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Inspiration Dave

rated 3.44 / 5 stars
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May 6, 2012 | 2:28 AM EDT

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Further than most 10 Points Get the medal on the tutorial stage.
Aesthetically Rotating 25 Points Unlock the annoying but gently soothing rotating jump.
But Wait, There Is More! 25 Points Finish World 3.
Played The Plains 25 Points Finish World 1.
The Jams of Dave 25 Points Unlock the Jukebox.
Through A Forest 25 Points Finish World 2.
Rendertrail 50 Points Unlock the loooooooooooooooong trail.
SCRUB GIMP JOB I COULD DO BETTER 50 Points Unlock the funny-looking tileset.
MUTED Secret Medal: Unlock this medal to view its details!
Shameless plug Secret Medal: Unlock this medal to view its details!
Thanks for listening! Secret Medal: Unlock this medal to view its details!
Almost Or Already There! Secret Medal: Unlock this medal to view its details!
Extra Challenge With That Secret Medal: Unlock this medal to view its details!
The Past Was Pitiful Secret Medal: Unlock this medal to view its details!
Dance Party For The Completionist Secret Medal: Unlock this medal to view its details!

Author Comments

** 30,000 views! What a nice number. Thanks for playing, anyone who played!
**UPDATE 5/9 - Fixed a performance issue. Should run a little smoother. Also, frontpaged, woo-hoo!
**UPDATE 5/7 - Added "CTRL" as a run option for those with keyboard issues. This might have erased some people's data. I hope not, but if so I'm sorry :/ your scores/medals are of course still there.

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Inspiration Dave is a platformer. You control a character on a mission to find inspiration through musical notes throughout whatever world he lives in - via going through 33 small platforming stages, with three goals: Finish the stage, collect all 20 notes, and finish the stage 100% very quickly! Only finishing the stage is necessary. There are unlockable secrets for how many notes you collect and stages you finish quickly. I wrote the soundtrack and created the graphics myself, for better or worse! :)

Controls: "/" denote any of the keys work.

X/J/UP/SPACE/W: Jump (tap/hold to change height)
CTRL/Z/K: Hold to run, cancel menu
SHIFT: Toggle "auto-run!" you'll always run with this on. Not advised as you will want more fine-tuned movement in some spots, but hey, do whatever.
left/right, or A/D: Move
DOWN/S: Enter door/interact
P: Pause, Q: Quit stage, R: Restart stage, M: Mute

Made over 12/11-3/12, but mostly 2012.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

This game is simply addicting
I find myself retrying every time until I get the best 100% time, but until then, I can't move on.
The music/art/feel of the game is great, the story line is a bit "eh", which is why its only a 4.5 rating from me, but the game is incredible
Props to you man.

Seagaia responds:

Yes, I agree, the story is somewhat...lacking! (It has some references to a band, but other than that is a bit, uh, tacked on!) Glad you liked it so much otherwise.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I have nothing against any aspect of this game, I just got bored with it fairly quickly.

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Seagaia responds:

Fine by me :) thanks for playing!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

it's kinda fun altho the text is really hard ot read, you may want to make it bigger and more bold

Seagaia responds:

Thanks! And yeah, the text is kind of hard to read in game...oh well.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

I have played this before, but for some reason, I didn't review it. Anyway, I thought this was a fairly good game. What kind of weighs it down is high the graphics aren't that good. I do admire the fact that you made a game about inspiration. It seems like I've seen a lot of stuff about that lately. The sounds are pretty cute and it's a nice little premise overall with how adorable it is with the music notes.

I'm not sure if the medals are working properly. Anyway, it's a nice game for a short little run. I can always come back and try again. It's a pretty basic game, in that it follows the formula of most platformers, which are probably my favorite kind of game. It's an interesting little thing to take note of, pardon the pun.

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Seagaia responds:

Thanks for playing and reviewing it. And for the pun :P


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

i like this game quite a bit, i think the graphics need an overhaul, and the medal times need to be eased up a little on the later levels. other than that a nice game, its nice to see a decent game on the front page for once, also, the song "caves are deep" is absolutely phenomenal! i cannot stop listening to it!

Seagaia responds:

Hey thanks. Glad you like Caves Are Deep, if you want, you can download it here for free!

This was my first full game and my art wasn't particularly, uh, amazing :P, but I thought it was acceptable. Let's hope the game stays visible on NG for a while before it goes to game purgatory! The medal times on the later stages are meant to be quite difficult.