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The game is done in a similar whimsical style to ''Machinarium'', although it can turn surprisingly dark at times. It won the Excellence in Audio award at IGF 2012 for its energetic soundtrack by the Czech band DVA. Additionally, a new [[UsefulNotes/HumbleBundle Humble Indie Bundle]] was created for its debut, which gave part of its proceeds to the World Land Trust.

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The game is done in a similar whimsical style to ''Machinarium'', although it can turn surprisingly dark at times. It won the Excellence in Audio award at IGF 2012 for its energetic soundtrack by the Czech band DVA. Additionally, a new [[UsefulNotes/HumbleBundle [[Creator/HumbleBundle Humble Indie Bundle]] was created for its debut, which gave part of its proceeds to the World Land Trust.


The game is done in a similar whimsical style to ''Machinarium'', although it can turn surprisingly dark at times. It won the Excellence in Audio award at IGF 2012 for its energetic soundtrack by the Czech band DVA. Additionally, a new HumbleIndieBundle was created for its debut, which gave part of its proceeds to the World Land Trust.

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The game is done in a similar whimsical style to ''Machinarium'', although it can turn surprisingly dark at times. It won the Excellence in Audio award at IGF 2012 for its energetic soundtrack by the Czech band DVA. Additionally, a new HumbleIndieBundle [[UsefulNotes/HumbleBundle Humble Indie Bundle]] was created for its debut, which gave part of its proceeds to the World Land Trust.

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** If you collect all creature cards, you will be rewarded with [[spoiler: a third gift at the end featuring our protagonists in a [[Franchise/StarWars lightsaber battle]] with the evil spider.]]


* MixAndMatchCritter: You can make these in one of the huts in the tree town. The alternatives are frog, snail, and [[PlotCoupon bird]]. You can keep the clean creatures, but not the hybrids.



* PlotCoupon: Present in each level (save for the intermission between 2 and 3), of which includes feathers, keys, children, birds, discs and seeds.



** In a different house in the same zone as the Jack-in-the-Box, an expy of [[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} Dr. Frankenstein and his Creature]] can be seen.

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** In a different house in the same zone as the Jack-in-the-Box, an expy {{expy}} of [[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} Dr. Frankenstein and his Creature]] can be seen.

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* OneDimensionalThinking: Getting past the Brambora blocking the way requires the five protagonist to find three feathers. If the game acknowledged the third dimension, the protagonists just might go around it.


** In one of the subterranean caverns, sheep appear on one planetoid, and there's a rotating planetoid with a lamp post. Both of these are a ShoutOut to "Literature/{{TheLittlePrince}}"

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** In one of the subterranean caverns, sheep appear on one planetoid, and there's a rotating planetoid with a lamp post. Both of these are a ShoutOut to "Literature/{{TheLittlePrince}}"''Literature/TheLittlePrince''.


* TheEveryman: Mr. Lantern gives off this vibe, [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway especially seeing how his special skill isn't really useful compared to his friends']]. [[spoiler:The game makes his CharacterDevelopment a part of its mechanic in the final level--when the player gains the courage and wits to delve deeper into the DarkWorld after watching all of the other party members get drained, so will Mr. Lantern, and in so doing he becomes the hero of prophecy.]]

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* TheEveryman: All of the party members seem like this, what with their fear of the Spider and the desire to take their minds off of their quest at certain junctures in the story, but Mr. Lantern especially gives off this vibe, [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway especially seeing particularly in light of how his special skill isn't really useful compared to his friends']]. [[spoiler:The game makes his CharacterDevelopment a part of its mechanic in the final level--when the player gains the courage and wits to delve deeper into the DarkWorld after watching all of the other party members get drained, so will Mr. Lantern, and in so doing he becomes the hero of prophecy.]]


* TheEveryman: Mr. Lantern gives off this vibe, [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway especially seeing how his special skill isn't really useful compared to his friends']]. [[spoiler:The game makes his CharacterDevelopment a part of its mechanic in the final level--when the player gains the courage and wits to delve deeper into the DarkWorld after watching all of the otherparty members get drained, so will Mr. Lantern, and in so doing he becomes the hero of prophecy.]]

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* TheEveryman: Mr. Lantern gives off this vibe, [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway especially seeing how his special skill isn't really useful compared to his friends']]. [[spoiler:The game makes his CharacterDevelopment a part of its mechanic in the final level--when the player gains the courage and wits to delve deeper into the DarkWorld after watching all of the otherparty other party members get drained, so will Mr. Lantern, and in so doing he becomes the hero of prophecy.]]


* TheEveryman: Mr. Lantern gives off this vibe, [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway especially seeing how his special skill isn't really useful compared to his friends']]. [[spoiler:The game makes his CharacterDevelopment a part of its mechanic in the final level--when the player gains the courage and wits to delve deeper into the DarkWorld after watching all of the otherparty members get drained, so will Mr. Lantern, and in so doing he becomes the hero he was meant to be.]]

