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John Q. Dawson

Gentleman. Scholar. Cheese enthusiast. 
All he wanted was to go to a cheese-tasting party. Now he's in another dimension. Another dimension. Another dimension.

A Dashing Hero

John Q. Dawson jumps, dashes, and collects cheese. More importantly, though, he learns about himself. It's like a metaphor for life.


(Game is guaranteed not to include these)

  •  No crafting
  •  No skill tree
  •  No day/night cycles
  •  No zombies
  •  No dodge-rolls
  •  No point-based morality system
  •  No character creator
  •  No cover system
  •  No Eldritch Horrors (probably)

All The Things

  • Platforming and exploration in a reasonably large and moderately mysterious underground realm

  • Collect abilities to unlock new areas, which contain new abilities, which unlock new areas, you know how this works, I don’t have to explain it

  • Gorgeous artwork full of pretty pixels

  • A soundtrack with lots of notes and even more rests

  • Lava

Game Modes Help You Get Your Money's Worth

  • Classic - Story mode, also included at no extra charge: Classic+

  • Time Attack - Beat the game as quickly as possible

  • Cheese Attack - Start with all abilities, collect all the cheese

  • No Continue Mode - For those of you with Rogue Life tattooed on your biceps

  • No Hat Mode - Like Classic, but no hat

  • Two Hat Mode - Like Classic, but with two hats

"But why is there cheese?"

- My Grandmother

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