Rum Run update 1.5 is here

Posted on April 19, 2013

Rum Run 1.5The title update for Rum Run has finally arrived, bringing support for new devices and features like online leaderboard.

The update is currently rolling out for Windows Phone and it is expected to hit the other platforms in upcoming week.

If you can't wait, you can try to force the update by opening the product page of Rum Run in the store on your phone.

Let's have a look at what's new:

  • Online leaderboard!
  • Full Windows Phone 8 support with HD resulutions
  • Support for new tile sizes on Windows Phone
  • Performance improvements (up to 50% faster on slower devices)
  • Smaller package, almost half the size of the original
  • Support for low memory devices (256MB RAM)
  • Tilting the phone rotates the tools on the wall in the main menu
  • Fixed disappearing sound effects on iOS
  • Many misc fixes

Rum Run has been released

Posted on November 15, 2012

Today, we would like to announce the official release of Rum Run.

In Beta testing, Rum Run had 250 testers who played on a daily basis and offered valuable feedback, rating it 4.5 stars plus by strategy players and 4.23 overall by our beta testers, beating the current top games.

The game can be played on iPhone, iPad, Windows 8 and Windows Phone. What is really outstanding about Rum Run is that it is the first strategy game to truly revolutionize the traditional controls we know so well. Rum Run is controlled by dragging items on the screen. Testers have found the idea of the game intuitive, fun and extremely appealing.

There is a free trial available on every platform. You can find Rum Run at the following stores:

Rum Run for iPhone
Rum Run Free for iPhone
Rum Run HD for iPad
Rum Run HD Free for iPad
Rum Run for Windows 8 (with Free Trial)
Rum Run for Windows Phone (with Free Trial)

Release date shifted

Posted on October 26, 2012

We are sorry to tell you that the release of Rum Run will not be happening today.

The certificatin of Rum Run is taking longer than exptected due to the amount of new apps published to the Windows 8 store, which seems to affect the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace certification too. We are sorry for the inconvienience.

Update: Rum Run has been submitted to the App Store. We expect to launch the game on all three platforms soon.

Release date revealed

Posted on October 16, 2012

Rum Run releaseThe search for great mobile strategy games is over! We are happy to announce that Rum Run, the innovative strategy game that placed third in Microsoft's Imagine Cup will be released on October 26 for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 7. The iPhone and iPad version will follow it close with a release date of November 9. Rum Run is currently in development for Android and a release date will be announced in soon.

Rum Tools is here

Posted on October 12, 2012

Rum Run new betaRum Tools, the swiss army knife for your Windows Phone is now available for free! Want to check if the picture tilts to the left? Are you lost and don't know where north is? This app will tell you! But how is this better than other apps? It has RUM!

Scan the QR Code to download it or search for Rum Tools in the Marketplace.

Rum Run returns for one more beta

Posted on September 14, 2012

Rum Run new betaAfter placing third in Microsoft's Imagine Cup, Rum Run is looking for beta testers once again.

One hundred Windows Phone 7 owners will be selected for a beta, where you will be able to play the game for free. If you are interested, head to the application form and apply for a beta tester position.

Update: The application is now closed. We have selected 250 participants for the beta. We would like to thank everyone for applying. Those who have been selected have been notified in email.

Gallery updated

Posted on July 15, 2012

Imagine Cup showcaseThe gallery has been updated with some screenshots of the game.

We have made hundreds of changes to the game based on feedback received from beta testers including a better tutorial, labels in menus, more maps, better map zoom and a secret ship to whack those nasty pirates!

We made it to the podium

Posted on Jule 12, 2012

Imagine Cup trophyImagine Cup is over and we are proud to announce that we won third place in the Game Design Phone category.

The journey does not end yet, so don't forget to like our Facebook page to keep updated.

People's Choice Award

Posted on June 22, 2012

Vote on RumRunRum Run has entered the Imagine Cup People's Choice Award. If you like Rum Run, please help us with a vote.

Rum Run goes to Sydney

Posted on May 23, 2012

Imagine Cup 2012 Australia logoThe final 10 have been selected and we have great news: We made it to the finals! We are going to participate in the Imagine Cup 2012 Worldwide Finals in Sydney, Australia!

We would like to thank everyone in the community our hard working beta testers for the support on the road to Sydney. We made it very far and we have have much more to bring you!

Beta participants have been selected

Posted on May 8, 2012

Rum Run logoWe received lots of applications, heavily exceeding our initial expectations. One hundred Windows Phone owners have been selected to participate in the Rum Run beta test. They have been selected according to their device specifications and other factors, including an element of luck.

Those who were selected will soon receive an email with further details about the beta testing process. Who were not lucky enough need not to worry. As soon as we will have a chance to invite even more of You to play Rum Run, we will do so!

Open beta coming soon

Posted on May 6, 2012

LumiaThe game will be soon ready for beta testing, which means that You can play it for free and help us make it even better by providing feedback!

Everyone with a Windows Phone can apply for a limited number of beta tester positions. Email us your device details and the reason you want to join the beta test.

Contact us via

Videos for Round 3

Posted on May 6, 2012

We made two videos for this round of Imagine Cup. First, here is our cinematic trailer:

And our game video:

Round 3 submitted

Posted on May 5, 2012

Imagine Cup 2012 Australia logoRum Run has been submitted to the judges for the last round of Imagine Cup. We made many improvements and implemented new features according to the feedback received.

The game received its upgrade system, which allows the player to upgrade the ships, the transported goods and the prices using Tortuga points received for supplying villages with food and helping them grow. There are 12 achievements to earn which all reward the player with even more Tortugas.

Round 3, here we come!

Posted on March 30, 2012

Imagine CupThe results for Round 2 have been published and we have some really good news: We are through to Round 3 of Imagine Cup! This means that we are only one step away from the finals in Australia.

We will spend the next month adding new game features and we will keep you up to date on what's new here, and on Facebook. Be sure to follow us!

Game Video

Posted on March 13, 2012

As promised, here's the game video. Enjoy!

Round 2 submitted

Posted on March 13, 2012

Imagine Cup 2012 Australia logoWe just submitted our entry for the Round 2 of the competition, complete with a game video. It will be posted on the site soon.

The game feels very complete. We have two maps, one smaller and one big. Players can access the smaller map at first and can unlock the big one by buying upgrades. This is required because a big map is hard to cover with just one ship.

Welcome to Rum Run

Posted on March 11, 2012

Rum Run logoWe are Turtle Games and we welcome you to our brand new site. We launched it for our upcoming game, Rum Run. We are four students from Hungary, two programmers and two graphic artists. We decided to create the game to join Microsoft's Imagine Cup competition in the Game Design: Phone category. Our intent is to build an entertaining game for everyone.

Rum Run is a real time strategy game. The player controls ships to trade goods on a map. The goal is to help developing villages with profit made from the sales of two goods: food and rum. As the game progresses the villages grow and require more food to be supplied. Supplying a village earns the player "Tortuga" points which can be spent on upgrades, like more and faster ships.

We will be keeping you up to date on our progress. You can find more information about Rum Run on our Facebook page: