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Tell us what you think of Tobe's Vertical Adventure!

January 16, 2011 | Registered CommenterSecretbase


I'm so happy you are doing the right thing and releasing on PC!
Will buy it at launch! :D (if not pre-order)

July 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTheon

Purchased it on Steam and played the first two levels. Looks very nice on first sight. Didn't try the Coop yet. The only critisism so far is the lack of native XBOX360 controller support. Are you planning to add this in further releases?

Another thing I have noticed is the Mega Drive cartridge on the bottom right title screen. Maybe it's only me, but I do not like it there. I hop to see more games like this...

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGeorg

just bought this on Steam and it just crashes with an invalid operation error! :(

would appreciate some asks if my player index is correct?!

tried unplugging pad/wheel and no joy.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFAFFER_TB

Game looks a tad pricey for how simple it is. maybe try selling it for $3 like the cthulu pack. You might be a bit more successful. It just doesn't seem to be $5 caliber like Dungeons of Dredmore.

Good luck! I can't wait to get it on one of the steam sales for a $1 unless you drop it in price.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnon

I bought it yesterday on Steam and played the first three stages. It's a very fun game.

Georg, the XBOX360 controller works perfectly fine with this game. The only thing I miss is the interface not showing the controller buttons if connected, but it works great.

The only "problem" I have with the controller is in the main manu. The analog stick works fine, but the digital pad don't (when selecting options in the main menu).

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWiwo

Bought yesterday on Steam, but i have problems with 2nd controler. In controler menu i can asign the buttons, but when i go to play then there i cant do anything. But with the first player controler i can do all. So maby it can be the problem with 2ns controler support.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterexesto

Hi Everyone, thanks for your interest in support for Tobe's Vertical Adventure!

I apologize about the bugs and crash. I hope it hasn't dampen your interest. As of now, we have receive a few notice on the topic, and been working on a patch to fix it up, hopefully soon.

@Georg : We're looking to fix the bugs at the moment, but we'll look into the issue again when it can.

@FAFFER_TB : We're already looking into the crash, but it will be helpful if you can provide me with a screenshot of the crash report. Feel free to reach us at info"at"

@Anon : We try to keep the mechanic simple because we wanted a simple game, but I do understand where you're coming from. Perhaps when there's a sales, you can keep us in mind, and give the game another shot :)

@Wiwo : Thanks for the support! As mentioned, we will look into the controllers (probably after the crash issues are solved)

@exesto : We're working on the 2nd controller issue as I type, so you should have it in the coming patch. Hope it wasn't too much of a downer :/

Thanks again for everyone's support. I hope you have a great adventure!

July 19, 2011 | Registered CommenterSecretbase

I hope you guys find success and continue my series! You might wanna try doing some free giveaways on twitter and other stuff to generate more interest. Also it's very important that you keep in communication with customers. Posting regularly on the steam forums - - and replying to anyone with problems is a good idea. It lets people know you're listening.

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTobe

have emailed a screenie and included system specs and OS too...

todays patch hasn't helped unfortunately! :(

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFAFFER_TB

I'm loving the game so far, especially the soundtrack. Luckily I haven't encountered any crashes or bugs.

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLuis

I bought this game the first day on Steam, it looked really interesting and since I'm a lover of platformers it was a first buy for me!

However, like you heard there were a few bugs here and there. The first I encountered was that I ended up stuck in a wall in level 1 - 2.
Aside from a few bugs, I already finished the game thorougly and I LOVE IT! I'm trying to complete the "time trials" achievements on steam now though, but are they even working? I think I fixed it for Nana and Tobe (Mystic Caverns) but I get no pop-up?

If the achievements can get fixed, I'll be playing this even more! So worth my money (And yours too!)

July 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMartijn


First of all, congratulations for the great game!

My complain is all about the controls. I play it on pc with a keyboard and the controls feel a bit off and very console-ish. I can't really describe the feeling, maybe (and hopefully) you get what I mean.

Is there any chance that you polish them, so they feel like I actually play with a keyboard and on a pc?

Thanks in advance!

July 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichel

Darn ... I forgot one thing:
Where can I get that fake "Nemesis"-cartridge! This is just too appealing for the collector in me.

Please produce them! :D

July 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichel

Cool game, but the "kawaii ne`' nonsense in the description (even on Steam!) is pretty dumb. Way to marginalize a potential audience. Ugh.

July 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMitch

Is there any chance this will be re-released on XBLA? The number of good co-op games for Xbox are few and far between, and I was pretty sad to hear this got pulled from the indie store.

July 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRock

@Tobe - I'd never expect someone to have an email address of That's bad ass.

@FAFFER_TB - Thanks! We've got the screenshot, and will work on it.

@Luis & Martijn - I'm so glad you guys had fun. Please continue to support us, and our future games. Oh, and achievements are fixed now. Try again :)

@Michel - Not sure what you meant exactly about the controls being too console-ish. If you're referring to the button layout, you can actually adjust in the key config, under options. As for the physical edition, we will be having a competition to give away a limited few. Check out the blog for more updates on that :)

@Mitch - Ah... about that, it was meant to be ironic, but guess the joke's on me now. Glad the game was fun for you though!

@Rock - Unfortunately, the chance are slim. Takes too much work to bring the port over, which is why we took it down in the first place : / On the bright side, you can always hook up your Xbox controllers to play this though.

July 23, 2011 | Registered CommenterSecretbase

Heh, that's not my real e-mail address xD. I was just messing around :P. But I wonder if anyone actually does have that as an email...

Also it's good to see you posting regularly on the Steam forums! Your interaction with the community is great so far!

July 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTobe

This is the same Anon as earlier. Let me apologize for the tone of my comment. It was very uncalled for and extremely rude to throw on to your hard work without any play for me.

Yes, the gameplay is quite simple but as you said that was your goal and it works. Its a nice relaxing game. I still feel the $5 price tag might be a bit to hefty(personal view) and I will try and wait for a sale.

July 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnon

wish Steam would hurry up and get this next patch out! the fix I needs on it and I'm impatient! :D

July 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFAFFER_TB

@Tobe : Yea, the forum is one great thing about Steam. Instant feedback and stuff, though I like to see more opinions on the game rather than bugs report. We'll see... maybe after more players tried going for the achievements :)

@Anon : Hey, no worries. It felt like a honest feedback, so I wasn't offended or anything. I was kinda happy to see some commenter mentioning how they play the game with their girlfriend, and some players who just weren't good with platformer actually get the chance to enjoy something simple and fun, and I thought all that was kinda sweet.

@FAFFER_TB : sorry again. We're working on it, I promise!

July 25, 2011 | Registered CommenterSecretbase

todays update hasn't helped! :( exactly the same error as I screenshotted! this game doesn't like me one bit...

July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFAFFER_TB

Oh, I was just kidding, sort of. Glad to hear it was meant to be ironic, hahaha. Good game! :)

July 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMitch

the patch that said it fixed my problem hasn't! any news? need any other info?

July 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFAFFER_TB

I love this game. So simple and so great, so nostalgic! And I like soundtrack, world 2 is best. Good job, Secret Base! Big thanks from Russia!

August 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHadonis