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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


TanneraceTannerace

Rated 5 / 5 stars

loved it!

reallly really really! want the sequel to come out soon at the end of the game i finally got 100% and i accidentally closed my browser on the demo at the end >.< i would love to see that game completed and the sequel to level up made! (: great game im still playing it! haah


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FishyMichaelFishyMichael

Rated 5 / 5 stars

So Good Game!

It Took Me A While To Start Getting How To Play This Game But After A While I Started To Get It And Completed The Game
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The Demo For The Second Part Of It Looks Cool I Bet It Is Gonna Be Great Hope It Is Gonna Get Out Soon!



daftmorgandaftmorgan

Rated 5 / 5 stars

surprised , much

awesome game MAJOR surprise lol

when is the next one out?


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DannyLenstarDannyLenstar

Rated 5 / 5 stars

nice but too short

i really liked it and the level up thing was really fun ^^ , nevertheless it was quite short cause i managed to get to the ending on the second day, which was not the point i guess xD the thing with the hightmare stealing your abilitys was okay too i think cause if it wasn't there you couldn''t level up much more on the next day :P
ps: and i liked your the ending ^^


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titch007uk responds:

I don't really do 'long' games. I see flash games as something you should enjoy for like 30-60 minutes. Anything longer than that and I can't ensure complete quality of design anyway.

Or to put it another way, I would rather make short and sweet games than long ones that are like eating McDonalds.


Little-RenaLittle-Rena

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Intresting

I thought this game was quite intresting, it kept me entertained for a while anyway, I had a go on it before I went out today, but didn't do too well then, nightmare seemed very hard to do. Though now I've had more of a chance to play it, I can see how to do it, even with 4 hearts, if you have gotten the skills through the game, it makes it easier, double jump and the hardness one are both usfull, it made nightmare seem too easy with those, haha.

Controls where simple, although I have a terrible habit of pressing UP for jump when games use the arrow keys, kind of disappointing that there was no way that I found to stun enemies, I am too impatiant to wait for them to move, so I ended up dying a lot (add a suicide medal). Other than that though, it was good, fun and no real problems with the game or the ending.

100% wasn't impossible to get in this game like most people make them, so that's good, I hardly ever complete games 100% so I'm glad I could this one and got to see a demo of the sequal, which looks intresting but some introduced controls are confusing to start with, I won't say more about it, don't want to ruin it for those who haven't seen it. If I can get 100% in a game though, anyone can.

5/5

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