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In Tri-achnid you play as an endangered species of exopod on the verge of extinction, in search of a safe heaven for his young the tri-achnid must fight his way out of the lithic alps by any means necessary.

To run Tri-achnid well you will need a good PC with Flash Player 8.

Read the instructions to learn how to play!

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Reviews


jaaubajaauba

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Thoughtful, classy, and fun.

Tri-achnid is a rare gem. You can tell that oh so very much thought went into this one.

Graphics- Very much in sync with each other, creating a uniform style. Overall, a slightly gothic landscape of sepia and muted colors. Simple but polished. Apart from several pixelated shading foreground images, very nice.

Sound: I can see why someone would choose this music. It very much resonates with the sepia/toned down color environment. The sad, willowy tunes make a player sympathys with the tri-arachnid, a creature whose appearance might otherwise suggest the antagonist.
(Alas, it does get kind of repetative after a while)

Violence: Sharp objects hurt you, tiny creatures attack you, you can eat said tiny creatures, slamming legs down hurts you, stomach acid kills you, etc.
Everything here is a show of nature's indifference. The violence is not unnecessarily gory or gross. Nothing to warrant more than an E rating.

Humor: Kind of funny in a twisted, cute way. Nothing in the vein of ZOMGLOLLERS, but then, it's not trying to be.

Style/Interactivity: This game is ambitious, but the controls seem to fall short of the goal. The legs move clunkily, and at first it seems impossible to control the damned thing. But even though it is a bit clunky, (okay, really clunky at times,) the feel of the game is FUN. This kind of movement is mostly unprecidented, so it isn't much of a stretch to expect issues, like the camera problems that the first 3d systems had. And lots of fun 'powers' that the tri-achnid have make the game a blast. (A tip: Wrap the egg sack in webbing to keep it from flopping to its doom. :)
The whole thing comes together in a really cool way. It would make a great DS game.

Overall, 10/10. Despite its flaws, it shines so well, that I couldn't bring myself to give it anything less.

-Jaauba the unpronouncable


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Redtiger999666Redtiger999666

Rated 5 / 5 stars

HELP!

I was on the level where you the instructions say "Spinning a web can be very helpful and to stop falling hold the web with space etc" when internet explorer encountered an error. Is there any level select code? If not I'm just going to stop playing all together. I worked hard to get there. The water level was so annoying, and I am never doing that level again unless someone holds a gun to my face. Please, help would be appreciated.



jake2034jake2034

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Eh

I dunno, the game was great at first, but then it got a little annoying! I mean, the web thing was confusing, the controls got hard about halfway through the second level, and I didn't know what was an enemy. Nice game, very original, good music, just make the game a little easier to play. "A for effort!" is what I would say if I was a teacher. Keep the originality comin'!
-Jake H.



PhobiKPhobiK

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Cool

It was a very original game. It was pretty good and the physics were also very well done. I liked it, specially the great idea for the game, cus I don't remember watching something like this before. Though, I didn't like the music, it was so.. i don't know.. sad (?); it was a bit annoying for me and maybe that was a reason to stop playing the game. I think some other music would have fitted the game better. Everything else is OK. Good job!


Komix responds:

it is a sad story too...

but if you don't like it you can turn it off in options and listen to your own music

Komix


popnickpopnick

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Cool concept - well done :)!

Cool game! Original, challenging and addictive.

Grabbing objects was almost too hard at times... and I never really got the use of the web. Then again I only played a couple of levels.

I LOVED the music. Very melancholy. It kinda reminded me of the film scorer Philip Glass. The music really took the game to a surreal place.

The only reason I didn't give you a full 10 on sound was because some of the bass sound FX were a little unbalanced (loud) compared to the rest of the sounds/music.

Once again, kudos to the music guy. AWESOME!

Altogether very well done. If the creature could some how be just a little easier to control...

1000% better than most of the bullshit you find on this site 99% of the time. How's THAT for throwing out some statistics? :)

Great work! Keep it up.


Komix responds:

nice statistics :)