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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


FrosterusFrosterus

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

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

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.


vashicefire89vashicefire89

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Fantastic! Great story, good difficulty, and the upgrades kept it from getting old.


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PeriPeriDixonPeriPeriDixon

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very simple and addictive.. it does what it needs to do. A nice difficulty the whole way through, it never got to the point where it was too easy.

A couple of problems like the fact I had the medal for 250 ores mined and not the one for 100. Also mission counter was still at 2 for one of the sections at the end. Other than that, great game.


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FrozeniFrozeni

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Such an amaizing game.

Usually i would get tired to space shooters like this, mainly because they become repetetive and have no story in them, however.. this one differs from the majority. It actually has a very good story.

The gameplay never becomes repetitive due to the upgrades, variety of enemy ships and somewhat increasing difficulty. About the difficulty, it is really good. You aren't instantly some super-hero who can destroy anyone.. you have to build into it. Spend some time and explore the universe.

Thank you for this magnificent game.