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Don't Look Back (Browser)

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Description

Don't Look Back is a moody platformer, entirely drawn in a colour palette of black and red, with parallels to the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice from Greek mythology.

Starting at a grave, players control a character who ventures into the underworld to bring back his lost love. The controls are basic, with arrow keys for movement and jumping, and an additional key to shoot. Rather than side-scrolling, it is a fixed series of screens and when failing the character immediately restarts the screen, with an unlimited amount of tries.

To progress, classic platform obstacles need to conquered, including disappearing platforms, moving objects need to be dodges and there are opponents to be shot. Every now and then, a larger enemy appears that requires multiple hits to be taken out.

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Don't Look Back Browser I'm not sure what they are, but I know not to touch them.
Don't Look Back Browser A falling spike almost getting me.
Don't Look Back Browser This part takes some time to get through.
Don't Look Back Browser Hmmm, a cliff, what shall I do?

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  • Don't Look Back (project page on the developer's website, with links to the online and offline versions)
Sciere (281813) added Don't Look Back (Browser) on Mar 14, 2009
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (281813) and Kabushi (130240)