A comical puzzle platformer where you must die to progress. The bodies you leave behind are your only tools to solve puzzles on your quest to find the Cup of Life. Free expansion coming May 17th!
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Sehr positiv (202 Reviews) - 97 % der 202 Nutzerreviews für dieses Spiel sind positiv.
Veröffentlichung: 17. Apr. 2014

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26. April

Life Goes On: Done to Death is releasing on May 17, 2016!

Life Goes On: Done to Death is almost here! Since the release of Life Goes On in 2014, we have been working hard on improving, upgrading, and expanding the game.

So what’s new in Done to Death?

  • A new world called The Ruins (set in the sky), making up a total of four worlds and over 65 levels.
  • New levels that are longer, almost doubling the game’s total playtime. The levels are also more mind-boggling, and there are extra-difficult bonus levels for puzzle lovers.
  • New puzzle-solving mechanisms and tools such as dim-witted zombies and portals to transport knights.
  • More funny features and elements such as unlockable hats and weapons (think beanies and floppy fish).
  • The level selection map had gotten a complete overhaul, now including more art, sound effects, and a background story.

Current owners of Life Goes On will get this update for free! The game will auto-update in your Steam library on May 17th!

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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

Life Goes On: Done to Death is releasing on May 17, 2016!

Life Goes On: Done to Death is almost here! Since the release of Life Goes On in 2014, we have been working hard on improving, upgrading, and expanding the game.

So what’s new in Done to Death?

  • A new world called The Ruins (set in the sky), making up a total of four worlds and over 65 levels.
  • New levels that are longer, almost doubling the game’s total playtime. The levels are also more mind-boggling, and there are extra-difficult bonus levels for puzzle lovers.
  • New puzzle-solving mechanisms and tools such as dim-witted zombies and portals to transport knights.
  • More funny features and elements such as unlockable hats and weapons (think beanies and floppy fish).
  • The level selection map had gotten a complete overhaul, now including more art, sound effects, and a background story.

Current owners of Life Goes On will get this update for free! The game will auto-update in your Steam library on May 17th!

Über dieses Spiel

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 your only means to progress.

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

Systemanforderungen

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Betriebssystem: Windows XP or later
    • Prozessor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
    • Arbeitsspeicher: 2 GB RAM
    • Grafik: Shader Model 3.0 support with 512MB Integrated Memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Speicherplatz: 625 MB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
    Empfohlen:
    • Betriebssystem: Windows XP or later
    • Prozessor: Intel i3 3.3GHz or better
    • Arbeitsspeicher: 4 GB RAM
    • Grafik: Shader Model 3.0 Support and 1GB Dedicated Memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Speicherplatz: 800 MB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
    Minimum:
    • Betriebssystem: OS X 10.6.9 Snow Leopard or better
    • Prozessor: 2.4 GHz
    • Arbeitsspeicher: 2 GB RAM
    • Grafik: Shader Model 3.0 support with 512MB Integrated Memory
    • Speicherplatz: 600 MB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
    Empfohlen:
    • Betriebssystem: OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion or better
    • Prozessor: 2.4 GHz
    • Arbeitsspeicher: 4 GB RAM
    • Grafik: Shader Model 3.0 Support and 1GB Dedicated Memory
    • Speicherplatz: 800 MB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
    Minimum:
    • Betriebssystem: Ubuntu 32/64
    • Prozessor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz
    • Arbeitsspeicher: 2 GB RAM
    • Grafik: Shader Model 3.0 support with 512MB Integrated Memory
    • Speicherplatz: 600 MB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
    Empfohlen:
    • Betriebssystem: Ubuntu 32
    • Prozessor: Intel i3 3.3 GHz or better
    • Arbeitsspeicher: 4 GB RAM
    • Grafik: Shader Model 3.0 support and 1GB Dedicated Memory
    • Speicherplatz: 800 MB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
    • Zusätzliche Anmerkungen: 64 Bit Linux Distributions currently do not function properly with Steam and do not fire Achievements.
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Sehr positiv (202 Reviews)
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Allan
( 4.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 20. April
This game is a fun little physics based puzzle game that has you valiantly send brave knights to their deaths so that they can help the next knights solve the puzzle!

