Ninjatown: Trees of Doom! (iOS)

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An arcade-style endless runner (climber?), Ninjatown: Trees of Doom! was a fun Venan project that was comparatively small-scale when stacked against the likes of Space Miner: Space Ore Bust and Book of Heroes.

As the Wee Ninja, your goal is to climb/flip/launch/fly up the nefarious Trees of Doom to prove your ninja skills. In a world filled to the brim with runners and climbers, Trees of Doom! let players proceed up the trap-laden trees at their own pace (at least until we added an alternative time attack mode in a free DLC push).

It's still a fun game to this day, and the 2D vector art has aged exceptionally well, capturing the look of Shawn Smith's own artwork and bringing it to life in ways not seen since the animated trailers for the original Ninjatown on the Nintendo DS.