Stan Lee’s First iOS Game, Verticus, Hits the App Store

Stan Lee’s First iOS Game, Verticus, Hits the App Store

That’s right: The game Verticus, which dropped onto the App Store today, was crafted with input from comic legend Stan Lee (is the “comic” part even necessary?), who wrote the story and created the titular character. Oh, and did I mention that he also lent his 89-year-old voice for the game’s Mission Commander?

In the game, you’ll take the reigns of Verticus, a sort-of cross between a skydiver and a spelunker as he plummets through the Earth’s core in a race to reach a bomb that’s been planted at the center of the planet (see, because the core has no metal detectors or full-body scanners). The character can grab health, armor and suit powerups as he plummets.

Developer Moonshark — who you’ll remember created DancePad, the Dance Dance Revolution doppelgänger which became a big hit for them — brought in Matt Haley to create the art for the game; Matt previously worked on the posters for With Great Power, a biographical documentary about Stan Lee.

Verticus is $2, and works on both the iPad and iPhone as a Universal App.

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Eli MilchmanWhen he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.

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