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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 Newgrounds.com and created by EntropicOrder.net, Zeebarf.com and Diverge.ws.

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, Sound.play() 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.


Youhou !! I made 16:13 for all levels !!

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This is a beautiful game man,
Good graphics, sounds and controls...
The challenges are well balanced (some medals are difficult but not impossible to get).

Good job man!! =]

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Nice graphics... it wasn't all that challenging , and a bit short, but good overall ;)

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so fun

Its simple fun and so imagintative

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very good

for anyone whose interested here are the sayings at the end of each level in order

He sat for hours whatching flowers follow the sun. he knew it wasnt because they wanted or needed it, but because it was their nature. Stil he couldnt help but find their quest inspiring.

hours of pondering in the darkness culminted in a moment of realization so thrilling it raised the hair on his neck and sent a shiver down his spine

The cold dark had no say in the matter, so why had he cared for so long what it thought? For once he was confortable being a speck in the vastness.

He allowed himself to utter words, even knowing their flawed inner workings.

Hundreds of porcelain banks lined his halls. He collected them for their aestheitc and purpose, and never hesitated to fill them with coin. though he embraced the fact that every one would have to be shattered to pieces, he valued them no less.

He had been Stripped of prize and comfort, yet knew their motivations were essentially good

Realizing the other end of the ropes bound to his wrists was only fastened to his waist, he wondered how long they had been that way as he stood up and fled from his cell.

certainty was nowhere to be found, but he experianced something that felt alot like placing one foot ahead of the other, so he went with it.

He finally recovered his reins and wrapped them twice around his hands. Looking over his collection of beasts, he chose to ride out on the butterflies

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Credits & Info

4.29 / 5.00

Jan 6, 2010
9:54 AM EST
Action - Platformer - Puzzle