Level 22: Gary’s Misadventure - 2016 Edition
The first stealth game set in the merciless and frenetic world of work!
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Positive (7 reviews) - 85% of the 7 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 29, 2016

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About This Game


Gary is an office worker who overslept after a drunken night out in town. Here's where it gets tricky, because this isn't the first time Gary's been late for work, and he could be fired if he's spotted arriving at his desk after everyone else yet again. So he’ll have to prove his smartness and slyness to make his way up the 22 floors standing between him and his office without being caught.

  • Hide in closets, crawl through air vents, slink along the walls… nobody must spot you!
  • Use everything in your reach to get to the end of the level: hide behind a newspaper, smash a vending machine with a well-aimed kick, or use donuts to lure the security guards away.
  • Want to drive your colleagues crazy, knock them out, poison them or even expose them to harmful radiation?
  • Fool photocopiers, stroll hiding in a cardboard box or distribute laxatives ... It is possible in Level 22!
  • Ready to settle the score with your bosses?

From the basement to the boss’s office via the research and development labs, explore the zany little universe of LEVEL 22.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7, 8/8.1, 10
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128mb
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • OS: Yosemite, El capitan
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128mb
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
1. you cant complete the game to perfect without controller as you cant move to some location using mouse+keyboard, only with controller, this alone a negative review for a game on steam as steam isnt xbox or playstation store, this is steam.

2. achievements unlocks upon quitting the game, if you have a powercut after looting a collectible but not quitting the game yet then you permanently lose the chance to earn that achievement as you cant loot those again.
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20 of 31 people (65%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
So one day I was browsing steam and added this to my wishlist, it was a thing of the moment, and it stayed in my wishlist for a long time. The game was removed from Steam and that weird item remained in my wishlist unable to be purchased. So as time went by I started to feel very curious about it. I immediately bought it when I heard it was available again. And turns out it's not very good haha. Actually, it's not a bad game either. What I like about it is its visuals, music and humor and this unusual context for stealth. It presents itself nicely. But some things in it displeased me. So read on and see if they can potentially bother you as well.

The control scheme. I played with mouse and keyboard, then switched to gamepad, then switched back to mouse and keyboard. Neither works well. The gamepad gives my left hand one hell of a workout, with movement and items all on my left thumb, while my right hand every now and then pans the camera around. The mouse and keyboard makes you move by clicking instead of using arrow keys or wasd. It does not accept click on solid objects, making it difficult to move close to walls, a very important stealthy thing in stealth games. To use item you press number keys, which is not awful but since we are using movement with mouse, why not let me use the right mouse button with scroll wheel to select item? Or, better yet, movement on the keyboard and camera and items on the mouse. The camera pan isn't smooth in either control schemes, it seems to influence my movements somewhat. Like I can't move down if I'm looking up, for example.

Then there's the field of view. Considering the player and AI speeds, the field of view is way too narrow, with coworkers popping up on screen and spotting you instantly. This seems intentional as we do have control over camera pan. I can see that working to create tension, but not with that terrible control scheme.

It's also a repetition kind of game. Think of super meat boy but in a stealth gameplay. AI patterns are simple but they move fast, turn instantly and spot you instantly too. I'm NOT counting this as a problem of the game, because I do enjoy that kind of gameplay. I mean, I would prefer a more traditional stealth game that rewards planning and patience rather than trial and error. But the game has no obligation to fulfill random expectations of mine, it didn't want to be a traditional stealth game, it wants to be a trial and error game. BUT if you don't like trial and error games you will not like this one.

So to me it's all about the input method. These problems don't look difficult to fix at all to me and I can tell there's a pretty cool game underneath that. But I can't in good consciousness recommend a game I can't play for a full hour.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
April 2016 Update: I now recommend this game fully. After 2 months of not responding to original supporters asking if we can get this patched but same game they had a change of heart and started communicating. On April 1st they granted all original owners this patched version. This is a great game.

I was thinking “Level 22: Gary's Misadventure” was a sequel or expansion to “LEVEL 22” in my library, which I already own and enjoy. Sadly, I was quickly disappointed to find this is exactly the same game. I played through several levels and they are literally identical! The controls are tweaked a little and achievements added (just tacked on, they award after you close the game) but the gameplay, intro, level layout, and dialogue are all exactly the same. Original supports of the game were not given the update or new version. Why not just patch the original game or give the original supporters this version as well?

Compare my "new" version screenshots:

to my "original" version screenshots:

Look at the original game “LEVEL 22, Gary's Misadventures” on Steam greenlight:
notice that it says the game is out now but when you click to see it you'll get the steam homepage since the original no longer exists.

