The Princess of the Flower Kingdom has vanished! She was taken by the Ghulibas of the north, and it is up to brave Zee Tee to rescue her. On his quest, he - and you - will discover the hidden lands behind the peaceful kingdom, and come face to face with secrets that will set you on edge!
User reviews: Very Positive (636 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 7, 2010

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The Princess of the Flower Kingdom has vanished! She was taken by the Ghulibas of the north, and it is up to brave Zee Tee to rescue her. On his quest, he - and you - will discover the hidden lands behind the peaceful kingdom, and come face to face with secrets that will set you on edge!

This is the high-definition version of indie fan favorite Eversion, now with Steam support! Complete achievements and compete against your friends in Time Attack levels!

Key features:
  • Retro-style platform gameplay
  • Dimension-shifting gameplay changes the level around you
  • Explore eight carefully crafted unique worlds
  • Hand-drawn pixel art, legitimate indie-style
  • Surprising plot twists
  • Game length ideal for busy videogame fans
  • Three different endings
  • Extra entertainment value when played alone at night
  • An unforgettable experience

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: Single core 1GHz+
    • Memory: 64MB or more
    • Graphics: 640 x 480 resolution or higher
    • DirectX®: N/A
    • Hard Drive: 20 MB
    • Sound: Required
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Mint 13 LTS, Fedora 16, fully updated
    • Processor: Single core 1GHz
    • Memory: 64MB or more
    • Graphics: 640 x 480 resolution or higher
    • Hard Drive: 20MB
Helpful customer reviews
19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2014
A charmingly difficult puzzle / platform / horror game.

I found I was able to complete this in a few hours but I took breaks in between because this game will have you dying and restarting a lot! And if you want those gems? Good luck getting them all, will require some thought and figuring out where all the Evert points are in levels to get some (namely levels 5 and 7.) A couple of the hidden achievements are equally as hard (I have to stand where on which layer for a letter?!)

The graphics are cute and horrifying on layers 6 and 7 but namely 8. -8 is such a scary layer and the music does not help! The soundtrack is really nice as well and you need your volume up to hear -7, it's heartbeats and at that, very faint heart beats which will make most players think layer 7 has NO soundtrack to it.

The endings were just lovely, 3 endings, 1 of them is hidden and very hard to get. Are you the monster, is she a monster, are you stones, or is this all a metaphor for a atomic bomb? Hue hue hue, by the way "Metaphor for a Atomic Bomb" is an achievement and a shoutout to Braid. :)

Lots of spoilers in my review but overall, good game and the price is about right. I avoided picking it up for a long time because it looked to be all lollipops and rainbows, glad to see I wasn't entirely wrong there. Discount or full price, worth picking up and playing if you enjoy games that mess with your mind a bit.
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
you are being deceived
do not trust them
they want to hurt you
only i am your friend
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 13, 2014
Quick review:

Short Verdict: DON'T BUY IT FOR YOUR CHILDREN! It starts out cute, but it turns evil quickly. Eversion is a fun, short game like the good old Super Mario, but with a twist and some puzzles. Definitely worth playing if you're into this genre, especially if it's on sale!

Pros:
  • Very immersive and atmospheric
  • Nice old school game mechanics
  • Unique world layers bring a nice puzzle aspect to the game
  • BGM matches really well the layer you're on
  • Well-balanced difficulty level
  • Collecting gems, hidden letters and the multiple endings adds to the depth of the puzzles

Cons:
  • Controls and movements are slightly clunky sometimes
  • Way too short--took me less than 2 hours to get all the achievements

Bought on / for: I traded it for a copy of Murder Miners, which was sitting on my inventory (I already had it in my account), so I pretty much think of Eversion as a game I got for free. Definitely worth playing if you already have it or if it's cheap like 1 or 2 dollars. But you wouldn't be wasting your money if you paid the full price. Just remember it's short.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
Eversion is difficult to review without spoiling it, but I'll try.

Eversion is, at it's core, an indie platformer/puzzle game. You play as Zee-Tee the Astrik (*), who is on a quest to save Princess Nehema, who has been captured by things that look a lot like Goombas. Along the way, Zee-Tee can evert to different "layers" of the world by pressing SPACE in certain areas, Things are quite different in each eversion layer, so everting is often required to progress.

Along the way, Zee-Tee can challenge himself by trying to collect all 240 gems, which will often require backtracking at certain eversion layers. Thankfully, your gems save even if you quit the level or die within, which is great for some of the harder levels.

The only real complaint I have about this game is how short it is. The game can easily be 100%ed in an hour, but if it is your first time playing, it'll probably take 2 hours or so to collect all of the gems and rescue the Princess.

All in all, Eversion is a very interesting platformer that is worth taking a look at. If you want to try the game out before you spend 5 dollars on it, the creator has a freeware version on his website. It doesn't have achievements and it's missing a handful of time attack levels, but it should get you used to the game.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
Eversion is a puzzle platformer, but discovering the story and setting are an important part of the game.

