Game: Back To Life

Race to collect fragments of your soul as you struggle for life in this action-packed and hilarious "reverse runner" - can you collect all 50 and pull yourself back from the jaws of death? Follow the on-screen text (space to jump, collect the orbs, use the blocks with special abilities, you can't die). Escape quits the game. Your progress is saved in C:\Users\[YOU]\AppData\Local\BackToLife\SaveData.txt - delete this if you wish to force a restart.


I Know What You Did Last Summer: Game world is persistent between sessions and changes from one session affect game play on the following ones.
Backwards: One or more aspects of the game works the opposite as would normally be expected: maybe the controller is reversed (left is right, right is left), maybe you win lives every time you die, maybe it scrolls to the left and your character moonwalks.
Approved for All Audiences: The game must not show any violence, not even cartoonish. Stepping on living mushrooms is off the list, as is killing any type of enemies, not even undead, though we know they’re already dead…
May the (Web) Force Be with You: The game runs in a browser with no plugin.

Executable or Installer


No install - just run to play!

Your progress is saved in %LOCALAPPDATA%\\BackToLife\SaveData.txt on Windows Vista or above, XP is %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\BackToLife . Delete this text file if you wish to force a restart of your progress.



Web standard (Html5, Java, JavaScript, Flash)

Tools and Technologies

Game Maker (any product)
Made using GameMaker: Studio. Could export to a lot more platforms if I had the mobile devices and a Mac with me...

Jam Site



Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 18:07


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Daniel Cleaton


All development by Daniel Cleaton except the background images:


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