RULES 

MOVE and JUMP  with arrow keys ! You can TRIPLE JUMP :) !

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ABOUT THE GAME

He Almost Killed Me is a tough 2D platformer in which you control a bouncy character navigating a mysterious world...

This game represents the difficulties I (and other creative people) face when it comes down to making something ! Giving up, doubt, comparison, these are dangers creators battle through in order to bring something to life... 

This game, I almost killed it, I almost gave up on it, this is its story ! 

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ABOUT THE TEAM

Hey :) ! I'm Noa Calice, the dev, responsible for all art, code, design and sound effects ! 

I have a YOUTUBE CHANNEL filled with TUTORIALS on making games with Unity and a pack of behind the scenes videos on my own creative journey (game jams making of, devlogs...)

You can FOLLOW me on TWITTER !

And Also JOIN the BLACKTHORNPROD DISCORD SERVER if you want to chat with a cool community of game creators, coders, artists and musicians ! 

The game's EPIC MUSIC was made by Eirik Skarding, for more on that great dude check out his SOUNDCLOUD


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I saw this game in your 'What I learn by making 30+ games' video on YT and then had to dust off this old itch account to leave you a comment. 

This game, was ... fantastic, challenging, rewarding and wonderfully stylish. The subtle changes to colours and of course, the sound track were so on point.  Once I started jumping, I couldn't stop until I finished the game. 

I know in the scheme of things, I am just another faceless name on the internet however you should know that this is probably my second favourite gaming experience to date. Second only to 'Inside' which I maintain is by the most emotive experience I have had playing games. 

I can't wait to look through your other creations!


Thank you. 


Note: Playtime was roughly 15 minutes for me. 

Loved this!

"He loved platformers!" but hated people!

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Some times after death it will teleport me to the beginning of the level, make it frustrating for me to complete him.

Last boss - it's a very hard, but i  could end this.  I think, the complexity of the game grows disproportionately, and last 2 levels very more difficult, then other levels.  I want leave the game any times,  because very hard and we have one way to complete level - jump again, and again, and again....   

This game have peculiar style and intresting tale. I finished this game in two hour, because I'm intresting in the ending of it and can't stoped.

Thank you  for your creation and for intresting expirience. 

WHOOOOOOHOOOOO i finally beat the final boss and finished the game :D. That final fight was super hard though, and i had to use multiple skips. Anyway, good game!

please patch meat boy part

I loved this game! Keep it up!

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I finally finished the game!
It took me a few hours, and a lot of rage, but I finally did it.
It's a really good game and I really appreciate the music in it.
I think it fits very well with the game and the whole concept of the game was really good.
I would love to see more games like this one in the future (but possibly with a little less rage).
the person that did the music is very talanted.
thanks so much for making such a great game.

:D

Finally completed it after one week!!

I loved playing this game. The kind of sad story mixed with the piano music and the high difficulty is just perfect!

This game is incredible, i could feel the tension of the character afraid of being erased and the chagelle was so good.. this game is awesome (sorry for any error on my writting, english is not my native language)

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I really liked the game because its very challenging but i dont really like the starting of the end of the game becuase its just has me randomly having to jump hoping to get lucky and not land on the circle things when i jump other than that its a great game

This is one of the best games I have played, and trust me I have played a lot. To think a single person made this is just mind blowing! I had so much fun playing this game and I got addicted to it! I was going mad trying to complete I had to put it down. Wonderful game!

Great game, but could you PLEASE make the checkpoints actually work? Like I get passed a certain area, I die and I get sent to the beginning and it's so annoying to travel all the way back!

So much fun! Very challenging, but it felt great to finally get the pattern down and be able to get through the level! Great job man!

What a wonderful gem of a game. I adored every moment of it. The difficulty was just right, the music and art were gorgeous, and the controls were responsive. Lovely game, would definitely recommend. It's not often that you find such a beautiful but difficult platformer.

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Thanks so much for those kind words :) ! It's really encouraging and appreciated :) !

I think that you get sent back multiple checkpoints because sometimes you get hit multiple times before the game actually reloads. You should change this, but otherwise IS GREAT GAME!!!

i did it!

The game's difficulty is just right for me!

I like it!

