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Paradox Embrace

rated 4.29 / 5 stars
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Action - Platformer - Puzzle

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Jan 6, 2010 | 9:54 AM EST

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Bridging the Gap 5 Points Pass level 1
Withered Away 5 Points Succumb to the clutches of death
Logically Delicious 25 Points Pass level 6
Master of Mysteries 25 Points Pass level 9
Naturally Talented 25 Points Pass levels 1-3
Undeterred 25 Points Pass any level other than 7 without getting hurt
Demon Dodger 50 Points Pass level 7 without getting hurt
Spacetime Traveler 50 Points Pass levels 6-9 with a combined time under 20 minutes
Speedy Runner 50 Points Pass levels 1-5 with a combined time under 20 minutes
Embracer of Paradoxes 100 Points Pass all levels with a combined time under 19 minutes

Author Comments

Here's our Power of Three 2009 submission. Get ready to earn yourself some medals!

Master the worlds of Nature, Technology and the Supernatural and discover the meaning of the Paradox in this huge puzzle platformer. Watch out for roaming demons and mech bugs while you navigate the dynamic levels and uncover the purpose of the mysterious Changers. Try to figure out why things are never quite what you remember them being and use this knowledge to make your way through the world and confront the shadowy figure that keeps you from unlocking your full potential. Sponsored by and created by, and

Arrows or WASD to move, Up/W to jump, Down/S to use Changers or lower the camera. Avoid running into enemies or falling into bottomless pits. Find the trophy in each level to advance to the next. Wait a moment next to keys, doors or bridges for a hint on how to proceed. Ghosted keys cannot be picked up until you use the required Changer. Try completing levels faster for special medals. Getting hurt adds 10 seconds to the clock so watch out!

- The game is very tall, so press F11 to make your browser full-screen if the top or bottom is cutoff for you.
- The game's dynamic platforming engine may require you to lower the quality setting to improve performance on slower computers. Press the Q in the lower left corner to toggle between high, medium and low quality.
- Most earned medals will appear once you return to the map.
- Your progress will be saved in a Flash cookie so you can return to the site where you played the game before and pick up where you left off.

- 1/25/10 - There seems to be a problem with FireFox crashing with the latest version, though it works fine on IE. I'm looking into the problem and will release an update as soon as it's fixed.
- 1/8/10 - Version 1.41 fixes a problem that prevented players without a soundcard from being able to get passed the instructions or intro screens. Thanks goes to VengfuL for taking a couple hours out of his day to help me track this one down! Couldn't have done it without you! FYI to Flash developers, returns null if there's no sound card. :)
- 1/7/10 - Version 1.32 is live and should fix the following: Intermittently the player will fall through the floor on some computers but not others.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great game

Didn't really like it but it's a good design and unique game play

@Evilblades Dude just Download IE or Google Chrome. Firefox isn't a PART of your computer its a program -_-


Rated 5 / 5 stars


One of the best puzzle platform games to grace newgrounds. The animation was very well done, the sound was nice and very fitting to the world you created, the puzzles themselves were challenging without being too hard and kept me entertained. The levels were masterfully crafted and the abstract nature of each of the three varying realms really caught my attention.

Fantastic work, it was incredibly fun to play.
Well deserved,

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


This is phenomenal, man! A great idea, and the music is fantastic...
The game oddly reminds me much of Lost Vikings.
Keep it up, man, this is a fantastic game!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


A great platformer/ puzzler, and an intersting passive commentary on the human condition-- I expecially enjoyed how science and nature were allowed to ignore the illogical demons that were an obstacle for the spiritual fellow. Well played.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Such a great idea!

The base idea of this game is fascinating, I think you're really onto something with this triple of magic, science and nature.
The realization , especially the visual realization could have been a little more careful, could've spent some more time working with the animations and the look of the game. Also, the whole game was a bit too confusing, even if it was somewhat meant t be like that.
But these really are just smaller problems of the realization. If you spend some time working the animations, and throw in some extra ideas on the monsters and obstacles, a second version of this game could be the best puzzle-platform game I've ever played.