e Negative is a game about delay. Each action reduces your power, and as you lose power, your actions’ cooldowns and warmups increase.


  • Move with A and D or LEFT and RIGHT.
  • Crouch with S or DOWN
  • Jump with SPACE, UP or W
  • Attack with P


  • You can attack HIGH and LOW
  • You can shorthop

All art, sound, code, and design made fresh for Ludum Dare 39!  Please rate and comment if you can! 

 Code and Design by Andrew Jones 

Art and Design by Joseph Hanna @JoeHasDiedGames on twitter. 

Sound by Glitches Get Stitches soundcloud.com/ancient-exe


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nice game!

wow thank you! I loved watching your playthrough!

I know that this was posted a while ago, but I just wanted to let you know that I really liked this game. The concept is solid. I found that rather fighting the knights, it was better for me to run away from them (which is scary when you are so slow.) They are pretty tough to beat. Thanks!

Thank you very much! I have a soft spot in my heart for this game. Making it taught me a lot about atmosphere and feeling in games. It's sad that we'll probably never make it into a full game. Hopefully its spirit will be apparent in some of the other games we make. 

It means a lot to me that you would take the time to comment on it! I always figured it would just be forgotten!