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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:
If your medals aren't unlocking, this is probably because the NG server is having some hiccups. Try reloading the page and see if the preloader ad is being displayed. Then go to the in-game Achievements screen; the game will try to unlock any medals you should already have.

Reviews


LEVaughnLEVaughn

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars March 23, 2012

Like all space-shooter games; this lacks a bit of uniqueness and if anything the only unique factor about it is terrible in my mind. The only thing that is unique to me about this game is that it takes too long to kill an enemy, and most can escape via off screen by the time you go to kill it. Majority of the enemies in the first level got passed me due to this strangeness. I did honestly try to kill them but when my laser cannons fire slow, I move fast, they move fast, and they take two to three hits (while I gotta dodge and hit the next one) - its just too much.

The way to solve this is to either increase damage, or to increase firing speed. Another way is to decrease movement speed / make the game take more time to get from top to bottom.

Over all I'm going to rate the game a bit low because I simply cannot make myself get beyond the first level. It looks like this game has potential - and please do not think this is a rude post - I simply think it could have some work done on it.



dbwdbw

Rated 4 / 5 stars March 23, 2012

Great game. It keeps freezing on me in Firefox which is really frustrating. The early upgrades are a bit expensive, considering the gun can only kill the weakest enemies; a decent cheap firepower upgrade would make the early stages more fun.


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dominic542dominic542

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 23, 2012

Excellent game, really enjoyable. when I started playing I saw only another space shooter, but once I started getting into the game it was really hard for me to stop! I loved this game and hope to see more of this kind!


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FrosterusFrosterus

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars March 23, 2012

Is this difficulty curve a joke? Most of the upgrades don't make your main guns stronger, so you can never kill half the enemies in the game. 0.04 gun speed upgrade. Really? And it's 3000 credits?



antheridiumantheridium

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 23, 2012

Excellent. Almost commercially viable, and one of my favorite things I've seen on Newgrounds thus far.

The story was engaging and well put-together, and combined with the upgrade system to make this feel more like an atypical action RPG than your standard space shooter. It kind of reminded me of Transcendence in that regard. The graphics had considerable nostalgia appeal and were reminiscent of some of the better titles on the NES. The difficulty seemed appropriately paced. Some of the missions were excessively difficult at the time I undertook them, but this is probably because I visited locations in an unusual order and did not choose upgrades properly. However, by the end of the game, I was able to blow through everything with ease. One possible improvement might be to add a difficulty rating to each map zone, not just each mission, so players will have a better idea what locations are suitable for their current upgrade level.

The only real complaints I had were with a couple of endgame bugs. I don't know if this was supposed to have a "new game +" feature, but after attempting to restart the game at the end, I got to play through the intro again with all my credits and upgrades, and then was dumped into a universe with nothing left for me to do. Going to the people's council resulted in a bugged-out mission select screen with no text. The game still said there were two missions available in the Nyx Conglomeration, but none of the locations there were active. I searched thoroughly for hidden hotspots; but if there were any secrets there, they were beyond my ability to find. (I didn't find any of the secret medals either.)

All in all, I just wish it were longer.


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JonasKyratzes responds:

The endgame thing is definitely a bug of some kind - loading again is supposed to take you to the end, not the beginning. I'll check to see why this is happening.