Eternity's Child, a quirky, hand drawn next generation 2D platformer is based on a fairy tale by Luc Bernard. It arrives on Steam with exclusive Steam Only levels and HD Resolution. Features: Beautiful 2D graphics with one of the most unique art direction done in a videogame Orchestral Soundtrack Game to be updated with new levels and...
User reviews: Mostly Negative (42 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 31, 2008
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Eternity's Child, a quirky, hand drawn next generation 2D platformer is based on a fairy tale by Luc Bernard. It arrives on Steam with exclusive Steam Only levels and HD Resolution.

Features:

  • Beautiful 2D graphics with one of the most unique art direction done in a videogame
  • Orchestral Soundtrack
  • Game to be updated with new levels and chapters for free
  • Exclusive levels and HD resolution for the Steam version
  • Exclusive BETA level editor for the Steam version
  • Exclusive Steam Achievements

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • Supported OS: Windows XP/ Windows Vista
    • Processor: 2.0 ghz Intel Celeron (2.0ghz Pentium 4 suggested)
    • Memory: 256mb (512mb suggested)
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 compatible video card (128mb video ram suggested)
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0 compliant sound device
    • Hard Drive: 50 MB
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Thank Gabe for Steam Returns. At last we can all play this and ignore the hyped up demo and see for ourselves just how bad the final product really... truly... is... Just... Wow... you know?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
This game is a love letter to every wannabe game designer who's played Mario and completely missed what makes it such a brilliant game. The jump physics are floaty and hard to control. The camera is sticky and often forces you into leaps of faith. Platforms are arranged with no rhyme or reason, and it's often visually ambiguous where you can stand and where you can't. Enemy AI makes no sense: sometimes swarms of enemies will gleefully dive-bomb you from off screen, and other times the same enemy types will sit perfectly still, ignoring you as you shoot them. You have health, but levels are mostly made up of insta-death pits. The story mocks itself and the game's arbitrary mechanics right from the first level. Even more embarrassingly, the first thing you see in the game is the fact that two-thirds of the game's content (the second and third acts) are listed as "Coming soon!", despite the game having been released seven years ago (as I write this). It doesn't matter what price point this game is offered at, there is no enjoyment to be had here.
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42 of 43 people (98%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2013
Well, this one was my first game on steam almost 5 years ago, it was a nice looking game back then, they promised 2 extra chapters free of charge, everything was great... but after all these years i can say this game is one of the worst games on steam, the controls are not perfect but they are slow and don't respond properly, the level design is onw of the worst things i've seen, you're gonna die mostly for the bad programming and design other that your own fault, the enemies have the same movements on every level, so they become easy to avoid, some others are simply jump and avoid, the history is non existent, even the game asks weird questions or the chat it's incomprehensible, but most important... after all these years the Chapters 2 and 3 are not available so the game is incomplete without them, sorry but the only good thing is the art, it's pretty, that's for sure, but everything else it's really really horrible, it feels more like an alpha game and not like a full game, DO NOT BUY THIS GAME SPECIALLY AT IT'S FULL PRICE
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42 of 45 people (93%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 29, 2014
Well, it is a pretty game. Sure do wish I could see more of it. Unfortunately, the cursor that is used for shooting on the only available level does not respond to the mouse movements; it merely jitters about while the character moves back and forth. I dig the painted, whimsical art style.
This should not be for sale anymore. It's been out since 2008, and hasn't had any fixes (that I'm aware of). I just tried playing it again, to little avail. Fell through platforms and couldn't hit much with the shoot-wherever-lady.
Eternity's Child is truly broken, and could not only use a re-visiting by the developer, but it probably needs to be taken down entirely from this and any other store. I can't believe the $4.99 price tag on it. I highly recommend you don't, either.
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24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 21, 2014
Wow, they actually left this game unfinished and cut their losses. It's not nearly as bad as most negative reviews state, but it is -pretty- bad. And, you know, incomplete, meaning there's a bunch of unbalanced levels and an unsatisfactory ending.
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