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Broken Garden

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Storm the gates of Eden in this stylish abstract shooter.

Pilot one of six avatars against the Heavenly Host as you attempt to seize the tree of knowledge and reclaim your place at God's side.

Upgrade both weapons power and speed, buy extra lives, and battle through eight levels to spit in the eye of God. Multiple enemy types will stand in your path and seven archangels will test your shooting skills in this stylish, fast-paced action game.


WASD or arrow keys to move. Hold Z or , to fire primary weapon. Press X or . to fire secondary weapon.

Release fire keys to recharge secondary weapon.

Enemies will drop experience when killed - collect it to upgrade in between stages.

P to pause, M to toggle music / sound.

The collision detection bug should be fixed, thanks to your reviews for helping me hunt down the issue.

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An excellent game

I am so tempted to give you a perfect score, but you have such a great game that I can't help but see some things that could be improved for a much awaited sequel. For one, the gameplay is awesome. You can add more to it, but it is great the way it is. The art style, while creative, could use some more. I like its simplicity, but I still feel you can produce a better effect with more detailed backgrounds and more unique enemies (apart from the archangels which are amazing). The playable characters seem a bit unbalanced as well.

The greatest thing about the game is its story. Way to nail it.

Amazing game!

This is just a great game. I will just myself the time and just say theres no bad traits to this game.
as for the glitch i don't know if it helps but i notices you can manually trigger it by zooming in on the screen via right click. (I hit it by accident.)

kthorjensen responds:

That feedback gave me the last piece of information I needed to fix the gltch. You rule!


it was beautiful! not only the game but the story. im not a religious person, in fact, dont believe in god but the way you put verses from the bible in was amazing. the characters were good, the gameplay was smooth, and the enemys were difficult. over all a extremely good game. one problem, when you are the fighter with the homing shot, when you fight a pentagon the shots swarm the middle where the exp points come out and not the sides where you have to shoot. its not a huge deal but it got me killed more than once. but other than that i cant find ANYTHING wrong with it. please make more stuff like this.

Truly amazing

I absolutely loved this game, the classic hardcore arcade style side scrolling shooter was just great. I loved that it was so hard, really brought back what videos games used to be. There where a few glitches here and there, such as after about 20 minutes of playing the sound just died on me, but hey what game doesn't have some kind of glitch? I hope you make another game that keeps the hardcore arcade style, I know I'll enjoy it.

Your controls need work but overall pretty good.

why did you make fire z and move wasd it is very hard to use(at least for me)
Why not have fire as mouse 1?

kthorjensen responds:

You can move with the arrow keys as well. Mouse 1 wouldn't have worked for fire because there are two weapon buttons. Future games will have user-configurable controls and I apologize for any problems you had.

Credits & Info

3.24 / 5.00

Jul 15, 2009
1:15 PM EDT
  • Daily 5th Place July 15, 2009