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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March 16

How About Spikes [Version 1.1 - Speedrun Update]

Hello everyone,
long time no see!

Here is the patchlog for the new Speedrun Update.

- Remade all menus (Fixed UI/HUD scaling on different resolutions)
- Added new Speedrun mode
- Online Speedrun leaderboard now available
- Added new animations
- Added new secrets to multiple levels
- Reduced overall enemy count in later areas
- Added more checkpoints in some areas
- Tweaked HUD
- Reduced health of final boss
- Changed appearance of lens flares and god rays

- Fixed a bug where the player could get stuck after entering a warpzone in demons keep
- Fixed a bug where the game would not properly scale, when changing between windowed and fullscreen mode
- Fixed hitboxes of skeleton enemies
- Fixed a bug where some achievements wouldn't be triggered
- Fixed a bug where picked ultra souls wouldn't be saved
- Fixed a bug where a save file could get corrupted after an update

Thank you for playing How About Spikes!
If there are more things you want to see changed or you found new bugs, just let me know!

Have fun!

- SoulPixel
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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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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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