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Video Game / Landflix Odyssey

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Landflix Odyssey is an upcoming Platform Game by Fantastico Studio. It was funded on Kickstarter on March 7th, 2018. It was released on Steam in Fall 2018.

The game follows Larry, a lazy binge-watcher who suddenly finds himself trapped in a dimension that seems to be based on Landflix. With the help of his Uncle Doc, Larry must traverse five worlds in Landflix, all based on the shows on it, in order to defeat the evil CEO of Landflix and escape to the real world.

Compare to Gamer Simulator.

Landflix Odyssey contains examples of:

  • Advancing Wall of Doom: The demo includes a sequence in the "Peculiar Stuff" world where Larry has to outrun a moving wall of blood-drenched wooden spikes.
  • Anachronism Stew: Since you going into TV shows, and not true parallel worlds, sometimes inappropriate things will bleed into them from either the real world, or sister shows. For instance, the demo's "Elder Thrones" level has balloons with very modern-looking bombs attached to them as an occasional obstacle.
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  • Artificial Stupidity: In the demo, the soldiers in the "Peculiar Stuff" world will only detect Larry if he is directly in their LOS, and will not pay any heed to, say, a bat flying around just dropping down for seemingly no reason. Moreover, once you have knocked out one soldier, the others will stand there trapped by his unconscious body, unable to even step over it, let alone try and revive him or drag him off to get help.
  • Expy: Naturally, Landflix is one for Netflix. Preview materials portray Landflix shows like...
  • Blob Monster: In the demo, the first enemies faced in the "Peculiar Stuff" world are tiny green slimes. They deal Collision Damage, but are easily squelched with Larry's boots when he jumps on them.
    • Weirdly, the same sort of slimes (though icy blue instead of green) reappear in the "Elder Thrones" world.
  • Booze-Based Buff: When Larry drinks beer in one of the demo's worlds, he burps so hard it results in an explosion around him strong enough to break any cracked boxes nearby.
  • Concussion Frags: In the demo, the small bombs attached to balloons have a tiny explosion radius, and will not even break apart platforms made out of thin ice.
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  • Crate Expectations: The demo has small wooden crates which Larry can push in order to jump from a better position onto something else. They can also be broken by his burps in order to release coins.
  • Creepy Crows: The demo's "Elder Thrones" world has aggressive black crows as its Airborne Mook.
  • Dark World: In the demo, Larry is able to switch to a dark and creepy version of the "Peculiar Stuff" world with a magical remote.
  • Everything Fades: Averted in the demo: the slimes you squelched will remain as flat puddles on the ground, and the soldiers you knocked out or zombies you have downed will not fade out either.
  • Flash of Pain: In the demo, Larry first flashes yellow when hit, and then keeps pulsing white for a few seconds until his Mercy Invincibility times out. The humanoid enemies will just flash white when they are successfully struck by Larry.
  • Floating Platforms: The demo shows that even the Eagleside Forest of "Peculiar Stuff" has grassy platforms stuck in mid-air.
  • Follow the Money: Gold coins lay out a suggested path throughout all of the demo's worlds.
  • Glowing Eyes: Much like in their source of inspiration, the "Elder Thrones" undead have glowing blue eyes.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: In the demo version of "Elder Thrones" area, the show's backstory has an evil queen raise the dead with a magical artifact.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Most of the soldiers in the demo version of the "Peculiar Stuff" world surprisingly lack any service weapons, and simply punch Larry when they get close. Ones with actual rifles do appear, but they are in the minority.
  • Goomba Stomp: Demo shows that Larry is fully capable of crushing the tiny enemies like slimes and bats by jumping on them. However, opponents his own size like the soldiers or zombies will have to be stunned first - which works by throwing beer at them.
  • Healing Checkpoint: In keeping up with the TV-watching theme, the demo has armchairs act as its checkpoints, which will also restore Larry back to 3 lives.
  • Heavily Armored Mook: The demo's "Elder Thrones" world has some undead wear leather helmets, and so are more resilient than their normal versions.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: In the demo, Larry is given a sword by King John upon arriving into the "Elder Thrones" world. This lets him cut down basic zombies without having to stun them and then jump on them.
  • He Knows About Timed Hits: The demo has the controls explained to Larry by a "Peculiar Stuff" character Duster, who casually refers to moving with a left stick and the like.
  • Hyperactive Metabolism: Larry can restore lost lives in the demo through eating slices of pizza.
  • Medieval European Fantasy: In the demo, the setting of "Elder Thrones" is this, given the show it parodies.
  • Palette Swap: The slimes undergo this in the demo. Their basic version in the "Peculiar Stuff" world is green, but they also have a black version in that setting's Dark World, while they are dark blue in the "Elder Thrones" world.
  • Slippy-Slidey Ice World: The part of the "Elder Thrones" shown in the demo is the wintery one, and it sometimes features platforms of pure ice that are very slippery.
  • Smashing Hallway Traps of Doom: The demo's dark world features these obstacles.
  • Spikes of Doom: The demo has thorny thickets that act in this manner. Underground areas also have falling stalactites (icicles in the "Elder Thrones" world), and there are floating platforms with metal spikes beneath them that constantly rotate as well. Lastly, the Dark World has spikes that fade in and out wave-like.
  • Super Drowning Skills: In the demo, Larry immediately loses a life when he falls into even the cool, calm blue water of Eagleside's Forest.
  • Swirly Energy Thingy: These will pull Larry in if he's close enough, and act as level transitions. In the demo, though, they only show a "Support us on Kickstarter!" message.
  • Taken for Granite: In the demo, it's actually a power-up: the magical sword given to Larry by "Elder Thrones" King John can temporarily convert him to a statue, which makes him invincible and allows him to smash his way through every enemy and breakable obstacle if it's activated while he's falling down.
  • Temporary Platform: Thin platforms that disappear soon after you jump on them are featured in the demo.
  • Trapped in TV Land: The premise of the game is that Larry is stuck in the Landflix dimension, and needs to find a way out. Preview materials show that he's still able to choose the worlds he'll traverse through with a typical menu, however.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: The Standing Zombie world, of course.
  • Video-Game Lives: In the demo, Larry starts with three of them.
  • You All Look Familiar: In the demo, there's exactly one sprite per each enemy type, even when it involves supposedly normal soldiers.
  • Zombie Puke Attack: The demo version of the "Elder Thrones" world has fat zombies that are immobile, but will puke out green bile in an arc.


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