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 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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May 31

ERSATZ v1.45 (Win, Mac & Linux) + The Hidden Chest Video Review

Hey all, Paris here,

YouTuber The Hidden Chest uploaded a fantastic video about ERSATZ a few days ago. You can check it out HERE


In other news, a small update before things kick off again busy wise back in IRL land. This update also finally brings the Mac OSX version up to the same number. So sorry for the delay for the few Mac players.


ERSATZ v1.45 Patch Notes
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MESSAGES

-Added descriptions of how to unlock each of the unlockable Messages in the 'MESSAGES' menu


SYNTH RUSH

-Restarting at the end of Central Assembly Computer boss fight in Synth Rush now correctly starts the same boss


MISC

-Fixed issue where the screen shakes could cause crashes under very specific instances

-Fixed spawn placement of some specific boss explosions
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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."
- gamingonlinux.com

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

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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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