Forums - PC Discussion - Seppukuties, if you haven't played it... well, play it already.

Seriously, this is the most addictive game I've ever played. I found it on newgrounds HERE, but I think the main site for it is actually at Armor Games.
Armor Games is also where you're going to find the Level Editor, which is perhaps the most addicting feature of this game, provided enough support for it comes through. I only came across this game back on the 10th, and I've already created a dozen unique levels, basically averaging more than a single level every day.

Seppukuties is a physics based game with a twist; suicide is actually a game mechanic.
The basic plot is that you are controlling a group of adorable forest creatures who have lost their home from deforrestization (no, this isn't an EPA awareness asskiss, but more of a parody of it) and now must find a new home. The destination is "Paradise Meadows, and you must navigate them through various deadly obstacles in order to beat each level. However, there may be obstacles that cannot be navigated safely, and some of your animals may have to be sacrificed in order to complete the level.
The basic game is incredibly fun. For those people who dislike the "overlycute" appearance of the forrest creatures, they can have fun guiding them into horrible traps and watching them explode, and those that actually do like the animals can take pleasure keeping as many as posible from dying in each level.
There are 21 levels of varying difficulty. For those starting off, just completing a level may be enough of a challenge, but as skill increases, the focus may change to getting a A rank on each level (which is based on the number of acorns gathered and the number of lives lost), and then even more skilled players may try to complete each level with the smallest number of sacrifices possible and in as little amount of time as possible.

However, eventually people may get tired of these levels, and want a bit more out of the game. For this, the game designer was thoughtful enough to provide the "builder" button, which allows you to punch in a text-based code to play custom levels. This textcode is typically generated by creating a level in the Level Editor I linked to. This code can be used by anyone, allowing levels to be shared through simple copy and paste.
The level editor is very simple to use. I was able to build some incredibly complex levels after only a few hours of tinkering around in the editor. You can test your level between making modifications, and there are three slots that you can save levels to, along with an autosave slot. Of course, you can also load other custom levels using the textcode for it, same as the actual game.

The only real problem is there's not really an official place, either in game or out, that really acts to support the custom levels and let people get feedback on them. It's sorta like Nintendo Friend codes as it is now; there's no automatic way to do it easily, so people just kinda have to make their own ways and find someplace to share codes.
This is actually my primary reason for posting about this game here. It's awesome, and when you combine it with the level editor, it's almost like a 2D Little Big Planet on crack. (I'd be more confident in saying that if I had ever gotten a chance in playing LBP, but I'm pretty sure it's close to that)

 

Anyway, please play the game, post what you think about it and if you're interested in trying out some more challenging and interesting levels than what come prepackaged with the game. Also post some of your own levels. I've gathered up as many custom levels as I can find, but there are still only a handfull of gems that stand out so far.

 

Grey Acumen's Levels:

Gauntlet 1 and Gauntlet 2

Dive, Push, Die, Climb, Jump

Revolving Doors & Lifts

Heavy Sacrifice

Mechanism

Going Up, Up, Up

Safety Cage

Amazing Push

Twin Purposes

Elements of Chaos

More Coming Soon

Grey Acumen's Hacked Levels:

Factory

Corpse Hurler

More Coming Soon

Other Levels:

LOL Underground

Driven Ins Hane

Politics

The Crusher

Unfair World

Danger

Consequences

Twin Purposes

More Coming Soon

 

I'm providing a key for the types of challenge that different levels will provide:

Quick Start - The game has some feature which require some sort of immediate action upon beginning the level.

Quick Reaction - Fast reaction required to navigate some obstacle or hazard successfully

Key Order - Keys can be obtained in multiple orders, but only the correct order will allow the level to be completed successfully

Key Timing - Collecting a Key too early or too late can have negative results, possibly making the level unbeatable.

Jumping Accuracy - the level has difficult jumps that are either very high/far or require landing on a very small area in order to complete successfully.

Hazard Pushing - Ways must be found to interact with objects that would otherwise result in death.

Obstacle Use - Ways must be found to use obstacles, either to move them out of the way or into place, or to perform some task with them.

Corpse Use - Corpses can be used for a variety of purposes. Figuring out how and doing it successfully is the challenge

Blind Navigation - in order to transverse the level, you must actually step outside of the window area that can be viewed.

Broken World - occasionally, the physics engine in the game works in VERY unusual ways that may hinder or even help you progress through a level, but here it's a case of "we meant to do that"

NARP - No A Rank Possible, this must have very specific reasons to be allowed under my guidelines, an overall A rank should at LEAST be obtainable, even if only barely



Seppukuties is like LBP Lite, on crack. Play it already!

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Here's a taste of what you can expect from my custom levels. This is the first one I did, completed it in a few hours, but then followed it with a few minor tweaks over the past week to make it a little easier. I recommend at least beating the prepackaged levels with less than 7 total deaths before taking a stab at it though. Oh, and when you post your own levels make sure your code doesn't get broken with line breaks or carriage returns, those cause cause errors that will make the levels go goofy when you try to play them. If you need to break up your code, only use spaces.

