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Dustforce (Windows)

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Description

Dustforce is a 2D side-scrolling platform game starring a team of broomsweeping janitors. Players select one of the four available characters and need to complete more than 50 levels. These are accessed from a central hub that is further opened up through keys. Each door represents a new level. Some of them have a level completion requirement before they can be accessed. After each level the player is rated based on the completion rate (sweeping all dust), finesse (holding on to a combo) and time. Often a key is received for perfect levels. Global leaderboards are supported as well as local multiplayer.

The gameplay is centered around sweeping dust. This is required to complete levels, but at the same time players are encouraged to maintain a combo and often complete levels without touching the ground. Dust and leaves are scattered around in small patches on the ground, on walls and on ceilings, and the player can move from one part to another through different types of moves. These include single and double jumping, gliding, dashing, wall jumping, and more. In earlier levels the player can move freely and make mistakes, but later ones introduce spikes and other hazards that require perfect momentum without landing. The levels include monsters that can be attacked and taken out using different types of broom attacks, also often without touching the ground.

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Dustforce Windows Choose one of the four available characters
Dustforce Windows Title screen
Dustforce Windows Moving through an old library
Dustforce Windows Using leaves it is possible to wall jump

Alternate Titles

  • "Dustforce DX" -- Steam release title since 23rd October 2014

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The Press Says

Nukezilla May 03, 2012 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameZebo Jan 20, 2012 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Jeuxvideo.com Jan 18, 2012 16 out of 20 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jan 25, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Calm Down Tom Feb 16, 2012 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Jan 18, 2012 7.5 out of 10 75
Indius May 18, 2012 15 out of 20 75
Softpedia Jan 25, 2012 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult Jan 23, 2012 7 out of 10 70
Gameblog.fr Jan 23, 2012 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Sciere (268388) added Dustforce (Windows) on Feb 17, 2012
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (268388) and Kabushi (125890)