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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 4 / 5 stars

The game is quite enjoyable, nice graphics, brand new and interesting idea, overall presenting high standards. For me it gets boring after the 10th level and doesn't keep me entertained from there. The levels before were well designed I must say

JonBro responds:

I find that a little odd, since the first 10 levels are all essentially tutorial levels and Room 11 is the exact moment when the game is meant to become more challenging. I hope you give it another chance at some point since you only saw about a fourth of the game, and a lot changes beyond what you saw, but I do appreciate the review!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

I really enjoyed this. Pretty challenging, but completable.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is a really cool game. The graphics and music are totally like the ones in the games I played as a kid - Nice!
although I'm stuck at level 17...


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Gonna post this here too cos relevant.

Sup, it's Chibi. So lemme spill my thoughts, yo.
So, the concept. You're a....lifeform. Trapped in a laboratory (at which point I expected something close to the story/plot of Portal :P) But then...things take an interesting turn. A potion....or in this case "Syrup" is discovered which allows you to revive yourself after "dying". An intriguing concept for sure. I've definitely never seen anything like it, as far as the manipulation of life and death. It must be incredibly agonizing to go through that again and again. But judging by the vacant expression on "Subject 2-Change"'s face....I don't really think :p But in any case, overall gameplay of the game is simple to understand, but can also be devilishly complex when it wants to. Exactly the elements of a good puzzle game. I also think the addition of a "time trial mode" and extra rooms, as well as a good and bad ending, is a really nice touch. And I love the chiptune-style soundtrack you used for the game as well. I specifically enjoyed the music in areas 21-40.
Though I did discover a few glitches here and there, (ie. menu music still playing occasionally after choosing to start from a room, walking inside of cannons, etc), it's still certainly playable and is of very sound construction, especially for a first-time flash game.
Overall, I think this project was four-months well spent, and I certainly look forward to where this story goes next. :3
Chibi out!

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JonBro responds:

Gonna post this here too, also because relevant:

The walking inside of cannons thing wasn't intentional at first, but I kept it in because it seemed like it made certain rare situations in the game more convenient. If that proves not to be the case, I can change it. Haven't heard anything about the menu music from selecting a room though, unless you're talking about the loading time, which I unfortunately don't really know how to fix.

Thanks, Chibi! Your words are most helpful and encouraging. And I find your observation of the character's vacant expression really funny.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

That was a fantastic piece of work.

I hope you expand on this idea for a Steam game or an Xbox or PS3 dlc game.

"Fruits of my Labor" that was a clever ending.