How About Spikes is a 2D metroid-vania like platformer. Fight your way through enemies and a lot of spikes, while exploring the world of Garden Valley.
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Nov 9, 2018

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November 13, 2018

Suggestions etc.

Hey guys,

first of all, thank you to everyone who is playing How About Spikes!
This is my first steam release so I hope, I can make as much people happy as possible!
So, if you encounter any bug or you just have suggestions for new features etc. just let me know.
I plan to update the game with bugfixes etc. and "maybe" new content?
Depends on how many people even like the base game.

So yeah again thank you for playing and have a nice day!

- SoulPixel

Twitter: @SoulPixelIV
Discord: P/X3L#1016
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November 8, 2018

How About Spikes [Patch 20]

So this is it.
The final patch before the release tomorow.
Please contact me, if you encounter any game breaking bugs!
I will support this game post launch with bugfixes and content updates.


- Added new decoration to some levels
- Pausing the game in multiplayer will now spawn a pause icon above your head
- Orb holders now have a new sprite for being activated
- Glass blocks are now synchronised in multiplayer
- Added a refkection to the other player in multiplayer
- Changed the saving icon
- Added info text to the multiplayer screen


- Fixed a bug, where the other player could activate the vibration of the controller of the other player
- Fixed a bug, where lava and red spikes would kill both players in multiplayer
- Fixed an area in demons keep, where the player could see under the ground
- Fixed a bug, where the transition between 2 areas in overcast peak would not work
- Fixed a bug, where the player would sometimes only recieve 1 soul for collecting 2
- Fixed a bug, where the boss would get stuck underground, if the player died in the death animation of the boss

Thanks for your support and let's be hyped for tomorow!

- SoulPixel
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About This Game

Find yourself in a world, where you explore unknown areas,
hazards and enemies.
Help marcus get back his magic abilities to defeat the evil pirate captain!
Find lost people on your journey and help them out of their situation to get
loot and other rewards. Upgrade your equipment and gather rings,
which boost your abilities, to survive even the thoughest enemies.

Use your scythe to attack enemies and to defend yourself. But a
simple scythe has more usage than you think. Throw the scythe
against a wall and jump on it to get an additional jump. Throw it
in mid-air to get a temporal speed boost. Combine this with all of
your other movement techniques to beat this ending world with style!


  • Explore more than 10 Worlds in any order you want

  • Fight your way through many different enemy types

  • Beat the 3+ Bosses, which stand In your Way

  • Find all the warpzones, which will lead you to hidden areas and secrets

  • Buy items and upgrade your character with collected spirits

  • Talk to npcs and solve their own questlines for rewards

  • Use your advanced movement abilities to avoid traps and hazards

  • Find secrets and big shortcuts to be the best to traverse the world of Garden Valley

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 (2 cores)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X compatible graphics card with 512mb vram
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 50 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Controller is recommended
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphicscard with >1gb vram
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 50 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Controller is still recommended

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