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Mar 21, 2012 | 5:54 PM EDT
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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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X - shoot (keep it pressed)
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.

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[Current version: 1.7]

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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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars March 28, 2012

Really great game :) Story line was great, retro style worked really well!!

Im looking forward to seeing what you bring out next :)


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars March 22, 2012

It's sad that so many people are downvoting this game because they don't get the point.

You are SUPPOSED to be weak to begin with in this game. In the beginning focus your efforts more on dodging enemies and only taking out small/essential enemies and the game becomes very playable, and fun. The idea is that you build up your strength slowly, which works out nicely with the difficulty curve. Play smart, and you shouldn't have all these problems.

As for the game itself, I find it very enjoyable. The story is interesting, and all of the writing for missions is fun to read. The game mechanics are solid, and I really like the way a beginner has to focus on dodging at first. It makes sense as a game mechanic, and adds something new to the genre. The upgrades mostly don't add a huge amount of strength singularly, but when combined they help a lot. This is great, because it allows you to build a much more balanced ship.

The music is enjoyable as well, and suitable.

The main suggestion I might ask for is to let the players learn a little bit more of the lore. Especially in an organic way through mission promps, as opposed to a codex styled explanations. Your writing chops are clearly up to par, so capitalize a little more on that strength.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars February 22, 2014

A very enjoyable game. The gameplay was both simple yet fun which was suited for the simplistic outline graphics, it worked well enough that even with little variation on objectives the game didn't get boring. I did enter the game with an objective mind but despite skipping most of the early dialogue I did find it began to captivate me to want to complete it with how you made the setting of the game revolve around showing the state people were in which wanted me to play to help them.

Perhaps my biggest complaint would be that I had no idea what order I was playing in, but with that said I just went around getting upgrades to weapons and regeneration (which did break the game somewhat early on but was needed later) and just pushed through everything that came up. But alas it didn't seem to cause much in the way of mixing up the story, so as a whole it didn't cause a problem since the path I did seem to take was beatable early on. Whether this is a fault or if it was planned, I wouldn't know. But either way it won over the complaint I was going to initially give.

Considering I don't tend to enjoy these vertical shooter games, I have to admit this is successful in making me play such a game to the end with the involving atmosphere.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars March 21, 2012

Kinda cool, it's like galga but with a spin.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars March 21, 2012

Very well done. This reminds me of old vetrix games, but with more customizations. I liked the whole deserter concept (which normally isn't my thing) but in this case it flowed very well. The controls were easy to use and very fluent. The only problem in the difficulty can get out of hand at times. Very good game though, I hope this makes the front page.

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