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Saving Steve

by Exolun - Compo Entry

Saving Steve is a game where your objective is to save Steve (the protagonist) from his grisly demise by shifting the level to prevent his death.

You have no control over Steve! Use the Arrow keys to move hazards and dart launchers in an effort to save him!

Note: You may need to turn the volume down. Some users have reported it being very loud on startup!

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matiz982 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:39am

Funny game "you are a stage" i haven't seen similar before.. Sometimes is very hard for me but i challanged it :) Good work

nopogo says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:15am

Found it very difficult to stear the spikes in lvl 2. also if you boot it up the music is REALLY loud :P maybe balance that a bit. overall fun concept

MintArcade says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:48pm

Very cool! Poor Steve, I keep killing him ;D Awesom take on theme.

Solocov says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:19pm

Maybe lower the skill curve. Introduce each element individually so the player can learn what each thing does in a "save" enviroment

tweedle says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:36am

Great game. Really smart mechanic and overall presentation. Really funny game, and it's a nice surprise being able to control the dungeon and not the hero. Nice work!

bagface says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:20am

Interesting mechanics, I did not save Steve so many times ;_; Good work!

luvShape says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:04pm

Made me laugh from the start ;)

TeamScripta says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:38am

Cool idea! but my Steve did not last long

Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:20am

Really nice idea! I found it very hard to properly time moving the turrets, but the concept is really clever! would love to see more of it

Fumiko says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:57am

Great idea concerning the theme, also liked the intro

fullmontis says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:12pm

THis game is lots of fun! I really like the mechanic and I think you did it very well, the levels are challenging but doable with a few tries. The graphics and the music were a little barebones, but the humor made up for that.

AAGH Games says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:16pm

good job on your entry, I thought that it was fun and amusing all at the same time.

Ibzy says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:58pm

Really good concept with the controlling of the dungeon itself. My only criticism is that the controls are very sensitive which makes positioning the guns awkward.

MudFarmers says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 4:49am

I liked this a lot. The difficulty curve definitely needs work, but the way the puzzles work, and the way you used the theme were very good.

Weeping Rupee says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 5:22am

good concept for a game. Felt like it all came down to trial and error a bit though.

fafastudio says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 10:05am

Clever ideas, very fun game :) i like the fact that he's blind it's a so good excuse for your gameplay, smart way to do it :)

grayhaze says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 10:17am

I couldn't get past the second screen, despite many, many attempts. Otherwise, this looked like a fun idea which could just use a shallower difficulty curve. I could see this idea working as a full game with some extra polish. Well done. :)

Orion Dev says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 5:52pm


Orion Dev says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 5:52pm

Really cool concept, just really difficult xD

siczecheg says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 3:17pm

one of best pieces I saw, perfect

Reis Mahnic says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 6:07am

Had a lot of fun with this, it's a clever core mechanic.
On top of that, you kept me laughing through the whole thing.
Awesome job.

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