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Spoiler Alert is a video game that tests your platforming skills… in reverse. It’s a comedy platformer that you play backwards.
Release Date: Jun 30, 2014
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On the length and future of Spoiler Alert

July 4th, 2014

On behalf of Jeff from MEGAFUZZ:

Hi all,

We realize the game is very short. So far, this has actually been the most common critique. And for this, we apologize. Let me address this.

First off, we hope to see a lot of user created levels to further add value to the game (that is why we added the level editor). If nothing else, I will start putting it to good use myself! I did make all the original levels, after all - so I should be able to stuff in some hopefully fun levels.

Second, it has always been our plan to keep the game alive not only through the level editor, but by also adding more content in future updates. We do have a lot of plans for game mechanics and worlds we haven't made "reverse" fun of yet, so there's definitely a lot of stuff we can and do plan to put in. We've also planned updates with completely free new worlds. Even though we don't have a date for this yet, we hope this will also help you feel you actually got some bang for your buck.

Most importantly, we have never even thought about just releasing this game and then abandon it - it's important to us to keep it going for a good while after release along with the community - and to engage with the people playing it.

Lastly, we're very happy and grateful for your support - and thrilled that, even in spite of the short length, some of you seemed to enjoy it. To those who didn't - we hope you will find the new future worlds more exciting! :)

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Spoiler Alert live with Steam-exclusive content!

June 30th, 2014



Hi everyone!

Spoiler Alert is finally live! Yeah!

Steam-exclusive features include

  • Level editor with Steam Workshop
  • The original soundtrack, including a new bonus track and deleted tracks
  • The original Game Jam version of Spoiler Alert - see how it all began
  • Exclusive hi-res desktop art and concept art
  • Screensavers, deleted graphics, and more!

You can find them in the additional content in the game-folder :)

Here is a bonus launch-day trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5X8UcpcGQBI

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About the Game

Spoiler Alert is a video game that tests your platforming skills… in reverse. It’s a comedy platformer that you play backwards.

When you pick this game up, it has already been beaten. The big bad boss is defeated, the coins are collected and the princess has been rescued. Why, oh why?
Unraveling this mystery takes you through the entire game, from the last level to the first. You must uncollect the coins, revive the enemies and avoid nasty time paradoxes. In other words, you must uncomplete the game by playing it backwards.

Everything in this game is so familiar, yet so different and new. You have played it a thousand times before, and at the same time, you have never tried anything like it.

  • 100 Levels in 4 worlds
  • SpeedRuner Mode
  • Start playing at the end and make your way back
  • Classic platformer gameplay mashed with simple controls
  • Beautiful handdrawn graphics
  • Original soundtrack by Roland La Goy
  • Epic boss fights, upgrades and many different and unique enemies

The Steam-exclusive Collector's Edition version includes

  • Level editor with Steam Workshop
  • The original soundtrack, including a new bonus track and deleted tracks
  • The original Game Jam version of Spoiler Alert - see how it all began
  • Exclusive hi-res desktop art and concept art
  • Screensavers, deleted graphics, and more!

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP and up
    • Processor: A basic dual core
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated
    • Hard Drive: 27 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Works with Xbox controllers

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Mavericks
    • Processor: Dual core
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated
    • Additional Notes: Works fine on anything running Mavericks
Helpful customer reviews
74 of 89 people (83%) found this review helpful
1,004 products in account
3 reviews
0.7 hrs on record
I have gotten perfect ratings on all 90 levels AND all the "bonus" mariachi levels, and have all the achievements, a feat which took probably less than an hour of total playing time. And it was... sort of fun. But the game is not good. The controls aren't tight, the hit detection is awful, and the level design makes NO sense as a "game in reverse" - if you were playing these levels "forward" they wouldn't work at all. It's just a platforming puzzle (and I use "puzzle" loosely) set up to be done backwards. And the level design is uninspired, to the point where even 90% of the way into the game they're still throwing in levels with only one or two jumps / obstacles in them, no tougher than the stuff at the very beginning.

