History VideoGame / TheyBleedPixels

11th Jan '17 7:14:33 PM WillBGood
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** The First Dream: Prologue is DeathMountain, WorldInTheSky, BuildLikeAnEgyptian, BleakLevel, and also a sort of CreepyCemetary.

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** The First Dream: Prologue is DeathMountain, WorldInTheSky, BuildLikeAnEgyptian, BleakLevel, and also a sort of CreepyCemetary.CreepyCemetery.
7th Jan '17 5:25:31 AM Medinoc
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* BlackBeadEyes: The protagonist has them.

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* BlackBeadEyes: The protagonist has them.All human or human-ish characters have them, most prominently with the protagonist.


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* NoNameGiven: None of the characters are named, the only name seen on-screen is that of the school itself ("Lafcadio Academy for Troubled Young Ladies").
11th Oct '15 1:53:36 AM Arawn999
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* CatSmile: After she finishes transforming, the girl has this expression on her face.


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* StringyHairedGhostGirl: One of the enemy types that shows up in The Second Dream - Chapter 2. They can teleport.
27th Sep '15 3:08:20 PM Dravencour
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* ClingyMacGuffin: ''Nothing'' can destroy the Book of Claws.

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* ClingyMacGuffin: ''Nothing'' No matter how hard the girl tries, ''nothing'' can get rid of or destroy the Book of Claws.



* LovecraftLite: Make no mistake-this is not a CosmicHorrorStory, or even that much of a horror ''game''. [[spoiler:[[EarnYourHappyEnding You win, and manage to destroy the Book and the guy using them to make servants]], after all, [[TheEndOrIsIt though it wasn't the only one of its kind]].]]

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* LovecraftLite: Make no mistake-this mistake -- this is not a CosmicHorrorStory, or even that much of a horror ''game''. [[spoiler:[[EarnYourHappyEnding You win, and manage to destroy the Book and the guy using them it to make monstrous servants]], after all, [[TheEndOrIsIt though it wasn't the only one of its kind]].]]
14th Sep '15 4:34:12 AM Medinoc
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* AlienBlood: Oddly, all the monsters spout fountains of normal red blood, but the ([[LovecraftianSuperpower sort of) human protagonist bleeds white.

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* AlienBlood: Oddly, all the monsters spout fountains of normal red blood, but the ([[LovecraftianSuperpower sort of) of]]) human protagonist bleeds white.
13th Sep '15 4:36:09 PM dasuberkaiser
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* AlienBlood: Oddly, all the monsters spout fountains of normal red blood, but the ([[LovecraftianSuperpower sort of) human protagonist bleeds white.



* ArtifactOfDoom: The Book of Claws. [[spoiler:Apparently, the student library has many books like it.]]

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* ArtifactOfDoom: The Book of Claws. [[spoiler:Apparently, the student library Student Library has many books like it.]]


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* HeartbeatSoundtrack: At the end of The Final Dream: The End the level music fades out and is replaced by the sound of a heartbeat as [[spoiler:you're taken up to the heart, and it gets faster the more you stab it]].


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* PaintingTheMedium: [[spoiler:Attacking [[PostfinalBoss the heart]]]] causes the screen to shake with each hit.
13th Sep '15 4:25:54 PM dasuberkaiser
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* AdvancingWallOfDoom: Expect to spend a ''lot'' of the late-game running from sawblades.

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* AdvancingWallOfDoom: Expect to spend a ''lot'' of the late-game running from sawblades. Hell, the first half of The Final Dream: The End is almost entirely composed of these sequences.



* AllTheWorldsAreAStage: The Final Dream: The End reuses a bunch of platforming challenges and specific sequences from earlier chapters.

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* AllTheWorldsAreAStage: The Final Dream: The End is basically a long series of death courses that reuses a bunch number of platforming specific challenges and specific sequences from earlier chapters.chapters, usually with an AdvancingWallOfDoom added if there wasn't one before.



* BloodyBowelsOfHell: [[spoiler: The Final Dream: The End]].



* EvilIsVisceral: The final level [[spoiler: appears to be [[WombLevel organic]] and the PostfinalBoss is a giant heart]].



* MooksButNoBosses: Instead of bosses, the game ends each chapter with a gauntlet of waves of regular enemies and platforming hazards, getting longer and more complicated further on (the earlier ones introduce a new type of enemy).

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* MooksButNoBosses: Instead of bosses, the game ends each chapter with a gauntlet of waves of regular enemies and platforming hazards, getting longer and more complicated further on (the earlier ones introduce a new type of enemy).enemy). [[spoiler:There is technically the heart at the end of The Final Dream: The End, but it [[StationaryBoss can't move]], defend itself, or hurt you, [[ZeroEffortBoss there's no way to lose against it]], and it dies in five hits. The real final challenge is the waves of enemies you face just before it]].
13th Sep '15 4:06:03 PM dasuberkaiser
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* AllTheWorldsAreAStage: The Final Dream: The End reuses a bunch of platforming challenges and specific sequences from earlier chapters.


