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Dec 1, 2010 | 2:01 AM EST
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Endeavor 5 Points Fall to the world below.
Glutton 5 Points Collect 10 endurance fruits.
Infamous 5 Points Kill 5 creatures.
Smell the Roses 5 Points Touch 100 flowers.
Antibiotic 10 Points Kill 20 creatures.
Florist 10 Points Touch 300 flowers.
Only the Strongest 10 Points Max out your endurance bar.
Overachiever 10 Points Collect 11 gems.
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Author Comments

Endeavor is a game about a dwarf trying to uncover an ancient secret. Or maybe it's about exploring, climbing, and swimming. Or perhaps it's about collecting powerups and treasure. Or possibly it's just about killing things.

With multiple endings, quests, interactive npcs and ambient critters, it's my most involving game yet! It features many original musical tracks, several upgrades, and an engaging climbing and endurance scheme.

Controls:
Left/Right arrows to move
X to jump
Up/Down arrows to climb
P to pause and display collections
C to advance text
Q to return to the title screen (Use this if the game gets stuck for some reason!)

Volume controls:
-/+ to adjust volume
0 to mute

This game was made in one month for the Ludum Dare October challenge, though it took another month for release!

If you like this game, be sure to check out some other AWESOME games that inspired me!
-Shadow of the Colossus
-Knytt
-Level Up!
-Robot Wants Kitty

You can find a full map of the game at
http://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/b5abecad348ed91d8bc748a2b44a65bf
(Remove the two spaces in the link to get it to work... I'm not sure why it's doing that!)

Enjoy!
Feel free to pm me with any comments or questions you have!

-Zillix

Note: Once you've reached an ending, you won't be able to get a different ending without restarting the game. Don't worry, getting the other endings is much faster when you know where everything is!

Update: Some people are getting lag whenever they touch a flower- this is due to an auto-save feature that I've decided to remove (note that the game still autosaves whenever you collect a powerup or switch screens, just not on touching flowers anymore). I've submitted the latest version which should get approved soon, so bear with me! Thanks for playing!

Update 12/2: There seems to be a bug with running out of endurance underwater and getting trapped in air bubbles. I'm working on fixing it! If this happens, press Q to return to the main menu, and then reload your save file.

Update 12/3: Patched to fix the underwater bug, pressing escape now pauses AND unpauses. Added tip menu screen to press p to see collections. Also added an additional creature on the island above the light beam. Hopefully the update goes live soon!

Update 12/11: Added a link to a full map of the game, see above!

Reviews


WachOutWachOut

Rated 5 / 5 stars

A Nice Game

Man, while i was plays i felt some chills due to the exelent music in the game.

i got the 3 endings, and i must say, i coudn't stop playing before that.

The game remind me of Shadow of the Colossus, wich is another exelent game.

I hope you keep making games like this, simple in graphics, and with a great history.



subin90subin90

Rated 5 / 5 stars

great game!

does anyone know how to defeat the marlor??



StarcraftorStarcraftor

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Excellent!

I especially loved the endurance bar system and the falling "damage" system and the--well, those were my favorites, but this is awesome! I've played 4 times and I want to keep going, jsut for personal goals that I think should be achievements: can I kill EVERYTHING? Can I max out my Endurance bar without killing anyone?

Anyways. Great game, I'm still playing. Two thumbs WAY up! :)



JordanFryeJordanFrye

Rated 5 / 5 stars

hm...

if you have this so called great treasure, then why the hell has no one been able to get it? seriously. just cause i know where the bank is, doesn't mean it all belongs to me. jesus christ. papa, you're a dumbass. god rest your soul.
ok ok ok. i know. whatever. good game. thank you, goodnight.


Zillix responds:

Haha yes, the premise of "get the sword that is inexplicably out of reach" is a little shaky. But hopefully the journey was fun!


spartanololspartanolol

Rated 5 / 5 stars

the best!

this is the best non weapons game i played in my life!!!


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