What happens when DLC practices go too far? An indie developer makes a game that mocks the industry and its foibles, that's what! Defeat the bad guy, save the world and get the girl! But first you'll need to find coins to buy DLC to enable animation, sound and even pausing.

Thankfully this is just satire and all the DLC is purchased with in-game coins. But consider it a cautionary tale for the future...

- Platforming action! Coins to collect, a princess to save, a bad guy to defeat. You like that stuff, right?
- 16 different DLC packs, each providing quiet introspection on the state of the gaming industry
- 10 awardments to earn and make you feel reasonably satisfied with yourself

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2 comments by bkane on Mar 18th, 2013

New bonus campaign added!

Experience "Live Freemium or Die!", the brand new campaign offering a new world to explore and a new enemy to defeat! And of course, new awardments and new DLC packs too!

- Brand new full length campaign
- 17 more DLC packs to collect
- 10 more awardments to earn
- New speedrun timer and post-game statistic

Download the update through the Desura or grab one of the newly updated standalone installers.

Happy questing!

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junkish Sep 21 2013, 12:56pm says:

FYI old buyers has steam keys.
go here Desura.com and click keys to find steamcode :)

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TheRex1209 Aug 13 2013, 4:08am says:

I buyed it on Desura before it was on Steam, will I get a Steam Key?

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teobaldodeestable May 10 2013, 4:38pm says:


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Inairte May 10 2013, 10:35am says:

Pretty little game, I like it !

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richomincho Mar 31 2013, 7:09am says:

Live Freemium Or Die En castellano parte 2


Thanks for this game Going Loud Studios

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Kwama57 Mar 28 2013, 4:12am says:

Wow, thanks for the added campain! Original was short but cool, funny insight on DLC's as announced for sure.

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richomincho Mar 22 2013, 4:03pm says:

Live Freemium or Die gameplay en castellano


I love this game!!

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emtilt Mar 21 2013, 9:45pm says:

Will us Desura buyers get a Steam key?

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Somebee Mar 24 2013, 7:23am replied:

NO, watch out this side under the "BUY"-option:


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emtilt Mar 24 2013, 12:34pm replied:

That doesn't really answer the question of whether people who bought the Desura version before the Steam version even existed will get a key, only what future buyers will get.

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DoomOfGods Jul 13 2013, 2:47pm replied:

yeah :/ would be nice if we could get also get the steam achievements lol

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DLC Quest
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Going Loud Studios
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Released Nov 1, 2011
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Highest Rated (9 agree) 9/10

Short, but very enjoyable and worth what you're paying for.

Feb 18 2012, 7:44am by Charetard

Lowest Rated (4 agree) 3/10

Underneath its somewhat funny satire, it's just a very short and very basic platformer, even with all DLC. One might say that's part of the joke, but "it's bad on purpose" doesn't really make it worth playing.

Mar 19 2012, 9:34pm by Siveran

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Jan 1 2015, 2:06pm

@GamerKing1611 Nothing planned for that right now. Currently hard at work on @KeepTalkingGame!

Dec 27 2014, 5:17pm

RT @KeepTalkingGame: Want to defuse in a bomb in VR? Still booking PAX press appointments: @keeptalkinggame.com!">hello@keeptalkinggame.com! T.co

Aug 20 2014, 8:22pm

@twGibs Aw, that's adorable! I bet you'll be able to convince her to play SMW someday though - lots more coins there :)

Aug 18 2014, 11:40am

Happy Canada Day! DLC Quest is 75% off today only T.co #MadeInCanada #Eh #poutine #hockey

Jul 1 2014, 2:55pm

Whoa, DLC Quest is in the Steam Summer Sale Community Choice vote! Unprecedented! Vote with your hearts T.co

Jun 21 2014, 9:32pm

Beat the heat with the Steam summer sale and get DLC Quest for something silly like 98 cents: T.co

Jun 19 2014, 1:07pm

Does the mean you've played DLC Quest? T.co RT @notch: Brb, removing walking left from Minecraft.

Jun 6 2014, 4:02pm

@McLeanBen Thanks! Glad you liked it :)

May 21 2014, 1:28pm

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