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** The First Dream: Prologue is DeathMountain, WorldInTheSky, BuildLikeAnEgyptian, BleakLevel, and also a sort of CreepyCemetary.


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* MooksButNoBosses: Instead of bosses, the game ends each chapter with a gauntlet of waves of regular enemies and platforming hazards, getting longer and more complicated further on (the earlier ones introduce a new type of enemy).


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* PalmtreePanic: The Third Dream: Chapter 3 is set on the coast by the sea, but at night.


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* {{Wutai}}: The Second Dream: Chapter 3's background is full of paper lanterns hanging from the trees and has many floating platforms shaped like them. Similarly, The Third Dream: Chapter 3 has Shinto shrines in the background and some of them in the foreground as part of the platforms.
13th Sep '15 3:35:27 PM dasuberkaiser
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* BuildLikeAnEgyptian: Egyptian-looking pyramids and obelisks can be seen in the background of The First Dream: Prologue.



* HailfirePeaks:
** The Second Dream: Chapter 2 is JungleJapes and SlippySlideyIceWorld, while Chapter 3 is TheLostWoods and {{Wutai}}.
** The Third Dream: Chapter 3 is PalmTreePanic and {{Wutai}}, and also something of a BleakLevel.
** The Fourth Dream: Chapter 1 is a LethalLavaLand WorldInTheSky with elements of TempleOfDoom. Chapter 2 is LethalLavaLand, EternalEngine, and PipeMaze.



* {{Mayincatec}}: Ruins in this aesthetic can be seen in the background of The Fourth Dream: Chapter 1.



* RuinsForRuinsSake: Present in The First Dream: Prologue and The Third Dream: Chapters 1 and 3.

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* RuinsForRuinsSake: Present in The First Dream: Prologue and Prologue, The Third Dream: Chapters 1 and 3.3, and The Fourth Dream: Chapter 1.



* SoundtrackDissonance: The Fourth Dream: Chapter 3, probably one of the hardest, if not the hardest, chapter in the game is accompanied by an upbeat chiptune that sounds much more cheerful than most of the rest of the soundtrack.



* WorldInTheSky: The backgrounds of The Third Dream: Chapter 3 and all of The Fourth Dream feature chunks of land floating in the air with no ground or support in sight (The Second Dream: Chapters 2 and 3, The Third Dream: Chapter 2, and The Final Dream: The End are also suspended, but on trees, in water, and in [[spoiler:a circulatory system]] respectively, rather than in air).

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* WorldInTheSky: The backgrounds of The Third Dream: Chapter 3 and all of The Fourth Dream feature chunks of land floating in the air with no ground or support in sight (The Second Dream: Chapters 2 and 3, The Third Dream: Chapter 2, and The Final Dream: The End are also suspended, but on trees, in water, and in [[spoiler:a circulatory system]] respectively, rather than in air).air). You can see similar floating islands above the ground in the background of The First Dream: Prologue and above the ocean in The Third Dream: Chapter 3.
13th Sep '15 2:46:52 PM dasuberkaiser
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** RiseToTheChallenge: Sometimes vertically, most notably in the beginning of The Fourth Dream: Chapter 3.



* BleakLevel: The First Dream: Prologue and The Third Dream: Chapter 3 are much gloomier and less colourful than most other chapters, the former being set on some kind of dark purple plain littered with giant bones and ruins, the latter over an ocean at night in a rainstorm.



* DeliberatelyMonochrome: All the platforms are plain black, all the hazards and traps are grey or white with the occasional red bloodstain, and all the enemies are mostly black, white, and shades of grey except for their yellow eyes. This contrasts greatly with the somewhat more colourful protagonist, the red blood spilling everywhere, the purple Save Sigils, and the colourful and highly detailed backgrounds.



* JungleJapes: The Second Dream: Chapter 2.



* TheLostWoods: The Second Dream. Chapter 1 is set on the forest floor and partially underground, Chapter 2 along the trunks of the trees, and Chapter 3 in the canopy with platforms shaped like branches.



* PipeMaze: The Fourth Dream: Chapter 2.
* RuinsForRuinsSake: Present in The First Dream: Prologue and The Third Dream: Chapters 1 and 3.



* SlippySlideyIceWorld: Most chapters have a few slippery surfaces, but The Second Dream: Chapter 2 is absolutely covered in them.



* SteamPunk: The Fourth Dream: Chapter 2 has this aesthetic.



* UnderwaterRuins: The Third Dream: Chapters 1 and 2.

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* UnderwaterRuins: The Third Dream: Chapters 1 and 2.Chapter 1.


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* ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld: These can occasionally be seen in the background of The Fourth Dream: Chapter 2.
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