[[caption-width-right:314:Wow, he really jumped off the cliff.]]
''[[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/555072 Endeavor]]'' is a game about a [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarf]] trying to uncover an ancient secret. Or maybe it's about exploring, [[ItsAllUpstairsFromHere climbing]], and [[SuperNotDrowningSkills swimming]]. Or perhaps it's about collecting [[PowerUp powerups]] and treasure. Or possibly it's just about [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential killing things]]. In this platformer-style Metroidvania adventure flash game, a dwarf who appears to be even smaller than his fellow dwarves falls off of his mountain and into a MagicalLand called A'jele. Upon his descent, he is encountered by a deity named Malor, asking him for a little favor. That being to collect all of ten (or eleven if the player feels like being an overachiever) [[MineralMacGuffin gems]] so that Malor is given enough power to send the little dwarf back home, which seems to be the [[ButThouMust only way to ascend]].

It has a prequel of sorts called ''Videogame/{{Summit}}''.
!!This game contains examples of:

* AllLowercaseLetters: The game's title is listed this way on Kongregate.
* AllTheOtherReindeer: The protagonist is treated terribly by his neighbourhood for being smaller than the others, and is even prompted by one to go jump off the cliff. [[spoiler:Their attitude worsens during the 'Pawn' ending, where the protagonist unwittingly helped the BigBad. Only in the 'Hero' ending do the protagonist earn their respect.]]
* AncestralWeapon: The main character's family sword.
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Malor.]]
* CollectionSidequest: Can you step on all the flowers?
* CompellingVoice: Malor.
* DealWithTheDevil: The Deep One can grant your wish if you slay ten creatures and bring their souls to him.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Among the various endings, the GoldenEnding is easily the most difficult.
* FetchQuest: Collecting the gems for Malor.
** [[spoiler:When the hero discovers he's been helping the villain all along. FridgeHorror ensues.]]
* GoldenEnding: Requires some cleverness.
* HubLevel: Eventually, Malor's shrine becomes this once you collect all of the gems.
* ItsAllUpstairsFromHere: [[spoiler:Along the way back up to your mountain.]]
* LethalLavaLand: One of the gems is found in a volcano. Though to be fair, it's not really lethal since the character never dies.
* MadeOfIron: Nothing in the game can kill the protagonist. Running out of air underwater merely forces him back to the surface, and falling from a mountain only leaves him dazed for a few seconds.
* {{Metroidvania}}: The only thing stopping you from exploring is a lack of powerups.
* MineralMacGuffin: The ten [[spoiler:plus one]] gems.
* MultipleEndings
** [[spoiler:[[UnwittingPawn Pawn]]]]: [[spoiler:You find enough gems to restore power to Malor, who then brings you back home. Upon finding the family sword, you learn that Malor was a SealedEvilInACan, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero and you just broke the seal]]. Cue the apocalypse.]]
** [[spoiler:[[FallenHero Savage]]]]: [[spoiler:Instead of helping Malor, you get help from the Deep One, who sends you home after you slay ten creatures and offer their souls to him. You find the family sword and use it to slay Malor, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone but at the cost of many innocent lives]].]]
** [[spoiler:[[GoldenEnding Hero]]]]: [[spoiler: Instead of helping Malor, you decide to climb back up the mountain yourself. It's a lot of work, but you manage to find the family sword and kill Malor with it, with no shady deals involved.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: The hero suffers this, [[spoiler:either after helping the evil deity back to power, or after sacrificing ten innocent souls to the Deep One.]]
* NeverAcceptedInHisHometown: The main character, although if you get the Hero ending then his reception is definitely warmer than the other possibilities.
* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: They're stout, bearded, and live on a mountain, [[DownplayedTrope but that's about it]].
* OxygenMeter: The same bar as the SprintMeter. Getting the Flippers lets you swim for much longer.
* PointOfNoReturn: [[spoiler:Once you obtain the sword after learning the truth about Malor, it is no longer possible to explore the world. The only way to proceed is to kill him.]]
* PowerUpFood: The endurance fruit, which extend your endurance bar. There's also two jump fruit that are mandatory to find early in the game.
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:Malor.]]
* SecretCircleOfSecrets:[[spoiler:The "Deep One"'s following.]]
* ShoutOut: Possibly one to ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'', as it also accentuates the sheer massive size of the land of A'jele compared to the dwarf.
* SlippySlideyIceWorld: Found directly west of Malor's shrine. Once you get the boots, however, you can navigate the icy terrain just fine.
* SoftWater: If you land in water from a great height, the main character won't have to recover from the fall.
* SuperNotDrowningSkills: When you don't have the flippers, all the little dwarf does is float at the top.
* SwordPlant: The main character launches one of these into [[spoiler:Malor's shrine]].
* TheLostWoods: The area found to the far east.
* TheMaze: The dreaded underground maze level in which you find a gem and the parachute item.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:The naive dwarf who collects all ten (or even eleven) gems for Malor and ends up with the Pawn ending.]]
* UnderTheSea: There is an underwater area in the game, that is only accessible by finding the flippers.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Killing A'jele's inhabitants with the lightning power. [[spoiler:If you kill enough inhabitants, then you get the "Savage" ending.]]
* WeaponTombstone: The family sword is effectively used as one for [[spoiler:Malor]].
* WoundedGazelleGambit: [[spoiler:Malor uses this to try to coax the dwarf into restoring his power.]]
* YourSoulIsMine: Killing creatures with lightning allows you to take their souls. This boosts your endurance [[spoiler:and unlocks the Savage ending.]]