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TENACIOUS EID 5 Points Clear a level after dying five times in it.
GOD COMPLEX 25 Points Collect all hidden secrets
ATOP THE WORLD 50 Points Climb to the top of the tower
ETERNAL SANCTITY 100 Points Complete the game with no deaths
INDIGNANT DIVINITY 100 Points Achieve a Speedrun Mode time under three minutes

Author Comments

(Warning: This game may be quite difficult. Play at your own risk!)

Climbing up the stairway in search of revelation, a lone traveler defies a spiteful god residing at the top of the world. Unamused, the indignant deity lays down increasingly difficult laws designed to kill his unwelcome visitor as he ascends toward the moonlit skies. Can you make it to the very top and discover the secrets of this divine structure? May heaven grant you fortune.

--- Controls ---

Left/Right/A/D - Walk
SPACE/Up/W - Jump
Down/S - Enter doors
SHIFT - Check Rules
ESC/ENTER - Pause/Menu

(Note: If controls are unresponsive, check to see if you are running too many applications at once or have too many browser tabs open. Certain browser plugins may also make Flash games unresponsive to keyboard input.)

--- Level Creator ---

Complete the game to unlock the level creator, Pillars of Creation. You can play custom levels without having beaten the game.

--- History ---

Tower of Heaven was first released as a Game Maker title by Askiisoft (Aski and Godsavant) on August 13th, 2009. With the help of Miroslav Malesevic and Stefan Jeremic, it has now arrived in your web browsers along with these additions by Flashygoodness:

*A new secret area
*Extended ending for finding all secrets
*Additional music, sounds, and graphics
*Various gameplay/graphical fixes
*Level creator

--- Soundtrack ---

The Tower of Heaven OST is available at Bandcamp for $1, linked on Flashygoodness's NG profile page. Please support the artist if you enjoyed the music!

Reviews


SuperellysanSuperellysan

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

YOU. ARE. A. DICK! WHY WOULD YOU PUT A SPIKE ON THE ONLY SAFE BLOCK NEAR THE DOOR?!?!?!?!?! YOU PRICK!
But other than that, nice game, but if you are gonna pull DICK moves, then the controls need to be flawless. I pressed up and then the character didn't jump 15 times now.



BwnciBwnci

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Thou art a cruel and angry programmer!

Lovely little twist to platforming. Although I found myself cursing your name at one point, any fustration brought on by the game was always immediately laughed off by the admittedly clever quirks added to some deceptively simply level design.

It was however very disappointing to see this charm be boiled down into just another unforgiving platformer in the games conclusion despite it's clever ending.

Really nice visuals though, they leapt out as a really good Game Boy game, which supported by the funky little soundtrack, created a sweet retro feel. The many little details in all gave the game a great atmosphere, my only hope is that future games are confident enough to remain consistent.


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flashygoodness responds:

Thanks a lot. I didn't program the main game though; I only fixed bugs and programmed the level editor. Originally I was brought into this project just to compose music, but I am a programmer as well. (This is Flashy talking, by the way.)


magicalpantsmagicalpants

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Serious Potential

There's a good concept here, not only the story but the mechanics of a jumper where arbitrary rules are enforced by instant death from an unseen god figure. This definitely deserves a better treatment, an expansion, possibly with more intense jumping mechanics including tools and possibly puzzle labyrinths and such. There was definitely something enticing about how annoying the rules seemed at first combined with the dialogue from the unseen god that made it almost necessary to beat the game. WIth a larger less obtuse story, more intense jump mechanics, and possibly puzzle solving portions, maybe short oppurtunities to thwart the arbitrary rules like when next to a lightning rod, I could definitely see myself wanting this to be a fully fledged PC or console game.


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ResceninRescenin

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

No double jump

No double jump, this game sucks.



YtakerYtaker

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Liked it until the no left thing.

I'm fine with random stuff trying to kill you. I don't like not being able to fully control my character. It's annoying.