Electronic Super Joy is a brutally hard platformer set in a world of pulse-pounding electronic music. Run, jump, smash & fly your way through 45+ weird & different levels, with low-gravity, world rotation, giant monsters & swarming missiles.
User reviews: Very Positive (2,468 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 23, 2013

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"Showed at PAX Prime 2013 - A brutally difficult platformer with the most pounding soundtrack we've ever heard."
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December 17

v1.11 - Changelog December 17

OSX Users: It is reccomended that you uninstall Electronic Super Joy before launching this update. Furthermore, I reccomend that you check the install directory and remove any remaining files prior to installing.

  • Fix display of collected stars in menu.
  • Update save file format NOTE: It is no longer backwards compatible to v1.10 and before.
  • Fix Linux blackscreen for locales not using a period for floating point numbers
  • Fix wonky gold times for locales not using a period for floating point numbers
  • Fix 'Electronic Super King' achievement unlock requirements
  • Fix incorrect unlocking of World 4 Completion Achievements
  • Lock checked Hot Sticky Mess achievemnts where applicable
  • Revert to Steamworks dlls used for 1.09

December 8
  • Lock levels and achievements if you don't own the DLC
  • Removed timer from DLC2 cutscene
  • Trimmed down the size of the game by ~4MB

December 7
  • Fixed One-derful achievement re-locking
  • Fixed world time not updating in menus
  • Replaced the bounce arrow spawners in A Big Ole Mess
  • Improved performance on A Big Crumbling Mess and A Big Ole Mess
  • Menu flipping animation now 2x faster
  • Tweaked An Evil Portal Mess
  • Locked A Hot Sticky Mess for people who have 'So Long and Thanks for All the Stars'

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December 5

ESJ - Hot Sticky Mess DLC released! 15 new levels!

A Hot Sticky Mess
  • 1 new world to conquer!
  • 15 brand new levels!
  • 4 new tracks!
  • 6 new achievements!
  • 26 is the sum of the above numbers!
  • Find out the mystery of the mysterious SACRED pudding thief!
  • Less blasphemy!
  • MORE blasphemy!
  • Boris!
  • Available now on the Steam store! http://store.steampowered.com/app/317770

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Reviews

“Visually stunning, hilarious, and brutally challenging. 9/10.”
Destructoid

“Rock out and get your hardcore platforming on.”
Joystiq

“Indie gaming with style.”
IGN

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Electronic Super Joy: Groove City!
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- Level Editor!
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- New music!
- New worlds!
- 20+ Secret Areas!



Electronic Super Joy is a brutally hard platformer set in a world of pulse-pounding electronic music. Run, jump, smash & fly your way through 45+ weird & different levels, with low-gravity, world rotation, giant monsters & swarming missiles.

  • Described as "The Unholy merging of Super Meat Boy & Super Hexagon!"
  • Hailed as "Horrifically beautiful level design [...] Makes me want to throw my computer out the window!"
  • Quoted as being "Mostly about Butts!"
  • "...pure platforming experience that plays with a lot of fresh ideas" - Droqen, Starseed Pilgrim
  • "This is probably the best story I've ever seen in an indie game" - RageQuit, Rooster Teeth
  • "Oh Dude! I'm feeling Electronic Super Joy!" - Game Grumps
  • "This game is... AWESOME!" - iHasCupquake
  • "An epic sexy soundtrack to this epic sexy game" - Markiplier
  • "Anybody else just fucking in love with this game?" - Sevadus

Plot


The Evil Groove-Wizard rules the world with an iron fist.
Pope Theo, Archbishop of the Church of Righteous Soul has excommunicated him... but then went mysteriously silent!
Captain Lewis, of the 43rd Queen's Disco Troop, has vowed to resist his tyrannical rule!
...And he stole Little Anni McGee's teddy bear!
Can you defeat the Groove-Wizard and end his Tyranny? Can you be a hero?

