Dustforce

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Description

Clean up the world with style! As an acrobatic janitor, you are an adept force against dust and disorder. Leap and dash off walls and ceilings, and deftly traverse precarious environments. Cleanse each level swiftly and thoroughly to achieve mastery in this 2D sweep-'em-up platformer.


Key Features:

  • Over 50 levels varying in difficulty from elegant exploration levels to intense challenges for hardcore players.

  • Compete on the online leaderboard and instantly watch replays of every players' best attempts.

  • Play against your friends with local multiplayer matches.

  • Roam through a myriad of beautiful environments accompanied by an original soundtrack.

Customer reviews

89

Hard, but fair

Demilisz | Dec. 10, 2013 | See all Demilisz's reviews »

If you love a challenging, very hard platformers you will love a Dustforce. This is like Super Meat Boy, but your goal is to clean each level from dust or leaves or goo or whatever there is. As fast as possible. And as accurate as possible. Using one of four characters you will be cleaning and jumping, reaching places thought to be impossible to reach. Completing this game are not easy, and mastering it to reach high ranks on leaderboards are even harder. You will need a lot of patience to play this as later levels will require to repeat them over and over again looking for just right jump timing to save even quarter of second.

And when you done with singleplayer there is multi waiting with combat mode. If you like this kind of games - buy. The rest will probably destroy their gamepads with rage of fury.

90

I'm losing and I'm loving it.

Kchunxty | July 8, 2013 | See all Kchunxty's reviews »

Dustforce was one of those games that blew my mind with the trailer. So I was eager to play it going into the game. Once I got into it, first I fell in love with the music (The artist, Lifeformed is now my favourite music artist) and I had to get a feel for the smooth yet specific platforming. It was a weird feeling, but one tutorial later and I got it. After the first few stages, I realized something. This wasn't an easy game at all. This is like meatboy, but taking itself seriously. So I had a pretty hard time with it. I was pretty good at it, but some levels were just too much, and the progression system was a bit too demanding for me to handle. Then Hitbox decided to release an update for the progression system, to make it a little easier. once that happened, I found myself able to progress, but still having a very fun challenge. Dustforce is a game all about precision and perfect runthroughs. Being able to pull off advanced acrobatics is key to getting anywhere in this game. It leaves no room for people who aren't good at precision platformers. Now, if you're not good at platformers to begin with, don't give this a try, it will just anger you. If you're good at regular platformers, try it out and you will probably like it, albeit needing some practice with the specific fluidity of the controls and movement. if you're already good at percision platformers, then I highly recommend this game, you will thoroughly enjoy yourself. also the music is brilliant and the art style is pleasant as hell.

90

Gives Super Meat Boy a run for its money

redhandjohn | July 4, 2013 | See all redhandjohn's reviews »

Dustforce is one of the most fun and fluid platformers out there.

The mechanics are very simple to learn and the difficulty is only set by the level design. Speaking of which the levels are very varied as they span accross multiple themes and difficulties. You're gonna clean forests, castles, labs and cities and you're going to do it in the most bad-ass way possible.

The art style is great, the animations are very polished and the game features one of the best soundtracks you ever heard.

If you like 2D platformers you must buy it.

95

Fluid platforming

tumador | June 13, 2013 | See all tumador's reviews »

Dustforce is pretty special, it stands out among a plethora of recent 2d indie platformers. The game has a cool, melancholic calmness about it, brought about mainly by its amazing soundtrack.

The game requires a bit of learning, levels can seem impossible at first but over time you learn simple tricks to improve time and completion, all of this has a pay off in the form of flow (its all about flow), this game has the potential to be super graceful/zen like (this is probably the only reason i prefer it to say.. super meatboy). The ability to run on any surface makes for interesting level design, more so than simply jumping from platform to platform. I only wish the devs made more official levels (though there's tons of user created stuff).

If your a bit of a perfectionist you'll get the most out if it (im not but this game made me want to S rank everything). If your at all a fan of 2d platformers its a must play.

100

Artwork in trash

Bynn | June 11, 2013 | See all Bynn's reviews »

When I first heard about this game I went WAT :I. Playing as a ninja janitor is kinda interesting, but beyond the silly look and quick thought about this game, lies a deeper though if it. Starting with nice, well drawn scenarios, an amazing musical set, "enemies" and dust, trash and leaves to clean, this game requires some technique with platformers, because if you want the best score, you have to be fast and swift. As with Super Meat Boy, it will make you ragequit sometimes, but still is a game you should give a try, with each one of it's 4 playable characters, with slight diference in movement, which each one work diferent for each map, try to find the best one for them ;D