Take control of a nimble janitor to rid the world of dust and debris.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,268 reviews) - 88% of the 1,268 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 17, 2012

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"A precision platformer which is catharticly focused around cleaning up leaves. All about perfection, speed and grace with a great replay system."
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Dustforce DX Update

Dustforce DX is a free update to the game, which includes 16 new maps, 109 community-made maps, a new music track, bug fixes, and support for Steam Trading cards. It also has a redesigned overworld system that makes the game friendlier to newer players, and more exciting to veterans.

About This Game

Clean up the world with style! As an acrobatic janitor, you are an adept force against dust and disorder. Leap and dash off walls and ceilings, and deftly traverse precarious environments. Cleanse each level swiftly and thoroughly to achieve mastery in this 2D sweep-'em-up platformer.
Key Features:
  • Over 75 levels varying in difficulty from elegant exploration levels to intense challenges for hardcore players.
  • Over 100 community-made levels included in their own area of the game.
  • Compete on the online leaderboard and instantly watch replays of every players' best attempts.
  • Play against your friends with local multiplayer matches.
  • Roam through a myriad of beautiful environments accompanied by an original soundtrack.
  • Make your own worlds with the level editor, and seamlessly share and play them with the rest of the community.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 400MB Free Space
    • Video Card: Dedicated graphics card with Shader Model 2.0 support
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 400MB Free Space
    • Video Card: 256MB RAM with Shader Model 2.0 support
    • OpenGL: Version 2.1
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
240.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
This game was built for perfectionists and speedrunners, and any platformer fan who isn't either of the two will become one after playing Dustforce. The soundtrack is INCREDIBLE and the visuals are great - it's got a shockingly soothing atmosphere for such a hard game.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
84.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
If you dislike speed-running, you won't enjoy this game.

If you aren't willing to try and go faster, the first half is about as exciting as a walking simulator.

If you aren't willing to master the various tricks needed to go faster, the second half will be a lesson in gaming masochism.

But if you do, or are willing to learn,
Broom! Robe! Do not lose them, we are not made of money!
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,891.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
pretty sweet
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
Who would have guessed: a 2D indie platformer can be challenging and difficult and yet be--gasp!--ENJOYABLE?! Considering there seems to be a trend for games that confuse challenge with stress and difficulty with laboriousness, this game is kind of a miracle.
For starters, it has a learning curve. Yes: an ACTUAL LEARNING CURVE. You have some brief tutorials to help you get the hang of the controls, with are fairly complex and prety tricky to get right, and soon you're in a "nexus" which you can traverse and unlock levels. These levels come in different difficulties, and you hve to beat a certain number of easier levels to get keys and unlock the harder ones.
As usual, the controls define about half of the playability and the fun of the game, and they work quite well here. It strikes a balance between fast, fluid, complex and challenging. Yes, it can get annoying and a little innaccurate at times, but those flaws seem to be more due to the natural limitations of keyboard controls rather than the game designers letting them suck deliberately because "that makes it HARD!!!". The only thing that does annoy me is how the gravity works: within a millisecond, you'll switch from "gently floating down" to "plummetting like a stone". I don't think this adds anything to the game.
The levels are good, and range from flowing and pleasant to devilishly hard. So far, I've played more than half of the levels, and only one was seriously beyond my skills. The others, at their most difficult, are reasonably doable. Also, you're not expected to simply reach the end of the level: the more dust you clean up, the higher your "Completion" rank goes up, and the higher the combo you get at the end, the higher your "Finesse" rank (it took me ages to understand what that meant). The higher your ranks, the sooner you get keys to unlock the harder levels. Also, if you're really perverted, you can try to improve your time and improve your rank in the scoreboard. If you like speedrunning, you'll have a field day.
Finally, I really enjoy the art style. The visuals are pretty, cartoony and slightly dreamy. The music is nice, and whomever wrote it did a pretty good job at imitating Tycho. Also, you get to choose from four different characters: the guy in blue, and... er... four others. (another gripe I have is that you have to choose your character EVERY TIME you start a level. Sheesh, why not choose once, at the beginning of the game, and let me change it later if I want to?)
I'm glad I got this game, and I'm glad for the time I spent on it. I still have quite a lot to play, but I'm already satisfied. Fans of platformers should definitely take notice.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
How can you not like this game?
  • BEAUTIFUL art style.
  • Relaxing/enjoyable background music.
  • Competitive.

    Can't wait to see what the Hitbox Team will bring us in the future. Stay up to date!
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