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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


ZakharovZakharov

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 22, 2012

Good graphics, loved the retro feel. I'm glad to see one of the rare schmups that has a storyline executed so well. The upgrade system was a little limited, but that was balanced by the upgrades being so powerful. Well done.



bomberboy57bomberboy57

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 22, 2012

Great game, this is probably a first as far as the concept goes. Combining an RPG with an advanced pixelated graphic style along with a gameplay that reminisces asteroids. This is a very good game and you should continue to keep up the good work. Oh, and I played it on firefox and everything worked perfectly fine, so I don't know what its all about.



CauthornCauthorn

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars March 22, 2012

A beautiful game; well done.

A couple of notes, though; some on bugs and some on game play.

First, the game play. I loved the beginning where the missions were actually challenging but completely doable (as long as you spend more time dodging than killing), the difficulty was perfect, but after just a few upgrades, namely the reg. ones, my ship was virtually indestructible. By the time I'd completed ~12 missions I didn't even really bother dodging anymore because I was healing faster than I was taking damage. After that the missions were monotonous because they were all too easy and I collected upgrades only out of compulsion because I was already as powerful as I needed to be. More balanced upgrades, or far more powerful enemies in later levels, would have made the game a lot better for me.

Second, this game still has the occasional bug; here's the ones I found if you're interested in doing another update.

When I loaded the game after beating it I was taken to the game-over 'scene', which isn't ideal in my opinion. Then, when I started a new game after beating it once, supposedly overwriting the old save file, I got to replay the opening but my ship was already maxed and when the opening finished all the missions were already beaten (also, Occator Prime claimed to have -3 upgrades available) so for some reason it didn't really start a new game.

Two other small bugs: the game froze on me several times just as I completed the second scanning mission in the Razna Convolution; I tested this on Chrome & Aurora and got the same result. If I clicked outside of the game, pausing it, when I unpaused it it would advance a little bit and after doing this several times it got over it.

Also, after completing all mission and gaining all upgrades (except the final mission) there were still 2 missions listed for the Nyx Conglomeration that weren't really there (I searched quite thoroughly).

Criticisms aside, it really is a fun shooter, though, and the story aspect is well done. I congratulate you again on making it.


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JonasKyratzes responds:

Thanks for the feedback! I think I've just figured out why one of these bugs is happening, and I'll look into the rest. I had the game tested by a lot of people, but with it being so big and some bugs only showing up on some systems, it's frustratingly hard to catch everything.


wisp4400wisp4400

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 22, 2012

awsome game ...got too hard in the middle, but thats probably because of the upgrades i bought in the order i got them



SpudzySpudzy

Rated 4 / 5 stars March 22, 2012

Very inspriring, I loved the graphics and the designs of the enemies. It seemed like it was missing a few power ups or something though.


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