Author Topic: Eversion - A cute, 8-bit styled game.  (Read 16717 times)

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Offline RT 55J

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Eversion - A cute, 8-bit styled game.
« on: January 02, 2009, 12:32:41 pm »
I found this game on another forum and feel compelled to post it here.



Game website: http://zarat.us/tra/offline-games/eversion.html

Direct download link: http://zara.verge-rpg.com/eversion.zip



Controls:

esc - Go to title menu (you can revisit any stage that you've played)

p - Pause

z - Jump

x - "Evert"



The goal of the game is to "rescue the princess" (yawn), but the real challenge lies in getting all of the gems. The main draw of the game is the ability of your character to "everse" between different worlds (sorta like Zelda 3) when at a specific spot. You can tell you're at an eversion point when the background color changes. The differences between the worlds are not only cosmetic, but also effect things like block properties and enemy placement, making the game sort of puzzly. There are also some more changes, but I don't want to spoil them.



Just a note of caution: To me, this game is very reminiscent of Sunsoft's NES titles, in that it's deceptively kid-friendly exterior hides a nerve-racking and nightmarishly difficult interior. I found it to be quite short (only 7/8 levels) and manageably difficult, but I know that some of you won't have the nerves to complete this game (things start heating up about halfway through). Still, I found it fun, but it's definitely not for everyone.

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Offline JonLeung

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RE: Eversion - A cute, 8-bit styled game.
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2009, 12:36:25 pm »
I saw this mentioned on VGCats, and then I found the bad ending on YouTube.  SPOILERS, obviously.



If you don't feel like playing the game, you can also find gameplay videos on YouTube.



Highlight the next line for SPOILERS...

[BLARGG!  THERE ARE NO SPOILERS BECAUSE APPARENTLY THEY DON'T HIDE PROPERLY FOR SOME PEOPLE.]

Offline RT 55J

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RE: Eversion - A cute, 8-bit styled game.
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2009, 12:41:02 pm »
You're not supposed to spoil the game. It ruins the whole point. :-(

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Offline JonLeung

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RE: Eversion - A cute, 8-bit styled game.
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2009, 12:45:00 pm »
Sorry.  There, I edited my post.  :P

Offline Revned

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RE: Eversion - A cute, 8-bit styled game.
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2009, 02:52:49 pm »
Yeah, that didn't work.

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RE: Eversion - A cute, 8-bit styled game.
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2009, 03:11:02 pm »
Sure it did.  Unless you see something different than I see.

Offline Revned

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RE: Eversion - A cute, 8-bit styled game.
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2009, 03:21:09 pm »
The spoiler line isn't any different from the others.

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RE: Eversion - A cute, 8-bit styled game.
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2009, 03:49:06 pm »
What browser/OS are you using?  Or are you using a particular colour scheme?

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RE: Eversion - A cute, 8-bit styled game.
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2009, 04:24:35 pm »
Firefox, Mac, default. *Waits for Maxim to tell me something is wrong with my about:config options*

Offline RT 55J

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RE: Eversion - A cute, 8-bit styled game.
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2009, 06:24:36 pm »
The spoiler tags don't work for me either.

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Offline JonLeung

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RE: Eversion - A cute, 8-bit styled game.
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2009, 07:16:35 pm »
Fine, whatever, I changed it.



I didn't think it was a good spoiler anyway, or that it wouldn't already be spoiled by the warning on the download page anyway...



(I mean, seriously: "NOT INDICATED FOR CHILDREN OR THOSE OF A NERVOUS DISPOSITION.")

Offline RT 55J

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RE: Eversion - A cute, 8-bit styled game.
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2009, 12:06:23 pm »
Whatever. In any case, there probably isn't any need to keep pretending the game is always cute. We've probably spoiled enough just by implying that there is something to be spoiled. :P



Anyways, this game was the third place winner of TIGSource's H.P. Lovecraft-inspired "Commonplace Book Competition" Results here). Having played all of the top 5 games, I can truthfully say none of them are as psychologically disturbing as this one. You should check them out.

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