Here is the community forum for the original game, now renamed to “LEVEL 22”:

here is the community forum for the “new” game:

This “new” (updated but same) game is named “Level 22: Gary's Misadventure”. In researching this it looks like they silently renamed the original game before releasing this same game with the original name.

In the forums for both games the developer(s) and publishers have been entirely absent from the topics asking if original supporters can get this same (minorly updated) version free. Most other games provide updates to the same game free or automatically give you the enhanced version, not sure why this game wants to burn all the people that helped make it possible.

The original developer sold the game to this company.

Edit: Now they renamed this game to, "Level 22: Gary’s Misadventure - 2016 Edition" They are thinking about honoring original owners and supporters of the game with this patch, I'll update this if anything like that does take place.
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10 of 17 people (59%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
A good stealth game that gets harder the more you go on without becoming too hard.
Unfortunately, it ends too fast (there are 4 worlds with 4 normal levels + 1 boss level each)

I'd really recommend this game for the playing mechanics, but I think it's too pricey for lasting only a few hours
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
I’m only on level 2 and have already experienced some frustrating glitches that made me want to stop playing. Even though it shouldn’t be an issue I thought maybe running it in a window was causing the issues but it’s the same full screen. Also I noticed that many others are having issues and nothing has been done.

· 2-2 The game would not let me click in the staff room to access the safe. I had to quit out several times, try and try again then after wildly clicking an unnatural amount of times propelling my carpal tunnel into a fever pitch of tingly numbness I supernaturally hit the butterspot which allowed me to enter the room and access the safe.

· 2-4 I can’t get the Hyper Feat Boy toy. The game WILL NOT let me click past the security guard.

THEN when I reached the F-this-game point and quit out in disgust I received the ‘Mister Overyld’ achievement. Which I’m figuring is the level 2 boss? I haven’t even clicked on or loaded up 2-5 yet? Game is FUBAR.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Really boring game. It's an exercise in trial and error, and with the controls the way they are, it's not enjoyable in the slightest. The game is not friendly to keyboard and mouse, and is designed for a controller. Even with a controller unplugged, the game still displays all it's button prompts in the xbox controller style. That's really sloppy.

The game's options menu is really lacking as well. I didn't see resolution, windowed/fullscreen, vsync, or anything of the sort. It has 1 volume control that handles both music and sound effects. It has individual controls for muting music or sound, however. Keybinds are not remappable.

Only positive is if you get caught and are forced to restart, the restarting process is fast, and the checkpoints are generous. The search for "toys" and opening safes is not enjoyable, especially the cracking of safes. You have to search the entire environment for numbers, and then figure out the order in which they go. You may very well pass by the safe, in your search for the rest of the codes, and then need to restart the level to get back to the safe. It's not an enjoyable process.

Not recommended.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Level 22: Gary’s Misadventure is a stealth action game with some puzzle aspects. Gary is late for work so he decides to try to sneak to his office on level 22. Sneaking around, hiding in cabinets and cars, hiding behind newspapers, and under boxes he makes his way to his office. He finds donuts to trick security guards, sometimes putting laxatives or radioactive waste in the donut to get rid of them. He also puts laxatives into unsuspecting co-workers coffee, sending them running to the restroom. He uses large books to bash people in the head, an eraser launcher to distract them and pours coffee on computers to cause them to short circuit. He crawls through duct work, rides conveyor belts, and cracks safes. It has nice cartoony big-headed graphics, an okay story, controls well and it's pretty easy to get 100% achievements. I own the original Level 22 and I didn't like it because of the controls, this version is much better.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
You are a worker and you are too late for work. To prevent getting fired you sneak around and try to get to your work place at level 22.

I recommend this game, but the game is solved in less than 4 hours.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
A lighthearted stealth/puzzle game where you are trying to avoid being fired with the help of your slacker best friend

Don't get caught!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
Took me a little over an hour to beat it but I had fun! Needs more levels though.
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4.0 hrs
Posted: August 29
NOTE: This game requires a controller as the keyboard/mouse controls are poorly optimised for this game.

With that said. It's alright. You get a couple of hours of fairly decent game. It's perhaps a little easy, at least I found, but hunting the collectables are fun. Good luck figuring out the safe combinations though, because some I NEVER EVER would have worked out as they are so obscure.

I also had an issue with the game loading on my secondary monitor and it was impossible to move it. It has no options for graphic settings.

It doesn't deserve a thumbs down, at least from me as I didn't dislike playing it. Play it if you want, you're not missing anything really if you don't though.
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5.1 hrs
Posted: April 2
7$ is too much. I would be glad to pay -$7 though. Please change the price.
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