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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


mrsaturnman1mrsaturnman1

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Review

Graphics-10/10
Music-10/10
Story-10/10
Controls-10/10
Overall-10
Reviewer Comments:
Loved it. One of the best games I've played all year long!
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PeacePowerPeacePower

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great!

A great game! It has amazing original pixel art, fun exploration, and addicting gameplay that makes this game a enjoyment for several hours.



m-lanm-lan

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Used concept, brilliant.

So it was a little too SotC. However, it was beautifully executed. I really liked the emphasis on climbing and exploring; the game was filled with mystery. just one question. what was the snake wrapped around the pillar in the cave to the right for? none of the endings used it and it couldn't be killed by lightning.
All in all an amazing experience. Great game


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popolynnpopolynn

Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

hire an artist

terrible sound and graphics
and why can't I kill enimas?



VariousMetalVariousMetal

Rated 4 / 5 stars

familiar but still refreshing

as some one else has pointed out, there are quite a few distinct similarities between this game and shadow of the colossus, but it isnt nearly the same game. if you want a game that's a colossus clone, play reign, and that's still an immensely fun game to play! yes, there's an endurance function and an emphasis on climbing. so if you like shadow of the colossus, you'll probably like this game. but the fact that the world inside this game is so expansive and open is what makes this game such a treat. and if the graphics were better, I think that would take away from its overall size. I will agree, though, that this style of simplistic graphics has certainly been a trend as of late, which I would have to suspect is a result of the recent minecraft craze. dont get me wrong, I love my minecraft and I'll take a game with simple graphics and good gameplay any day over a beautiful game that's unplayable. speaking of simple, I really dont understand why people are complaining about the controls in this game. YOU ONLY HAVE TO USE 7 KEYS FOR THE ENTIRE GAME!!

in short: to me, this game takes a lot of influence from shadow of the colossus, a little bit of minecraft and even some zelda thrown in there. the music is good, atmosphere is good, controls are simple, it will take a while to beat (not just a quick game), not to mention there are multiple ways to play it through and the graphics are simplistic to allow the expansive world but the size of everything could be an issue for some. overall, I'd say that it's absolutely worth trying but I can see why some people wont enjoy it.


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