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May 1, 2013 | 9:19 AM EDT

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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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Rated 4 / 5 stars

i must say the fact that his subconscious (at least thats what is seems like)
offers little story what did he do in real life was it a car crash? its obvious he got them into a life threatening position and in subconscious he works as hard as he can to save her
the levels seem fairly easy and the game was a little to short but then again the last level seemed a little too hard

but still it was a fun little game and was pretty well made i found no little glitches or control jams

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Rated 3 / 5 stars

Persist offers up a few interesting concepts to the traditional platformer that make for an enjoyable playthrough, and it's very short gameplay actually works to its favour, given that the mechanics displayed are minimalist by nature and as such have little staying power on their own.

However, the weakest aspect of its design is by far its story. With paper-thin characterization and motivation given, the game throws away basic rationale to achieve its narrative. When the circumstances surrounding the hero and the Goddess are revealed, one can't help but wonder why things are the way they are. *SPOILERS AHEAD*

Given that the hero is actually someone who assaulted the Goddess in reality, why would he die to bring her back to life? Why are they both in the hospital and both in critical condition? Why does the Goddess have the ability to destroy him in her world, and yet depends on his penance to be saved? It just raises too many questions, and frankly detracts from an otherwise simple story.

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Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

The movement is muddy and hard to control.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I didn't think a textual storyline could be this gripping, but the ending really was tragic. After the main characters loses all, and is still willing to sacrifice himself at the end, you've gained a lot of sympathy for him. The platforms are both challenging and unique in how you go through them in four different forms. I found the first level on the second stage hardest, but they're all a challenge, and the end is both a reward and a loss. Great work!


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Rated 4 / 5 stars

It's fun, but there's a problem on the first invisible level, at the gap jump near the ceiling. No matter how close I get, I can't make the jump.