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Now we are all slaves, and freedom is but a dream fading away (or not?) This platformer has you trying to find that freedom, and bring it to your friends. The Purple Giants have made the dwarfs slaves for far too long. It's time to fight back and escape, to find your own freedom, and to help your friends make it there too.

Update 1: Save/Load added, Skip Cutscenes Added

Update 2: Sprint command [L] + Disguise [Space bar] added!

Game made by Roberto Romao

Music by Eric Matyas

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I echo the others, the game looks very nice and there's a shiny gem buried somewhere underneath this, but it's not quite there yet. I really hope you flesh this out more at some point, I liked what I saw. Any hint on how to get to the double jump upgrade though? No clue on how to access that area.

I swear, the first two minutes of this game I was compelled to give it five stars, the art is amazing, the movement feels good, and the world building is top-notch! All of the art and animations look so insanely good, it's amazing.

But once the real game with freeing the slaves begins it all falls apart, it all just becomes so frustrating! First off, the first obstacle on the respawn point is just absurd, you need to go through a slippery ladder to try and get past a huge guard that for the most part just sits on the exact location you need to get past. The solution is obviously to use the hidden box, but even that is a little unresponsive and has a bit of a delay before it activates. But even through this the incredible art and world building continues, every life lost is a stamp of failure burned on your back which you clearly get to see progress, and eventually means execution, it fits PERFECTLY with the story and setting.

This game could have been so incredible with the story, art, and world building, but the gameplay really is just frustrating and poorly put together.

xinelu responds:

This game suffered a lot with the lack of my programming skills haha but I'm glad u like the rest of it. Back when I did this game I really put heart and soul on the art :)

Thank so much for this huge review, I'm glad u took some time to write it, with this I can improve the future projects!

As already commented on, it's buggy. What's up with checkpoints and game save? Also, where the hell is the last bomb? Searched EVERYWHERE and found only 7. A shame the game's issues haven't been resolved.

How about it, xinelu? Le Chat Fonce is charming, but clean this one up a bit, OK?

Not a bad idea, quite original.

Interesting and fun idea, but needs more work, it's too buggy, half the time the disguise button doesn't work, and the movement is wonky, I glitched through a closed door on accident and couldn't get out of it at one point. The music is good and suits the game, but some of the sound effects are questionable, I do appreciate the difficulty tho, the way guards are faster than you and spot you easily, makes you really worried about being around them.

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3.18 / 5.00

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Jul 19, 2019
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