A Skeleton Story is a platformer of sorts, highly reminiscent of Canabalt — but at closer range and with a bit more graphical character. A number of additional gameplay elements are present, as well.
Your overall goal in the game is to send skeleton detective Will Musil leaping from rooftop to rooftop in an effort to retrieve a fleeing, black kitten. Along the way there are coins, boxes to collect, as well as oncoming villains that can be shot or leapt over (if you're quick). Letters that spell out "W-I-L-L" can be collected, as well, granting temporary invisibility when the word is complete.