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Armed Uprising 5 Points Destroy 100 enemies.
Armored 5 Points Upgrade your ship to have 10 HP.
Cybelian Rockminer 5 Points Mine 30 ore.
Improved by Technology 5 Points Upgrade your ship 10 times.
Public Enemy 5 Points Achieve 50 points of reputation.
Renegade 5 Points Complete 5 missions.
Explorer 10 Points Enter the Nyx Conglomeration and the Terminus Cloud.
Hard to Kill 10 Points Upgrade your ship to have 25 HP.
Lead by Example 10 Points Achieve 100 points of reputation.
Mining Expert 10 Points Mine 100 ore.
Rebel 10 Points Complete 20 missions.
Sword of the Revolution 10 Points Destroy 500 enemies.
Take Over the Hardware 10 Points Upgrade your ship 20 times.
Grumpy Old Miner 25 Points Mine 250 ore.
More Famous Than Jupiter 25 Points Achieve 250 points of reputation.
New Ships, Same Result 25 Points Destroy the fleet threatening the Porus Mining Quadrate.
Revolutionary 25 Points Complete 50 missions.
Scientific Method 25 Points Upgrade your ship 30 times.
Shield of the People 25 Points Upgrade your ship to have 50 HP.
Wrath of the People 25 Points Destroy 1000 enemies.
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Author Comments

X - shoot (keep it pressed)
ARROW KEYS - move
C - call allies/reinforcements (if you have any)
Q - exit level
0 - mute
-/+ - adjust volume
P - pause
M - menu (map only; you can select allies from here)

Traitor puts you into the shoes of a soldier of the Augustan Hegemony, forced to rise up against your former masters after you're ordered to do something you simply cannot accept. Explore the Aventinus Complex, complete missions, upgrade your ship and gather allies until you can overthrow the tyrants who have brought such misery to the people.

[Note: If you're playing in Firefox and experience odd control problems, try switching to Chrome or Opera.]

[Current version: 1.7]

TIPS:
1. The game opens up after the 4th mission, when you reach the map.
2. Upgrades are available in shops on the map screen.
3. The menu allows you to see your stats, achievements and allies.
4. If a mission is too difficult, try playing a different one and upgrading your ship.
5. In some situations, survival is more important than destroying all enemy ships.

MEDALS:
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Reviews


frickinehfrickineh

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 26, 2012

This is probably the first time I've ever finished a top-down shooter, because they're really not my kind of game. The story in this one sucked me in from the very beginning - I didn't shoot any of the supply ships because I already felt sympathetic. Without ever seeing a single character, I was drawn in and wanted to win for more than just the sake of beating a game. That's a rare quality.

Beyond a really interesting, well developed story, the game also had good mechanics. Even though it was a little frustrating to be slow in the beginning, I still felt like the controls were responsive - there was none of the sliding around that plagues a lot of flash games. I was generally able to remember where the upgrades were located and I was able to prioritize what I needed pretty well. I think you struck a really good balance between being challenging and being fun, because I didn't feel too defeated when I didn't beat a mission on the first try. There was always something else to do until I was upgraded enough to do it, rather than just grinding away on the same stuff (I only had to mine for a couple minutes total).

I really can't suggest any improvements. Great job!


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PrinceArthasPrinceArthas

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 26, 2012

i liked it it has a good story in it and a message
keep up the good work i hope you make more games like this



balancesplashbalancesplash

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars March 26, 2012

Kinda dull



OperaDuckOperaDuck

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars March 26, 2012

Great game dude! I really enjoyed the Galaga style and the upgrade system that you put in there. The game seemed to me to be a sort of Flash version of Mass Effect haha. I enjoyed the story too. You really put more effort into the plot than most flash artists would even consider, which really makes your game stand out. The game was a bit difficult in the beginning before you really get any significant upgrades but maybe I was just doing missions that were too hard for me at the time haha. I really enjoyed the art style and animation, it really brought out the elements of playing an older 8-bit kinda game with better technology and nice looks.

All in all I had a great time playing your game and would love to see more from you!


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linouskalinouska

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 26, 2012

Thoughtful but entertaining, fun to play and interesting to read and explore, beautiful to watch, many genius little touches that give it that extra something. Plus, it's accessible even to people who don't normally play shooters, not by being too easy, but by being entertaining and flexible enough for someone to pick their own pace. There's really not enough praise I can give it that hasn't been said before. The game is simply worth your time, even if this is a genre you'd normally ignore.

Noticing the results of actually shooting the med supply ships down in the beginning of the level made my day, just because devious little things like that are what makes the difference between just another game and a game someone cares about (and a world, a story someone cares about).


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