The Puppet Shows of Runner3

Hey, everyone!

I hope you’ve all had a chance by now to watch the gameplay video we shared a couple weeks back! It’s far and away the most footage we’ve shown of the game so far, so be sure to check it out if you haven’t already.

If you watched, you probably heard us mention the addition of "Puppet Shows" in the game. Some of you probably (and understandably!) are wondering just what the heck these are, and how they fit into the wild and wacky world of Runner3. Well, try not to overthink it: They’re exactly what they sound like! 

If you A) complete a world in Runner3 and B) collect the required items scattered all throughout, you’ll be treated to a Puppet Show. You don’t have to watch it, but doing so will provide you with a little more backstory for the game. For example, those who watch the Puppet Show for Spookyland will learn what life was like in that world before The Parliament of Owls arrived (spoiler: it was a lot better). 

Oh, and all of the Puppet Shows will be narrated by Charles Martinet. It was our hope all along to have more Martinet in this game, and this is just one example of how we’ve managed to pull that off!

Without further ado, here’s a sneak peek of one of the puppets:

Pretty cute, right? Hopefully we can give you a glimpse of a Puppet Show in action in the near future.

As always, let us know in the comments if you have any questions/thoughts!

- Dant

A whole lotta Runner3 gameplay

Hey, everyone!

E3 is over and things are finally starting to get back to normal over here. It was a ton of fun to allow some people a chance to play the game, and we were also lucky enough to have the opportunity to show off some gameplay during Twitch's coverage of the show! I hope some of you managed to catch the segment live, but I wanted to provide a link for those of you that missed it!

Check it out!

There's a ton of new gameplay footage and details about the game in there, so I suggest giving it a gander! I like to think it provides more answers than questions, but if you're confused at any point or just have something you're curious about, feel free to ask away in the comments! I can't promise I'll be able to answer everything (we like our secrets), but I'll do my best.

We hope you're happy with how the game is coming along!

- Dant

Say hello to Machineland

Hey, everyone! 

When we asked you a few weeks back to guess what the next playable world in Runner3 was going to be, we had a pretty good feeling someone was going to nail it. And we were right! Congratulations to user “Sol” for predicting the name of Machineland!

Machineland is not exactly paradise, as evidenced by the cigar-smoking smokestack Titans shown above. It’s cold, it's smelly, and it's polluted. As such, what better place is there for CommanderVideo and friends to spread their special brand of cheer? 

We’ll have more to say about Machineland—and Runner3 in general—in the weeks ahead. We’ve been pretty coy in recent months, but now that we’re in the homestretch of development, we’re feeling like it might be time to start acting a little more… candid. 

Thanks, as always, for coming along with us on this journey! We hope you’ve been happy with what you’ve seen so far.

- Dant

A cold, calculating world

Hey, everyone!

Sorry for how long it’s been since our last post. I wish I had a better excuse for you, but we've honestly just been way too busy making Runner3! I hope you understand. 

Anyway, seeing as how we’ve formally announced Foodland and Spookyland already, we thought it might be time to start teasing the next world. Rather than just tell you the name of it, however, we figured we’d post a cryptic image and encourage you to guess! Take a look: 

Cute, right? Just be sure to look with your eyes and not with your mouth. 

Any guesses as to what this world will be? Bonus points to anyone who guesses the exact name of it. Let us know in the comments!

- Dant

Today's thrilling episode is brought to you in part by...

Hey, everyone! 

It’s been a pretty huge week over here at Choice Provisions HQ. Not only did the lemon-flavored La Croix just get restocked in our break room, but we also finished recording all of the VO for Runner3!

As you may already know, Charles Martinet very graciously agreed to return for his role of The Narrator. What you don’t know, however, is that he has quite a few more lines this time around! Like, way more!

The story of Runner3 is going to be a little more substantial than what you’ve seen in the previous Runner games. We won’t let it obstruct the gameplay, certainly, but if you’re the kind of player who’s interested in learning a little more about the wacky world of Runner3, that option will be there for you. I don’t want to tell you how to play your video game, of course, but I do highly recommend you seek out the story we’ve woven throughout the game. We’ll do a blog post soon about what that kind of pursuit would look like.

In the meantime, I thought it would be fun to share a quick snippet of some of the VO Charles recorded for us. Without further ado: 

Pretty fun, right? I mean, it doesn't make a lick of sense, but what do you expect?

Until next time!

- Dant