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An Untitled Story
April 14, 2008 12:53 PM   Subscribe

An Untitled Story. (apologies, pc download only). An action-platformer by Matt Thorson in the tradition of Seiklus, Knytt (previously 1 2), & Metroid It is full of awesome.

Protip: there's some pretty difficult jumping stuff in there, but the most difficult stuff is generally optional so if you get stuck in one area it may be that you need a power up from somewhere else.

Bonus link: karoshi2 (also pc download only). Clever puzzler. (I hate the phrase "think outside the box" but it's very literally appropriate to the solution of at least one of the puzzles.)
posted by juv3nal (14 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
I haven't played this yet (downloading now), but apparently related would be Aquaria, a really beautiful indie payware game that feels a bit like Metroid. It's also full of awesome, and has a free demo available.
posted by Malor at 1:38 PM on April 14, 2008


spoiler image for a hidden power up location that had me stuck early on.
posted by juv3nal at 1:44 PM on April 14, 2008


I paid for Aquaria just to support the whole idea of it, but iirc my partial color impairment makes the color matching bits a bit of a pain. Might have another crack at it later. It is gorgeous though.
posted by juv3nal at 1:47 PM on April 14, 2008


Thank you. I've been wanting to play something like this ever since someone posted "You Have to Burn the Rope" a couple weeks back.
posted by Caduceus at 1:50 PM on April 14, 2008


ha. karoshi means (roughly) "Death by overwork," no? Anyway, thanks for this; I'm always looking for other games in the same vein as knytt and seiklus. (The music alone from knytt et. al. is awesome)
posted by exlotuseater at 3:06 PM on April 14, 2008


Sorry to disappoint: the music for AUS is kinda mediocre, but the gameplay makes up for it.
posted by juv3nal at 3:31 PM on April 14, 2008


Will this run under Darwine/Wine/VMWare Fusion/whatever?
posted by basicchannel at 4:05 PM on April 14, 2008


Nope... no go under Darwine.
posted by basicchannel at 5:17 PM on April 14, 2008


No go for me on Wine. Although I do have the one from the repos (ubuntu) and not the newest version...
posted by saxamo at 5:35 PM on April 14, 2008


Awesome. Also: all posts should have protips.
posted by blacklite at 5:54 PM on April 14, 2008


juv3nal-- not disappointed in the least.
posted by exlotuseater at 10:57 PM on April 14, 2008


Excellent game, I stayed up way too late last night getting to 33% completion.

I completed his game Jumper back in the day, that was a lot of fun.
posted by Earl the Polliwog at 2:24 PM on April 15, 2008


Man, I've just gotten to The Curtain and it is mean. Not that any of the individual screens are that tough, but you basically fall back to the beginning of the area if you slip up. Grrr. White bird thing needs more save points. Badly.
posted by juv3nal at 2:47 PM on April 18, 2008


Finally beaten it at 78%. Had to resort to a walkthrough to pick up some extra hearts to make it through the penultimate area. Never managed to get a blessed one of the heart-gated ones though.
posted by juv3nal at 3:47 AM on May 5, 2008


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