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Nov 25, 2009 | 12:19 AM EST
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  • Daily 2nd Place November 26, 2009
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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.blogspot.com/

The walkthrough, which is seriously a work in progress is here:
http://titch007uk.newgrounds.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


InkDragoonInkDragoon

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Gross xDD

I loved the pull conversation XD yeah i turn it on x'D , by the way, the game its very addicting, but i doesnt supossed the pc does.... i finished with 98% >___<



fox-noobfox-noob

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

GRRRR,,,

well aside from the friggin Luigi style jumping system.... i liked it


titch007uk responds:

Luigi style?
I don't really understand O_O


xAtomicBoyxxAtomicBoyx

Rated 4 / 5 stars

not bad

8/10

This game was just not bad, i have enjoyed this game very much. I also won all the medals. I have like the beginning, the beginning just starts off with a girl. Pretty much one of the best games i have played for a while. But sometimes it freezes on me, but the rest of the game is perfect.

In fact, you should get a medal. But if you had a sequel or a prequel for it, make it cooler and better. Anyways the boss was also hard, but i won him, and the game's background is good, but you should bake it better, better, and even better!

The part i hated was that when the guy that fainted (or whatever) and he was talking to the girl, it tooked a very long time talking. I did not like that part. And this game is a bit familiar, or isn't it? Whatever! And i like to take gems, andif you take them a lot you could get a medal for that. Anyways, the game's storyline was normal, but there wasn't a storyline. But i can tell how it went anyways.

Characters remaining: 3,101

Simply, this game deserves an eight out of ten.

Anyways liked the medals, it was pretty clever on those kinds of medals. Anyways this is the end of my review.

8/10

A sequel should make it cooler. XD


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LultiLulti

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Excelent.

This game feels really huge. I have to come back later for some serious action.



phAnt0mburn3rphAnt0mburn3r

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Excellent

awesome game man, trying to finish this with 100%... I just found a bug.. in some places (completely random) the little spikes in the floor damage and stun but then the "invincible" period after the strike never ends unless you use the dash ability...that helped me killing the nightmare but overall is an excellent game.. 5/5 10/10 and added to favs


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