Amazing, totaly worth it.

really nice game! But I keep getting sent back checkpoints. Please fix this soon! Again, really great game!

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amazing game but it keeps sending me back a few check points then the one im on. could you please fix at some point?. other then that great game

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Love the game, is there a reason it kept sending me back more than one checkpoint.

Really good game, the controls are very good and it is very fun and satisfying to play. The story is very beautiful and contains a good message.
Good job!

Love it! The difficulty caught me off guard, I'm still stuck on the fourth level.

Stay Strong! 

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Hey, not related to the game, but the discord server link isn't working.

Nice job, Noa! :)

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Oh my god, i love this game, it is so good and polished, and the art still is really cool ! Also i loved how this game tells its litle story, and how i can somehow relate to it (since i'm a bit like the creator -  you -, not finishing any game for the reseons depicted (or some art pieces since i'm an art student).

I played your games before (and I do believe you've done something for the ludum dare 39 but i can't remember what, and i'm a bit unsure now...), and I will certainly play them again later. But for now i'm willing to see what you will do for this next ludum dare ! :D

Keep going and good luck in what u do !! ♥

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First off: I love this game. #1 reason I support you in any way I can. Not only does this game portray its ideas and themes very well, it does it in a non-intrusive way. There are the few glitches as Sakurahan mentioned, and a couple unintended skips, but those are to be expected. 

Also the Blackthornprod art style just the best.

I found this game very challenging the first time I played it, but by playing through it at least 50 times, I have it down to a science now. 

After my first 3 plays, I decided to speedrun it, time starts when you click New Game, and ends when you touch the final orange marker. I know that it defeats the purpose of the game, kinda, but this is one of the most simple, yet enjoyable speedruns I have ever done. My PB is 7:56.17, and I plan on improving that. 


- EDIT: I just got 5:48.65

Thanks so much for the incredibly motivating feedback Wisp :) !! I'm so happy you connected with this game, it's also one of my favorite creations made so far ! My speedrun record is 7:30, a huge well done for the 5:48 ! I believe the ultimate record so far is 5:12 so you're really not far :) !

This game is very interesting the music and art are beautiful but the game is Very hard to beat :) its a challenge but it gets VERY frustrating dying every second lol. I did notice a few glitches while playing thou it. I noticed that when I got a check point and died a few time the game would boot me back to the beginning of that level. sometime it would even happened if it was my first time dying after the checkpoint section. Over all this game was a fun play-through tho I would recommend extending some platforms  and showing the player that its save to jump off screen to a platform. 

I would rate this game at 4/6 

due to the glitch and hard to see enemies. 

Thanks a lot for the in depth feedback :) ! It's really appreciated ! I completely agree with all that you said, this game can be improved in many ways and that glitch where you return to the start of the level is very furstrating (I've never encountered it but many others have). Anyway I've learned loads and will put that new knowledge into practise next time I make a platformer :), thanks again and stay tuned, cheers !

Played through this on my channel! Solid little game. :D

Awesome playthrough :) ! You beat the game so easily ;D (I'm guessing you've played quite a few hardcore platformers)! Cheers :) !

 PS : At the end you could actually jump over on the right and get a tiny bit extra (just some credits) !

Thanks! I've played a few (and also made a couple!); also helps that I can edit out a lot of failure.  :P

This game was intresting to play, because it shows how much effort has to go into the game. I really enjoyed it, even though it was pretty hard.

So much blood, sweat and tears, went into beating this game. Amazing job! /)^3^(\

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Hey :) ! I really hope you enjoyed that cheesecake ! Watching you play was such fun (especially the end end ;D when you struggled like crazy beating the "boss levels") ! Keep up these awesome videos !

I did. It tasted a little bit like blood because of the nosebleed I had XD

Of all the games of yours I've played, this one stands out as a personal, thoughtful, and most definitely relatable addition. Super tricky in parts too, but I never felt like giving up as your story get me going forward. Nice work!

Thanks for that encouraging feedback ! I'm really glad to hear you enjoyed the game :) ! I was hoping that other devs and creators would relate to this story and it seems like you did which feels great :) ! Stay tuned and thanks again for taking the time to explore this world and sharing your thoughts about it !