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Splinter Source
Author: Zi-Xiao Submitted: 17th January, 2005 Favourites:0
Genre: Platformer Downloads: 1028
Game of the Week Winner

Edited By Jerry on 3/24/2005

Edited By Jerry on 3/22/2005

Edited By Jerry on 1/17/2005

Edited By Jerry on 1/17/2005

About The Game


This was a game submitted for the Klik Academy KAcade Compo. I'm not sure if I should be uploading this, since the results arn't out yet (but then again, they were supposed to be out 3 days ago), but since I saw other contest entries being uploaded, I guess I'll follow suite.


Splinter Source, as you may have guessed it, is a Splinter Cell fan game. Not a fan game like your typical sonic or mario platformer, but more like a 2D Half-life; in other words, its not simply a remake its an entire dimension shift - switching from a 3D to 2D interface.

You don't play as Sam Fisher, but instead some nameless agent out to retrieve the OBJECTIVE thats stolen by a group of 'terrorists' who are now holding cargo bay as their base.

Most of Splinter Cell's stealthy moves have been recreatd in 2D. Knock guards out from behind or drop down on them form above, hide in the shadows, shoot people from the ceiling etc etc. The in-game instructions are somewhat rough since I only had 4 days to make this game, but be sure to read them anyways cause they're colorful . But, if you can't be bothered, here's a quick list of stuff you can do:


Left + Right = Move

Ctrl = Draw weapon
Ctrl + Left or Right = Punch

Shift = Jump
Shift while weapon is drawn = Shoot

Up + Down while weapon is drawn = Aim
Up while standing in the shadows = Hide

- Shooting an enemy while he's unaware will instantly kill
- An alert enemy will take several hits before going down
- When enemies die, they make alot of noise and can alert nearby guards, so be careful when taking out multiple guards.
- Only punching a guard from behind will knock him out instantly, a frontal attack will damage him but he will be alert
- Falling down from great heights will also knock out guards
- If a ? appears above the enemy's head, then that means he's suspicious, if a ! appears, then he has detected you and will attack.
- How well an enemy can see you if your are in their field of vision is indicated by the shadow meter, if it gets too bright, enemies will see you and attack.
- If you touch a guard, he will instantly detect you unless you are hidden (see controls)

Closing Comments
The game is very open ended - there are several ways to complete the mission. Make sure you read the objective and study the map carefully. This game was originally made as a high score arcade game so the end score really doesn't matter. If you would like to play the online version, you can check out the KAcade at This offline version can offer you some practice .

You can now exit the score screen and return to the main menu. Thanks to Wartagon (CrobaSoft) for pointing out that little bug .

A few people have commented on the resolution so I thought I'd point out that if it were up to me, I would have made the game 320x240 but unfortunately, the guys at KA dictated that the screen size must be 256x244; same goes for the earlier submitted Paths to Ether game.


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Posted by Zi-Xiao 25th January, 2005

Posted by John Keyes 25th January, 2005

Jerry do u think u can add rope to the sequel like u throw rope up to a ceiling then climb up it as a way to aim down when not on a pole, also another good improvement for the sequel could be a shield or block move...if this is an inconvenience then i am sorry for it. Thanks Jerry Cant Wait For Sequel !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by John Keyes 25th January, 2005

Oops one more thing...when i get that red jewel thing the floor dissapears and i fall to my death...i cant beat this game...its so hard.
Posted by Zi-Xiao 26th January, 2005

Well, alot of other people have so keep at it. Here's a tip thou Colin, hold UP when the floor disappears and fall straight down ;). The rope idea is already in the 2nd game. The shield idea wouldn't fit the nature of the game.
Posted by John Keyes 26th January, 2005

Thx Jerry
Posted by DaVince 26th January, 2005

Hey Colin, Use Less Capital Letters At The Start Of Every Word!
Posted by Noyb 26th January, 2005

Some might say that you shouldn't review a game, much less give it perfect scores if you haven't beaten it yet...
Posted by John Keyes 26th January, 2005

yay i beat it
Posted by John Keyes 26th January, 2005

o im sorry for capital letter
Posted by John Keyes 26th January, 2005

Is it me or is it that this game will win gotw
Posted by Zi-Xiao 27th January, 2005

Don't say that till its over - White Whale is catching up
Posted by John Keyes 28th January, 2005

just wondering jerry do u have a webpage for sequel yet
Posted by Zi-Xiao 28th January, 2005

Dun worry Colin, when the web page is ready, the klik community will know about it. -If u get stuck, just kill yourself - its REALLY not hard -You can't aim diagonally down and you never will be able to, sorry - there will be a way to open grates below you in Splinter Source 2. You won't be able to shoot directly down though, sorry. -Looking around is being implemented already -No thats not a bug.
Posted by Zi-Xiao 28th January, 2005

