City Escape 2

Arcade runner game where you parkour away from a pursuing police force

Game Description

Sshhh! Here’s an explanation of the game rules, if you keep it between us: You’re on the run from the fuzz, and if the blinding police lights reach you then it’s game over. To escape, you gotta run and jump from building to building. If you fall to the ground you’ll want to get back up ASAP, cause running into pedestrians will cause you to trip and lose speed! Try dodging them until you reach a platform low enough to jump onto, or try to springboard back up. Oh, and I hear that “The Man” has officers stationed on rooftops to block you!

Here’s what the establishment doesn’t want you to know: You can use the up arrow, W key or south gamepad button to jump! Your jump height depends on how quickly you let go of the input.

Now don’t go spilling what I’m about to tell you: Parkour vault over police officers or pedestrians to boost yourself! Right before running into ‘em, you’ll see a purple icon above you. That’s when you hit the right arrow, D key or east gamepad button, but you’ll lose speed if you’re too early or late.

You didn’t hear it from me, but peep this info: Hit the jump button right before running into someone and you’ll springboard way into the air! It can help you get back up from the ground, and you’ll need to do it to finish later levels. I recommend practicing in the tutorial.

Don’t go runnin’ your mouth off about this either: You can use the M key to mute the music or the N key to skip to the next song!

The word in the streets is this: You can use the escape key to pause / unpause the game! While paused, you can use the backspace key to return to the main menu.

Keep this under your hat, but my sources say this: You can double tap the R key to restart the level!

Good luck, kid. I was never here, got it?


This game was made for, and with help from, the community at Newgrounds. The original version of the game on that site has a scoreboard system and achievement medals to unlock.


Original music by @CryNN

Original 8bit music by @Technomatics

Special thanks to @RaIix for providing feedback and generally being super helpful

Short Action Beat track by @Wisealien

Save data handler by @3p0ch

Some audio effects from


Along with the release of this game, I wrote an in depth blog about it’s development here.


This game’s visual elements (aside from UI) may not display due to your browser settings. This can be fixed by simply setting the “Use hardware acceleration when available” option and restarting the browser.

Chrome: settings > advanced > accessibility

Edge: settings > system

Opera: settings > advanced > system

Brave: Make sure shield is down

Internet Explorer: uninstall, download any other browser

The game won’t run in incognito mode on some browsers, such as Chromium.

This game’s audio doesn’t work on Chromium.

Ingame Screenshot