Basic game premise is that you need to retrieve the golden chalice on the level while avoiding the various hazards. Thing is, the hazards typically require you to kill one of your knights in a creative way so that a future knight can take advantage and proceed further along on the puzzle. Mix in a twist of some dark humor and it's a fun experience that is easy to play in brief or longer sessions.

It also provides additional challenge modes such as completing with fewest deaths in certain amount of time to add some replayability.

It's morbidly hilarious at times with some good puzzle progression to get you thinking about how to use mechanics culiminating in some interesting and well designed puzzles by the end!
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
anyGould
( 7.8 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 20. April
The mechanics of this game force you to think of your character in a very expendable and hilarious way. Some of the solutions are diabolical in what you have to do to yourself so the next you can win. (That last sentence got away from me.)
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
Flood
( 20.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 20. April
If you don't like puzzle games at all, you're not likely to enjoy this game. If you do like puzzles (or at least open to the idea) then read on! The difficulty of the puzzles ramps up nicely so you'll likely find some challenges in later levels, but not overly frustrating ones. The game also provides achievements beyond just finishing the levels, for those wanting more brain teasing. And the game just oozes charm, with its cartoonish knights (taking some of sting out of what is actually a pretty macabre game... a dark sense of humor may help) and death traps. One of my favorite things is the roster of, often silly, names at the bottom that get steadily crossed out as you kill more of your knights.

It has an expansion coming too, which likely means I'll be revisitng the game myself soon. Thumbs up!
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
jcleaveley
( 5.3 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 26. März
Absolutly amazing game. Very fun to play. Great game if you are also looking for a small break from something just to clear your head.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
Bad Times, Inc.
( 4.4 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 8. März
super fun yo, walking across the corpses of your friends has never been more fun
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
{MgoCG}PandaFunkey809
( 1.4 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 14. Februar
I played the demo and it looked fun and promising. However, I'm sad to say that the entire game is the same as the demo. just grind through levels. I was hoping for something a little more silly or fun but did not get that. I'd recommend it if you like that kind of stuff, but I just don't like games that work better as an ipod game. I was expecting more than that.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
Nukular
( 3.3 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 10. Februar
This is one of the best games I've played so far. Great idea, great maps. 10/10
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
Darkhorse
( 5.6 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 10. Februar
So basically this is a puzzle game/platformer as others have said. It’s ingenuitive in it’s design and the humor is rather entertaining while morbid. It’s an fun, and relaxing in a strange way. You don’t feel pressured to survive, or complete the level super fast, the areas are pretty, and the music is nice. Over all a nice calm game of stepping on others to reach your goal... Literally.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
Jocannby
( 0.8 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 9. Februar
While playing this game I experienced a roller coaster of emotions: I laughed, I cried, I threw pillows, and I cackled while impaling countless knights on spikes to create a beautiful carpet.

Once I completed the game (on a different account) I did not know what to do with myself as few games provided me with the same freedom to kill with impunity.

Also, who is looking after Jeff? Why is he hungry? Why is he seemingly unaffected by lava? Can he teleport? Is he a he? Inquiring minds want to know.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
akhsavi
( 14.5 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 6. Februar
"Stop at nothing" not just an idiom here.

It's about:
  • logic and sacrifice;
  • death screams and reward;
  • efficient use of human resources... or not.

