ERSATZ is a speed focused Hardcore Action Platformer with a musical twist! Featuring a pumping Original Electronic Soundtrack also by Paris Stalker, the game's creator, hear and feel the music build as you progress as hazards, obstacles, boss attacks and controller vibrations move to the ever present beat!
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Sep 13, 2017

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March 16

ERSATZ v1.4 - Little Update, Bigger Number

A small update for Windows & Linux today. I think the number 1.4 looks a lot better than 1.39 don't you? A E S T H E T I C S or something am I right?

ERSATZ v1.4 Patch Notes

-Restarting from an end level screen now loads music and sound properly

-By having a small buffer after the score screen shows before it'll accept an input, I have made it harder to accidentally restart from an end level screen in this mode

-Level 01 'GROWTH' - The moving plant platforms now have a small 3D sound that plays when they move

-Level 04 'RESPIRATION' - The moving Spurchin (moving spikey balls) now have a small 3D sound that plays when they move

-Level 04 'RESPIRATION' - The Catcher Bubbles now play their catch and pop noises correctly and audibly

-Level 06 'EXCRETION' - Changed slam collision check for glass floors to fix very rare occasion when it wouldn't break from a slam

-Level 08 'SYNTHESIS' - Added in missing glow for bottomless pits in

-Level 08 'SYNTHESIS' - Running against conveyor belts in level 08 now slows your movement as they do elsewhere

-Fixed crashing when trying to dash in Type Gamma
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March 8

New Discord Server for ERSATZ!

I've finally caught up with the times and created a new Discord server for ERSATZ. You can easily join by clicking the link below :) I'll be sorting out text channels and custom emoji today and beyond. If you've got any suggestions or requests for it, please let me know, as I'm new to Discord myself!

Happy Gaming,

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About This Game

If you're a fan of seriously good music and challenging platformers, stop right now and go get it. It's very simple to get into, difficult to master and it's a damn treat for the ears."

ERSATZ is a speed focused, hardcore Action Platformer with Rhythm elements. Featuring a multiple genre Original Electronic Soundtrack which dynamically builds and changes based on your progression!

Run, Jump, Slam, Slide, Dash & Survive your way through 8 varied and increasingly intense levels, in multiple modes & playstyles, starring tricky level hazards and enemies and even tougher bosses.

Use the unique dash mechanics to move as fast as you can, trying to chase down that elusive 'S' rank. Learning the game is simple, mastering it is not...

Original Soundtrack by game's creator with genres including:
  • House
  • Trance
  • Synthwave
  • DnB
  • Techno
  • & More!

Also Inlcuding:
  • TYPE BETA & TYPE GAMMA: Unlockable alternative playstyles with their own times & grades
  • JOURNEY MODE: Try & complete all 8 levels as fast as you can. Do it in under 60mins for a special reward. For experts & speedrunners!
  • INFINITE MODE: Infinite dash energy, go wild and set crazy times on the mode's own leaderboards!
  • SYNTH RUSH: Challenge any individual or ALL of the bosses of ERSATZ against the clock!
  • STEAM LEADERBOARDS: See how your times stack up compared to other players all over the world on Windows, Mac & Linux (viewable in game!)
  • VIBRATION: With full controller support. Feel your controller vibrate to the beat!

Design, Art, Animation, Programming & Music all by Paris Stalker (that's me!).

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows Vista and above
    • Processor: 1.2 ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 768mb video memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • OS: OSX 10.10.2 (tested on)
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 (Tested on)
    • Processor: 1.2GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 768mb video memory
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
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