Ersatz is a hardcore Action Platformer with rhythm elements. Featuring an Original Dynamically Progressive Soundtrack across multiple electronic genres.
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Sep 13, 2017

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September 15

ERSATZ v1.0.4 Out Now (details included)

I will continue to improve Ersatz & hopefully add to it in small ways over the coming months. The last few days have seen two more small updates to the game. These focus on bug fixing and some QoL improvements.

If there's something you'd like to suggest or you have a bug to report, I check the community hub semi-regularly, or you can email me at

Update v1.0.3 Change Log:

- Fixed issue with leaderboard times being uploaded being a larger size than it can take, causing times to roll over into negatives. Any times over this limit will now display as the max of this value rather than going negative.

Update v1.0.4 Change Log:

- Reduced screen shake across the board. Will add a setting for this if enough people request.
- Stopped camera occasionally allowing the player to be out of view entirely.
- Stopped player getting stuck "inside" Grovelin Chief boss if they are above it when it stands up.
- Fixed issue with 2 particular pistons killing player when they shouldn't have.
- Small optimisation to particles and object loading.
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September 13

Ersatz is out NOW! & Small bug fixes update logs :)

After years of hard work on my own, working on design, art, animation, coding and music, I finally am pleased to announce the release of Ersatz on Steam!

Here are some small bug fix reports found in the first few hours of launch.

Update V1.0.1 Change log:

- Fixed level select time displays from showing incorrect level information
- Stopped collisions with bullets whilst sliding stopping another slide until dashing
- Stopped pausing in the 'How to Play' room, which would cause crashing
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Update V1.0.2 Change log:

- Fixed issue with loading save file after closing and reopening game.
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About This Game

Ersatz is a hardcore Action Platformer with rhythm elements. Featuring an Original Dynamically Progressive Soundtrack across multiple electronic genres.

Run, Jump, Slam, Slide, Dash & Survive your way through 8 varied and increasingly intense levels, in multiple modes & playstyles, starring tough bosses & game elements that move to the ever present beat.

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 that progresses with you, with genres like:
  • 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 without a single Game Over. For experts & speedrunners!
  • Infinite Mode: A fun reward for 'S' Rankers
  • Steam Leaderboards: See how your times stack up compared to other players
  • Vibration: Feel your controller vibrate to the beat!
  • A secret set of rewards...

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

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista and above
    • Processor: 1.2 ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512mb video memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
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