Lol, i just read that door bug. Entertaining stuff :p. Yeah, thats a bug.
Posted by SevenT2 - [GameStormers] 29th January, 2005

Umm, Colin Lok, why are you so obsessed with this game???
Posted by John Keyes 29th January, 2005

Thx Jerry Again! Also you may have done this already but just to be sure a save game option would be nice or at least no time limit
Posted by Zi-Xiao 29th January, 2005

whats wrong with liking my game?
Posted by SevenT2 - [GameStormers] 29th January, 2005

Nothing at all, its just quite amusing to see someone that obessed with a game. Your game is quite good, i wouldn't keep playing it to the end of the world, but it was fun for a while, very well programmed.
Posted by Tallas 29th January, 2005

How do you use buttons and such?
Posted by John Keyes 29th January, 2005

Guess what won Game Of The Week(GOTW) GO JERRY!!!
Posted by CYS 30th January, 2005's going into top 10th position. O_O Hehe and i've played a somewhat unfinished engine of splinter source 2, and i must say it's awesome. Keep on it, man!
Posted by RayKnight 30th January, 2005

OMG! where were u able to play the engine for splinter source 2?!! OMG!!
Posted by Zi-Xiao 30th January, 2005

dun sweat it man, Splinter Source 2 engine will soon be avaliable for public play - expect it within 2 weeks.... shouldn't be more :)
Posted by CYS 30th January, 2005

Hehe someone must be envous of me XD. Some advertisement for you - Jerry is a Cysteine Creations member and i'm the founder of it. :P
Posted by Lelle 30th January, 2005

Does this meen that CYSTEINE will be back?
Posted by Zi-Xiao 30th January, 2005

u know it ;)
Posted by John Keyes 30th January, 2005

Cysteine Rocks in fact 2 games i luv are from it i reccomend SPLINTER SOURCE (STEALTH) and 2ND i reccomend is KILLER (SHOOTER EXCEPT USE SWORD)!!!
Posted by CYS 31st January, 2005

Cysteine has never died - you know what i mean XD Killer didn't get nominated for the GOTW though...i'm really disappointed.
Posted by 31st January, 2005

I have just reviewd it.:)
Posted by Zi-Xiao 31st January, 2005

Thanks, Templar
Posted by 1st February, 2005

Your welcome
Posted by Hernan 3rd February, 2005

Alright! This game is in the top 15! You kicked out Mr Stumps Dentures, good job Jerry! No offense to Circy, but this game is soo much better ;) In celebration, I changed the high score to 4318 :D
Posted by Zi-Xiao 3rd February, 2005

Jesus Christ, people need to stop topping me .... Anyways, there's already been a huge dispute about Mr. Stumps Dentures in the comments section for that game, so to avoid starting one here, I'll say it's a good game Circy, and I've got nothing agianst you.
Posted by Comrade the Soviet Under Dog 6th February, 2005

After I download, I can't seem to find it, so I can't play... But, I did before, so... yea... thumbs up.
Posted by Joey Drasal 5th March, 2005

The link does not work I can not download this game.
Posted by Zi-Xiao 6th March, 2005

our server is down - bear with us.
Posted by Joey Drasal 13th March, 2005

When is the server going to be up?
Posted by Zi-Xiao 22nd March, 2005

The server is back up - I'm uploading the game right now.
Posted by Joey Drasal 25th March, 2005

when is cystein going to be bak up?
Posted by Joey Drasal 25th March, 2005

o yea when is Splinter Source 2 going to beup too?
Posted by Zi-Xiao 26th March, 2005

When its done ;) Its getting reworked... sort of. So sit tight
Posted by Joey Drasal 2nd April, 2005

k cant wait!!!!!
Posted by gerudod 5th May, 2005

Nice game.
Posted by commando6729 14th May, 2005

This is an excellent game! Definantly worth a download
Posted by axel 19th June, 2005

ah, i remember this game. It was the first game i ever downloaded. :) yay
Posted by John Keyes 30th June, 2005

my first game downloaded too :)
Posted by Wormware 16th July, 2005

Posted by Leon101 23rd July, 2005

Wow, had no idea there was going to be a second. That's great this one is great and really reminds me of the gba splinter cell...except with more freedom! Nice going Jerry.
Posted by Attan 14th March, 2007

Heey! i love this game! When are the second coming out? A month? A year? Two? And when are we being informed of that "official site" you talked about?
Posted by Zi-Xiao 23rd March, 2007

um... go here for some screen shots and sprites for now.






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