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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.

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Reviews


EirunEirun

Rated 4 / 5 stars

The drive of the story, the rich world it takes place in and the RPG-style advancement really make this game different from most others of the genre.

However, the A.I. is kind of boring, and most of the challenge comes from the randomness of projectiles and the toughness of blockades. There could be more weapon uprades as in most other shmups, because this way it felt too much like it was the remake of an old ATARI game. I also found no real use to the reinforcements: I thought they'd stay a while longer, or grind off the screen, or at least help me take out the XXL boulders or something.

I also encountered a weird thing: when I first started the final mission, the game froze up and wouldn't refresh the screen. I don't know if it's a Flash plugin issue or if it's your error, so I'm treating it as a separate issue.

All in all, this game was worth playing, though this whole "Hero of the People" and commie rebellion against the tyrant Empire cliché didn't really suit my ideology, but I still fought for a good cause, so it didn't matter. :D


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FishScratchFeverFishScratchFever

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

There was really nothing too special about this game. It has a good solid base, but upgrades are boring and there's little sense of progression since improvements have no visible effect (Attack speed aside). Once you start finding the regeneration upgrades, you may as well have already won. At that point, you can almost just hold X and not move, crashing your way through entire fleets. And crash through fleet after fleet you do, with little to no variations between them. I did enjoy the alien life form levels though, mainly because they offered a slight change of scenery.
There's nothing terribly wrong here, there's just nothing incredibly right either.


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RyahesRyahes

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Great job, man. I just really, really would love it if you added some different weapons and enemy behavior - I feel like you're so close to even better gameplay. It stands out in the Arena that the enemies don't react to you at all, it would be so great if a few of them tried to aim at you and avoid your shots or something.



RadinGodRadinGod

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

GLITCH: For some reason or other, when using the ship that heals you, it would not heal you OR it would actually freeze the game when you tried to summon it. Just so you know.

Review: Otherwise I did like this game, however I found it got too easy near the end. The hard parts (though you wouldn't expect it) were at the start.


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JonasKyratzes responds:

Thanks, I'll try to find out what's going on there. I have the feeling something odd happened with the last upload.


volcomfirevolcomfire

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Saving doesn't seem to work. Or maybe there's a trick to it? any advice would help, thanks.


JonasKyratzes responds:

The game should autosave between missions. If it doesn't, could it be your Flash settings?