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Mar 21, 2012 | 5:54 PM EDT

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Armed Uprising 5 Points Destroy 100 enemies.
Armored 5 Points Upgrade your ship to have 10 HP.
Cybelian Rockminer 5 Points Mine 30 ore.
Improved by Technology 5 Points Upgrade your ship 10 times.
Public Enemy 5 Points Achieve 50 points of reputation.
Renegade 5 Points Complete 5 missions.
Explorer 10 Points Enter the Nyx Conglomeration and the Terminus Cloud.
Hard to Kill 10 Points Upgrade your ship to have 25 HP.
Lead by Example 10 Points Achieve 100 points of reputation.
Mining Expert 10 Points Mine 100 ore.
Rebel 10 Points Complete 20 missions.
Sword of the Revolution 10 Points Destroy 500 enemies.
Take Over the Hardware 10 Points Upgrade your ship 20 times.
Grumpy Old Miner 25 Points Mine 250 ore.
More Famous Than Jupiter 25 Points Achieve 250 points of reputation.
New Ships, Same Result 25 Points Destroy the fleet threatening the Porus Mining Quadrate.
Revolutionary 25 Points Complete 50 missions.
Scientific Method 25 Points Upgrade your ship 30 times.
Shield of the People 25 Points Upgrade your ship to have 50 HP.
Wrath of the People 25 Points Destroy 1000 enemies.
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Author Comments

X - shoot (keep it pressed)
C - call allies/reinforcements (if you have any)
Q - exit level
0 - mute
-/+ - adjust volume
P - pause
M - menu (map only; you can select allies from here)

Traitor puts you into the shoes of a soldier of the Augustan Hegemony, forced to rise up against your former masters after you're ordered to do something you simply cannot accept. Explore the Aventinus Complex, complete missions, upgrade your ship and gather allies until you can overthrow the tyrants who have brought such misery to the people.

[Note: If you're playing in Firefox and experience odd control problems, try switching to Chrome or Opera.]

[Current version: 1.7]

1. The game opens up after the 4th mission, when you reach the map.
2. Upgrades are available in shops on the map screen.
3. The menu allows you to see your stats, achievements and allies.
4. If a mission is too difficult, try playing a different one and upgrading your ship.
5. In some situations, survival is more important than destroying all enemy ships.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow... that is the best way to describe it, 3 hours of gameplay, an involved storyline, this is a shooter that can probably compete with starwish. The theme was nice, and I'm definitely rooting for a sequel. Though I must ask if you took Latin, I noticed a lot of references besides just quotes. Even the flag ships were named for something, but I don't really get the calligula one, which I guess you named for the emperor... but it actually means little feet. Great game, keep up the good work. 5/5

JonasKyratzes responds:

About Caligula: I figured it had been long enough that the nickname had become sort of official. Possibly the ship is actually called the Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, or perhaps just the Gaius, but since the nickname is more commonly known and less easily confused with other figures, people just call it the Caligula. (I thought about this a bit when I made the game, because I wanted a recognizable reference that still somehow made sense in this alternate history.)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

i liked it it has a good story in it and a message
keep up the good work i hope you make more games like this


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow, this game is great.
First of all, classic gameplay
(Reminds me of 1984 which reminds me of Touhou even though Touhou is a bullet hell game))
Really nice style which you seem to be good with.
Interesting music, to say the least. Very fitting to the game.
Interesting story line,
alot of upgrades aaaand...
MEDALS (Collect ALL the medals!)
But yeah, the point is, this is a best of the best here on Newgrounds, in my opinion.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

awsome game, nuf said
(it froze a few times when batling the flagship and calling the heal once ally)

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Well damn, sir know how to make one meaningful flash based, retro style, arcade type, side-scrolling space shooter! The Story was simply incredible, please continue to make things like this. Admittedly, graphics are always nice, but the story compensated very well, and even without a visual change in your ship, the upgrades gave one a feel of progression. All in all, well done sir, well done,

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