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Pause Ahead

rated 4.34 / 5 stars
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Action - Platformer - Puzzle

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Nov 22, 2013 | 4:24 PM EST
  • Frontpaged November 23, 2013
  • Underdog of the Week November 27, 2013
  • Daily 3rd Place November 23, 2013

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Glutton for Punishment 5 Points Die over 600 times.
Thick Skull 5 Points Fail to grasp the core concept of pausing.
Escape 25 Points Complete the game.
Fastest 50 Points Complete the game in under 5 minutes.
Untouchable 50 Points Complete the game with no deaths.
Champion 100 Points Collect all the achievements
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Author Comments

(Warning: This game may be quite difficult. Play at your own risk!)

You’ve woken up in a strange place with the eerie feeling that you’ve been here before. Conquer the treacherous traps by running, jumping and using your power of pausing to get ahead. Just remember: once you pause, there is nothing you can do to change your path. Let the chips fall where they may. Hopefully not directly onto a spike.
Supplemental controls:
ESC - Access escape menu
M - Mute the game
O - Toggle overlay (makes the game run faster)
To access achievements press the trophy icon on the main menu. To access the music room, press the music note.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great pixel art, music, and concept; it seems tricky to grasp at first, but soon you'll be pause-jumping all over the place like a pro.
I'm only deducting half a star because the final boss is really not nearly as intuitive as the rest of the game, and whereas you could mostly figure out a level as you go along it for the first time, the boss is hugely trial and error. Thankfully, it's also a very short boss, so by the time you do start figuring it out, you'll be done with it.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Amazing concept for a game, well executed as well. Except for the fact that it runs slow even on average computers, it's perfect.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

this is a really addicting and fun game. It feels rewarding to figure out a puzzle and move to the next level


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

i think they made this game harder than it should be, plus if you have a computer that's even a little bit slow, than this game is HELLA BUGGY!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Holy freaking crap, this game is HAAAAAAAARD.

But it's freaking worth it, I love the unique pause mechanic and its difficult levels are some of the hardest levels I've played in a platformer in a while.

The soundtrack kicks ass too, 5 stars for everything up to the very end.