⚠ Cookies ⚠

By continuing to use this site you agree to the use of cookies. Please visit this page to see exactly how we use these.

The AGS Panel is a team of AGS forum veterans who play all of the games here, and give them ratings from one to five cups. The rating system is as follows:
1 Cup Not serious entertainment
2 Cups A reasonable game, worth a try
3 Cups A good game, worth playing
4 Cups A great game, well worth your time
5 Cups An outstanding, must-play game!
Feel free to disagree with the panel's rating, and please don't be offended if you think your game has been underrated!

(Why has my game been rated 1 cup?)

Close window
If your game has been rated 1 cup, please don't be offended! It's common for your first game release to get a 1-cup rating, due to the game having a lack of polish and flair -- which is understandable, because you're just getting started!

Please understand that the main purpose of the ratings is to help potential game players find high quality, bug-free games to play. You've probably learnt a lot about AGS as a result of making your first game -- so why not use that knowledge to start afresh, and do even better with your next game!
Close window

The Ancient Art of Staying Alive

by CaptainD

Screenshot 1 of The Ancient Art of Staying Alive

(Click image to zoom)

X Zoomed screenshot of The Ancient Art of Staying Alive
Swap Image Left    Swap Image Right
Click icons below image, or press left and right arrow keys to change images.
Left click image or press up key to zoom in; right click image or press down key to zoom out.
Click 'X' or press ESC to close.
Screenshot 1 of The Ancient Art of Staying Alive   Screenshot 2 of The Ancient Art of Staying Alive width=   Screenshot 3 of The Ancient Art of Staying Alive width=

This is a commercial game.

X

Download Options for The Ancient Art of Staying Alive

The Ancient Art of Staying Alive is a commercial game.

Click Store Link to visit the game's store page, Demo Link to download the game's demo, or Report Link to report a link as broken.

Click Other Link to download any other miscellanous download type (e.g. voice pack, game trailer, etc.)



Windows version  Store Link  Report Link

Windows version  Store Link  Report Link

Windows version  Download Link  Report Link

Windows version  Download Link  Report Link

Windows version  Demo Link  Report Link

Windows version  Demo Link  Report Link

Linux version  Store Link  Report Link

Linux version  Store Link  Report Link

Linux version  Download Link  Report Link

Linux version  Download Link  Report Link

Linux version  Demo Link  Report Link

Linux version  Demo Link  Report Link

File size: 1 MB
Downloaded: 296 times
Graphics: HD, 8-bit (256 col)
Operating System(s):

Windows

Linux

Game Genre:
Sci-Fi
Game Type:
Investigative
Story Type:
Original
Release Date:
14 Mar 2020
AGS Panel Rating:
(help)
Player Rating:
Not enough votes yet
Non-Adventure Game
Short Game Can be completed within 30 minutes
Medium Length Game Takes at least 30 mins to finish
Full Length Game As long as a Sierra / LucasArts classic
Non-Adventure Game Using Adventure Game Studio for something else?!
Joke Game You know when it fits this category ;)
Demo Unfinished Games / Commercial Games
Training Game Games made just to try out AGS
<Category Not Set> Not yet categorised
Close window
Content Advisory:
Bad LanguageNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone
Language(s):

English

Public Opinion

We can't give you any meaningful ratings yet, because not enough people have told us what they thought about this game. If you've played it, why not help out and give us your votes?

About this game

You have one aim in this game - to STAY ALIVE!

Sadly the Crimson Tide Consortium are, for no apparent reason, out to get you.

Unashamedly retro in every aspect, if you want amazing visuals then look elsewhere, but if you want a simple, challenging game that's randomised every time you play it, you might just find this to be your cup of tea.

Features:

- Steam achievements 
- 3 Global Leaderboards
- Works with Linux using Proton in Steam
- Play individual levels or "Challenge Mode", where you try to defeat all 20 levels in order
- In Challenge Mode, every 5th level is a Boss
- Highly customisable for all skill levels
- Right or left-handed keyboard controls
See the people who made this game and any other games they've worked on >>
Everything
Title Screen and promo art

AGS Awards Nominations

Nominated, Best Non Adventure Game Created with AGS 2020

Nominated, Best Programming 2020

AGS Panel Review

"Quite addictive gameplay in a otherwise very spartan game."

3 people commented on this game (newest first):

I'm not sure why my earlier comment disappeared, or if I shot a blank. Anyway, this game is a lot more fun than it looks, and it may extend your coffee breaks due to the "one more go, dammit" type of gameplay.
2022-08-07 10:22:43 by heltenjon
MAJOR update to the game just released. The main change is that addition of Boss Levels (every 5th level in Challenge Mode) and giving you 5 lives for Challenge Mode instead of just one (but the more lives remaining when you complete the last level, the higher your bonus score).
2021-12-01 17:32:19 by CaptainD
2021-02-22 22:44:38 by heltenjon
You must be logged in to the forums to post comments.
© Adventure Game Studio 2022. Page design by loominous and Darth Mandarb; coding by AGA.
Page generated on 10 Aug 2022 at 05:52:00