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.  

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  • 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..."

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7 comments by Protektor on Mar 8th, 2012

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...

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On The Shoulders Of Ancestors Windows DEMO

On The Shoulders Of Ancestors Windows DEMO

Mar 3, 2012 Demo 0 comments

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

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avarisclari
avarisclari Mar 9 2012, 9:11pm says:

Runs great on Ununtu/Mint x64

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alkazar79
alkazar79 Mar 9 2012, 7:58pm says:

+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.

+7 votes     reply to comment
avarisclari
avarisclari Mar 8 2012, 9:14pm says:

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.

+2 votes     reply to comment
hero1900
hero1900 Mar 8 2012, 9:03pm says:

great concept and beatiful art.

+3 votes     reply to comment
Slushy_
Slushy_ Mar 8 2012, 11:28am says:

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

+4 votes     reply to comment
Slushy_
Slushy_ Mar 14 2012, 6:36am replied:

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

+1 vote     reply to comment
jarnik
jarnik Mar 9 2012, 3:04am replied:

Stay tuned please, bit doubling in progress.

+4 votes     reply to comment
jarnik
jarnik Mar 9 2012, 4:36pm replied:

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.

+4 votes     reply to comment
alkazar79
alkazar79 Mar 9 2012, 8:09pm replied:

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.

+2 votes     reply to comment
alkazar79
alkazar79 Mar 9 2012, 8:59pm replied:

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.

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On The Shoulders Of Ancestors
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