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Feb 14, 2013 | 1:16 AM EST
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First Flight 5 Points Beat Room 5
Dead End 25 Points Get the bad ending
Expertly Done 1 25 Points Complete Expert Room 1
Expertly Done 2 25 Points Complete Expert Room 2
Living End 50 Points Get the good ending
Time Trophy 100 Points Beat Time Trial Run in under 4 minutes
Wit of Citrus 100 Points Obtain all 19 grapefruits

Author Comments

Revive is a pixelated puzzle platformer in which you defy death, define life, and jump in puddles of syrup.

It is also a spiritual successor (in more ways than one) to a game of mine called Respawn.

Man, this project started small and snowballed into something more complex and personal over time. Four months of care were put into Revive's design, so without giving too much away, I hope you enjoy the ride.


Also, let me know if you find any glitches anywhere, and I will address them when I can!

[List of Fixes]
The Time Trial Run medal point value has been increased, slight changes have been made to the controls (such as pressing UP to jump), the collision detection on forks has been improved, and a couple of problems with the main menu are now gone.

I've heard the controls stick for some people. Not sure what would cause this, so if anyone can provide more details about this (like when it happens, what browser you're using, etc.), let me know.

A video walkthrough is now available: hMHp-E



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Original and some levels were challenging but not impossible. Great play overall.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

this kinda reminds me of slender

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JonBro responds:

Huh! That's an interesting comparison. I'm not a big fan of Slender, but I can admit to being inspired by the concept of it. I just didn't think any of my inspiration came through in this game. That gives me things to think about.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

:3 It is fun try it :3

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

reminds me of portal and
a game where you alternate between red and blue
good story telling method
you could sell this for $1 a piece on steam

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Moving left and right is fine. Sometimes jumping doesn't register (So, you press the jump button but occasionally nothing happens). I think that's what the other guy meant. Also it doesn't matter if I use A or Up arrow for jump -- still the occasional non-register. When flying around, Up always registered but sometimes when jumping either A or Up (didn't matter which) wouldn't register.

Also, I think the time attack is dependent on CPU and/or RAM. Basically the clock consistently counts down at a steady pace but the more laggy your game is (slower CPU or less RAM) the more time it takes to complete the same levels that would take less time on a faster CPU/more RAM machine. The way to fix this is to code in a speed test at the very beginning and to adjust the timer based on the difference between the speed/lag of the player's computer and the speed of what the game was designed for.

I didn't see any way to reduce the quality (helpful for laggier machines). Such functionality is highly desired and is usually tied to the Q button (with Esc button being the "Return to Menu" button). In your game Q is "Return to Menu" and I see no options (even right-clicking) for reducing quality. Also, typically P is "Pause". I don't think this game had a Pause. You did get M for "Mute" though.

This is an excellent game and I love these kinds of games. I hope you continue to put out games like this under your Jonochrome moniker.

JonBro responds:

I don't really know what the deal is with the keys not registering all the time, but I'm hoping to get that sorted out in later projects of mine. The time attack isn't dependent on CPU or RAM because the timer is based on frames. The quality is automatically reduced to the lowest setting--I'll work on better optimization in the future so that my games run faster on more computers.

Thanks for the review, NeonSpider. Here's hoping I make things that work more consistently than this game does :P