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Use arrow keys or wasd to move and advance text. Enter starts the game in main menu and also continues the text

Persist is a tale of a small spirit, trying to seek a mysterious Goddess to forgive his past sins so he can move on to higher plane of existence. Unfortunately the Goddess really resents him. and tries her hardest to keep the spirit from reaching her, stealing his various body parts and various skills with them. Lose your arms, and you can't swim, lose your legs, and you can no longer jump.

Can you reach salvation? Or are you doomed to lose all hope, and your whole existence, in the deep and dark sanctuary of the Goddess?

Created for Ludum Dare 26 in under 48 hours. Theme: Minimalism. Check out the Ludum Dare page:


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Now here was a fun action platformer game it did seem rather short but I still found this game to be pretty entertaining, The hardest part for me was the last lava area with the rising platforms with the fireballs I eventually got it but was still a nice game and a fun platformer


bei tempi quando portai questo simpatico videogioco sul canale https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oI6arGRLOVk

I vaguely remember something like this from manyland.

the physics are kinda clunky but the game is very good

For being such a short game (granted, short is pretty much par for the course with Ludum Dare games), I thought it was really cute and interesting. The mechanic of taking my body parts until I'm just a head that can't jump or swim is quite out there, but I love it. I would give it the full 5 stars, but I died a few times the first time I played and it got ever so slightly annoying. A couple areas were a bit tricky, especially the end of the last lava area with the rising platforms with the fireballs right between them, but thankfully I persisted and made it through. Twice. Plus, I didn't die as much the second time through. That's gotta mean something. Overall, short but very cute and very well put together.

I did actually encounter a slight glitch in the part before the final area. While running around in fear of the spikes coming down, I think I may have slammed my face into the right wall one too many times, because it stuck me in the running-to-the-right animation. Granted, it didn't hinder me in any way and I proceeded to the final area regardless, but I just thought I should address it.

Also, on a side note, is my little spirit dude a girl? I dunno, the context clues in the ending made it seem that way. I do wish I could've learned how bad they screwed up in life to get murdered, but that's alright. I got redeemed, and I hope my killer has absolutely rotten luck going through this.

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4.26 / 5.00

May 1, 2013
9:19 AM EDT
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