Every time you die, you are getting one step closer to your destiny.

As a young scientist, it’s your job to train Lemonites - a genetically engineered race of creatures with a unique life cycle. But who knows what adventures await them aboard the interstellar probe...

Aim upwards to reach the exit and progress to next level. And if you can't get any higher, just leave it to your successors - your dead carcass will serve as a stepping stone to get to the upper platforms.

Features
:

  • 23 levels in 3 chapters
  • unique life cycle mechanics
  • retro-styled pixel graphics
  • compelling storyline
  • you succeed, you get a cake - no lies!

"Dear diary! I’m so excited!

Our research institute has got a new assignment from space agency and I have persuaded others to use Lemonites!

You see, Lemonite is that cute genetically engineered creatures with a unique life cycle - without any external fertilization, it can lay exactly one egg, then it dies. From the egg, a new Lemonite is born. Therefore, as long as its gene pool is strong enough, a single specimen can survive for quite a long time by a constant rebirth through its descendants.
It’s my job to train Lemonites and provide feedback for further changes of their genetic code, serving to the ultimate purpose - develop a creature fit to be a crew of a long-flight interstellar probe (or that’s what the space agency says).

Your Catherine Glover, chief development assistant, GRAPE genetic research
PS: I just hope nothing happens to that Lemonite cutie aboard that stupid probe..."

  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
RSS feed Articles

Every time you die, you are getting one step closer to your destiny. Aim upwards to reach the exit and progress to next level. And if you can't get any higher, just leave it to your successors - your dead carcass will serve as a stepping stone to get to the upper platforms. As a young scientist, it’s your job to train Lemonites - a genetically engineered race of creatures with a unique life cycle. But who knows what adventures await them aboard the interstellar probe...

[ppbranchg16987button]


Enjoy On The Shoulders Of Ancestors and many other great games on Desura.

RSS feed Downloads
On The Shoulders Of Ancestors Windows DEMO

On The Shoulders Of Ancestors Windows DEMO

Demo 0 comments

A Windows demo of On The Shoulders Of Ancestors, featuring first 9 levels of 23 total.

Post comment Comments  (0 - 10 of 13)
avarisclari
avarisclari

Runs great on Ununtu/Mint x64

Reply Good karma Bad karma+5 votes
alkazar79
alkazar79

+1 great concept
+1 Linux support
+1 addicting gameplay
+1 price
-1 Flash
-1 presentation
-1 controls
-1 terrible name

Overall, I am happy with my purchase.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+7 votes
avarisclari
avarisclari

First thought that pops in my head when reading the description: Cool. Second thought: Sounds like Baroque. If you know what i'm talking about, you know one of the greatest headaches, in an oxymoron way. Fantastic game, huge headache.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
hero1900
hero1900

great concept and beatiful art.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
Slushy_
Slushy_

If anyone would like to try and win a copy just watch this video Youtube.com

Reply Good karma Bad karma+4 votes
Slushy_
Slushy_

Didn't realise you can't edit these comments , anyway the above giveaway is over

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
opossums
opossums

I would really appreciate an x64 build. Otherwise I can't run it. Please!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
jarnik Creator
jarnik

Stay tuned please, bit doubling in progress.

Reply Good karma+4 votes
jarnik Creator
jarnik

As there is no standalone flash player for x64, I am not able to produce proper x64 binary.

However, I've built an Adobe Air package for both demo and full game, now waiting for approval by admins. I strongly advise trying out the demo first. You will need Adobe Air installed, and as there is no official 64bit release, it might require some effort.

I'm quite mad at Adobe for ignoring flash in Linux, I promise this is my last game built in Flash, for next projects I'm switching to haXe which supports multiple native build targets.

Reply Good karma+4 votes
alkazar79
alkazar79

If you use haXe and use the exposed Flash API, you will only be able to target Flash and will still need the Flash player to run your games. In other words, haXe provides a common language, but little in the way of a common library across all platforms. Of course, that may have changed since the last time I used haXe, so don't take my word for it.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
alkazar79
alkazar79

Scratch that comment, I just took another look at the haXe site and found nme. haXe got a lot more amazing since the last time I used it.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
SlickMcRunFast
SlickMcRunFast

I will buy if you double them bits.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+4 votes
AshtarSheran
AshtarSheran

It runs quite well on Mint 11 64-bit, except the fullscreen mode. But the game is too cruel to me.

Reply Good karma Bad karma0 votes
Post a comment

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community. Or sign in with your social account:

Icon
On The Shoulders Of Ancestors
Platforms
Windows, Mac, Linux
Creator
jarnik
Engine
Flixel
Contact
Send Message
Homepage
Jarnik.com
Release date
Game watch
Start tracking
Share
Community Rating

Average

8.3

6 votes submitted.

You Say

-

Ratings closed.

Style
Genre
Platformer
Theme
Sci-Fi
Players
Single Player
Project
Indie
Boxart
Boxart
Embed Buttons
Link to On The Shoulders Of Ancestors by selecting a button and using the embed code provided more...
On The Shoulders Of Ancestors
Statistics
Last Update
Watchers
57 members
Downloads
1
Articles
1
Reviews
3