Key Features

  • Play through 45+ pulse-pounding levels!
  • Groove to over 35 tracks of electronic music!
  • Jump, Smash, Fly, and Dance across 3 brutal worlds!
  • 8+ hours of gameplay!
  • 3 HUGE Boss fights!
  • Far too many bad puns!
    [8]**Includes Holiday Update, which adds 15 new achievements, 3 more levels, and the new boss fight, Spike!**

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel Dual Core or Equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible video card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 375 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On-board sound
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Dual Core or Equivalent
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible video card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 375 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On-board sound
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX
    • Processor: Intel Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL
    • Hard Drive: 375 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On-board sound
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX
    • Processor: Intel Processor
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL
    • Hard Drive: 375 MB available space
    • Sound Card: On-board sound
    Minimum:
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 375 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 375 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
38 of 46 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
this game is harder than dark souls. i also kill myself to hear the erotic man moans
-19/91
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
You aren't afraid of a real challenge? If not, play Electronic Super Joy!

This game is fantastic! Sometimes is a bit unfair, but that's how masocore games (trial and error) are supposed to be. At first, you'll lose the count of how many times you died, but with practicing you won't believe you finally passed that damn level! The pulsing music will get you pumped and also helps to make the experience much more enjoyable. There's a lot of replay value if you try to improve your times and/or want to get the achievements.

If you liked ESJ I recommend to buy the mini-sequel "Groove City". It's much more shorter than this game, but has a level editor and a lot of community made levels. It means even more replay value and some crazy stuff fans created.

I think Electronic Super Joy worth the full price, but if you buy it on a sale it's an absolute steal. Even if you're not experienced with masocore games, but are a fan of old-school platformers, you'll like ESJ. A lot!
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Who cares about infuriating difficulty when the soundtrack is THIS good?
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
♥♥♥♥ING HELL ♥♥♥♥ING MISSILES ♥♥♥♥ING MOVE FASTER SCROLLING SCREEN NO ♥♥♥♥ MOVE SLOWER ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥



10/10
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
i just killed the pope in a spaceship with dubstep and pretty lights.

10/10
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
37.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
Do you want to get frustrated? Because that's how you get frustrated. 10/10 Would break my fingers again.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
If you like electronic music, buy this game. If you like platformers, buy this game. It's a blast. It has a steep difficulty curve but thanks to plentiful checkpoints and a pulsing soundtrack that doesn't stop even if you die, frustration is minimal.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Electronic Super Joy is like one of those hidden gems you hear about from an old console. It is a very obscure game, which is unfortunate as it was an excellent game. The game offers levels in 2 ways. Your regular pass, and your no-deaths timed runs. This offers a new way to go back and do the levels. This is a very difficult game to fully complete, even to a massochistic gamer's point.

The greatest part is that even though the game was very obscure, the developers created a standalone add on pack for the game, and a dlc pack for the true fans out there.

9/10
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Do you like jumping? Do you like smashing? Do you like spikes? Do you like Rockets(lots of them)? Then you're maybe thinking about buying this game and can only say: Do it.

It challenging sometimes nerve-racking, but never unfair.

Your mission is to defeat the pope, for various reasons.
On your way trough the game you will get to use different abilities, all of them adding unique gameplay and levels in their way. You get to fight challenging and hilarious bosses and you do all that with the great music from EnV. [Check out the soundtrack, it is worth it.] The developer really put much love in this game.

The graphics are bright and alive through the music's beat and often you notice that you're actually jumping to the beat.

As for the very direct controls i recommend playing with a controller, because that's just how you play platformers.

If you enjoy good platformers and music then i bet you'll love this game.

In conclusion, this game is nearly a perfect platformer designed with much effort and love. 1201/1337

You may also want to check on those games: Electronic Super Joy: Groove City, Love, Bit.Trip
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
20.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Great game if you can get past the pure rage.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 20
drugs simulator 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 19
Difficult levels, platforms that turn into missiles, rainbow cannons, seziure inducing raves, an AMAZING mindf*ck soundtrack, sex noises, the story of a guy who lost his butt, evil popes, a giant monster that shoots f*ckbeams out of his eyes, and enough pink to cure breast cancer.

