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Y: The Game

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This is a passion project I have been working on in multiple platforms and languages for years. Aside from using a library called Raylib, I wrote everything from scratch in C++ for fun. Even features like the GUI and file browser are made from scratch. I have had enough fun with the project in it's current version that I decided to release it to Steam. If you enjoy the game, let me know!

You are a Y running and jumping through levels trying to capture F's while avoiding E's and spikes. There is a timer in the top right for speed running as well as a demo system to record and share playthroughs. Share your runs on the official Discord Server! There are multiple level packs for Y: The Game that vary in length and difficulty, with each of them being a category for speedrunning on their own. The Classic level pack includes all of the levels from the early alpha proof of concept builds, which were made really early on in the game’s development and are very simple, only including platforms, enemies, and objectives. While old and simplistic, it has a competitive speedrunning audience so far and has had a lot of people playing over and over again to get their fastest runs. The Normal level pack includes everything Y: The Game has to offer on release. Featuring easier yet more complex levels than classic mode, it is very fun to play and has a lot of room for speedrunning. The Torture level pack has one purpose: short yet incredibly difficult levels. The beta testers took multiple hours to beat one level in torture mode after mastering the rest of the game, and it was a true event for the entire team when they beat it. Torture mode is for people who feel they have mastered the physics of Y: The Game and truly want a barely possible challenged.

There is also a fully featured level editor I have spent way too much time making, so you and all of your friends can make and share levels to your heart’s content. Every tool I used to make the levels in game are available in the level editor, and as people suggest more features, they will be added in. If you want a specific type of enemy, item, platform, or any other feature, make sure you suggest it in the official discord server!
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Game Discussion

Review by Anonymous
Review from Steam

The more I play this game, the more I feel God's grace leaving me.
10/10 I never wanted to kill myself more.

Review from Steam

Y: The Game is a revolutionary game in the platforming genre. It's simple design opens up endless possibility in unique and difficult gameplay. The base is already a fantastic speedrunning game, but the level editor allows for so much more. Best of all, it is totally free to pick up and master.
Give Y a try. Y? The Game.

Review from Steam

Y the game is the greatest gaming experience for our generation, no further explanation required...

Review from Steam

This game is simply beyond description. The graphics are stunning, the storyline is intense and immersive, and the lore is deep and thoughtful. I simply cannot stop playing this game. This has gotten to the point where my wife has left me and has taken my son with her. To be honest that didn't even bother me because it gives me more time to play Y: The Game without their constant nagging. Honestly what was wrong with them? It was always "Dad I'm hungry" or "Trevor will you please for once in your life put down that stupid game and be a father to your son?" I honestly can't fathom the nerve of these people, can't they see that I'm spending what little time I have for myself on something I actually, truly, care about? Y: The Game is easily the best game to come out this year, no, this decade. Honestly if this had come out a few years earlier Minecraft would probably still be an unknown indie title because anyone who's anyone would be playing Y: The Game. I showed this game to my grandmother with alzheimers, and upon beating normal mode she looked at me with tears in her eyes and called me by my name for the first time in years. To be honest I think that the electronics industry will be completely changed after this release, as there won't be any need to develop new more powerful computers since almost anything currently available can run Y: The Game, and to be honest there isn't any other game that's worth playing now. That's one of the best things about this game, anyone can play it. For the low low price of free you can experience bliss, and play it on anything, even a pocket calculator. Enough about the game though, let's talk about the developer, Chris. What a guy. This man's sheer charisma and intellect are unsurpassed. I wouldn't expect anything less from the creator of such a perfect game. Not a woman alive could look at Chris without instantly succumbing to the desire to be his, and the only thing stopping them is the fact that he is too dedicated to his passion project to have time for a relationship. What a chad. Honestly, I aspire to be like Chris one day. I even named my son after him. I guess if I had to give a short description of Y: The Game, I would have to say that its simply utter perfection. Every second you spend not playing this game is a second wasted. In fact, if you're reading this, stop, right now, and download the game. You'll thank me later. Now I'd like to go even further in my praise for this game, but I'm already starting to get withdrawals from not playing Y: The Game for so long so I'll have to leave it off here. Play Y: The Game, you won't regret it.

Review from Steam

this game is literally torture. great game.

Review from Steam

Y tho?

Review from Steam

Great game, lots of fun, plenty of features

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