What happens when DLC practices go too far? An indie developer makes a game that mocks the industry and its foibles, that's what! Defeat the bad guy, save the world and get the girl! But first you'll need to find coins to buy DLC to enable animation, sound and even pausing.
User reviews: Very Positive (4,504 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 18, 2013

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"In this game, it's all depends on the DLC you have! Find coins to unlock more DLC to progress in this 2D, sidescrolling adventure."

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About This Game

What happens when DLC practices go too far? An indie developer makes a game that mocks the industry and its foibles, that's what! Defeat the bad guy, save the world and get the girl! But first you'll need to find coins to buy DLC to enable animation, sound and even pausing.

Thankfully this is just satire and all the DLC is purchased with in-game coins. But consider it a cautionary tale for the future...

Key Features:

  • Two full length campaigns: the original award-winning "DLC Quest", and the brand new "Live Freemium or Die"
  • Platforming action! Coins to collect, a princess to save, a bad guy (or two) to defeat. You like that stuff, right?
  • Over 30 different DLC packs, each providing quiet introspection on the state of the gaming industry
  • Over 20 achievements to earn and make you feel reasonably satisfied with yourself
  • Online leaderboards

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:1.6 GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 9, Shader Model 2.0, 128MB
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:2.0 GHz
    • Graphics:DirectX 9, Shader Model 2.0, 256MB
    Minimum:
    • OS:10.6.8
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Shader Model 2.0, 128MB
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:10.7
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Shader Model 2.0, 256MB
Helpful customer reviews
1,964 of 2,418 people (81%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
>stroll into my local GameStop
>looking to pick up a copy of DLC Quest
>grab the game and take it to the charming maiden at the register
>"Pardon me, milady...but could you ring me up? A shame I don't have your number or I'd ring you up instead..."
>she giggles and takes the game, blushing as her fingers brush mine due to my fingerless gloves
>her eyes widen as she reads the game's title
>"Wow, I've never seen anyone buy this before! You must have special taste!"
>I smile and ready a witty response when suddenly a voice rings out from behind
>"Hahaha look at what this ♥♥♥♥♥♥ is buying! That's not Call of Duty! What a piece of ♥♥♥♥!"
>I quickly turn around, my cloak billowing behind me, to discern the source of the rude outburst
>generic dudebro caricature with a sports team cap and "the guy that beat you up that one time behind the school in early October" shirt is standing there guffawing
>"Excuse me sir...you may disparage my person if you wish, but it is untoward to swear in front of a lady."
>"♥♥♥♥ you ♥♥♥♥♥♥!"
>I smile quietly and tip my fedora low across my eyes, concealing them
>"As you wish..."
>I quickly swing my cane into his kneecap before he can react
>he bellows and charges forward
>I expertly sidestep him and the cashier screams as he crashes into the counter
>I draw my sword-cane and mutter a quiet oath as I drive it deep into his back
>"...requiescat in pace..."
>As I clean my blade the girl walks out from behind the counter, twirling her hair with her fingers
>"So...maybe you'd like to come over to my place to play that game sometime...?
>"No thanks, milady, it's single player only. Besides..."
>I sheath my sword
>"You're not my type."
>skate away on my Heelys
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157 of 165 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
DLC Quest is a satire that makes fun of modern-day companies that rely on DLC's and "F2P" games that require you to buy everything from it to be able to actually play it. The humor is a nice addition. Story is somewhat short, but you can continue it on an in-game DLC chapter.

>I'd give it a 7/10
>Pros: Solid gameplay, retro graphics, humor, inexpensive(price matches content)
>Cons: Might stumble upon annoying parts, short, best to buy on sale, might not entertain as long as other games.
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345 of 415 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
You can buy more DLC than Borderlands 2 has. 10/10
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368 of 456 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2014
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98 of 106 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
This is a such a funny game. In less than an hour I finished the main plot, but oh dear this made me smile all the time. It's a really nice satire to all those DLCs.

At the start you can't even go to the left, you don't have animations, no sound and you can't pause the game. But later you can do everything. From getting a hat to shooting everybody to death.

The humor in the game is just brilliant. I love it. There a signs everywhere that tell you what to do. So for example there is a dead end in a cave, so there is a sign: "Dead end." Just next to it: "No seriously, go back."

The people to talk to in the game, or even a horse, are also quite hilarious. One person sais: "I don't have anything relevant to say at this time. I'll play an important role soon, but you don't know that yet."

The cutscene at the beginning of the game is so bad it's really hilarious. The story of it. Haha. No words.

There is a lot more humor in this game. But you have to figure that out yourself.