13/10 would rave again
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
You just do 3 things Jump, Die and Try to make Beatbox
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
I enjoy platformers, but none is more brutal yet satisfying than Electronic Super Joy. This game successfully blends a good gameplay mechanic with some impressive tunes. If you like platformers like I do, get it now because it's well worth the price!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 3
Electronic Super Joy is the sexiest, most infuriating game I have ever played. The humor is sharp and the music is awesome, and while there are many platformers that are "challenging," Electronic Super Joy feels more like Super Meat Boy on LSD. Infinite checkpoints (complete with sexy moans and oh yeahs) make sure you're never too far off course, and the gameplay is tight and constantly changing. The final boss in particular is a nerve wracking experience in that I personally both loved and despised, for it took me far too many tries to finish even though I knew what I had to do.

This game is not for the faint of heart, and there were plenty of areas that made me stop and take breaks after many frustrating failures. At the same time, the game is not strictly a barebones platformer. Many mechanics are implemented through out such as changing gravity and a constantly changing move set, but there are plenty of moments where ESJ becomes more like a bullet hell shooter, keeping the freshness around even after I felt I'd seen it all.

It feels unfair to compare this Meat Boy, for the platforming has a very different feel than many games of the genre, nor is it as nearly precise, even though it demands it. This often led me to most of my frustrations as I found it harder and harder to play out what I was supposed to do, for the controls can be extremely touchy, even with a gamepad. There were plenty of moments where my palms were sweating less out of nerves than frustration, but these sections are not common and did not ruin my enjoyment.

Plenty of modes are offered as well, including an endless runner that I enjoyed a bit more than I should've. There are also four bonus levels that you can unlock once you find all the collectable stars, but they pose a challenge that far exceeded my abilities, as I only managed to complete one of them. I got half way through the second before being driven insane by some of the obstacles, and the other two including I tried a few times before calling it quits. Completionists will enjoy the increased challenge, but for me the fun quickly waned.

All in All, Electronic Super Joy is a fantastic but flawed game that far surpasses most games that come out of the indie scenes. Strikingly unique but with a familiar feel, this game will leave you with a lasting impression and a sense of accomplishment time and time again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 8
10/10 would buy 5 more times.

Electronic Super joy is a great platformer with an awesome soundtrack. Although hard, I wouldnt say devilishly hard like some other platformers can be, everything feels fair and responisive (after you learn you can almost get a full character's length off of blocks before falling). The story has 3 main acts/worlds consisting of multiple levels and overacrching goal. There are 2 additional acts/worlds for bonus levels and tastes of the DLC you can buy. The game works well to implement different mechanics and then progressively puts them together in interesting combinations.

All in all the game took about 3-4 hours to complete all the levels and get all of the stars with a healthy amount of deaths and idling to music. Although expected, 3D vision did not work for this game, which is an absolute shame because I would love to see the already vibrant visuals pop even more.

The music is stellar, even if you are not a fan of the genre.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 13
This is a 2D platformer with challenging gameplay. Your character will gain and lose abilities throughout the game, which keeps the game varied.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 8
Got my butt back
10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 9
Ever wanted to kill the Pope whilst hearing sensational music alongside manly grunting and feminine moans? Well this is the game for you! Electronic Super Joy is an infuriatingly difficult platformer featuring stunning visuals and one of the best soundtracks for a video-game since Pepsi Man, the ost is just pneunomenal. The visual style whilst rhymically mesmerizing matching the beat of the music, can cause motion sickness so take that into consideration before purchase. With a hilarious over the top story Electronic Super Joy never takes itself too seriously which is enjoyable even if your struggling with a level. Never once did I feel cheated as the level designs are fair with an exception or two, and with enough tries all are possible to beat. The game is relatively short in retrospect, however the high diffiuclty will easily add several hours onto your play time as it is likely you will have to retry several levels. I highly recommend this to hardcore platformers as this game is not generally for casual players.

In Summary: 10/10 Must Own.
Pros;
+ Sensational soundtrack,
+ Beautiful visuals,
+ Difficult and challenging,
+ Controls well.
+ Levels are fair,
+ Can kill the Pope.

Cons;
- Infuriating at times,
- Not for casuals.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 18
That platformer where you spend most your time playing it just to listen to the music.
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