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I made this in a day and half as a challenge and design exercise for myself. I basically wanted to take metroidvanias and distill them to their purest form.

I'm posting it here just to see what others think, so please let me know!

You can find more of my quickly-made games at damiansommer.tumblr.com

WASD or Arrows - Move & Jump
M - Mute/Unmute

The songs I used can be found here (In order of appearance):
We Look So Pretty Today by SkyLabrynth: http://bit.ly/o6drTt
Kraid (Metroid) by Random: http://bit.ly/n5jOmj
The Gears Go (Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin) by greatspaceadventure: http://bit.ly/pNScVs
Geothermal (Cave Story) by ZeroPass: http://bit.ly/oo1tPA
liczhaus wpizdu by mellow-yellow: http://bit.ly/oLgbIl

All songs used under Creative Commons licenses.


10 seconds?

after time runs out i only get 10 seconds to do each level witch made it impossible to beat

DamianS responds:

I've personally never seen this bug. Send me a message on how you managed to make it appear, because I'd like to get rid of it. I can't manage to reproduce it :/

Thanks :)


Great secrets,awesome game style.This must be daily 5th or something like thet.Really liked it man ;) Really.


i had so much fun with this! can't wait for more!
cool style also ! :D 5/5

Very original, inspiratonal

I love how uv managed to make such a simple game so interesting.This has given me some inspiration and ideas for my first submission to newgrounds. Thank you.

DamianS responds:

I'm glad to have inspired you! I hope your first submission is a hit :)


I wish you would wait a year to release another game if this is what a day and a half gets us. if this took longer i would have criticized how short it was only because i would hve been angry for more.

DamianS responds:

I've never worked more than a week on something. I have the attention-span of a rodent.

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Credits & Info

3.90 / 5.00

Oct 15, 2011
12:30 PM EDT
Action - Platformer - Puzzle