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Fear Less!

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rated 4.27 / 5 stars
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Genre:
Action - Platformer - Hop and Bop
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pixel
runner
sidescroller
upgrades

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Jun 7, 2013 | 4:19 PM EDT

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Out Fox 5 Points pretty easy: pop 20 foxes
All of the Things 10 Points moderate: buy all upgrades
The Grass is Greener 10 Points tricky: run 500m in a single run
Sweet Dreams 25 Points pretty hard: collect all medals and defeat the nightmare (don't worry, you don't need nightmare game)
Nightmare Game 50 Points insanely hard: find sunshine with less than 20 coins in your bank. erase all data in options to try again!

Author Comments

A girl's recurring nightmares of being chased by death. Clear your mind and fight back against the darkness!

Wow, over 160,000 views! Thanks so much, Newgrounds!

I added five site medals to say thanks. And one of them is really, really hard. =)
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Instructions:
Z to jump. X to attack. Aim attacks within red to fight back.
Game controls can be changed in the Options menu.
[ 0 ] zero key mutes
[ - ] / [ + ] adjusts volume

A collaboration between innomin and atpalicis ( atpalicis.com/ facebook.com/atpalicis )

Music:
"[o<>o]" (soundcloud.com/tony-mccoy/o-o) by Tony McCoy (soundcloud.com/tony-mccoy)

Full soundtrack free here (remove spaces from links): dropbox.com/sh/deo0gfyurbgbi1s/GO8qNqMJH1

FAQ:
1) the game does have an ending, but it's a bit of a puzzle to solve. hint: unlock all medals and 'fear less'. =)
2) the visual disorientation some people are getting is an optical illusion called the 'waterfall effect'. it's harmless, and should stop if you take a short break. wikipedia.org/wiki/Motion_aftereffect
3) all randomness is structured into groups with delays, so the game is fair when you get at least double jump.
4) the fire/skull area is beatable without taking damage. it might scare you the first time, though. =)
5) I switched over to the newgrounds API after mochi died. Sorry to everyone who had problems playing on april 1st. It wasn't an april fools joke, promise!
6) atpalicis and I are working on a much larger project right now, so stay tuned!

Reviews


SpikeballclockSpikeballclock

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Really Impressive and decent!

I think there should also have been mud swamps that sink her and slow her down/drain her health and/or skunks that can be somehow helpful by spraying her, the smell would make her "invincible" the critter won't attack because of the smell...

Apologies however if nobody likes the ideas...



DarkSakuraVIIDarkSakuraVII

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Not too shabby a platform jumping game, although there are some things that could be improved. I hold a personal grudge against the jumping mechanism. While the graphics are a plus, the obstacles on the ground blend in a little bit too much with the background in the beginning. You start off jumping low and so, have difficulty jumping over middle-tier obstacles. Once you jump higher...well, I there were a decent amount of times that I jumped over a grave and right into the fire that WTF flew out of nowhere and I was totally at a loss because I can't control how high I jump. I personally don't like how some of the basic game mechanics are restricted from the player in the beginning like double jump (there's no other way to pass the fire + tomb combo) but that's just me.

On toppa that, most games like this give the player a short period of 'invincibility' after they hit something to ensure that if the player gets punched in a direction they totally didn't intend, they don't suffer chain damage. This jumping game doesn't have that, so if you hit something in the later part of the game (or even earlier) you might suffer more damage than intended so that is quite infuriating, especially taken into the account that some obstacles are so hard to dodge it almost seems unfair. But your character can recover relatively quickly later, so that's a plus.

Overall it's quite balanced once you get used to the flow. Graphics and music are great, medals were really fun to get, and it becomes a good game to kill some time. I suggest to get the last medal, you should get all jump upgrades first, top priority, try netting a few medals in one run at a time, and save fox ears upgrade for last. I kind of expected the game to expand on the story a little bit due to the tutorial in the beginning, but it didn't. That doesn't detract from the charm of the game, though, because the characters speaks for themselves well enough throughout the game without elaboration. Happy Dreams!


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RyuzakiHidekiRyuzakiHideki

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I love this game so much mainly because the game reminds me of my mental problems and then its sad the title song but yet its beautiful and I never forget this because it gives me a sense of hope



WiLD11WiLD11

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This just shows how such a simple mechnic can be made good with such beautiful graphics and storyline.


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AngelBlade91AngelBlade91

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Really fun game with awesome music. :)

Despite the creepy atmosphere of running away from Death in a nightmare (plus fire and flaming skulls. :p), the game seems really adorable with the girl and the animals, harmful or not. XD

Upgrades are always fun to get, and the achievements are usually challenging without being too hard. :)

I wish there was more backstory on why the heck she's having these crazy nightmares in the first place though, and what exactly it means for her to get stronger and beat them... (Of course, that second part at least is just for the sake of the game, but I'd still like a story to it anyway. XD)