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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:
http://www.ludumdare.com/
compo/ludum-dare-26/?acti on=preview&uid=11391

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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.

The spiritual sequel to Tower of Heaven.

this game tho its so deep man how do you come up with this stuff?? i need to know more of the backstory! what is this manns forgivin for? how did they both end up in the hospital? what did the little ghost shit do wrong that its a life or death situation to be forgivin?? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey, I didn't know this was one of yours - I've played it through several times on other sites and loved it every time! Absolutely holds up against all your other great games! Great story, great controls and a unique challenge - what's not to love?

really great game! the last level with the water was supper hard tho! :( It took me days to complete... :(

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May 1, 2013
9:19 AM EDT
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