Also, don't murder the sheep for no good reason.
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132 of 165 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2014
EA/UBISOFT/OVERKILL SIMULATOR
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49 of 57 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Move Left - DLC
Sound - DLC
Fight - DLC
Color - DLC
Quests - DLC
Jump - DLC
Everything in game - DLC
Second game in game - DLC
This review - DLC
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50 of 59 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
Played Payday 2 for 257 hours straight before realising I was playing DLC Quest.
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34 of 37 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
One of the most amazing indie platformers I've seen yet.
The mechanic of this game is awesome and funny at the same time.
If you want about 2 hours pure fun and are person who will always try to find everything this is your game.
As i said it's rather short, but it's certainly worth its money.
Sadely no replayability.
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32 of 37 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
EA simulator 2015
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22 of 31 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
Quite a solid game might need some additions but alot like evoland
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
surprisingly smooth little platform puzzeler. good fun, snarky, and cheep. Controls well.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
Satirical platformer with tons of DLCs inside, for free ofcourse.
6/10
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
English Version:

Given to me by a friend, I wanted to try this game, starting to play it without many claims.

A satirical and polemic indie about the continuously increasing downloadable contents after the sale of any game (contents that, as a matter of fact, should already be included in the game itself).

The game has no real plot, or rather, It's the same old ''save the princess'' like Super Mario. It offers simple but diversified scenarios (some of theme are totally absurd). To me it was brilliant in some aspects, in others a bit too extreme but always funny. However, the whole thing is a fun and challenging adventure.

Unfortunately, It's short-lived and there are only two chapters. Still It's quite cheap, so I recommend It to anyone who desires to spend a few hours having fun.

Italian Version:

Regalatomi da un amico, ho voluto provare questo gioco, iniziandolo senza troppe pretese.

Un indie satirico e polemico, riguardo al sempre aumentare dei contenuti scaricabili dopo la vendita di un eventuale gioco(contenuti che in realtà dovrebbero essere già inclusi nello stesso).

Il gioco non ha una vera e propria trama, o meglio, è il solito ''save the princess'' alla Mario. Offre scenari semplici ma diversificati (alcuni proprio assurdi). L'ho trovato geniale, in alcuni punti, in altri un po' estremo, ma sempre ironico. Nel suo insieme, comunque, è un'avventura più che divertente e stimolante.

Purtroppo è poco longevo e ci son solo due campagne, tuttavia il costo è poco elevato, quindi lo consiglio a tutti quelli che voglion passare un paio d'ore divertendosi.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
I couldn't buy the Sheperd's trust with DLC

10/10
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
"For those who want a break from long games, or want a quick game for trading cards and achievements."

This is a game for people who want to accomplish something in a short time.

The game contains lots of humor and parkour. You are sent back and forth to explore new land... and buy DLC. The whole point of this game, buy DLC and enjoy the game. The game itself was pretty simple and short. It only took me an hour and a half to beat both modes. Bosses are simple and DLC is cheap (as in price). Pretend of this as a Super Mario Bros game, except that there are less coins and every coin is a DLC pack. This is what the game is.

The game in my opinion is amazing, especially from how short it is. Somehow, the developers were able to cram such humor and detail into a small game. At the end, the player feels accomplished of what they had done. I have never seen a game with such a great and short storyline. This kind of emphaizes the saying, short and sweet.

I would highly recommend this game. It is a short, filled-to-the-brim game of detail that also, contains trading cards and achievements. (Yay, more value!) For those who just want a quick break from long and serious games, or just want a game to unlock some trading cards and achievements, then this is the game for you.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
A funny, short and simple RPG quest to save the princess where everything you can do in the game is a consumable DLC. You want a pause screen? There's a DLC for that. You want animation? There's a DLC for that. Jumping, weapons, etc... including a true ending, there's a DLC for that. This game mocks the current DLC system that games often times misuse and it creates a fun and amusing game. The game itself is simple RPG/platforming elements combined fairly well. The movement of your character feels right, which makes the platforming portion simple and frustration free. The graphics are very simplistic, but not retro. The only downfall to this game is how short it is. There are games here, the original DLC Quest and the Freemium expansion. Both, according to an achievement can be done in less than 30 minutes. Well worth the money if you can find it for less than $1.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
DLC Master race

10/10

"It's Ok" - Aimshal
"Could have had more DLC" - Electronic Arts (EA)
"What's DLC?" - http://store.steampowered.com/search/?developer=Going%20Loud%20Studios&snr=1_5_9__408
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
EA in a nutshell

10/10
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
You need to buy the 'Review DLC' to read this review
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