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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Daw19yoyo Mar 17 2012, 10:00pm says:

I have a RADEON X300 SE 128MB HyperMemory. Should I be able to play this game? It says there is no sutible graphics device.

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Lethe_Syl Mar 25 2012, 8:19am replied:

Can't tell if serious or joking.

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Raioh Mar 17 2012, 9:09pm says:

CLR Error 80004005

Why does this thing keep haunting me?

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Versenwald Mar 17 2012, 7:37pm says:

Purchasing DLC has never been so rewarding.

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digdugdog Mar 17 2012, 5:31pm says:

one of the better games I've played lately. Thank you Going Load Studios

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PieceOfMind Mar 17 2012, 8:36am says:

I like a game that doesn't take itself too seriously. This game was a nice diversion, albeit a shortlived one.

It's too short to justify paying for.

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kiprian Mar 17 2012, 5:21am says:

[[Purchase Desura DLC to view this comment]]

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omegaxis Mar 17 2012, 4:54am says:

doesn't work on linux/wine due to XNA framework :-(

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Flash112 Mar 17 2012, 7:52pm replied:

You need a DLC for that.. :/

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Poyomon2 Mar 17 2012, 5:09am replied:

The download area tells you that it only works on windows.

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bkane Creator
bkane Mar 17 2012, 11:18am replied:

Linux is indeed not supported. However, I have heard that these instructions (for Terraria, but the concept is the same) have worked for some users: Tom-geiger.de

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Lethe_Syl Mar 25 2012, 8:20am replied:

It is supported, but you have to buy the ingame DLC for it.

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DLC Quest
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Going Loud Studios
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Released Nov 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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