Congratulations!\n\nYou have unlocked a [[new character]]!
He wears a red shirt and blue overalls. Perched on his head is a crimson demon's crown which terrifies all who cast their gaze on it.\n\nYou hate him. He is the one who always rains on your parade. He is the bane of your existence, the despised one.\n\nYou hear footsteps in your hall. [[He]] is here, no doubt with the blood and flesh of your friends stuck to the bottom of his horrible leather boots.
The path grows more treacherous. Larger pits now scatter the terrain, ever more fearsome enemies lurk in the shadows.\n\nYou feel hungry, so you bend down and yank a mushroom up by its roots. It is red and speckled with white spots. You quickly swallow it, and feel [[strength]] surge up your chest.\n
You make a small hop over the gap, and you grab on to the opposite ledge. You struggle to pull yourself up, but your large gut keeps you firmly in the hole.\n\n Feeling the strength fading from you hands, you let go and fall peacefully into oblivion.
Here is a story.\n\nChoose a Player\n[[Hero]]\nLocked\nLocked\n\nMade for Ludum Dare 25 by toaster (2012)
Life is full of conflicts, and it makes you feel good that they are all about you.
With a hop you crush a small brown creature into the ground, feeling bones break, and flesh spread out across the soil. \n\nThis does not bother you. This creature is a compatriot of the fiend who kidnapped your beloved. You do not care about it in the slightest. \n\nIt is like a rock. It has no feelings. No desires, or aspirations. It is a part of the [[scenery]].
You run along the soft grassy path. Despite its constricting linear nature, you have no qualms about following it wherever it takes you.\n\n You see a small gap in front of you. You think you can make it with a standing [[jump]], but maybe it is best to take a running [[leap]], just to make sure you get across.
You slide beneath flames and under the beast.\n\nHe bellows as you run off the bridge and press the switch that collapses it.\n\nWith a cry of terror the bridge collapses and the monster falls beneath the waves of red.\n\nYou ignore his screams of agony and race out of the room to the next, where you know your love awaits.\n\n[[The End]]
It bubbled merrily, obviously feeling more pleased than you.\n\nYou ignore it and carry on your way. There is a burst of flame and you throw yourself down from the ground to avoid it, but you can feel its [[heat]] surge across your back.
Congratulations!\n\nYou have unlocked the [[final character]]!
You run with all the grace of a hippopotamus and with a huge jump you make it safely to the other side and continue on your way. \n \nThe trees and hills stare at you with blank black eyes, but you ignore them. You are on your way to save your [[princess]], the love of your life.\n\nYou will see her [[soon]].
So easy.\n\nThose two chumps are so infatuated with you, it really is quite pathetic. A smile, a wave, a wink with pale blue eyes, and they come running like little [[puppies]].
You laugh, your golden locks swaying as you shake your head.\n\nIt is so [[easy]].
He walks in, cocky as ever. You stand to face him. You try to tell him to leave, to go away and leave him alone, but he attacks first, flinging a fireball at you.\n\nYou cringe as it hits you.\n\nPlease, you want to cry, but as you jump to your feet the small man slides beneath you.\n\n[[No!]]
You realize that everything has changed. The sky has grown black, all the blue sapped from it. The once cheerful clouds had vanished in the gloom, and the once mild faces of the hills had become dark leers.\n\nYou feel a tingle of dread travel down your spine, chilling you, but you shrug it off. Nothing will stand between you and your [[lover]].\n\nYou are almost there. A [[castle]] stands high upon a hill in the distance. She is there.
It is large and has a large green shell protecting its back. Flame red hair clings to its pale yellow skin and dark eyes loom out over a bulbous nose. Its mouth cracks open to reveal dozens of sharp white teeth.\n\nHe looks like he is about to speak but you, but you take the first offensive, flinging yourself toward him, ablaze with [[fireballs]].\n\n
You throw your fat body over the ball of heat, but crash into the monster.\n\nHe bellows and throws you off his face and out over the bridge where the fire, crackling merrily, welcomes you with a grin.
Here is a story.\n\nChoose a Player\n[[Hero]]\n[[Villain]]\n[[Princess]]\n\nMade for Ludum Dare 25 by toaster (2012)
After the searing heat passes you, you stand up again and continue down the dark hall, avoiding fire and leaving dead minions in your wake.\n\nAt the end you find yourself on a bridge spanning over a pit of fire. At one end of the bridge is you. On the other, the [[monster]].
You feel loneliness overcome you. Once again you are by yourself, cut off from your friends, many of whom have been killed by the red menace.\n\nAnd your love is gone, leaving you once again by yourself.\n\nBut that is okay. She will return. \n\n[[She always does.]]
Both thought they were superior. Neither would back down.\n\nBut you don't mind. You like it best that [[way]].
Your princess is tall, taller than you, however that makes no difference. All that matters is the love between you and her. The way you feel when you embrace her is nothing short of fantastic. She is your princess, and you cannot imagine yourself with anyone else.\n\nHopefully you will reach her [[soon]].
Here is a story.\n\nChoose a Player\n[[Hero]]\n[[Villain]]\nLocked\n\nMade for Ludum Dare 25 by toaster (2012)
The beast dodges and shoots a breath of fire out from his gaping maw.\n\nDo you [[dive]] over it, or [[slide]] under?
You feel the ground beneath your feet open up and you fall into the warm of embrace of the lava.\n\nIt does not harm you, but you cry out in anguish at the thought of losing your love as you [[sink]] deeper into the liquid.\n\n
It is cold in your castle, you reflect. However, your feeling of joy is kept alive by the woman who is at that moment sleeping in the your bedroom.\n\nShe sports beautiful blond hair that travels to the waist of her pink dress. And she is all [[yours]].
She has blond hair, your princess. It cascades down her shoulders like a waterful, reflecting light on all those lucky enough to lay eyes on her. He pink dress is long and modest and highlights her beauty. \n\nShe was perfect in your eyes. She could do nothing wrong.\n\nAnd she was nearby, in that [[castle]] over on the hill. You just have to get to her.
It amuses you to catch them, to watch them stumble over themselves trying to win your favor, watch them beg for a [[kiss]].\n
The castle was made of cold grey brick that seemed to suck the warmth from your body.\n\nYou enter the chasm of a doorway and walk carefully along the path laid out before you.\n\nYou look over the edge of a precipice and see fresh molten [[lava]] bubbling beneath.
You return to your room. She still sleeps, and you gaze lovingly at her soft face, puffy pink lips and a round nose.\n\nYou know it is shortlived. That awful man will be back soon, killing your friends and breaking your stuff. \n\nAnd the final insult, the [[demon]] would take away the love of your life, leaving you alone once more.