There are some promising ideas in here. But I played all the way through it not because I was having a great time, but to see if there was anything better further in. There was not.
Posted: June 30th, 2014
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46 of 56 people (82%) found this review helpful
600 products in account
1 review
0.7 hrs on record
This game is way too easy and way too short. After 44 minutes I have 100% achievement progress; I beat the game in just under half an hour. Watching the credits is the most time consuming achievement.

The longest level of the game takes about 12 seconds to complete, there are several levels where you just need to jump one or two times to complete it.

You get a gold medal if you beat the level first try, but you can easily reset the level via the escape menu, so every try counts as first try. Since there are no checkpoints, there is no difference except in hearing the first 20 seconds of the music over and over again.

The idea for the game is nice, but it is not enough. You are automatically running backwards and mostly just jump over obstacles. It's a very bad and very easy version of Bit Trip Runner. In the whole game (including bonus stages and everything) you just use the Up-Key to jump and in about 30 levels you use the Z-Key for "actions". The actions are NEVER challenging. The hardest parts of the game include about 3 pixel-perfect jumps, you have to master. But because the levels are so short and you can restart them as you want, you will get these jumps by luck or training within one minute.

For achievement hunters like me, this game might be quite acceptable, since it is an easy 100% in less than an hour (10 achievements total).

But if you want to play a game for fun and/or challenge, you should rather play Runner 2. And if you like the concept of playing a game "backwards", try out Braid. It's not exactly that, but it has many elements of what is on your mind.



To be constructive, what the game needs:
- More challenge (e.g. don't have one "action skill" at a time, but have them all, so you use more than just 2 keys)
- Better level design and longer levels
- Another concept for getting Gold medals (e.g. don't have a time paradoxon, but give Gold to those, who can undo every object of the level)
- I think, this would be nicer, if you did not auto-run; although you then had to rethink the whole concept of the game
- Make more things, that make the game "backwardsy", like: A very high jump move, with which you can reach high platforms (from which the character originally fell down), but if you don't reach a high platform with the jump, you have a paradoxon

All in all: Don't buy it for more than 1€ or $. It's not worth it.

PS: There might be Workshop-Userlevels, that are better than the games original levels, but I rated the game here and not usermade content. The game itself should be good enough for a play and the userlevels should be an extra.
Posted: July 1st, 2014
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27 of 34 people (79%) found this review helpful
53 products in account
4 reviews
0.6 hrs on record
While the premise was funny, I ended up finding this game pretty lame. The physics were downright terrible. It's worth a quick play if you can get it for around $1, but it's not worth even close to full price.
Posted: July 1st, 2014
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21 of 29 people (72%) found this review helpful
32 products in account
1 review
0.9 hrs on record
While the game was fun & slightly addicting, it was pretty short. I managed beat all the worlds with gold and got all 10 achievements in less than an hour. I guess I expected something a little more in-depth for the price.
Posted: July 1st, 2014
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
90 products in account
2 reviews
0.8 hrs on record
Earned all the achievements, 100%'d the game, un-beat some ♥♥♥.

Why is this on steam? put it on some ♥♥♥♥ty flash game site where it belongs

10/10
Posted: July 4th, 2014
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74 of 89 people (83%) found this review helpful
1,004 products in account
3 reviews
0.7 hrs on record
I have gotten perfect ratings on all 90 levels AND all the "bonus" mariachi levels, and have all the achievements, a feat which took probably less than an hour of total playing time. And it was... sort of fun. But the game is not good. The controls aren't tight, the hit detection is awful, and the level design makes NO sense as a "game in reverse" - if you were playing these levels "forward" they wouldn't work at all. It's just a platforming puzzle (and I use "puzzle" loosely) set up to be done backwards. And the level design is uninspired, to the point where even 90% of the way into the game they're still throwing in levels with only one or two jumps / obstacles in them, no tougher than the stuff at the very beginning.

There are some promising ideas in here. But I played all the way through it not because I was having a great time, but to see if there was anything better further in. There was not.
Posted: June 30th, 2014
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