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Mort The Intern
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Aug 30, 2012 @ 11:13am
Jun 25, 2014 @ 1:22pm
Recent Announcements View All (3)
In Pursuit of Fire
Unity Version Up on Desura
  • Ability to choose your own screen resolution, and to change between full screen and windowed mode. Non-16:9 resolutions will be letterboxed to 16:9, since the design of the levels depend on that resolution.
  • Remapping of keys. Don't want to use X to jump? Simply remap it!
  • Gamepad support. Play a platformer the way it's meant to be played: with controller in hand.
  • Adjust music and sound effect volumes
  • Adjust text scroll speed (though this version of the game has no text to see yet)
It may not sound like much, but it's stuff that people will surely appreciate in their game. I also have a sandbox area if you fire up a "new game" which will spawn Mort in a small room that you're welcome to jump and swing around.

This update isn't completely void of content, however. If you grab a wall in the game, you'll notice a new wall slide animation:

You'll also a new character, one of the many people you'll be meeting on your journey:

Hope you enjoy the new stuff, and I look forward to start showing off the level editor soon!

A demo is now available. Please check the link below.

Remember your first job?
Afterlife Ferries, LLC, is the premier company for handling all of your afterlife destination needs. Their newest intern is Mort, a feisty young soul eager to begin his career. However, Mort is finding that the life of an intern isn't all it's cracked up to be. Already detesting his work - which mostly consists of doing crap no one else wants to do - he gets his big break when it's discovered that a mix-up has sent a number of souls to their wrong intended afterlife destination. Mort's boss, wanting this sorted out as quickly and quietly as possible, sends Mort to resolve this unfortunate error. It's still not a glamorous job; the terrain of the afterlife isn't the most work friendly. But it could be the break Mort needs.

Enough of that, how does it play?
  • Yep, it's yet another Indie 2D Platformer.
  • Fluid, automatic grapple hook mechanics. You don't need to worry about your aim, as the grapple hook automatically locks on
  • Certain grapple points temporarily enhance Mort's abilities! Double jumps, switches, and more are embedded in the swing points.
  • Non-linear exploration. Explore Heaven and Hell at your own pace, looking for the misplaced souls.
  • Hand drawn comic book pages, for story points and stuff
  • Spikes!
  • Around eight tough as nails areas planned, plus an undetermined number of HARD MODE levels
  • And lava!
  • Amazing soundtrack by Jimmy Hinson, co-composer on Mass Effect 2, and composer for multiple indie game such as Pax 10 finalist, PuzzleJuice.
Your levels suck! Can I make my own?
Yes, a comprehensive level editor is currently in the works. I'm hoping to get as much feedback from the community as possible to make it the best level editor I can.

Is there a demo?
Yes, there is! A demo can be downloaded at Desura.

OMG, this is awesome! Take my money!
The game is actually currently available in Desura's alphafunding program. For the duration of the game being in alpha, it'll be on sale for 30% off. If you really are interested in the game, and want to help out an aspiring developer mold a game to be the best it can possibly be, then head over here:

OMG, this is terrible! You shouldn't even be making games!
That's a pretty mean thing for you to say. Please keep in mind that the game is very much in a very early alpha state, and there are a number of things that need to be improved. For instance, a lot of the art in the game is also currently in the process of being redone. If this game isn't your thing, that's fine. But if it mildly interests you, I welcome any sort of constructive feedback that will make the game better!
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DeXni Mar 19, 2016 @ 8:16am 
OH man i remember playing the demo of this, plays a lot like super meat boy with a grappling hook... really fun
Gorloss Dec 22, 2015 @ 4:01am 
This looks like an amazing game! I can't wait for its release!
IceFrost Jun 18, 2015 @ 11:49am 
@mitDebo any updates on the game?
Dankbortion Jul 22, 2014 @ 11:48am 
also, i was going to buy mort the intern on desura just now, but sadly, they don't have ideal or moneybookers. and paypal... may paypal rot in hell.
Dankbortion Jul 22, 2014 @ 11:36am 
yeah about that... i'm at like the 178th coming, everytime i come back i just put my face on some homophobe's toast and that gives me plenty of time to party without people waving their bodies at me whilst shouting ''I FEEL THE DIVINE SPIRIT''
mitDebo  [author] Jul 22, 2014 @ 10:50am 
@Jesus Motherfucking Christ
I appreciate your return, Lord! Yes, the game is still in development, though I have a hard time these days finding the time to set aside to work on it. However, I still plan on finishing it, and hopefully it'll be done before your second coming.
Dankbortion Jul 19, 2014 @ 11:28am 
hey, me again, i was thinking, is the game still in development?
Lucky KKK Jun 15, 2014 @ 3:54am 
청춘풀파워 Jun 8, 2014 @ 6:56am 
Good luck greenlight. Cheer up~! :D
mitDebo  [author] Jun 5, 2014 @ 12:51pm 
@Harlack Yes, it will feature controller support!