New Splash Update is Here!

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We are so excited to announce the new Splash is available to download and update now!

We have also created a brand new detailed FAQ for the new gameplay changes that were implemented for a more fun and streamlined experience. Information on these changes can be found here and if you have any questions or issues at all please contact our friendly support team in game.

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Splash is Reborn!

We are incredibly excited to finally announce the huge relaunch of Splash! Check out the video above where Tim and I share some of the exciting new updates and features.

We hope you are as excited as we are! Here are some tips for players upgrading from the old version:

  • Upon downloading the update, your decorations will all be in storage, so you will need to place them again in your beautiful new sanctuary.
  • Decorations will produce less coins, but will be ready faster, and food will be cheaper to produce.
  • Decoration slots will now be unlocked by using resources like coins or items from your inventory.
  • Any current tickets you have earned from the Hermit Crab are worth holding onto until after the update, you will get 5x the value! (digs with the crab now only cost one ticket)
  • The inventory cap will be gone, yay! So if you have upgrade cells, don’t use them, hang onto them until after the update.

More details and information will be available in the revamped Knowledge Base available in game as well as following this link.

Thank you so much for all your support, we can’t wait to see what you think!


Introducing Our Support Team

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Hi Runaway fans,

My name is Lisa and I would like to introduce myself as the new Community Manager here at Runaway!

On behalf of everyone, I want to thank you for your overwhelming support over the past week during this migration process. It has been all hands on deck here, with everyone in the team jumping in to reply to support requests, including Tim, our Director, Bryce, our Quality Assurance Lead, Jeff, our Senior Gameplay Engineer and Zoe, our Senior Producer – everyone here has been fixing issues to ensure everyone can migrate smoothly. We really, really appreciate your support and goodwill, and want you to know that everyone in the office is very grateful that we have such a wonderful community.

Now that Runaway is a self-publisher, we have a dedicated team specifically handling all support issues. This is myself as Community Manager, and our direct Customer Support, Cody!

Cody has just moved to New Zealand all the way from the United States! He has lived in many places there including Columbus, Ohio and Seattle, Washington, New York, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Texas as well as Ontario, Canada. He decided to move to New Zealand because of the stunning landscapes and friendly people! His favourite butterfly in Flutter is the Kingpage Swallowtail and in Splash his favourite underwater creature is the Tiger-tail Seahorse.

Cody will be managing your customer support requests, responding to any queries, general enquires or problems faced either Flutter or Splash and ensuring these are fixed as soon as possible.

As I mentioned, I am the Community Manager. This means I will be communicating directly with the wonderful fans of Flutter and Splash on all forms of social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I am currently part time here at Runaway but will be starting full time very soon once I finish my dissertation in film and media at the University of Otago. I love the Corrina Daggerwing butterfly in Flutter and adore all of the jellyfish set in Splash.

Expect to see lots of cool new videos and blog posts very soon from me. These will range from behind-the-scenes interviews, snippets of what goes on at Runaway HQ, as well as cool game tips and updates in both Flutter and Splash. I can’t wait to share all of the exciting developments that will be going on in the future!

What both Cody and myself love about working here at Runaway is the incredibly friendly atmosphere, the amazing passion that the small but dedicated team have for the games and working with a very engaging fan community. Playing with Butterflies for work is also an added bonus!

We thank you again for your continued support, without you – the players – we wouldn’t be able to have this amazing opportunity.


The Great Migration


Migration for both games is now in full swing! Many players around the world have already successfully made the switch and collected their rewards. Flutter players are also chasing a brand new set of butterflies and expanding their forests further than ever before.

Our new support team are working super hard to help everyone experiencing problems. Thankfully that’s only a small fraction of people, but that’s still a LOT of messages for our small team to respond to, so please be patient and stick with us.

We’ve summarised the key issues players are experiencing with Flutter over on Facebook, and remember, we have a brand new support page!

