i love this game really makes me have to time my jumps
Your brother is sick, and you have a chance to save his life, but you will have to lose everything in order to progress... Test your skills in this challenging pixel art platformer!
A game by fullmontis
OST is now available in the downloads and on Youtube
In case of problems please open this page with Firefox or Chrome
If you'd like to download the game for playing offline please download the itch app. The Backup version of the game is the raw files for the game, but they require some setup in order to be playable (see the attached README)
If the controller doesn't work try detaching it and reattaching it; however it seems that support is spotty. Your best choice is to use a keyboard.
- LEFT/RIGHT to move
- Z to jump and skip scenes
- C to restart from last checkpoint (press twice)
- R to reset game from start (press twice)
- H to hide lifebar
- S to scale game pixel ratio (1:1, 1:2, 1:4)
- Left Joystick/D-Pad to move
- A/Cross to jump and skip scenes
- Start to restart from last checkpoint (press twice)
- Select to reset game from start (press twice)
- Y/Triangle to hide lifebar
How To Play:
- The plants are poisonous and will reduce your heart count. If they reach less than zero, you are dead and will start from last checkpoint.
- Pressing JUMP for a different length of time will allow you to make shorter or longer jumps. Both are required to complete the game, so practice!
- You can fall off a ledge and still jump once. This is a vital gameplay mechanic that you will need to progress, since it will allow you to jump under certain obstacles
- Choose the optimal route for completing the game. Sacrifice either visibility, hearts or jumping range to progress. Be careful with your choices, and reach the end alive!
2020-08-05 Added OST to the downloads
2020-05-03 Added controller support
2018-12-29 Fixed bug where you couldn't reset from the last room.
The original compo game was made in 48 hours for Ludum Dare 43 by me, fullmontis. You can find other projects I'm working on on my website.
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it was a great game! I got the first ending, but I was unable to get the second one. thank you!
Just got the good ending on my second playthrough, wonderful game! The mechanics were unique enough, where every choice matters, that I can see myself playing it again. I'll be checking out more of your work. Love the OST btw
For anyone that downloaded the game and can't play it in Firefox for some reason, you can create a local server on your machine to play, or run it through a program like Brackets that will do it for you. I had to use the latter method, but it works like a charm now.
I really like this, very difficult but I am going to keep trying for the good ending. Nice job on this.
Headache to play
Beat it with two hearts left.
Hard but high fault tolerance.
The level design is also great!
Lovely little game! I really enjoyed the challenge of getting to the good ending. It's a shame there's no downloadable version.
Thank you! Sorry about no downloadable version... A lot of people have been requesting it so I will be working on it soon, hopefully
I really wish there was an OST uploaded on YouTube. Because this music is amazing! It reminds me a lot of rain world!
Thanks for reminding me, it's actually I wanted to add for quite a while and forgot to. I added it to the downloads, and here is the YouTube link! Hope you like it!
this game was really cool. i like how your second play through makes you see the game entirely differently as you now have to save hearts by sacrificing foots and eyes it made for fun experience good job.
finally got the good ending! used to be a game that kept me up at night because i couldn't beat it.
Happy to hear that, congrats!
such a great game!
So who got to the good ending?
Fullmotis can you make your game Xbox Controller Support please😢
I added support, seems to work fine on my end but controllers are a little finicky. Let me know if it works
question: which game engine do you use?
by the way the was game Beautiful
Thanks! It's a custom JS engine I made myself. It is pretty bad though, I'd use something like Godot if I had to remake this today.
I like how songs in the game sound more or less like some songs I know, K-pital - Bine (a Romanian song), the main theme of Incantessimo (an Italian telenovela), the music of Optimistic Nihilism by Kurzgesagt, and a Romanian song that I don't like.
How can I play the downloaded game, in case I go offline? The index.html file I found in the game folder only creates a loading screen that doesn't go away.
The download is the source for the jam version and is outdated. It doesn't work because of a security option in the browser that doesn't allow access to local files. You can still play the game offline if you leave the page open or if you use the itch.io app. Hope that helps
Super enjoyable. Platformer was simple but well thought out and designed. I played for the story and because I refused to leave without a happy ending.
can you do a creepypasta game? owo
This is an exceptional platformer. I am very pleased with this. You did an excellent job. I think my favourite parts were spotting the hidden hearts, and eventually reaching the good ending.
I think that addition of a good ending is what kept me playing. The enticement of seeing a happy ending for the story. And it payed off. Thank you. I think I needed that.
Got the good ending on my fifth try and had fun every time. Interesting concept with great execution makes a fun game that is hard to make old.
This game is addicting! Great work!
Good End get! I loved this, reminded me a lot of classic edgy freeware games like Seven Minutes or Don't Look Back. The changes in the updated version were super-smart and well-done too. Thanks for telling this story and then expanding it!
in fact if we lost one heart we lost ? at the end i mean ?
I got stuck at the second screen after you either scrifice vision or two hearts. I thought it was very interesting that you sacrifice a heart at each checkpoint.
Here is a gif on how to do this jump. It's probably the hardest jump in the game to do without damage, but I think it's not a big deal if you hit the plant.
the heart mechanic creates unique risk/reward situations in order to progress (if I risk going for that heart now, I'll be able to make more mistakes later) and is a clever way of making the good ending require skill. love the atmosphere, all around great game.
Absolutely loved this game!! Big fan of your stuff! Keep it up!!
Very cute fun little game, enjoyed it a lot and the music was so good, stay awesome :)
you should make more games like this because you are so good at it and you respond to players and improved the game alot since the jam and put so much work into it. Thank you!!!
Thank you so much for the comment, you're very kind. I will do more for sure!
Wow, that was a really good game. The art, the platforming, the idea, the story, the music. Everything is good. It is pretty hard and i didn't beat it yet. I recommend you to try to improve it more than the postjam version and try harder and you will succeed. 9/10.
Its a very interesting game, I like the story. But I feel that you made it a slight bit more difficult than it should be (unless that was the intention), and the mechanics are a bit repetative. I would love to see more mechanics placed into this game. Combine that with the current story and I think we've got an amazing game on our hands. ;-)
Thank you JuicySponge for the comment! Yeah, I wanted it to be a little on the hard side so it's intended.
I'm sorry if you feel it's a little repetitive, personally I still find it fun to play despite having played through it at least a few dozen times through development, but maybe it's just because I made a game that I would personally like to play. More mechanics would actually spoil the experience because the game is mostly about the choices you make to reach the end more than the platforming itself. Sorry about that! Hope you can still find some enjoyment out of it.
Amazing, thank you for making such a interesting game.
How many hearts in total are there on the map?
The one game that getting a checkpoint can kill you.
Good job on your submission! I love the use of the theme. The difficulty is nice the only part I found a bit frustrating was hitting the ceiling made some of the jumps more difficult than expected. Not even the dangerous ones, the ones where you're only trying to fit between two tiles. Maybe adding a very small fraction of time where you don't instantly fall back down after hitting the ceiling would be nice.
I like it. Asks you to make choices that matter, and there's a terse but meaningful story.
Really cool game!