Hard-Pressed to Save the Universe

  • Puzzle
  • Team VTR
  • 3 months ago
  • 6th


Save the Universe by pressing the correct buttons. No shenanigans.

Stay on your toes, never look back, and be a hero. We're counting on you.


  • Left Mouse Button : Use it to press
  • R : If you made a mess
  • There may or may not be additional inputs.


  • Virtu : programming, level designer, voices and music.
  • Tecna : artist, level designer and sound designer.


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  • Jupiter Hadley
    Jupiter Hadley Jupiter Hadley 9
    2 months ago

    Very nice game! Do let me know if you ever make a browser-based version. :) I included it in my GM48: Colors are Important compilation video series, if you’d like to take a look. :) https://youtu.be/vn9B8Izpgw4

  • FrogWax
    FrogWax FrogWax 5
    2 months ago

    Loads of content, tons of really interesting mini games. Nothing too challenging, but very well thought up. Responsive input, interesting riddles and puzzles. I had a lot of fun playing, and was constantly surprised at each new level and it's individuality. This is a brilliant submission!

    • Virtu Virtu
      Virtu 8 Developer

      Thanks a bunch for giving it a shot! :D

  • Jon Drobny
    Jon Drobny Jon Drobny 2
    3 months ago

    It's really not often that games make me smile (most recently, it was the alpha version of SCALE by Steve Swink), but I can wholeheartedly add Hard-Pressed to save the Universe to that list. Just about every new level made me smile or laugh as soon as I figured out what was up. This was funny in a breezy, effortless way, and even though the lone mechanic "press the button" was simple, I was not even for a moment tired of doing it. It earned its laughs and definitely didn't overstay it's welcome; I would happily have played even more of it. Really great job!

    • Virtu Virtu
      Virtu 8 Developer

      Thanks for the kind words! Reading this made my day!

  • Boreality
    Boreality Boreality 4
    3 months ago

    This game took me by surprise, and was really fun to play while it lasted. The puzzles and lighthearted atmosphere made it a joy to play, though I doubt there is much replay value, and more indicator of the fact that you EXPLODED A PLANET would make a good punchline I feel. Really enjoyed this entry!

    • Virtu Virtu
      Virtu 8 Developer

      I'm glad you had a good time, thanks for playing. :)


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