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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


KaskasKaskas

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Brilliant storytelling and instant clasic

I love this game for sure, it just gives much more than i was expenting, it looks really simple but got lots of surprises and replayabiliy.

I also love how the world behaves to the character.


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lewajetlewajet

Rated 5 / 5 stars

HA HA HA HA

HA HA HA HA i have become one with the dark side HA HA HA HA HA....


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Spartan506Spartan506

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Is this by the creator of Knytt???

This has that same addictive formula and wonder atmosphere! I love it! You wouldn't believe how much time I spent playing Knytt. I noticed familiar creatures and scenery.

While not as good in my opinion, it's still a brilliant game. Well done!



dragonauuroradragonauurora

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Nice

I thought this was a great game! looking forward to a sequal!


Zillix responds:

You might be waiting a long time! I've got a few other interesting projects in development, you can look forward to those!
Also, endeavor IS a sequel! Google "summit" and "zillix"


sofa777sofa777

Rated 4 / 5 stars

I wonder

so much why didn't you make the main character even smaller?