Thanks everyone, this is an incredibly exciting time for us. We’re so appreciative of all your support, and feel super lucky to have such cool fans :)


A New Era


Dear Runaway fans,

We have some very exciting news to share. After three wonderful years of partnership with our publisher DeNA, Runaway are expanding to become a self publisher. That means the same team that is responsible for the creation of Splash and Flutter will now also control their customer support, marketing, quality assurance, the whole lot!

Within both games you will see messaging describing an upcoming “migration”, which is a process we’ll go through to transfer your progress from DeNA to Runaway. This should happen smoothly for most players, and we’ll be here to help every step along the way if something should go amiss. Today you will see the first game update, starting the process of transferring your game to our servers. There will be a second update in a few weeks. When the process is complete you’ll have a reward of Flutterbucks and Splashcash waiting on the other side, and Flutter players will have a whole new core set of butterflies to collect!

We’re making this transition so we can have a more direct connection with YOU, our fans. That means customer support, marketing and quality assurance will all sit in the same room as the developers creating the games. This transition will result in some awesome new updates to both games later this year, and a fantastic new dedicated customer support team who are starting with us soon and are super excited to meet you all.

This is a huge step for Runaway, and the success that has made this possible is totally down to our player support. We are hugely grateful to you, and will take this opportunity to build one of the best player, community, and customer experiences in the world of mobile gaming.

Thank you all so much,

The Runaway Team


Splash Update: The Shop is Here!

Splash’s first major update has arrived on Android and iOS!
Version 1.1 comes jam packed full of new features including:

  • The Shop:
    Head into the menu to find our shiny new shop full of all the goodies you’ll need to make your ocean thrive. Make sure to check back often as these deals will change every day.
  • Treasure Chests:
    These little chests will show up in your sanctuary every couple hours, and can contain anything from shells to upgrade items, and sometimes Splashcash. You’ll get a free chest daily.
  • Who Drops This Item?:
    Tap on egg ingredients in your Aquapedia to see which fish will drop them.
  • Visual Effects:
    The crab now kicks up sand while digging, plus we’ve added extra bubbles and sparkles. Pretty!
  • Notifications Options:
    Scroll down in the settings menu to toggle notifications for eggs, decor, and fish.
  • Gifting:
    Additional gifts can now be purchased for 2 Splashcash (don’t worry, you’ll still get 5 freebies every day), plus when opening gifts you’ll see the name of the friend who sent it as it pops open.

Whew. That’s a lot of stuff! So what do you think – are you enjoying the new features? Let us know in the comments below!


Jonas shares a cool discovery about Longwing Butterflies

While researching butterflies for Flutter’s latest event, Jonas came across an exciting discovery. Check out the video to find out what it was, and collect your own Longwing butterflies in Flutter!


Splash is here!

Our new game, Splash, is now available worldwide for both iOS and Android devices! Click here to download and get started on your underwater adventure

This game is a culmination of our learning over the last 3 years of developing and refining Flutter. You’ll notice a lot of familiar elements in there, but also a lot of change. And of course this is only the beginning. There are so many cool new features, characters, and events coming, so the more feedback we get from you, the better informed we’ll be for refining the best experience possible.

We’re so excited to finally share this new chapter with all our amazing players, and welcome a whole new bunch of friends to the Runaway family. Now that you can see these two games alongside each other, you can probably see the direction we’re going in. Our vision is to continue expanding this series to cover a whole range of natural environments using the template we’ve established with Flutter. They will all represent amazing real world species, be focused on mobile, free to play, and constantly evolving as we add new species, environments, and special events.

Thanks again for all your support, and please spread the word about Splash far and wide! :)


Top 5 Community Questions, Answered!

On our last behind-the-scenes we asked what you’d like to know about Runaway and our games. We’ve hand picked the top 5 questions to be answered, plus the lucky players who asked them will be receiving a groovy Flutter sticker pack!


Behind-The-Scenes With Tim

It’s a tough job being Runaway’s Director, but someone has to do it 😛
This week Tim took a few minutes to sit down and chat with me about the thrills and challenges of his job, what new surprises we have in store, and how a few lucky Flutter fans could win some awesome sticker packs!