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Samsung’s Unicorn Apocalypse is Now A Real Game in the Google Play Store

by Brandon Russell | March 11, 2013March 11, 2013 5:30 pm PST

Cartoon Network has this off kilter (but amazing) endless runner called Robot Unicorn Attack set to Erasure’s mesmerizing song “Always.” It’s a fun game that is definitely odd, but ultimately a worthy time waster. And then there’s Unicorn Apocalypse, which is based on Samsung’s annoyingly bad commercials focused on the development of said game.

By all accounts, Unicorn Apocalypse is atrocious. “After about a minute of gameplay, you fall off the edge and there’s just fire,” one user review explains. “You still collect points, but the unicorn isn’t on the screen.” It was only a matter of time before an actual game came out. Sadly, no free case is included.

I have yet to subject myself to the game, so I can’t personally speak about its quality, but so far it doesn’t sound particularly good. According to the developer, LiquidGameWorks, an update is on the way to fix the bugs; the developer’s take on Unicorn Apocalypse won a $25,000 contest surrounding Samsung’s campaign. Samsung put a lot of effort into its Unicorn Apocalypse commercials, but unfortunately the same can’t be said about the end product thanks to the contest’s short 10-day window.

The commercials were meant to convey owners of Samsung devices could create worthwhile stuff, but it doesn’t seem as though the company successfully accomplished this. At least it’s free, and available in the Google Play store right now.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...