Gauntlet 1 - Avg Time: 45 secs, Par: 0, Acorns: 16
Challenge - Quick Start, Key Order, Key Timing, Jumping Accuracy

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Seppukuties is like LBP Lite, on crack. Play it already!

Currently wrapped up in: Half Life, Portal, and User Created Source Mods
Games I want: (Wii)Mario Kart, Okami, Bully, Conduit,  No More Heroes 2 (GC) Eternal Darkness, Killer7, (PS2) Ico, God of War1&2, Legacy of Kain: SR2&Defiance


My Prediction: Wii will be achieve 48% market share by the end of 2008, and will achieve 50% by the end of june of 09. Prediction Failed.

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Thanks for recommending this!
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This is the first time I've ever heard of this game.

awesome, keep checking back here, cause I'll be putting up a new level every day for the next week or so. Either ones that I've made or notable ones that I've found. I've also learned how to hack the level code directly, and I'll give a quick tutorial on that as well.
Please let me know what you think of them. I'd really like to actually see this thing get a little traction.


This next level doesn't require as much skill as it does out of the box thinking. This was the first level I created with the intent of making the Seppuku mechanic essential to the game. Every level that came prepackaged in the game can typically be beaten while still having the only deaths as those caused by traps and hazards, rather than any of them resulting from an actual suicide.

Gauntlet 2 - Avg Time: 50 secs, Par: 2, Acorns: 21
Challenge - Hazard Pushing, Key Order, Corpse Use

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Seppukuties is like LBP Lite, on crack. Play it already!

Currently wrapped up in: Half Life, Portal, and User Created Source Mods
Games I want: (Wii)Mario Kart, Okami, Bully, Conduit,  No More Heroes 2 (GC) Eternal Darkness, Killer7, (PS2) Ico, God of War1&2, Legacy of Kain: SR2&Defiance


My Prediction: Wii will be achieve 48% market share by the end of 2008, and will achieve 50% by the end of june of 09. Prediction Failed.

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I was immediately put off by the furry animals...but their deaths have kept me playing hehe.

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God damnit, I was tricked! I performed a Seppuku and... and...! ;_;

Random game thought :
Why is Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 getting so much hate? We finally get a real game and they're not even satisfied... I'm starting to hate the gaming community so f****** much...

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SHMUPGurus said:
God damnit, I was tricked! I performed a Seppuku and... and...! ;_;

The sepuku is sometimes needed to be able to continue the level in case one of your animals gets trapped, but usually those situations can be avoided. In SOME levels it can actually give you an advantage towards completing it with fewer total deaths, or just more easily in general, but this case is more common with custom levels than the prepackaged ones.



Seppukuties is like LBP Lite, on crack. Play it already!

Currently wrapped up in: Half Life, Portal, and User Created Source Mods
Games I want: (Wii)Mario Kart, Okami, Bully, Conduit,  No More Heroes 2 (GC) Eternal Darkness, Killer7, (PS2) Ico, God of War1&2, Legacy of Kain: SR2&Defiance


My Prediction: Wii will be achieve 48% market share by the end of 2008, and will achieve 50% by the end of june of 09. Prediction Failed.

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New level for today. I noticed that a lot of the prepackaged levels let you kinda sit around at the beginning of the level and take everything in. I wanted a level that you had to move as soon as the level started. I also wanted to put in a hazard that would end up being useful, instead of just a danger.

Dive, Push, Die, Climb, Jump - Avg Time: 95 seconds, Par: 6(5 possible), Acorns: 13
Challenge - Quick Start, Hazard Pushing, Corpse Use, Blind Navigation



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Seppukuties is like LBP Lite, on crack. Play it already!

Currently wrapped up in: Half Life, Portal, and User Created Source Mods
Games I want: (Wii)Mario Kart, Okami, Bully, Conduit,  No More Heroes 2 (GC) Eternal Darkness, Killer7, (PS2) Ico, God of War1&2, Legacy of Kain: SR2&Defiance


My Prediction: Wii will be achieve 48% market share by the end of 2008, and will achieve 50% by the end of june of 09. Prediction Failed.

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Whoops. I think I'm a little late on posting this one. I think it's time to turn down the simplicity and just have some good clean fun. This level was meant more to test out what could be done with the level editor as far as the interactable objects go. It's actually fairly easy, but gets a bit harder towards the end.

Revolving Doors & Lifts - Avg Time: 30 seconds, Par: 0, Acorns: 0
Challenge - Obstacle Use, Quick Reaction

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Seppukuties is like LBP Lite, on crack. Play it already!

Currently wrapped up in: Half Life, Portal, and User Created Source Mods
Games I want: (Wii)Mario Kart, Okami, Bully, Conduit,  No More Heroes 2 (GC) Eternal Darkness, Killer7, (PS2) Ico, God of War1&2, Legacy of Kain: SR2&Defiance


My Prediction: Wii will be achieve 48% market share by the end of 2008, and will achieve 50% by the end of june of 09. Prediction Failed.

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