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Play the 2D puzzle platformer game inspired by Portal which started off as a popular little jam entry and has since blossomed into the 30 level reality-defying monstrosity that it has become. All levels are carefully handcrafted (not randomly generated) to challenge even the most seasoned puzzle platformer fan's understanding of physics, time, and space.

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Factsheet

Developer:
Meaty_McLazerPantz
Based in United States

Release date:
July 30 2018

Platforms:
Windows
XBOX One

Website:
thezaxisgame.com

Available From:
$9.99 - Steam

Description

Play the 2D puzzle platformer game inspired by Portal which started off as a popular little jam entry and has since blossomed into the 30 level reality-defying monstrosity that it has become. All levels are carefully handcrafted (not randomly generated) to challenge even the most seasoned puzzle platformer fan's understanding of physics, time, and space. Coming in 2018 to Steam and Xbox One on July 31st at midnight EST. It will be featured in the Summer Spotlight promotion on Xbox Live.

History

The original Z Axis was a Ludum Dare #38 jam entry. It was ranked 27th in the Fun catagory and 133rd overall out of almost 3000 entries. Considering it was my first ever game jam, and the fact I only had 2 days to finish it (I had to work the 3rd day of the jam), I was pretty pleased with the results.

My friends casually refer to it as "a 2D Portal mixed with some Super Meat Boy." I love both the Portal games and SMB so it was a blast adding so many more levels and puzzle mechanics and seeing what I could do with it all, and that became The Z Axis: Continuum.

This game is made entirely by one person.

Features

  • 2d puzzle platformer
  • Dark art style with an ambient horror soundtrack
  • 30 Handcrafted levels (no procedural generation)
  • Includes 6 tutorial levels and 9 "extra hard" remix levels
  • Rotate the environment to change gravity
  • Portals
  • Clones
  • Character death becomes a puzzle element
  • Time manipulation
  • 34 individual achievements to gather
  • Includes a slew of timed achievements for speedrunners

Videos

The Z Axis: Continuumâ„¢ Trailer - PC & Xbox One YouTube


Images

Download all screenshots & photos as .zip
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Download logo/icon assets as .zip
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Awards & Recognition

  • "Ranked 27th in Fun out of nearly 3000 entries" Ludum Dare #38 Community

Monetization Permission

Meaty_McLazerPantz allows for the contents of The Z Axis: Continuum to be published through video broadcasting services for any commercial or non-commercial purposes. Monetization of videos created containing assets from The Z Axis: Continuum is legally & explicitly allowed by Meaty_McLazerPantz. This permission can be found in writing at https://www.indiedb.com/games/the-z-axis-continuum/presskit.


About Meaty_McLazerPantz

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Play the 2D puzzle platformer game inspired by Portal which started off as a popular little jam entry and has since blossomed into the 30 level reality-defying monstrosity that it has become. All levels are carefully handcrafted (not randomly generated) to challenge even the most seasoned puzzle platformer fan's understanding of physics, time, and space.

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The Z Axis: Continuum Credits

Meaty_McLazerpantz
Founder


presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks