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Dec 1, 2010 | 2:01 AM EST
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Endeavor 5 Points Fall to the world below.
Glutton 5 Points Collect 10 endurance fruits.
Infamous 5 Points Kill 5 creatures.
Smell the Roses 5 Points Touch 100 flowers.
Antibiotic 10 Points Kill 20 creatures.
Florist 10 Points Touch 300 flowers.
Only the Strongest 10 Points Max out your endurance bar.
Overachiever 10 Points Collect 11 gems.
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Author Comments

Endeavor is a game about a dwarf trying to uncover an ancient secret. Or maybe it's about exploring, climbing, and swimming. Or perhaps it's about collecting powerups and treasure. Or possibly it's just about killing things.

With multiple endings, quests, interactive npcs and ambient critters, it's my most involving game yet! It features many original musical tracks, several upgrades, and an engaging climbing and endurance scheme.

Left/Right arrows to move
X to jump
Up/Down arrows to climb
P to pause and display collections
C to advance text
Q to return to the title screen (Use this if the game gets stuck for some reason!)

Volume controls:
-/+ to adjust volume
0 to mute

This game was made in one month for the Ludum Dare October challenge, though it took another month for release!

If you like this game, be sure to check out some other AWESOME games that inspired me!
-Shadow of the Colossus
-Level Up!
-Robot Wants Kitty

You can find a full map of the game at
(Remove the two spaces in the link to get it to work... I'm not sure why it's doing that!)

Feel free to pm me with any comments or questions you have!


Note: Once you've reached an ending, you won't be able to get a different ending without restarting the game. Don't worry, getting the other endings is much faster when you know where everything is!

Update: Some people are getting lag whenever they touch a flower- this is due to an auto-save feature that I've decided to remove (note that the game still autosaves whenever you collect a powerup or switch screens, just not on touching flowers anymore). I've submitted the latest version which should get approved soon, so bear with me! Thanks for playing!

Update 12/2: There seems to be a bug with running out of endurance underwater and getting trapped in air bubbles. I'm working on fixing it! If this happens, press Q to return to the main menu, and then reload your save file.

Update 12/3: Patched to fix the underwater bug, pressing escape now pauses AND unpauses. Added tip menu screen to press p to see collections. Also added an additional creature on the island above the light beam. Hopefully the update goes live soon!

Update 12/11: Added a link to a full map of the game, see above!



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Amazing pixel game!

I thought this game was amazing. The music and style was incredible and I quickly fell in love with the platforming elements. The story was detailed with interesting characters that made the world feel not as empty as SOC (although I agree with the comparisons to SOC).

I've beaten it two times. Still haven't gotten the "hero" ending but I'm sure I'll go back and do that soon. The flowers were a great idea. It kept the boring "search everywhere" aspect of a lot of games like this out of the picture.

Not too much criticism, just suggestions really. I guess I wouldn't have minded more items, backstory, or endings although you probably wanted to keep the length down to manageable. Maybe a pet or friend who follows you around?

I can't wait for the sequel!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Replay value!

ok, i finished this game twice and i love it! maybe a bit too easy for a jump 'n run, but still really nice
the game design and mechanics(collect stuff) reminds me a lot of knytt.

also theres a minor bug: when you collect the pearl and bring it to the owner, she drops an item. if you dont pick it up and move to another screen, the dropped item disappears as well as your pearl -> you have to collect the pearl again to get the detector to drop again.

now excuse me please, im working on the last two achievements now hehe.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Incredibly fun!

There are a few games, that have interesting stories, worlds, and gameplay, that I play over and over again, even though I know the endings. This is going on that list.
Between the complicated worlds, the puzzles, and the freedom you have to get different endings, (not to mention the awesome music in every area) this has the feel of the very best of the old-school platform adventure games. Awesome. Keep up the good work!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Words cannot describe the amazement I have towards this game. It's story is just...Wonderful. The gameplay is the best I have ever seen in a platformer, ever.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Liked it

I finished all the endings in three playthroughs. got all the medals too. my only question is that I know there are 40 creatures to kill. but I can't seem to figure out how to get the tiger. what do?