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Lode Runner Legacy available on July 13th!
06.19.17

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Lode Runner Legacy Coming Soon!
06.05.17

Steam page opened! Check out our Steam page here!

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Lode Runner Legacy is now Greenlit!
04.20.17

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Thank you so much to everyone w...

Tribute to Douglas E. Smith
10.03.14

Thanks to everyone for the many heartfelt tributes in honor of Douglas Smith and Lode Runner. All of your remembrances are appreciated. Here is just one of the many wonderful tributes to Doug, by J...

In Memoriam, Douglas E. Smith, 1960 - 2014
09.12.14

It is with great sadness that we learned today of the passing of our friend and colleague, Douglas Smith, the creator of the iconic game, Lode Runner. Our hearts and prayers are with Doug's family ...

Happy 30th Birthday Lode Runner!
01.17.13

To celebrate 30 awesome years, Lode Runner Classic has been released on the iOS and Android platforms. Lode Runner Classic contains all of the block-blasting mayhem of the original 1983 smash hit, ...

Kotaku Praises "Lode Runner Classic"
08.21.12

Today Mike Fahey posted a very complimentary review of Lode Runner Classic on Kotaku and awarded it the Windows Phone Gaming App of the Day! He became hooked on the original Apple II version when only...

"Lode Runner Classic" Releases on Windows Phone
07.18.12

Lode Runner Classic contains all of the block-blasting mayhem of the original 1983 smash hit, in which the untiring Runner faces off against relentlessly pursuing enemies in level after le...

Good Friends, Great Memories
01.10.12

Now that the New Year is upon us, it seems like a nice time to reflect on some visits from some very cordial visitors in the recent months here at Tozai Games.

It's always a nice su...

Journey Pack Released, New Challenges Unleashed!
04.13.11

Just when the cleverest Runners have whittled down their elapsed puzzle times to ridiculous numbers in the recently released Skill Pack, a brand new challenge is now available. Two actually! The ne...

Journey Pack Released, New Challenges Unleashed!
04.13.11

Just when the cleverest Runners have whittled down their elapsed puzzle times to ridiculous numbers in the recently released Skill Pack, a brand new challenge is now available. Two actually! The ne...

Price of Gold Dropping!! LR Reduced to 800 MS Pts.
03.08.11

Lode Runner is delighted to be in the opening act of XBLA's new 'Sales & Specials' promotion. The price of our highly acclaimed action platformer has been permanently reduced from 1200 Microsoft poin...

Two Runners Score Leaderboard Stunner!
03.02.11

Tozai would like to honor Eric Taylor (aka colourthief) and Sean Pajot (aka DeHackEd360), who on just their 317th attempt, played through the entire Coop Journey without dying! Thi...

IGNN Reports Lode Runner Nation
02.26.10

The Imaginary Game News Network reports that the Obama administration is looking into creative economic s...

And They Gamed Happily Ever After
02.13.10

Eluding Yeti and digging up gold? Sounds to us gamers like a perfectly romantic way to pass Valentine's Day, the most romantic day of the year.

Listen up: Two of Lode Runner's three mul...

XBLArcade and Tozai Games Sponsor Quiz Contest
10.24.09

Our friends at XBLArcade are hosting a quiz contest for site members featuring a grand prize of either Lode Runner or R-Type Dimensions for Xbox LIVE Arcade. The XBLArcade crew has come up with a fun ...

Tozai Games Supports 360 Junkies' Contest
10.08.09

360 Junkies is holding a monthly contest to reward its top comment writer and Tozai Games is teaming up to help motivate visitors and generate lots of chatter. The top prize for October's contest will...

Fans Game with the Lode Runner Crew
09.25.09

Friday, September 18th was the time, and the whole world connected by Xbox LIVE Arcade was the place: the occasion was the second official Game With Dev event for Lode Runner hosted by Tozai Games and...

LODE RUNNER IS READY TO PARTY
09.22.09

We've had a great Deal of the Week response and lots of new Lode Runner players are itching to show off their skills, so here at Tozai Games we figure it's time to party. This is a shout out to everyo...

LODE RUNNER FOR 800 POINTS
09.17.09

Lode Runner for Xbox LIVE Arcade is the Deal of the Week title for the week beginning Monday, September 14th and running through Sunday, September 20th. For that entire week, Lode Runner will be reduc...

Lode Runner Game With Dev Event
09.17.09

Tozai Games and Microsoft are sponsoring a Lode Runner Game With Dev event for Friday, September 18th beginning at 8:00 P.M. ET/5:00 P.M. PT. As always, we suggest checking in about 30 minutes ahead o...

Lode Runner Million-Point Leaders
09.17.09

It's not surprising to find Lode Runner for Xbox LIVE designer Brett Ballow ranked high on the leader board (gamer tag SeqMovPuz) but even Brett was blown away with the 1P Journey scores posted by Man...

PAX TOZAI
09.03.09

Tozai Games is thrilled to be part of the biggest consumer gaming convention in America--The Penny Arcade Expo 2009, aka PAX, which is held in Seattle over the Labor Day weekend. If you make it to PAX...

Console Arcade Contest
09.01.09

Our friends at Console Arcade are running a Lode Runner giveaway through September 5th. Two winners will be chosen...

Xbox 360 Achievements Lode Runner Contest
08.01.09

If you're looking for the sweetest deal on Lode Runner for Xbox LIVE Arcade over the next few days, head to Xbox_36...

CELEBRATE PAX 2009 WITH TOZAI GAMES, LODE RUNNER, R-TYPE DIMENSIONS AND MORE!
07.27.09

The Penny Arcade Expo, or PAX 2009--the biggest consumer gaming event of the year--is headed to Seattle this Labor Day weekend, and Tozai Games is going to be in the thick of it with playable Lode Run...

RUN TOGETHER
05.22.09

Team Tozai has been reading posts and listening to comments from lots of Lode Runner players who are having difficulty finding other Runners with whom they can share levels or play live matches. We wa...

ART FOR LODE RUNNER
05.22.09

A recent contest sponsored by Tozai Games and NooBTooB spawned some audacious advertising art with Lode Runner themes. The winners crafted their ads with imagination and showed off some serious Photos...

Gaming With NooBTooB
05.21.09

NooBTooB and Tozai Games are sponsoring the second Lode Runner gaming event this Saturday, May 23rd, beginning at noon PDT. NooBTooB, with hosts Tobin Coziahr and Yuzo Watanabe, presents one of the mo...

Runnin' With the Dev Guys Recap
05.05.09

Saturday, April 25th was the first chance for new Lode Runner players to connect over Xbox LIVE to challenge and co-operate with each other and a dozen members of the development team, including peopl...

Lode Runner Launch
04.23.09

Published by Tozai Games for Xbox LIVE Arcade, the all-new Lode Runner launched on April 22nd! Tozai Games and partner SouthEnd Interactive developed Lode Runner over the course of two years. The deve...

Tozai Games Gets A New Home
04.23.09

If you're reading this, you've found the new homepage of Tozai Games and connections to the new Lode Runner and R-Type Dimensions sites, as well. We hope this site will become your resource for all th...

Stay Connected With Tozai Games
04.23.09

Tozai Games is now on Facebook at Lode Runner XBLA and @TozaiGames on Twitter, where you can stay informed of the latest posts, news and events. Our tweets will notify you when and where to get more i...

Runnin' With the Dev Guys
04.23.09

Lode Runner players can challenge the development team from Tozai Games and SouthEnd Interactive on Saturday, April 25th beginning at noon Pacific Daylight Savings time (3pm EDT). You have to buy the ...

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