walkr
Metacritic: N/A
Release: Jul 2014
Reviewed on: iOS

Walkr – Galaxy Adventure in Your Pocket

Site Score
8.0
Good: Steps convert to in game boosts – Great visuals
Bad: Limited longevity without friends to compete against
User Score
8.7
(3 votes)
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Put a galaxy into your pocket and improve your fitness while doing it, that is the premise of Walkr – Galaxy Adventure in Your Pocket, a gamification fitness app.

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The premise of the game revolves around the exploration of various planets with your rocket fuel being tied directly to the number of steps that you take. Players that exercise regularly (and take their phones with them) will be able to rapidly boost their game through walkr power which is generated with every single step.

Gameplay is fairly simplistic with players taking control of their spaceship the Explorer and claiming other players to produce resources. Your first such planet is a Swamp of Crocs which will generate gas for you to turn into profit (coins). The planets you discover though will need a healthy stream of food though which can be generated by building food structures.

With your coin currency players can purchase new ships, upgrade planets to improve their output and explore more of space which creates a never ending cycle of upgrading. Comparing yourself to friends and other players through the ranking system is the primary method of longevity that the game uses.

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While the primary mechanics of the game are note unique the way that the game combines step counting with the typical freemium boost mechanic allowing you to reach fairly high levels by just relying on your daily steps.

Making unique use of this phone functionality and pairing it with a simple game might not be a new idea on smartphone devices but Walkr – Galaxy Adventure in Your Pocket has managed to finely balance the formula while delivering a visually attractive title.

Summary:

  • Walk your way up the leaderboards.
  • Discover planets and harvest resources from them.
  • Purchase custom ships with their own stats.
  • Boost every game aspect with your saved up walking power.
  • Free for iOS and Android.

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Walkr - Galaxy Adventure in Your Pocket, 8.7 out of 10 based on 3 ratings
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