable, more quickly

Knowledge sharing and guidance

Grow your game and your skills as a developer with info and tools like market analyses, best practices, and an ideation kit

Professional feedback

Learn directly from the experts who helped grow some of the most downloaded games in the world

Get to the top with your runner game

Start thinking of your next great runner concept today, then grow it with an expert partner that’s dedicated to supporting you at every step. We can’t wait to see your game!

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