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Gem Collector 5 Points Collect 100 Gems.
Time Waster 5 Points Play to day 7 and beyond.
Gem Connoisseur 10 Points Collect All Giant Gems.
Gem Hoarder 10 Points Collect 400 Gems.
Moving the Mail 10 Points Find all the checkpoints in the level.
Dashing Course Legend 25 Points Beat the Super Dashing Course in under 25 seconds.
Fountain of Knowledge 25 Points Fill out every entry in the Codex.
Gem Addict 25 Points Collect every Red Gem on the Level.
Mad Skills 25 Points Buy every skill.
Grinding Maniac 50 Points Max out every single level type.
Heartbreaker 50 Points Defeat Nightmare with only 1 LOVE level.
Insomniac 50 Points Complete the game without ever sleeping.
Obsessive 100 Points Get 100% completion.

Author Comments

UPDATE: MEDALS ARE NOW FIXED.
- Air Recovery altered slightly. It gives a short burst of invincibility and pushes you into the air a bit so you can avoid getting it again.
- Worked a bit on the medal reloading script. If you unlocked medals before but the Newgrounds site didn't register it, try reloading the game. It's not foolproof but it should work most of the time.
- Fixed a few minor bugs and glitches.

I'm still trying to address the issue of the game not loading for a small number of people. Please be patient, it's quite hard to fix a problem when you don't know exactly what is causing it.

Inspired by Upgrade Complete, This game is a tribute to anyone who has ever sat there playing a game doing the same repeatable set of actions in order to get a arbitrary number to go up. It's a game about exploration, amnesia and collecting. Every action is will give you experience; You can gain levels in just about everything you do, from Jumping to Taking Damage to standing still and doing nothing at all. The world is sandbox, you can go anywhere you like as long as you level up enough. There is a catch though. Every night a re-occurring nightmare will rob you of everything if you can't survive it.

I have this love affair with Platformers and RPG's and this was my shot and bringing them together in an exciting taste explosion, with a little design flair of my own, some excellent editing/writing from Kayn, spiffy cut scene art from Gigas and awesome music from Triplefox. I hope you enjoy playing it as much as I enjoyed making it.

I'm desperately trying to get fixes checked in for the various problems reported. I've located the cause in the game. It's just uploading to NG that is causing me problems now as I have to wait an indeterminate amount of time between upload an update and it going live. I'll post something in nice big caps once it's all good again.

Yes, you can beat nightmare. Yes it's supposed to be really hard, that what nightmares are like. I made quite a few concessions along the way to make it easier than I had planned. I'm going to upload some Youtube videos of it being done. It's not as hard as it first may seem. Getting the Heart breaker achievement is MUCH trickier, I've yet to capture it on cam to prove it's do-able. The racing one is tricky. Max all your levels and a few well timed DASHES should get you through.

Some people might not like the ending, it was never the real heart of the game. I'm a big believer in games being about what you play rather than what you don't. Without the narrative that was created for the ending the world wouldn't be nearly as interesting as it is. In fact the game over all would be a little more dull because of it. The sequel is in the works, I'm already well into making it (get 100% completion and you can get an idea of -how- well started I am), I subscribe to running open devlogs of stuff I'm working on because it's what the players think that is important. It should be appearing Spring next year.

Development Blog for the sequel, Gather Up:
http://www.nifty-hat.blog spot.com/

The walkthrough, which is seriously a work in progress is here:
http://titch007uk.newgrou nds.com/news/post/408038
If you are having trouble with either filling the codex or getting all the giant gems, check in. Theres still a bit of work to be done. It's the first walkthrough I've written and I'm -not- a fast typist ( unless it's AS3 code ^_^)

Thanks for playing :)

Thanks everyone for all the positive reviews, rates, feedback, oh and being told my game could 'die in a fire' because the boss was so hard. You have to work hard to get that level of frustration out of someone. ^_^

Reviews


finalfate32finalfate32

Rated 5 / 5 stars

to umbrella

the game is as good as it is the game plays great and the night mare part was suppose to be hard but the thing is over time u need to get new abilitys like double jump and dash and maybe a few extra hearts to have a chance against the nightmare (also regan helps ALOT) so its suppose to be challenging its not horrible


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donutman123donutman123

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

alrite, but im stuck

the gameplay here is fun. all the abilities are 100% indie awesome. double jump, dash, just great. but i got every single gem, and but i lost to the bos once. now im at 98.5%, but i cant beat the game, since i used all my gems om abilities, and i only have 64 left after i collected all of them. these 64 are not enough to get me the radar. i have all the abilities except for the radar, and the last ???? in the codex. anyone wanna help me here?


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KirbyfanNeoxKirbyfanNeox

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great game.

The time limit reminded me of Majora's Mask, which -get this- I've never played. I disliked that failing to beat the nightmare resulted in deleveling aside from skills and the Sleep category or whatever. I loved the Jabberwocky reference, and one of the cat-creatures reminded me of Big the Cat due to her colors. I have mixed feelings about the ending, particularly the parts that the Girl seems to be evil again and is fighting the Boy, whom she previously seemed to like. Otherwise, this is a great game and I love playing it.


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xVivichanxVivichan

Rated 5 / 5 stars

FCKING AMAZING

I Wish i could give it a 50 100 or more >:o this game is awsome nothin else to say thats the main subject awsome



FlickertailFlickertail

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Nice work

This game kept my attantion for a very long time. Even though I got pissed every time I got killed by Nightmare, I kept trudging on to finally beat him to see what would happen. It's really repetetive, but once you finally get enough gems to get new skills to beat nightmare, you feel accomplished. I rreally like the pixel art too. The controls are really simple also. I look forward to the next one!


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