What makes this game very enjoyable is that the puzzling and the platforming are fun, but never get in the way of the discovering by keeping you stuck at one part to long:
  • There are some tricky platforming parts, but nothing insane. Also, respawns are fast, lives are infinite, and checkpoints are conveniently placed.
  • The puzzles are easy to figure out. They don't require pen & paper or anything, just a few clever uses of the game mechanics.
  • The game is quite short, as it should be. When the game mechanics are exhausted, it doesn't grind on, it just wraps it up.

The graphics are simple, but do a good job portraying the unique setting. A setting that I will not describe, because it would sound boring, but when you play the game it just works so very well. The same goes for the music: simple, but effective.

I recommend this game to anyone who can enjoy the creativity that went into this game, and isn't completely horrible at platformers.

My total time played:
  • after 30 mins - got regular ending
  • after 2 hours - got true ending (I highly recommend trying to get this!)
  • after 2.5 hours - got all achievements (I used a guide to get the last two)
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15 of 23 people (65%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
I would definitely recommend this game to toddlers.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
I wouldn't exactly reccomend this game at it's full price, because it's very short, and can be completed (and 100%'d!) in one sitting.

However, more old-school retro platformers should play out more like this. Decently challenging enough gameplay, intriguing mechanic thrown in for the 'puzzle' part of this puzzle platformer (I can't really talk about it without spoiling the game).

10/10 would experience the WHAT A TWEEST ending again
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
This game
has dark worlds
for its dark worlds.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 13, 2014
I've played this short game through several times since its release as part of a TIGSource contest. I appreciate its gently unsettling atmosphere.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
Looks can be decieving, to some it will be less horror and more so a surprising puzzle ish kind of platformer. The only thing that needs to be known about this title is that it includes quotes from various H.P. Lovecraft stories, idealy at the mountains of madness and that is reason enough for me to recommend this as a nice, short, contending horror title

Edit: after looking at the global achievements, I saw that most people who playe the game, never even got down into the nitty gritty portion of it that made it what it was, and that makes me kinda upset ya know? I mean it's not the creators fault that this is what actually is the lowest selling Lovecraft inspired game I mean LOOK at the main page, it says nothing of the horrors to come other than a glimmer! I want this to be a best selling it's great that more it's review status recently went from positive to very but I just don't feel that's enough for it. But if you're someone who can't get enough lovecraftian style anything, I highly reccomend this glistening gemstone of evil to you for the measily price of $4.99
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2014
It's hard to review such a game without spoiling, all i can say is if you liked the freeware version, you WILL enjoy the updated version here, and enjoy hunting around for the small bit of things added in this versions
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Really nice and inspiring platformer
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
What looked like a cute and cuddly game, but boy was i wrong.
This is one creepy and rage-inducing game.
Save the princess they said, it will be fun they said.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
Eversion is like the best ever clone of mariobros. (1) out there.....
but its harder, other wise also , its too retro for some..

Thumbs up!

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=336130851
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
Eversion should not be taken at face value. While it looks like a charming, quick little game, it quickly develops into... Well, you'll see. But not that. I don't typically care for platformers, but this was recommended to me because of the madness that ensues. I wish I could say more, but I really can't. Even though Eversion is very hard to nail down with any adjective, it is very clear that pretentious isn't one of them. It doesn't go on longer than it needs to, and you'll see no false sense of entitlement in its pixels. Instead, it knows what it is and what it does best, and sticks to that.

I'm recommending this game, even though I didn't enjoy it. I'm recommending it because I think /you/ will enjoy it. It's very similar to how I feel about Portal. I recognize that it's a wonderful game, that it's a staple and I see why most people would enjoy it. I'm just not one of those people, but that's not something I should hold against this indie gem.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2014
I'm not going to review the game directly - plenty of people have already done that. It's a brilliant take on an old formula and to say much more would spoil it. If you're familiar with the old-school platform games and are after something which plays with the associated tropes and expectations, this will probably appeal to you. I would like however to address the issue which keeps coming up - "This is based on a free Flash game - why should I buy it on Steam?"

Well, I came at it from a different point of view. I'd never heard of the game, but when I saw it on Steam with a coupon, I thought it looked interesting and so bought it. Don't regret it in the slightest.

Yes, there are many good free Flash games out there. There are many expensive abysmal games out there, including on Steam.

Whether it was a free Flash game before or not is irrelevent to me - I feel it is well worth the asking price.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
Fun, quirky, and a ton of creepy. I love the music and the gameplay is simple but classic platformer. My only complaint would be that the game is too short.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
The game I always feared I'd play as a child.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 9, 2014
Fun and short, like a dwarf ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
My friend turned me onto this. At first I thought it was a cutsie platformer. And then I noticed it had a cute little twist with the first layer and I smiled at the implied notion that this cutsie world wasn't all it was cracked up to be. I pressed forward. Each new layer I discovered, I become more and more unsettled. What was this world? why was I adventuring through it? what was my goal? Who was I in all of this?

Further and further I ventured into the rabbit hole, and deeper into the insantity I shifted.

I slowly came to the conclusion that this was my own personal hell, and I was paying for past sins.

Long story short, I'm not a fan of platformers, but this was still an awesome game. 10/10
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