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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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