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Tampon Run

By Cheryl Houser

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Help Luna rid the world of menstruation haters! Throw tampons at them and don’t let them confiscate yours!

How many enemies can you enlighten?


As featured in,,,,,,, Fast Company Co.exist, among others.

“…if you’re into eight-bit nostalgia (or fighting the patriarchy), it’s also fun as hell.” - Fast Company, Co.exist

“…a simple platformer with ambitious goals. Your spunky, pixelated avatar runs across the screen to the right familiarly, defeating as many enemies as possible while conserving ammo….Throwing tampons at people feels very, very cool.” -

“…an 8-bit video game with a big mission” -

“…Tampon Run is a game both fun and educational, like Oregon Trail, with more periods.” -

“…[you] will definitely become addicted within the first five minutes of playing” -


High schoolers Andy Gonzales and Sophie Houser created Tampon Run to combat the taboo around menstruation. Developed during their summer at Girls Who Code, Tampon Run quickly went viral and has garnered the attention of major media outlets around the world. Join them in de-stigmatizing menstruation around the world!

Original music by: Drew Joy

What's New in Version 1.0.2

* high score celebration
* pause button
* updated graphics
* bug fixes

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Customer Reviews


This game, ugh, too many great things about it and so little words to describe them. First, it sends a great message while being a ton of fun, for any age or gender. I found out about it from reading a review on Snapchat, which the review was only full of positive things, because there are only positive things about this game obviously. I took a screenshot and sent it to all of my friends, and now all of them have it downloaded too. I would give this game way more than 5 stars if it allowed me. I think this game is a really big step in society for overcoming how people treat women and young girls and how they view the natural cycle they go through-menstruation and menopause. Most boys at my school, 11-14 years old, are sometimes very critical towards girls and what happens to them monthly, however, when they get older and start maturing, they stop making crude jokes and using "guess it's that time of month again" quote whenever girls try to be a leader("bossy/bitchy" to them). But things like this game greatly effect society, which normally twists and turns everyone's brains around. This game will leave an impact on society and can help change young person's minds so periods aren't "disgusting" and "embarrassing". And overall, it's really fun too, and definitely one of those game's that is perfect for any day and any situation.

Addictive & boys love it too!

This is so addictive, it has replaced Candy Crush for me. My daughters love it & the boys are enjoying it too. Tampon Run is quickly becoming "the cool thing to do". The young girls who invented this game are incredible & I saw their promo video. They hit every point on the money, from lifting the period taboo to getting more girls into STEM fields. Clearly excellent parenting. Cheers to their moms & dads. I never write a review this long, but I'm guessing these reviews are actually being read by the creative-genius-future-leaders that created this game & I have a message for them: The pea-brains that have something negative to say about the politics of your game are whiners. AND YOU GOT THEM WHINING! Good job, girls. For every negative review, it's a win for you. They are taking the game play far too seriously (boo-yeah) while surely condoning video games with actual violence. I am sharing your game with everyone I know. NO SHAME. Also the maxis with wings?? I'm so proud I could cry. I would like to shake your hands. Keep it up. Don't stop. God bless.

Girl power?

I'm new to all the politics that surround this game. I don't really care to get involved because games are for enjoyment. If I wanted to be lectured, I'd attend a panel discussion or find a lecture app.
This game is pretty simple to understand, just collect, shoot and dodge. Almost like Temple Run with a gun. It was ok for a few minutes but it felt like playing Flappy Bird or Temple Run all over again. The music is an 8-bit chip tune which is a little annoying but that's what volume control is for. Overall, get this game if you support the developers' ideas or you just want a game to play while you wait somewhere. You may get a few laughs or eye rolls if other people see your screen though.
I tried getting my wife to play too but she thought the game was too silly. I'm starting to think so too. I don't think it's worth keeping.
3 stars for being another iPhone time waster. At least this is free.

Tampon Run
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  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.0.2
  • Size: 6.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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