This game has been Greenlit by the Community!

The community has shown their interest in this game. Valve has reached out to this developer to start moving things toward release on Steam.

You Have to Win the Game
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lexder Mar 26 @ 10:38pm 
voted some time ago, waiting for it!
Abominator Mar 24 @ 1:18pm 
Congrats, i might finally find the last bag now!
Mrawesome15 Mar 20 @ 8:29am 
They finally Greenlit it! I thought it would be Greenlit a long time ago. I've really wanted this game.
☆ Doctor_Scærves ☆ Mar 19 @ 2:48pm 
Do I sniff a bit of Jet Set Willy?
MilkGames| GMAN Mar 19 @ 5:33am 
+1
J. Kyle Pittman  [author] Mar 11 @ 7:43am 
lavose: I've been thinking about revising the ending for a number of reasons, mostly because it assumes the player has a US keyboard layout, which was a bad design oversight on my part.

My goal with this Greenlight has not been to release a significantly updated version (and emphatically not to *sell* an updated version), but simply to put the same free game on Steam. That puts me in an interesting position. I don't want to spend too much time and money retooling this game when I could be working on newer, more salable games instead, but I also want my work to represent me and my company in the best possible light, so I'm incentivized to maintain and improve past releases.

So I guess the answer is, I don't yet know for sure what changes I will be making, but it is on my mind. I have no immediate plans to alter the story or ending, but I will be adding a "Master Quest" remixed campaign as I've mentioned before...plus maybe one or two other things I haven't talked about yet. :)
lavose Mar 10 @ 4:37pm 
I played and beat this game a long while ago, and while the gameplay was decently fun, It really had no redeemable ending or story to tie it all together... that and a very stange mechanic for reaching the end.
In bringing this to Greenlight, are these two topics something that will be addressed and worked on or just left as is?
awesomeguyr Feb 16 @ 7:27pm 
This one is like cake. You can stick it into your computer.
Merim93 Feb 16 @ 4:12pm 
I usually show favors in classic games, bring back so many memories. Especially the ones that are free, alot of people would love to try some free classics for ones right? Looking forward to play it after it successfully gets in!
TheBitMinecraft Feb 6 @ 6:25pm 
Parece un mod de VVVVVV, interesante.
tomii Feb 1 @ 4:47am 
Looks great! May the green light shine on you!
At least you released it on steam instead of 360 marketplace so you might make a few dollars.
Let's see:
-Blocky pixel graphics to pretend to be retro
-Platformer
-Obnoxious references
-AS3SFX OST
-"Art"

What a wonderful game.
ShizZ Jan 21 @ 2:26am 
Pirate Hearts, good luck with this game, and I hope for your future cross-platform Projects summary.
Sync Jan 21 @ 12:35am 
Gefällt mir, mag mehr sehen! :D
J. Kyle Pittman  [author] Jan 20 @ 8:03pm 
For those of you who are interested in seeing You Have to Win the Game brought to Mac or Linux, please read this announcement and leave your feedback!

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/updates/113666512/1390276844
OG Jan 15 @ 3:55am 
rlly oldschool, wanna see that in the stores
Runtus Jan 14 @ 10:11am 
yes, yes, a thousand times yes, and fuck linux.
ShizZ Jan 13 @ 4:57pm 
no linux version no greenlight support
assface27 Jan 6 @ 8:10am 
Old style sidescroller are really fun also the old flopy disk and graphics make it seem like you at a old arcade
Nd-G | ZiggyW Jan 5 @ 11:04am 
love old sidescrollers, so it should be good.
rubensrbn Jan 5 @ 5:26am 
I like it.
rysyr Jan 5 @ 1:20am 
i love this game i winned it and i hope it will be on steam
kaue4arp11 Jan 4 @ 8:34am 
The game looks great, looks super hard and old school!
Candy Jan 2 @ 12:30pm 
This is looking so great. And looks even harder than Super Meat boy. Please, bring it on for steam :)
siegemaster1 Dec 31, 2013 @ 8:47pm 
so old school even the graphics are old school it a big NO
xiquin Dec 30, 2013 @ 12:30pm 
here, take my vote.
hvnguyen Dec 28, 2013 @ 9:25pm 
Looks Good!
WhîteØne Dec 28, 2013 @ 1:41pm 
I will win the game if it came out.
cyrocc Dec 28, 2013 @ 5:03am 
Good Idea!!!
Aaron Dec 23, 2013 @ 11:13pm 
Love the CGA graphics! Do people still know what CGA graphics are?
DarkHalo Dec 22, 2013 @ 7:18pm 
Brings up old memories when graphic wasn't everything
Skunk Shampoo Dec 20, 2013 @ 2:37am 
Definitely a good one. You got my vote.
fisilfox Dec 17, 2013 @ 4:33am 
старые добрые игры(таких правда не было)проработайте игровой мир и персонажей(пользователь greenlith)
ジャボル Dec 8, 2013 @ 11:24am 
good one
Lord Sharpie Dec 7, 2013 @ 1:05pm 
Rootin' for ya, Pirate Hearts. Everyone else, this game is an amazing tribute to a bygone era of gaming, with great gameplay, tight controls, and it's just plain fun. The aesthetics are such a labor of love, too.
Senzaka ♥ Dec 6, 2013 @ 5:40pm 
good game
[XGA]Chaotix Dec 5, 2013 @ 6:28pm 
This game is epic as hell. It has the feel of VVVVVV and the look of most retro platformers before our time. It's like a time warp into AWESOME!
Cuerito Dec 4, 2013 @ 1:51pm 
Great game!
EN`GA לNigma-niggaל Dec 4, 2013 @ 5:19am 
У этой игры в принципе хороший дизайн и в общем интересная задумка!
Tikky Dec 1, 2013 @ 4:10am 
F2P=awesome
Tainted_Corpse Nov 30, 2013 @ 11:38pm 
I miss old school games like this :(
James Nov 13, 2013 @ 3:14pm 
I adore this game.

It deserves to be on Steam.

I class it alongside VVVVVV.
Archmage Nov 4, 2013 @ 4:18pm 
This needs to be on Steam >.<
Gabriel Oct 20, 2013 @ 5:58pm 
I'm not a fan of super-hard platformers, but I love the look and style of this one. Upvoted for others to enjoy.
Tripple B Oct 11, 2013 @ 4:56am 
to hard for me :-(
Nition Oct 1, 2013 @ 5:04pm 
Steven Brule, I'd expect more from a doctor. YHTWTG is definitely winnable, I've finished it myself. You just need to get 100%. Also a great game.
Dr. Steven Brule Sep 16, 2013 @ 10:30am 
PROTIP: It's impossible to win "the game"
thesunscreen Sep 9, 2013 @ 3:59pm 
A bit like (or maybe A LOT) the somewhat recent game Super Meat Boy?
LLIyT-Tomsk Sep 8, 2013 @ 1:03am 
I want the Russian language in the game