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 (4,951 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
404 of 461 people (88%) found this review helpful
38 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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228 of 249 people (92%) 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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129 of 149 people (87%) 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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80 of 83 people (96%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
26.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
(You must purchase the DLC to read this review)
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22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
IMPORTANT NOTE: You do NOT need to pay real cash to buy any in-game DLC.

This game is all about ridiculing the bad DLC-hell trend in gaming industry. Everything in game is about DLC. For starters, when you start the game, you will have to "purchase" the DLC to jump, and even the DLC to pause.

The plot is simple, kill a boss, save a girl. You do so by jumping platforms to platforms collecting coins, and spend them to purchase DLCs that unlock extra quest or items to proceed the game.

The graphics and musics are simple, cute and colorful. The stages are easy, but some coins and DLC packages are well hidden, you might need to spend some time finding them.

For achievement hunters, all the achievements are easily obtainable. Except the 2 speed runs that requires a lot of practise (or just save-hack it).

A very short game featuring a very small world. You could finish this game within an hour. It was fun while it lasted. :D

I wish this game release more campaigns as DLCs.

My score: 10/10 (Buy it on sale!)
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