ERSATZ is a speed focused Hardcore Action Platformer with a musical twist! Featuring an 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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June 25

50% Off Summer Sale! + Update

Hey everyone,

I'm back from Japan and getting ready to move job & house, but the weather is warm and it's the Steam Summer Sale!

50% off ERSATZ with the complete Soundtrack!

OR

33% off ERSATZ on its own!

I've also just uploaded an update to Windows & Linux that reinstates the last one and fixes the bug that forced the rollback. I also did two very minor specific instance crash fixes for restarts during two bosses, but am keeping the version number.

Hope you're all having a great summer already, and that you play some great games!


Much love,

Paris
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June 5

Temporary Rollback + Holiday

Hey everyone,

A bug introduced with the last update (v1.45) that caused crashes on the first level was raised to me by a player last night. However, I am currently away for 2 weeks in the land of the Rising Sun, so I have temporarily rolled back the last update until I am back to fix it properly.

Massive apologies for any inconvenience this causes.

Not long after getting back I'll be able to move into my new place and normal game dev will finally resume.

Much love,

Paris
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About This Game

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT ERSATZ
"It’s the immaculate sound design and tremendous freedom of movement that makes Ersatz so satisfying to play."
- Rock Paper Shotgun

"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."
- Gaming On Linux

"...Out of every game I've reviewed on this channel and probably every game I will review, this has got to be one of the most overlooked, under rated and underappreciated of them all."
- The Hidden Chest

"For a game made by one person, ERSATZ is one of the most polished games I've ever played!"
- Peppage

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WHAT IS ERSATZ?
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...

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

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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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.10.2 (tested on)
    Minimum:
    • 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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