Life Goes On is a comically-morbid platformer where you brutally sacrifice knights and use their dead bodies to solve puzzles. With death as your only means to progress, journey through trap-ridden worlds to find the Cup of Life.
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11 de junho

Life Goes On: Done to Death Coming Later This Year

We’re very pleased to announce that we are expanding Life Goes On with new content and features as Life Goes On: Done to Death.

Life Goes On: Done to Death is an expansion of our existing game to include a bright new world filled with strange mechanisms and deadly new traps. For example, we’ve decided that we aren’t done with the knights even after they die. In this new section of the game, you will face the bodies from your former lives as they walk around the level, attacking your player, and stumbling into traps.

We’ve always had fun with Life Goes On – sacrificing your characters over and over is a dark concept. But by making it as ridiculous as possible, it turns into something funny. Done to Death builds on this by delivering more morbid comedy and more opportunities for the players to mistreat the knight in horrible and unique ways.

The community has always been incredibly supportive of us and so we’ve decided that it didn’t really make sense to charge people again for content that we’ve always wanted to put into the game. When Life Goes On: Done to Death launches later this year all the existing copies of Life Goes On will automatically be upgraded and receive the new content and features for free.

We can’t wait to get Life Goes On: Done to Death into players’ hands and we think you’ll really enjoy the experience. We’ll be posting more details about the content and features we’ll be adding over the coming months before the game lands later this year so stay with us. We’d love to hear your thoughts and comments so feel free to reach out!

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“This melon-twister's wicked personality alone might be enough to pull you into its death grip.”
8/10 – Gamespot

“An inventive and outlandish puzzler that executes with bloodthirstily aplomb.”
8.5/10 – Gameplanet

“Combine great puzzles with a good sense of humor, pretty visuals and a surprisingly well produced soundtrack, Life Goes On is a delightful gem of a game.”
4/5 – Darkstation

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Life Goes On is a comically-morbid platformer where you guide heroic knights to their demise and use their dead bodies to solve puzzles. On your quest to find the Cup of Life, you will summon knight after knight to be brutally sacrificed. Impale knights on spikes to create a safe path. Catch a knight on a saw blade (ouch!) to strategically land the body on a button. Freeze your knights into blocks of ice to reach higher ground. As you journey through treacherous and trap-ridden worlds, you’ll show no mercy to solve each challenging puzzle.

In Life Goes On, death is not a setback. It is the only means to success.

Key Features

  • Over 50 levels that challenge your puzzle-solving skills in morbid, yet fun, ways
  • Puzzles that can only be solved by figuring out how to kill knights
  • Secrets and achievements including Jeff, the fuzzy side-challenge lurking in every level
  • A new, unique name for each knight summoned
  • Three worlds full of spike pits, lava, cannons, ice, and more
  • Speed-run times and death minimums to beat
  • A fresh look at dying in video games

Requisitos de sistema

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 support with 512MB Integrated Memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 625 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: Intel i3 3.3GHz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 Support and 1GB Dedicated Memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6.9 Snow Leopard or better
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 support with 512MB Integrated Memory
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion or better
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 Support and 1GB Dedicated Memory
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 32/64
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 support with 512MB Integrated Memory
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 32
    • Processor: Intel i3 3.3 GHz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 support and 1GB Dedicated Memory
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: 64 Bit Linux Distributions currently do not function properly with Steam and do not fire Achievements.
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Note: video review embedded below.

I took me a long time to pin down exactly what it was that felt so strange about Life Goes On. I knew it wasn’t just the morbid nature of repurposing your corpses as puzzle solving tools, bizarre and unsettling as that is. And it wasn’t that there was something wrong with the puzzle themselves, because even with this odd feeling swirling around inside of me I was having a grand time solving them.

When I finally figured out what had been bugging me, it was both surprising and a little amusing. With how deeply the concept of death has been incorporated and mechanicalized in games, and then instilled in me through years of playing them, I realized Life Goes On felt off because it was doing precisely the opposite of what I’d been trained to do above all else: stay alive. With how many countless grotesquely violent and gore fill games I’ve played I’ve become rather horrifyingly numb to using violence as a mechanic against others, but through all of those keeping myself alive was always the objective above all else.

To do otherwise in most games is to effectively stop playing. Death is simply failure by another name, often meaningless but nearly always present and in some cases even romanticized as one of a game’s most notorious traits (Dark Souls being an obvious example). Life Goes On asked that I rethink the concept of death and in doing so it made it mean something again. Each time one of my knights died I felt an odd mixture of joy at being able to move forward, and distress at the very thought I was taking pleasure from leading my character to the slaughter.

What’s special about Life Goes On is that it doesn’t treat death the way so many modern games do. It’s not cynical, graphic, or intended to shock and appal you. It’s more like a cartoon where someone gets an anvil dropped on their head. Its situations are so absurd and everything drawn in such a delightfully cheerful tone, that I couldn’t take anything seriously because I wasn’t supposed to. Life Goes On recognizes how ridiculous its concept is and mostly manages to come off as silly, maybe even hilarious to some, rather than disturbing.

The way this unorthodox view of death is then applied to puzzle designs helps make a tired genre feel fresh again. There are a lot of the usual devices at work here, be they buttons, blocks, or various hazards, but the way you interact with them with the help of your past failures makes them feel original and inspired. Spikes become walkways, freezing beams create pushable blocks, and sticking yourself in an outlet completes the circuit opening the door. With death being directly integrated into the game design, it also helps take a lot of the edge off of missing a jump or screwing up a sequence, which removes most of the frustration so typical of the genre and had me playing through the entire game in just a few extended sittings.

I realize I’ve sort of come full circle with this review, beginning with how Life Goes On made me remember that death isn’t just a meaningless game of numbers, but then arriving back at how I enjoy its mechanical use here. Ultimately Life Goes On has its cake and eats it too, so any attempt to make it out to entirely subvert the usual violent video game trappings would be dubious at best. But that it made me consider all of this, with seemingly no intention and while delivering an excellent puzzle platformer, feels like at least a modest accomplishment. It got me thinking about things I never even recognize in most games, and though it didn’t quite go all the way, it started a discussion and even managed to have a lot of fun in the process. Odd praise to be sure, but it’s a rather odd game itself isn’t it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzvrAZ7k61g&ab_channel=MrNinjaSquirrel
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Life Goes On. 9.5 / 10

A Hilarious 2D Puzzle Platformer - where Good Sir Knight has an infinite number of respawns - and you will Need the carcasses in all sorts of physics experiments to Find the Holy Grail....

Short 9 hours.... just right
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Very original, very enjoyable. A little easy at the start, but scrupulously logical and fair. I would play more of this.
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Publicada: 21 de junho
Great concept for a puzzle game.
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Nice "simple" and funny puzzle game where death is the only way to go foward
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