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* TheEveryman: Mr. Lantern gives off this vibe, [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway especially seeing how his special skill isn't really useful compared to his friends']]. [[spoiler:The game makes his CharacterDevelopment a part of its mechanic in the final level--when the player gains the courage and wits to delve deeper into the DarkWorld after watching all of the otherparty members get drained, so will Mr. Lantern, and in so doing he becomes the hero he was meant to be.of prophecy.]]



* TheProphecy: The five friends encounter some interesting, black lollipop-shaped figures [[RuleOfThree three times]] over the course of their adventure, whose combined tales give them an exposition/prophecy about the Tree they call home: the Tree of Light grew from a Seed of Light, and the shadowy Spider will one day threaten the Tree (which it is in the process of doing over the course of the game), but a hero of light will vanquish the Spider. [[spoiler:Mr. Lantern rises to the challenge in the end, fulfilling the role of the hero of prophecy.]]

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* TheProphecy: The five friends encounter some interesting, black lollipop-shaped figures [[RuleOfThree three times]] over the course of their adventure, whose combined tales give them an exposition/prophecy about the Tree they call home: the Tree of Light grew from a Seed of Light, and the shadowy Spider will one day threaten the Tree (which it is in the process of doing over the course of the game), but a hero of light will vanquish the Spider. [[spoiler:Mr. Lantern rises to the challenge in the end, fulfilling the role of the hero of prophecy.hero.]]

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* TheEveryman: Mr. Lantern gives off this vibe, [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway especially seeing how his special skill isn't really useful compared to his friends']]. [[spoiler:The game makes his CharacterDevelopment a part of its mechanic in the final level--when the player gains the courage and wits to delve deeper into the DarkWorld after watching all of the otherparty members get drained, so will Mr. Lantern, and in so doing he becomes the hero he was meant to be.]]


* BigBad: The spider.

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* BigBad: The spider.Spider.



* GiantSpider: A prominent one that adds a certain amount of terror to the game.

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* GiantSpider: A prominent one that adds a certain amount of terror to the game. Interestingly, based on the more realistic-looking spiders that can be seen in-game as well, the black "spider" isn't really a spider, but more of a... multi-limbed, sinister shadow-thing.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Mr. Lantern's special ability--being able to glow because he's bearing the Seeds of Light--doesn't help the party overcome the puzzles as well as the skills of the other party members. However, the Light of the Seeds turns out to be anathema to the Spider and the shadow beings that live inside/comprise him, [[spoiler:which prevents Mr. Lantern from being drained like his four friends at the beginning of the last level, and ultimately leads to the Spider's defeat]].



* TheProphecy: The five friends encounter some interesting, black lollipop-shaped figures [[RuleOfThree three times]] over the course of their adventure, whose combined tales give them an exposition/prophecy about the Tree they call home: the Tree of Light grew from a Seed of Light, and the shadowy Spider will one day threaten the Tree (which it is in the process of doing over the course of the game), but a hero of light will vanquish the Spider. [[spoiler:Mr. Lantern rises to the challenge in the end, fulfilling the role of the hero of prophecy.]]



* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway/HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Mr. Lantern's special ability--being able to glow because he's bearing the Seeds of Light--doesn't help the party overcome the puzzles as well as the skills of the other party members. However, the Light of the Seeds turns out to be anathema to the Spider and the shadow beings that live inside/comprise him, [[spoiler:which prevents Mr. Lantern from being drained like his four friends at the beginning of the last level, and ultimately leads to the Spider's defeat]].


* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Between the first and second levels, the five friends encounter some magic mushrooms and trip out. It serves no purpose to the plot at all.



* MushroomSamba: Between the first and second levels, the five friends encounter some magic mushrooms and trip out. Its connection to the plot is tenuous at best.



* WombLevel: The final level is inside the giant red spider

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* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway/HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Mr. Lantern's special ability--being able to glow because he's bearing the Seeds of Light--doesn't help the party overcome the puzzles as well as the skills of the other party members. However, the Light of the Seeds turns out to be anathema to the Spider and the shadow beings that live inside/comprise him, [[spoiler:which prevents Mr. Lantern from being drained like his four friends at the beginning of the last level, and ultimately leads to the Spider's defeat]].
* WombLevel: The final level is inside the giant red spiderspider.


** In a different house in the same zone as the Jack-in-the-Box, an expy of [[Literature/Frankenstein Dr. Frankenstein and his Creature]] can be seen.

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** In a different house in the same zone as the Jack-in-the-Box, an expy of [[Literature/Frankenstein [[Literature/{{Frankenstein}} Dr. Frankenstein and his Creature]] can be seen.

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** In a different house in the same zone as the Jack-in-the-Box, an expy of [[Literature/Frankenstein Dr. Frankenstein and his Creature]] can be seen.

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* WombLevel: The final level is inside the giant red spider

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