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August 4, 2014 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Is it odd that Archie Andrews dies the same month they Release Riverdale Rescue on Android?

I've loved Archie Comics since I was a kid. There's something wholesome and good about those Riverdale kids. No one ever robs Pop' s malt shop to support their Meth habit - they're good kids.

I've never been a fan of parallel story arcs involving the same characters. I know the Archie Comics Co. wanted to shake things up, but killing Archie struck me as too much of a shake.

Weve been building up to this moment since we launched LIFE WITH ARCHIE five years ago, and knew that any book that was telling the story of Archies life as an adult had to also show his final moment, said Archie Comics Publisher/Co-CEO Jon Goldwater.

Even the parallel world's in the TV show Fringe was annoying. Despite following the story, I often had to stop and recall if this was the Good Olivia or the bad Olivia Dunham.

Life With Archie Life With Archie cover in which Archie Andrews dies saving his friend. Find out more at Archie comics.
Riverdale Rescue mobile game Mobile game Riverdale Rescue, seems an odd title for a new game who's launch coincides with the death of the main character, Archie Andrews, in a parallel story.

Archie and his pals need YOU to help rescue Riverdale! Play as Betty, Veronica, Jughead, Reggie and dozens of favorite classic comic-book characters. Personalize, decorate, make Riverdale your own - while creating new relationships and completing fun quests and interesting tasks. Loaded with original artwork and comic content you can't find anywhere else - the whole family is sure to love this fun-filled city building sim. Help save Riverdale while helping yourself to heaps of Fun! Oh and of course, don't forget - you get to help Archie choose: Betty or Veronica!

The mobile game is available on iOS and Android and feels like a mix of Tomodachi Life and Clash of Clans... set in Riverdale.

A lot of this is to break free from the 50's era feel that Archie has been carrying for quite a while. Personally, I'd have brought him forward to 1983 in a pixelated infinite runner featuring Archie trying to outrun Mr. Lodge who wised up to Archie's desires for Veronica.

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