Run for Money has an interesting premise. You hear rumours of “Chronos,” a corporation from the year 2900, ringing people up on their phones to tell them about a game called “Run for Money,” where you compete to win prizes. Chronos and Run for Money are considered a rumour, until one day, the corporation rings you up.
Run for Money puts you in the shoes of a “runner”. The whole time, you’re chased by “hunters” through city streets and the goal is to survive until time runs out. Winning means getting to take home valuable loot, while losing means you lose everything you’ve won. It’s a gamble, so sometimes, it’s better to cash in your winnings while you can.
The game begins by asking you to choose your name and gender. Once you’ve done that, you’re thrown right into the game while the Operator gives you a quick on-the-fly tutorial on how to play. The tutorial is completely inoffensive, and I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly I could begin playing.