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Above: The Fallen is a 2D side-scrolling, puzzle - platformer game that is centered around travelling upwards instead of to the left or right. The goal is to climb the trees of an ancient and mystical forest in order to break through the canopy. You must manipulate two main characters at the same time throughout the game, solve puzzles, and avoid the hazards of this dark forest.

Mankind has been driven from their homes among the trees by the Night King, a nightmarish beast whose origin has been lost to time. Now, man lives in the dirt, fearing the moments the Night King leaves his roost to prey upon their vulnerable forms. 

Every generation the elders send a young couple out into the world to find a new home for their people where they need not fear the relentless hunger of the Night King. Every generation these journeys have failed. This time however, the young couple has decided to ascend into the trees and reclaim their ancestral home instead of fleeing into the darkness. Can they rise above?

Controlling 2 Characters with 1 GamePad

In Above: The Fallen, you play as both the male and female characters at the same time (Single Player Mode Only). They often find themselves in situations that require them to work together to solve puzzles and progress up to the canopy. Each character is controlled with one half of the Gamepad. This offers an additional challenge and requires you to think about each character's positioning before moving. If you don't get the hang of it right away, don't worry, it won't be long before you're climbing through the jungle like Tarzan.

Single Player or Co-op mode!

Bring a friend along with you as you adventure through the world, solve puzzles and work together to defeat the Night King. Swap back and forth easily from single player to co-op with a push of a button.

Vertical Scrolling / Climbing

Climbing is essential to the goal of reaching the forest's canopy. This differs from traditional side-scrollers where you generally move in a straight line throughout the world.


There are many interesting puzzles that you'll come across as you play. Some puzzles are solvable in multiple ways which allows for some freedom to explore. Each successfully completed puzzle brings you closer to facing the Night King!


As you progress through the world you'll come across shrines that when activated, interact with your amulet, and unlock ancient magic hidden away from humanity. The character's will then receive a new skill which will be needed to complete upcoming puzzles.


There are many animals to watch out for while exploring the forest. Use caution while approaching them though, they don't like being disturbed.

Rated 2.8 out of 5 stars
(11 total ratings)
Tags2D, Co-op, Puzzle-Platformer, Singleplayer
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any)
AccessibilityInteractive tutorial
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 2


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Above The Fallen.zip 77 MB


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Well, well, well. Let me start by saying that this game is not playable without a controller and that I played it on PC with keyboard. The game starts with a very cool background story where people living in trees are chased away from their land and have to survive on the ground, while trying to go back to their original land. I didn't understand why they couldn't live in other trees, but that was maybe not the point of the game. You control two characters, archetypes of a 'man' and a 'woman'. But oh my, it took me forever to understand how to move them. For the man, it's WSF and for the woman it's OJL. And it's not customizable. At the very beginning of the game, you're supposed to jump and grab a branch, but I've never found the correct key to grab, so that was it for me and this game. Couldn't go further.


Hey, thanks for playing and sharing your thoughts! Yes, you pretty much need a controller to play. When we made this we ran into keyboard ghosting issues where some keyboards wouldn't detect several keys being pressed at once.


Also, wanted to add that the soundtrack and the voiceover are very cool!

Bug :  When in solo mode, all controllers work for Movement (Joysticks) and Jumping (Bumpers) but Interaction Triggers only work on one controller. I almost abandonned the game at the first vine because no character would climb.

Are you trying to play solo with 2 controllers?

I play with one controller but two are connected.

What operating system(s) does the game run on?


Hey! I tried starting the game by clicking on the .exe, but it comes up with this error 

"There should be 'Above - The Fallen_Data'
folder next to the executable"

But it no other files comes with the download. Let me know if you can help with this is any way, thank you!

Hey there, sorry about that. Please try to download the zip folder I just uploaded. Hope that helps and thanks for letting me know!

Worked, thanks!