Why you should play this:
  1. you played Blocks That Matter and/or Divided by Sheep, liked it and looking for something similar;
  2. thoughtful level-design:
    • usually puzzles not very hard because time pars or "death" pars not tight at all, but if you looking for challenge and want to waste as less as possible and beat the level as fast as possible, then the same level starts to look differently;
    • more than that, each puzzle includes another puzzle - you need to feed a beast with one of knights and how to get to the beast is a puzzle itself;
  3. great soundtrack - only few tracks, but all very pleasant;
  4. best "Credits" in this part of the Galaxy.

Why you may not like it:
  • you are obsessed member of labour organization/trade union and care too much about human rights.

No, it's not Putin sent these knights to die... even if "BBC" tells you so.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
Toast
( 4.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 28. Januar
Got the Milecide Achievement, but life goes on!
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
SHARKE BYTE
( 156.4 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 23. Januar
I have spent too much time on this game, and I'm okay with that - life goes on!
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
Splinterfuzz
( 1.6 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 31. Dezember 2015
If you can't tell what kind of game this is or what you'll be doing by the store page description and videos I don't know what to tell you, as for me I so far have found this game to be casual, relaxing, and satisfying. Who knew dying knights could be adorable?
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
My Son
( 2.8 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 31. Dezember 2015
Got to kill some guy named Jim many times. ♥♥♥♥ Jim. 9/10.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
trentvh
( 2.8 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 29. Dezember 2015
Great premise. Totally sold me.
And then the game turned out to actually be great!
The puzzles are fun, and if you can't figure them out right away, it's fun to throw away tons of nights trying to figure it out. They turned frustration into a funny thing.
The victory screen text also often makes me actually laugh.
Highly recommended.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
vampirekatana
( 3.8 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 24. Dezember 2015
Ive killed more people than Stalin and Hitler combied.

10/10
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
calinxxx223
( 10.9 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 23. Dezember 2015
Sehr geiles Spiel bei dem der Tod der Spielfigur zum lösen von Rätseln verwendet wird und das in sehr vielen Verschiedenen manchmal knifligen Level
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
Sooperbowl
( 3.9 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 22. November 2015
Silly game, nothing can really compare to this game. The puzzles and very funny, yet too cartoony to be morbid.
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
Rapid
( 11.3 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 21. November 2015
The demo of this game was awesome and promising. I preordered it and really waited for the release. The time passed extremely slowly. The release date finally came and I have the chance to play it in it's complete state. The only thing I can say now is this: YOU MUST BUY THIS GAME! IT'S DAMN AWESOME!

It's basically a puzzle platformer, with the twist that you need to die (several times) to pass each level. You need to burn, crash, electrocute, stick up, jump to death with your knights to progress and all of these in the funniest ways possible. The puzzles have several unique method I've never seen in other platformers before.

There are several goals besides that you need to reach the cup, like time, number of deaths and you need to feed Jeff on each level, but these are just optional.

And the completely free DLC (for previous owners) with several new puzzles is coming soon!
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
Legion-casualbrb-afkAdmin
( 20.8 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 15. November 2015
AWESOME FOR PLATFORMER fans!! but hard!!
Hilfreich? Ja Nein Lustig
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If you don't like puzzle games at all, you're not likely to enjoy this game. If you do like puzzles (or at least open to the idea) then read on! The difficulty of the puzzles ramps up nicely so you'll likely find some challenges in later levels, but not overly frustrating ones. The game also provides achievements beyond just finishing the levels, for those wanting more brain teasing. And the game just oozes charm, with its cartoonish knights (taking some of sting out of what is actually a pretty macabre game... a dark sense of humor may help) and death traps. One of my favorite things is the roster of, often silly, names at the bottom that get steadily crossed out as you kill more of your knights.

It has an expansion coming too, which likely means I'll be revisitng the game myself soon. Thumbs up!
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This game is a fun little physics based puzzle game that has you valiantly send brave knights to their deaths so that they can help the next knights solve the puzzle!

Basic game premise is that you need to retrieve the golden chalice on the level while avoiding the various hazards. Thing is, the hazards typically require you to kill one of your knights in a creative way so that a future knight can take advantage and proceed further along on the puzzle. Mix in a twist of some dark humor and it's a fun experience that is easy to play in brief or longer sessions.

