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rated 4.43 / 5 stars
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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

This game was golden

At first I was a little bored because the concept seemed odd, I had a hard time figuring it out but once I got the hang of it and worked my way through, I didn't stop till I hit 100% complete, the challenges were a bit rough so I'm glad you added the option to just buy the skills because that's what I did XD

The surprise at the end for getting 100% was well worth it, can't wait for the next game!

You've managed to make something fun enough for me to review, first review I've done in like 5 years.



Rated 5 / 5 stars


ok, so she was the shadow figure and why were they fighting, I have got play the next game to get all the answers i don't have


Rated 5 / 5 stars


I just completed the game, but I have a lot to do still! (Completed at 60+% with all level 5 main skills, lv 5 relationship, lv 4 sleep, lv 3 learn) This could be an 'official' game! If the world was EVEN bigger and there was EVEN more to do you could try and make money out of it like a game company would earn millions! And to the people who think the boss is hard, I couldn't beat the game before either! That is, until I managed to max out all levels in a single day. Now it's a cakewalk! Looking forward to the sequel! Give it your all! You sure did a lot of programming, since your programming level is clearly at its maximum! Just hope you never get any nightmares... it would be a waste if you lost your memory now... you may forget the site adress! Good luck on Level Up 2!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Oh wow, I remember this game. I had played it without an account and gotten the Heartbreaker, but it took me a whole day of constant trying. It's a shame I didn't have it saved. Also been a long time since I played this, but I noticed I don't have all the medals yet so let's see if I can get the Heartbreaker again. I hope I remember how to do it...

Still, extremely fun game. Did you ever get around to making that other game? I don't remember what it was called, sadly. Very fun demo, so I'll have to see if I can get it again.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


This is by far one of the best games ive ever played.
ill keep a look out for Gather Up.

Oh yea, it IS possable to beat the game at 100% and it IS possable to kill the shadow.

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