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Possessed 5 Points

watching, waiting

Apologetic 10 Points

with open arms

Apprehensive 50 Points

reluctant advance

Midnight 50 Points

refusal of fate

Bound 100 Points

cry for freedom

Desperate 100 Points


Manic 100 Points

tangled web

Secret Medal ????? Points

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Author Comments

entry for the darktober2017 jam, theme of 'ghost story'

trying out the kha framework this time, i appreciate any error reports as usual.

progress is saved every time you go through a door so take a break when you feel like it

medals occasionally fail to unlock (request is sent but nothing is returned) but they will be saved with the rest of your data and try to unlock again the next time the game starts

default controls:
arrowkeys - movement
z - attack
x - jump
enter - pause
backspace - suicide

they can be remapped in options if you need to

edit 110517
if you're having trouble with a choppy framerate or controls sticking try closing any other open browser tabs. if that doesn't help, when paused you can change the scale of the canvas with the left and right inputs. if it works out i'll come up with a nicer looking solution in the future.


Due tot he way the hitboxes work, Reluctant Advance is much easier if you stay in your starting position in the corner of the level. Kepp tapping the Z key to keep monsters form htting you, then tap Z and jump when he boss reaches you.

"wandering shadow" is almost enough to make me to smash my computer and set the house on fire. i hate you for spiders

People find this review helpful!

This game is freaking hard, but well worth all the trouble. Very challenging and very interesting level dynamics. After hours of playing, I thought about giving up and never playing this game ever again because I though completion was complete bullshit. But now that I've finally completed this ultimatum of a flash game, I have realized by full potential. Thank you so very much!

People find this review helpful!

Reluctant advance is absolute insanity. I have one complaint and that's the jump lag, you see when you jump there are a few frames where you land and can't jump, it's very annoying for quick timing rooms. Other than that, a challenging and fun game!

I lobe the game I just can't get passed Reluctant Advance. Am I supposed to kill the big enemy or just keep going down? Despite that its really challenging.

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Credits & Info

3.76 / 5.00

Oct 29, 2017
11:16 AM EDT
Action - Platformer - Puzzle