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Nov 25, 2009 | 12:19 AM EST
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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

- 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:

The walkthrough, which is seriously a work in progress is here:
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. ^_^



Rated 5 / 5 stars


i cant believe it ... i made it till the end heheheh BYTHEWAY if you guys want to defeat the nightmare you gota collect them black gems... and by speaking to that guy who broke ur fence and give him ur gems ur health increases . When you got more gems you can get upgrades :) i wont tell you wat kinda thats a surprise heheh dont get disgusted by first nightmare u always fail just get the lvls back and continue XD great game and i hope you make part 2 . 1 more thing : this is the longest review i ever wrote so you should be happy m8.

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titch007uk responds:

I am happy for every review I've received (I mean, asside from the jerks that gave me zero because they can't work out how to beat the game). Thanks for taking the time to write it :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Someone can pm me this answer:

Why when i play,the command bar opens even if i dont press any button?

Btw,Awesome game,i love it.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This was a great game

this game is quite unique in that the entire story is finished in just one day. The fact that most people hated the fact that you lose every thing every time you lose to shadow only proves that they are quitters who can't grasp the concept of the game. Everytime you sleep ie fight shadow your sleep lvl's up and you can stay up longer enabling you to collect more gems and lvl up even more stats. So for all those who got mad a quit i ask you to replay the game and finish it. Oh and for those of us that got 100% (like me) were already humbly awaiting your next project

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

I absolutely loved it.

Fantastic game! I played through it twice just to try and get the skills in various ways. Never managed to beat the nightmares, but it didn't really matter. Congrats to you, you've made my day. *Not that you'd care, but I certainly do*

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Gets Better with time.

Awesome game, it really gets better the more you play it. The nightmare is not very hard and the whole, " wtf my level went back to 1", thing is not a big deal. I beat it in 1 hour which is my only complaint, so short. PLEASE MAKE A SEQUEL.

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