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...

Features:
- 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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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!

Features:
- 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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DLC Quest: Indie game pokes fun at industry trends, launches today

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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...

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djnforce9
djnforce9

It's a very short and easy game alright but worth every penny just for the laughs and enjoyment I got from it alone. I love how it pokes fun at all the bad habits the games industry has gotten into (including one of the most notorious examples of stupid DLC ideas which I won't spoil). Gameplay itself is simple and controls are solid so no problems there.

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MadBadSniper
MadBadSniper

Greatest (fail) Game EVER!!!! xD just buy it and you will see :)

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MisterGravity
MisterGravity

I enjoyed playing this. SHORT. But enjoyable.

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SiHy_
SiHy_

Great piece of satire, very funny. Nice one!

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ExquisitExamplE
ExquisitExamplE

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A link to a hopefully amusing commentary I did for this game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTwMaHwiS3I&list=UUPUdvmHYCKawJN3OtyvdoMw&index=1&feature=plcp

Overall, this game is actually a great buy for 2 bucks, thats the same price as a taco and I feel I get much more value from this game than from a taco; of course, I'm not hungry right now.... o.O

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melcator
melcator

I like the concept but if I didn't get it in a bundle, and actually paid money for the game itself, I would be a bit ticked at how extremely short the game is.

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LinktersHD
LinktersHD

One of the best 8 bit games i have ever played. You deserve a at on the pack for this superb game.
Note: Next update can you please make it a bit easier :)

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mindtrixx
mindtrixx

Desura says i have to buy DLC to buy the game?

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NoPall
NoPall

That's very funy game, but I think to short.

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Janio
Janio

Great game!
If only the game had real enemies, it should be more longer and rewarding, maybe if the character started without health and the player had to buy the Health Bar / Hearts to continue the game?

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DLC Quest
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Going Loud Studios
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Highest Rated (9 agree) 9/10

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

Feb 18 2012 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 by Siveran

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