It also provides additional challenge modes such as completing with fewest deaths in certain amount of time to add some replayability.

It's morbidly hilarious at times with some good puzzle progression to get you thinking about how to use mechanics culiminating in some interesting and well designed puzzles by the end!
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The mechanics of this game force you to think of your character in a very expendable and hilarious way. Some of the solutions are diabolical in what you have to do to yourself so the next you can win. (That last sentence got away from me.)
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"Stop at nothing" not just an idiom here.

It's about:
  • logic and sacrifice;
  • death screams and reward;
  • efficient use of human resources... or not.

Why you should play this:
  1. you played Blocks That Matter and/or Divided by Sheep, liked it and looking for something similar;
  2. thoughtful level-design:
    • usually puzzles not very hard because time pars or "death" pars not tight at all, but if you looking for challenge and want to waste as less as possible and beat the level as fast as possible, then the same level starts to look differently;
    • more than that, each puzzle includes another puzzle - you need to feed a beast with one of knights and how to get to the beast is a puzzle itself;
  3. great soundtrack - only few tracks, but all very pleasant;
  4. best "Credits" in this part of the Galaxy.

Why you may not like it:
  • you are obsessed member of labour organization/trade union and care too much about human rights.

No, it's not Putin sent these knights to die... even if "BBC" tells you so.
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While playing this game I experienced a roller coaster of emotions: I laughed, I cried, I threw pillows, and I cackled while impaling countless knights on spikes to create a beautiful carpet.

Once I completed the game (on a different account) I did not know what to do with myself as few games provided me with the same freedom to kill with impunity.

Also, who is looking after Jeff? Why is he hungry? Why is he seemingly unaffected by lava? Can he teleport? Is he a he? Inquiring minds want to know.
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So basically this is a puzzle game/platformer as others have said. It’s ingenuitive in it’s design and the humor is rather entertaining while morbid. It’s an fun, and relaxing in a strange way. You don’t feel pressured to survive, or complete the level super fast, the areas are pretty, and the music is nice. Over all a nice calm game of stepping on others to reach your goal... Literally.
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super fun yo, walking across the corpses of your friends has never been more fun
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5.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26. März
Absolutly amazing game. Very fun to play. Great game if you are also looking for a small break from something just to clear your head.
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11.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21. November 2015
The demo of this game was awesome and promising. I preordered it and really waited for the release. The time passed extremely slowly. The release date finally came and I have the chance to play it in it's complete state. The only thing I can say now is this: YOU MUST BUY THIS GAME! IT'S DAMN AWESOME!

It's basically a puzzle platformer, with the twist that you need to die (several times) to pass each level. You need to burn, crash, electrocute, stick up, jump to death with your knights to progress and all of these in the funniest ways possible. The puzzles have several unique method I've never seen in other platformers before.

There are several goals besides that you need to reach the cup, like time, number of deaths and you need to feed Jeff on each level, but these are just optional.

And the completely free DLC (for previous owners) with several new puzzles is coming soon!
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I have spent too much time on this game, and I'm okay with that - life goes on!
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Great premise. Totally sold me.
And then the game turned out to actually be great!
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The victory screen text also often makes me actually laugh.
Highly recommended.
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Silly game, nothing can really compare to this game. The puzzles and very funny, yet too cartoony to be morbid.
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Ive killed more people than Stalin and Hitler combied.

