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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


I-I'm embracing t-the paradox!

EntropicOrder responds:

"I am one thing or the other but I am neither." I guess you really are, aren't you? :) Thanks for the review.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


The moust butifly looking and animated game on NG in my opinion

EntropicOrder responds:

Wow, thank you so much. :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars


the game was awesome... but i can't see the medals...

EntropicOrder responds:

Thanks! If you got any medals while signed in, they should have saved to your profile, but I think Tom hasn't made it so they appear on this game page yet. Once they're added they should appear here as achieved for the ones you got.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

reminds me somehow of Lost Vikings.

very clever design and really nice graphics. it's an overall "all points you can give!"

keep it up and thanks for sharing. :D

EntropicOrder responds:

I've never played Lost Vikings before, but I've heard good things about it so I'll take it as a compliment. :) I've seen screenshots of it and I think it is pretty much the style of game I really like making and playing. I really should play it some time.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Amazing game!

Good to see another Power of Three project finished! Very nice puzzle platformer, incredible art and overall very nice. I'm still stuck on the first level though. Can't wait to see what more you have in store!

EntropicOrder responds:

Thanks! You'll definitely be seeing more from Zeebarf and I. Good luck figuring out how to pass it. I don't know where you're stuck, but here's a hint: the scientist and the mystic don't know much about fixing bridges.