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Emberwind: Gnome Fantasy Platform Adventure

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The king has gone missing and the countryside has been invaded by It’s up to Kindle the Gnome and his trusted owl Wick to get to the bottom of this.

  • Free the homes of villagers and find out what happened to the king and his knights.
  • Collect coins and various other treasures you find along the way.
  • Defeat the invading hordes of gremlins occupying your kingdom.





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Emberwind Video Game Play Instructions

How to Play

As Kindle the Gnome, fight off a horde of invading gremlins, free the homes of commoners, and find out what happened to the king. Along the way, collect coins and metal ingots.

  • Starting the Game
    • Begin the game by tapping on the screen.
    • On the welcome screen, select start game.
      • After playing the first time, the start game button is replaced by the levels you’ve completed.
    • Your web browser automatically saves your progress and your high score.
  • Game Controls
    • Desktop
      • During cutscenes, use the space bar to move forward and skip lines of dialogue.
      • Use the left and right arrow keys to move.
        • Press either left or right arrow keys twice to rush.
        • To barrel roll, press either left or right arrow keys twice, then select the spacebar.
      • Use the spacebar to attack your enemies.
      • Use the up arrow keys to jump.
        • Use and hold down the up arrow key to climb.
        • To jump across high ledges, select the up and either the left or right arrow keys.
      • Press the down button to activate your shield hat.
        • You can continue moving by using the left and right arrow keys.
        • Press up again to remove the hat.
      • Press the Ctrl button to enter buildings and tunnels.
      • Press Esc to exit the level and return to the welcome screen.
    • Touchscreen devices
      • Although this game might load on touchscreen devices, its controls were optimized for desktops with keyboards.
  • Game Play
    • Plot
      • The king and his knights have vanished, and an invasion force of gremlins have occupied the kingdom.
      • It falls on the gnome Kindle to find out what’s going on and take down the invasion force himself.
    • Basic
      • Attack the enemy gremlins running amok around the kingdom.
      • Free houses belonging to the besieged citizens.
      • Break open chests and collect treasure.
      • Bust through chambers hidden through boards and stone piles.
      • Collect donguri (acorns).
      • Watch your hitpoints; if you run out of hit points, it’s game over.
    • Interface
      • The number of donguri you collect can be viewed at the top center corner of the screen.
      • You can view your character’s stats the bottom left of your screen. This includes the following:
        • Your present score
        • Your hit points
      • An arrow on the upper right corner will guide you to where you need to go.
      • Check the number of houses you must free on the upper left corner.
      • You can see the remaining hit points of enemies and chests on the upper right corner.
    • Health and checkpoints
      • Health and lives
        • You have 6 hit points.
        • Lose them all, and it’s game over.
        • You can replenish your hit points by finding food items.
          • Often these are given as rewards when you free a house.
        • On the game over screen, you are given two options:
          • Return to the welcome screen
          • Start over from your last check point
      • Lampposts
        • Lampposts serve as your checkpoints.
          • Jump up to a lamppost to activate it.
          • If there are any enemies below it, they will perish.
        • Each time you die and start over, you begin on the last lamppost you activated.
    • Clearing a level
      • To clear a level, you must free all the houses of the gremlins occupying them.
      • Often, you need only to get to the fireplace and light it.
      • In especially crowded houses, you may need to fight your way toward the fireplace.
      • Once you activate the fireplace, all the gremlins turn to ash and the resident will feel grateful.
        • They will provide you with a food item to replenish your health.
        • Feel free to take coins and other collectibles as well.
      • When you freed all the houses, return to Wick to proceed to the next level.
    • Dealing with enemies.
      • Use your attack to defeat enemies.
        • You can attack them head on or use your barrel roll to deal with them.
        • Standard attack
          • Use this as your standard attack.
          • Each time you attack, you step forward in the direction you’re facing.
          • This can make it difficult to attack an enemy in a tight corner.
          • Consider turning before attacking again.
        • Barrel rolls
          • The barrel roll makes you invincible while hurting enemies that get in the way.
          • You can lose control quite easily, however.
          • Use the barrel roll to slaughter your enemies in a tight space.
      • Gremlins can be defeated by attacking them or by turning on a lamp light.
        • Lamp lights cause gremlins to disintegrate into ash.
        • The same principle applies for fireplaces inside homes.
      • The enemy gremlins come in several flavors.
        • It usually takes between 1-4 hits to take out some of the more common gremlins.
        • Boss gremlins take can several hits to defeat.
      • Some gremlins respawn from a barrel.
        • To stop the wave of minions from spawning, you must destroy the barrel.
        • Each time you try, you risk spawning another gremlin.
        • Fortunately, the barrels only spawn low-level gremlins that are easy to defeat.
        • It takes 10 hits to take down a barrel.
      • Note that you can attack your allies (villagers, Wick the owl) but you can’t kill them and they’ll be none too happy about it.
    • Collectibles
      • Around the world are several collectible items that you can pick up.
        • Donguri
        • Silver coins
        • Gold ingots
        • Silver ingots
        • Bronze ingots
        • Food items
      • The donguri often float around the overworld, ready to be collected.
      • Enemies drop collectibles when defeated.
      • You can also bust open treasure chests to gain collectibles.
        • Treasure chests have hit points. You must hit them a few times to collect the items inside.
      • Collectibles from chests and enemies disappear over time, so get to them fast.
    • Scoring
      • Collecting items and attacking enemies adds to your score.
      • The amount of points
      • Each item in-game you interact with grants you points:
        • Donguri collected: 25 points
        • Chests opened: 500 points
        • Gremlins defeated: 100 points
        • Houses freed: 1,000 points
      • You also gain a hero bonus if you clear a level without dying once. This is worth 12,000 points.
  • Target Audience
    • The game is suited for platforming gamers of all ages.
    • The game has no adult themed content.

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Mobile Friendly Cross Browser Support

This game is rendered in mobile-friendly HTML5, so it offers cross-device gameplay. You can play it on mobile devices like Apple iPhones, Google Android powered cell phones from manufactures like Samsung, tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire, laptops, and Windows-powered desktop computers. All game files are stored locally in your web browser cache. This game works in Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other modern web browsers.

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