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.
User reviews: Very Positive (121 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 17, 2014

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"Showed at PAX Prime 2013 - Devilishly hard but light-hearted puzzler."
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August 28

Life Goes On in Japanese!

We are pleased to announce that Infinite Monkeys Entertainment Ltd. has partnered with Unity Japan and Kakehashi Games to localize Life Goes On to Japanese!

To celebrate the Japanese release we are currently offering a one week 25% discount on Steam that you can check out here.

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July 28

Life Goes On Selected for the PAX 10!

We are extremely pleased to announce that Life Goes On has been selected into this years PAX 10!

We'll be showcasing the game at this years PAX Prime in Seattle from August 29 to September 1, 2014. If you're attending, drop by and say hello!

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Reviews

“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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About This Game

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

System Requirements

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.
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
What an incredible concept so poorly executed.
Perhaps I expected too much. I had hoped for some sort of Lemmings/Eets style game. But this is just pretty much boring.
Essentially, you have a knight who you have to kill in certain positions for another knight to use to gain access to other areas, The game graphics are nice, but the music is cliche and sometimes doesn't seem to fit the scene, The UI is ugly. Overall, this game needs a lot more TLC to the minor things. But the main level design is simply to boring to finish up.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
A really underrated game :(

This game is a puzzle game with a great twist, where you must “use” as many knights as it takes to achieve your goal! Dem golden chalices *_*

The different approach the developers have gone with to make a puzzle game is really refreshing and enjoyable, and
for me to say that is something cause I hate puzzle games normally ><

A really fun game and the graphics are really nice to.

7/10
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
As the trailer suggests, this game is a humorous cross between puzzle platformer and lemmings, where you take advantage of the deaths of your predecessors to progress through the different levels.

With an unlimited number of knights at your disposal, you control one until it dies, then another, and so on, and on each try to die in a way that your corpse will be of some benefit to your next knight. But doing well at a level means using fewer knights (wouldn't want them to die in vain, right? ;)

Progressing in the game uses more of your puzzle skills than your platforming skills, and for considering you will only be using 3-4 buttons, the game gets surprisingly complex.

Completing the various levels and achievements feels reasonably satisfying, and it can be amusing to overcome any obstacle by throwing numerous knights at it in various ways.

The game contains several references to other games, most of which I found quite amusing, but more than anything else I found myself laughing out loud at many of the messages describing how varyingly successful I had been at the end of each level.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Fun and clever puzzles, a great overall tone, but a rather lackluster asthetic. I enjoyed it immensely and would recommend it to any puzzle platformer enthusiast.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Very fun and extremely funny. I enjoyed murdering knights almost as much as grabbing the cups! Easy to get the hang of, challenging.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
A very interesting take on the 2D platform puzzle game. Instead of trying to not die, you strategicly die to use the corpses of your fellow knights to make bridges, press buttons & trigger traps so that one knight may complete the mission. The gameplay is straight forward but doesn't lack it's complexity (especially later on in the mission list). Each mission has a time goal, life goal and a chester goal (finding a monster in the environment which will eat the knight and then sleep) which adds a lot of replayability as it isn't easy to hit all of these on the first attempt. The music & art makes for a humorous game which partnered with the gameplay is well worth the price.

One of the best mechanics is the "name" of the current knight which is usually pretty crazy (i.e. High Royal Knight Sir Edward The Grey) and gives each knight a bit of uniqueness and adds to the humor of these prestigious knights being used as sacrafices to trigger traps and make human bridges. Anyways, long story short - it's worth the price for sure and isn't quite like anything I've ever played before - which is a good thing!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
Only played it a little bit as of yet but i will definitely continue to play more.

The concept of dieing to progress is a really well exectued in this game and the controls are easy to pick up on.

Will probably get better with time aswell if new levels or challenges are added.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
This game, while perhaps a bit morbid in the sense of building a bridge to your objective through the stabbed, exploded, impaled, burned and eaten bodies of your knights, is brilliantly executed. Simple enough to jump right in, and there's no problem that can't be solved with more dead knights, of which you have an unlimited supply.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Not only is this game very creative in its design to use death as a means to beating the puzzles, but it does it in funny and unique ways. This game is very polished and 100% complete. There are hundreds of minor details that keep amazing me about the game as I play eat, from the name of the character being shown to the funny visuals after a level showing how many deaths it took to complete it.

This is one of my favorite Indie games I have ever played and am going to look for more games from the developers because they did such a good job.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
it is a good game i like it list of good stuff:
1.good grafix
2.not much story I like that it makes my brain hurt
3.funny and humorus
4.lots of ways to win

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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
44.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
LGO is a lot of fun. Support Indie Games!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
GRATE GAME LUV IT !!!!!

10
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0 of 11 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
nice game
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5.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Incredible game!
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12.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
It's a solid puzzle platformer in it's own right: the levels are fairly easy to get through, but hard to master. The per level chanelges of fewest knights killed, fastest time, and finding Jeff, plus the hidden level goodies on certain levels give you a reason to replay levels and think about them in a new way. I especially life the gold vs. purple ranks. This is one of the few games I've gotten really frustrated with my failures, and still not been able to put it down.

But the real icing on this razor blade cake is its personality, style, and dark sense of humor. It's a refreshing twist when the goal of most games is not to die. The most fun I've had since Portal.
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5.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Really fun relaxing puzzle game. Not too serious which is great
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7.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
This game is great. Puzzles and achievements galore. Not to mention the great death noises!
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5.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
The games got a black humor that just keeps on giving - a must play even for those who don't usually frequent the puzzle genre!
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0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Like I always say, Keep Moving Forward.
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10.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Lovely game
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