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 (4,668 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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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
93 of 108 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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89 of 105 people (85%) 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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103 of 132 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.8 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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20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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25 of 33 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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23 of 30 people (77%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
EA in a nutshell

10/10
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
+ I can buy more and more DLC in this game.
- NO DLC for this game.

10/10
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7 of 7 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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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Best 0,98€ I've ever spent.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
I bought this game on sale but I would highly recommend it full price because it is only 3 euro. This game just makes fun of every in-game purchases game and ridiculous DLC for games that are out there right now, Bar 12 achievements I have fully completed this game in 66 minutes, it is short but I really enjoyed it and it's been a long time since I actually enjoyed playing a game. If you are looking for a laugh buy this game right now!

Read on for only 50 coins.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
AUDIO: Basic                                                              AESTHETIC: Retro
MEMORABILITY: Humorous                                      WORTH: Discount

PROS: A joke game that criticizes how far DLC tends to go, specifically DLC available on-disc or that contain essential aspects of the game. Gameplay itself is a typical collect-a-thon, not too difficult but about 30 minutes or so of game-time. More if you go for achievements.

CONS: A bit of a one-note show. Had it criticized several points of modern gaming, I would probably see it worth its full price. It's pretty short, as well.

OVERALL: There's not much to say that doesn't ruin its punchlines. It's pretty accurate, but as a project on its own it feels unfinished. I feel like this could've been a successful vessel to many more jokes on the current state of the game industry and some of the habits it holds.

                                                    
SCORE: 6/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
DLC Quest isnt an in-depth long story platformer. It's main draw is its satire..

Gameplay:
The whole purpose of DLCQ is to buy DLC, which will enhance your abilities and allow you to progress farther into the game. The catch is that it's extremely tiring to get coins, which helps the game throw the punchline. About 1-2 hours should complete this game for you.

Graphics:
Basic 8-Bitish graphics.

The Good:
It's a fun, short platformer if you need to kill time, or just need something to play for a few minutes.

The Bad:
Again, the games a bit shorter than i would have hoped.

Overall Grade: C+
DLCQ isn't bad, it just has low potential of getting a high grade. If the game was longer, it would be alot higher. The main drawback is that the game is way to short.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
The game is full of funny situations, you will enjoy in every of them. The game has 2 parts:
-The first is really easy to beat and get every awardment. Double check every place and search through them to find every coin !
-The second will waste your nerves. At the beginning, you will feel lost. But if you play it few hours, you will figure out that it isn't hard as you though.
And to complete: If you haven't tried DLC Quest before, this is the right time to do it. You will enjoy in game and be happy when you save the world as hero !
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
Lol, pretty fun but short.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
The charm for the game wears off incredibly quickly. What is amusing and comical at first becomes annoying and mundane in no time. Throughout the two campaigns there is still some enjoyable parts here and there, but they hardly make it worth playing through this tedious adventure. Sure, everyone loves to bag on today's DLC practices and the fact that freemium is a thing, but there's a point where it stops becoming funny and just gets old. We get it, no one likes the practices. How 'bout we make a game centric to the theme? I've definitely spent a dollar and some change worse (sale), but I've also done better, so while this isn't the absolute worst thing you can throw your money at, I wouldn't do it again. Potentially worthwhile if you can get a cheap super bindle (i, yes) that includes it, but not standalone.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
The gimmick of a joke here is amusing at first, but doesn't continue to be for even the relatively short length of the game, and unfortunately the gameplay is pretty weak and bland too.
I think I 100%'d it, but by the end that was more of a compulsion than because I was really enjoying it. I got my money's worth measured by how long I played, but most of it wasn't quality time.
I didn't hate it but I wouldn't recommend it, you can watch it on youtube to see what the joke is, and skip playing it because the gameplay is a let-down.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
90.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
move your character = buy a dlc
do a jump = buy a dlc
wana hear sound ? = buy a dlc
wanna double jumo = buy a dlc
wanna see your horse using a armor ? = buy dlc

this review its part of dlc too XD

100/10 , GOTY
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
This game is adorable. It's a simple platformer with tongue-in-cheek humor about downladable content. The platforming is solid and the focus on DLC and in-game currency add a sort of puzzle element to the game.

It's not a terribly deep game so replayability is nearly non-existent. Also, it is very, very short. For it's price, however, I didn't expect much. Despite these, it's still a pretty fun little game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
This game is hilarious. I love all the little digs that it makes and the whole idea of the game is original and fun. Defiantly worth it for the laughs I got from it.
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