Saving The Company: Profitable Platforming

By Lewie Procter on September 13th, 2011 at 12:14 pm.


Here’s a micro-platformer for you to have a bit of fun with. Platforming isn’t all rescuing princesses from castles and saving the world: Sometimes it’s just about cold hard business. Saving the Company is a devious tale of corporate rebellion in the face of plummeting stock prices, and it sees you attempting to enact a company rescue & recovery strategy, through puzzle solving platforming. Sort of.

Yes, the story is mainly just a funny little conceit to get you into the game. Once you’re in, it’s all about working out how to get from one very similar room to the next, where each room has a trick or puzzle for you to solve. The puzzles got a giggle out of me more than once, and whilst it’s a simple game, it’s obvious a fair bit of care and attention has gone into making it. I suggest you give it a try.

I managed to Save The Company in 7 minutes 28 seconds. Bet you can’t beat that.

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  1. Hmm-Hmm. says:

    I liked the ending as well.

  2. westyfield says:

    6:31. The ending was lovely.

  3. RF says:

    4:51 :D

  4. Ian says:

    I bet Lewie feels sad now you’re all flaunting your superior times.

    I hope you’re proud of yourselves.

  5. CJ says:

    Commented on wrong story…

  6. CaspianRoach says:

    This game reminds me a lot of Karoshi. Same kind of insane platformer. It’s not a problem to finish the game in 4 minutes for whoever played through both Karoshi games though.

    • Gnoupi says:

      nvm

    • Bhazor says:

      Karoshi 2 was my first thought as well with every level having the same silly/jokey/genius twist. But I thought some of the hints did spoil the puzzles, especially the “Outsmart” one, which is something Karoshi 2 was much smarter with.

      All in all a fun little micro game.

  7. Dobalina says:

    Control Freak stumped me. Stood there for about 5 minutes.

    • KenTWOu says:

      Is it right control freak of left control freak? That’s what I was thinking.

  8. Drake Sigar says:

    6:33, bitch.

    3:27 my second time. It becomes laughably easy when you realize there’s a double jump.

  9. Heliocentric says:

    5.05 but i got stuck on the right click level because right click on flash nearly crashes my browser on this athlon xp.

  10. Vagrant says:

    Saving the Company, eh? I bet they’ll remake the sequel as an FPS.

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    Coccyx says:

    5:03. I’m also astounded to realise there was a double jump.

  12. Zedo Mann says:

    5:52
    Very nice game.

  13. Targie says:

    5 minutes dead :D

    9 seconds short of the best time (first runthrough) if we assume that RF is the best player ever, I wish to assume this.

    It was a fun little game.

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    Rikard Peterson says:

    12.01 – it was with the time spent.

  15. :ghiacciato says:

    7:07. I also stood around for 20 seconds after the boss battle, not realizing that NOW, I was SUPPOSED to touch him.

    Gotta love sloppy flash platforming, by the way. Lovely game, though.

  16. Skusey says:

    That was lovely.