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UPDATE: Wow! Front page! Thank you! I'd like to say that, yes it doesn't have much of a story, but it's only supposed to be a fun run-and-gun platformer made in a little over a week. And yes, we love Cave Story!

UPDATE 2: Now with a better intro and some tweaks.

Made for Flixel February!

Press P to pause. You can also use SPACE to jump and CTRL to fire.

We got it in *just* under the wire, and it's kind of rough. If you find any bugs or problems, let us know!

You, the lone crew member on a small vessel, find a space station near the edge of explored space beaming out a distress call. As anyone would do in such a situation, you blindly investigate.

Features include multiple weapons, rocket jumping, fast physics, and a retro style.

I would like to thank Synteza for producing the loops for us. They're awesome.


Too short, too easy, but still very fun

Overall the game was very well done; however, I feel as though it was far too short. I managed to beat the game in under a half-hour, and, in combination with the brevity of the game, I also felt it was a bit too easy. I didn't die at all, and enemies are easily avoided. The mini-boss was too easy, and the final boss was also fairly easy, especially with the Machine Gun. [-2 Stars: -1 for Length; -1 for Difficulty]

Also, I am unaware if I am the only one experiencing this problem, but I ended up having to mute the sound. The music was only playing in the right channel, and the sound effects in the left. I tried reloading the page several times, but to no avail. To further comment on the audio, I feel the music could have looped more cleanly; there is a pause at the end of each loop that could be eliminated to produce a better sound. [-1 Star]

But despite the above I, as I said before, found the experience very enjoyable. The look and feel is excellent and, as many have said, is similar to Cave Story - a game which I thoroughly enjoyed. One thing gameplay-wise I especially liked was the ability to stomp on enemies to stun and deal damage. The weapons were also well balanced, although I ended up using the Machine Gun exclusively after I found it. Regenerating ammo and its secondary use as a jetpack made it too good to pass up.

I hope to see a full-version or a sequel sometime in the future. You definitely know what you're doing, and I'm sure whatever you come up with next will be great!

abielins responds:

Sorry about the music. Poor quality assurance on my part. I only found out about it after the deadline for the flixel contest, so I can't re-upload the fixed version :(

way awesome

lots of stuff to do..... lots of stuff i probably didn't find... very fun.... lost one star for too short but still an awesome game. very addictive

Love it.

When I saw everyone talking about Cave Story. I checked that out. I see sooo many similarities and I don't see why people would be angry for that. I see it as a tribute to possibly the best free ware game ever. Congrats on a great game.

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abielins responds:

Thanks :) This made me happy.

Cave Story. without a doubt :)

and i would know. im playing cave story at the moment. im sad i didnt find the secret room, and that i killed the computer... but oh well. great game :) a bit short and with a near nonexistant story, but cave story's is uncomprehensible, so its about equal :) i seemed to have missed alot. i didnt see the secret room or the jetpack thing :( now to comment on 2 reviews.
1) the spark generator is actually the Plasma Cytter, and its this games knife. heavy damage, short range
2) cave story is an indie rpg/platformer/shooter action/adventure game with a lot of fighting (think megaman, platform Metroid) and a racing bit or two [thats all the generes ;) ] and has some heavy, and at times non-understandable, drama. and its free to download. so go play it. and remember, when the TV dog thing (first boss) asks "Are you ganna fight me with that thing?" say "Yes, and i'm gonna kick your @## with it."
and about this game, good work :)

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yeah cave story..

definetly reminded of that game.. even the machine guy that acts as a jet pack,
great game dud

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3.97 / 5.00

Feb 28, 2010
11:59 PM EST
Adventure - RPG