Disney Frozen Rush

Playerthree won a tough competitive pitch to create a new game for Disney’s Frozen brand: Frozen Rush. Furthermore the game would support marketing activity to promote Disney’s Frozen Northern Lights.

Frozen Rush is a magical platform style runner game featuring all the major Frozen characters Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, Sven and even Marshmallow and the Trolls.

The Northern Lights have faded and Grand Pabbie troll needs you to Race through the frozen mountains in order to collect the missing Troll crystals. Only when you’ve collected all the crystals can he restore The Northern Lights!

In addition to a story based level mode, Frozen Rush features an un-lockable endless mode.

One of the biggest challenges was to create a set of levels that exploit the different individual special abilities of each character: Anna’s double jump, Elsa’s ice magic, Olaf’s tumbling ability and Kristoff’s ice axe. In addition one can also ride ice sledges and Sven the reindeer, or run alongside Marshmallow as he protects you from avalanches.

All of the special abilities can be upgraded by collecting magical snowflakes and spending them in the in-game store.

Packed full of multiple paths, particle effects and smooth blended character animations, Frozen Rush looks and plays beautifully on both mobile and desktop browser.

In order to create huge levels, we developed our own level editor to create the vast, memory efficient, spline based levels. It also allowed us to play, test and optimise each one for each character without republishing the game.

We developed the game using the excellent pixijs, hand animating all our characters using 2D skeletal animation software.

We’re extremely proud of the final game and hope it will follow on from the success of our Cars Lightning Speed game featured on Disney’s website.