10/10
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Got to kill some guy named Jim many times. ♥♥♥♥ Jim. 9/10.
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1.6 Std. insgesamt
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If you can't tell what kind of game this is or what you'll be doing by the store page description and videos I don't know what to tell you, as for me I so far have found this game to be casual, relaxing, and satisfying. Who knew dying knights could be adorable?
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Got the Milecide Achievement, but life goes on!
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8.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15. Juni 2014
Unglaublich tolle Idee und mit sehr viel Humor gemacht! Ich habe es sehr gerne gespielt und kann es nur jedem empfehlen der einige Stunden Spielspaß haben mag :)

Spielzeit: 2-4 Stunden, also recht ok für so einen kleinen Indietitel (Tendenz der Spielzeit ist steigend wenn man alle Missionen versucht mit allen 3 Auszeichnungen zu schaffen)

Schwierigkeit: Manchmal muss man durchaus mal überlegen wie man weiter vorgeht oder bleibt auch mal kurz stecken, aber alles in allem absolut nicht zu schwer in meinen Augen.

Abwechslung: Ich fand es persönlich Abwechslungsreich genug und kann mich absolut nicht beschweren! Teilweise war ich sogar überrascht das immer wieder neue Objekte ins Spiel kamen, wo man eigentlich gewöhnt ist bei anderen Games, dass nichts neues mehr kommt, kam bei Life Goes On immer noch etwas neues :)

Von mir absolut eine Kaufempfehlung die für etwas Geld nicht gerade einen AAA-Titel erwarten und einfach etwas Spaß mit den mordbiden Rätseln haben wollen :D
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6.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21. Juli 2015
Faulty's scorecard :-

1) Essential purchase
2) Recommended purchase
3) Recommended purchase during a sale
4) Not recommended unless heavily discounted
5) Not even recommended for Steam game collectors

A knight to die for

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=466200505
Life Goes On, a puzzle platform adventure from indie studio Infinite Monkeys, takes what was great about Lemmings and literally spins it on its recently deceased head. Where Lemmings had you actively trying to avoid dangerous situations by guiding your dim-witted charges through a number of obstacles to a designated exit with the aim of minimal loss to life, Life Goes On takes the exact opposite approach when it comes to reaching a levels exit. In Life Goes On sacrifices for the greater good are going to need to be made and thankfully you have an arsenal of brave knights at your disposal who are ready and willing to throw themselves off cliffs, into spikes, don’t mind being sawn to pieces, catapulted out of a cannon or fried to an electrical crisp.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=465748745
The whole concept of Life Goes On is to kill, maim, fry or set fire to those who are brave enough to accept your challenge and then use their dead bodies to solve a myriad of puzzles. Since death is a tool and not a punishment in Life Goes On, the death of one knight soon becomes the salvation of another...but not for long however. It’s an engaging concept made even more morbidly fascinating by the fact that each level has a recommended body-count counter. Come in below the recommended counter and you will receive commendations, go on a knight killing spree and you will receive a slightly caustic comment before being moved onto the next level. While the games puzzles (51 levels in total that range across three different areas – mines, mountains and a castle) are not particularly difficult – even though some of the later late game levels do become head scratching affairs – it does become a rather fun exercise trying to ensure that you complete a level with as minimal a body count as possible.

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Life Goes On also includes a rather ingenious check point system represented as blue orbs throughout each level which are activated by simply touching them. Should one of your knights die the next knight will be automatically spawned from the last activated orb. These orbs often become puzzles in their own right and things can often get very tricky if you find you need to backtrack or try your best not to activate some of them in order to succeed. If I have a few gripes with Life Goes On is that some puzzle elements are used repeatedly which removes some of the challenge. Also for a puzzle platformer the game is not particularly challenging and is incredibly short and can be completed in 5 hrs or less depending on how you approach each level. For the most part though, Life Goes On sets out to achieve its goal through sly humor with a deliciously dark twist and often ends up succeeding admirably.

For seasoned puzzle enthusiasts Life Goes On will probably offer up very little challenge beyond what some will see as more of a gimmick that is never truly fleshed out enough to warrant a recommended purchase but for those of you who don’t take your gaming too seriously should find that there is more than enough here for you to enjoy and mull over while you plot your next knights demise. Just make sure you stay for the games end credits...you won’t regret it.

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