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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 4.5 / 5 stars


Really enjoyed this, last two levels could have been a little harder and it would have been nice to have a gameplay mode or extra in game feature after you complete the game rather than just playing through again to get all the NG medals.
Great stuff overall


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Embraced I did- and I'm glad

This was quite the entertaining game. The levels were challenging but not too hard (exception level 7) and it must have been difficult to set the scheme change (I happen to be working on a similar (control multiple people) game and are having small difficulties; the fact that you did it will make me try harder). The musical tracks fit together and I would like to see more Paradox Embrace in the future.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars


Reason for an 8 is because controls lag a bit. Also seems a little confusing.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Well thought out game

Sort of reminded me of an old Genesis game called Kid Chameleon where you changed characters. It's nice how the music and backgrounds change as well and the difficulty level is good, I find it's one of the harder parts of creating a game, especially like the one you guys made, mostly they're way too easy. Having the character use some sort of weapon would make it more interesting but it seems the game focuses on puzzle solving

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Quite entertaining.

Very fun game with a well thought out difficulty level.

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