The Company of Myself
The Company of Myself Instructions
Move left using the left arrow key. Move right using the right arrow key. Jump using the up arrow key. Enter doors or close yourself using 'space'. Switch levers using 'a'. Reset a level using 'r'.
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The Company of Myself Walkthrough
The Company of Myself is one of the most unique and entertaining puzzle adventure games online. With challenging levels and an interesting story, this is the type of puzzle adventure game you can play again and again without getting tired of. There are twenty levels in total - each one more difficult than the last. While the game gives you enough chance to get used to the controls throughout the first few levels, later on you'll really need to rely on your brain to solve the puzzles. This is a game that really challenges you to think. Don't let the first few levels fool you. Things get tough. Stick with it though. There isn't a single level in this game that can't be beaten. You'll just really need to think about the puzzle to find the solution. That's what makes the game so addictive and so much fun to play.
When you begin in The Company of Myself, you get a little bit of back story about the game and about your character. Although it's tempting to skip it and get right to the game, take a moment or two to read it. There's isn't a lot of reading, but it gives the game a whole other level of intrigue. Basically, we learn that our character is alone in the world and has been alone for a long time. He was once in love with a woman, but something seems to have gone wrong with that. We don't learn what that was, but remember that for later in the game. We also learn that our character was one a performer but with no one around to perform for, he finds himself lonely. He interacts with the objects in the world as if they were other people. Poor little guy. Perhaps if you beat all twenty levels of the game there is a happy ending for him. You'll just have to play on to find out.
The basic controls of The Company of Myself are pretty easy to understand and use. You'll be using basic arrow key navigation for much of the game with a few other keyboard controls added as you play. The onscreen instructions are great, introducing you to any new controls you'll need to get through the level, but it will be up to you to figure out how to use them. Make sure you pay attention to the instructions on the screen. First of all, they're written in an entertaining way, but they also provide valuable hints regarding what you need to do in each level. If you miss one key piece of information, you could wind up having a very hard time making it through the game.
The ability to clone yourself is very unique to The Company of Myself, but can also be quite difficult to get the hang of. Because cloning isn't an option in many of the other puzzle adventure games online, the option really takes a little getting used to. You will need to clone yourself for many of the levels, though, so you really need to figure out the best way to use those clones. There are a few things you need to keep in mind. When you're first introduces to the clone option, you will be using them as a way to reach platforms you're not able to jump high enough to reach. You need to be sure, though, that when you spawn your clone you are in the position you want that clone to end up in. For example, in one of the levels (level four, I believe), there are several platforms that steadily increase in height. You will need to use a clone on each platform to reach the next one. This takes a little time, but it's the only way to beat the level. First, move to the position you want the first spawn to appear in. Use that clone to jump up onto the next platform. Position yourself where you want the second clone to be. Continue doing that until you have all of the clones you need in the positions you need them to be in and use them to complete the level.
You are not able to control your clone in The Company of Myself after it has been spawned but a clone is able to repeat any action that you perform. For example, in one of the levels (level 5, I believe), you need to switch a lever to remove a wall of blocks between you and the door. The lever on the bottom level of the game screen and the door is on the top. Once you get down to the bottom, you will not be able to get back up to the top. You'll need to use a clone. In this particular level, you only have one clone to use (indicated by the 'x1' next to your character icon at the top left corner of the game screen). What you need to do is first go down to the bottom level and switch the lever. As soon as you switch the lever hit 'space' to spawn a clone. You'll be returned back to the entrance of the level and the wall of blocks will return. Head over to the wall of blocks (being careful not to fall down into the gap) while your clone heads down and hits the switch for you. The blocks will disappear and you can continue on to the exit. Make sure you hit the lever before you spawn your clone though. If not, you'll have to reset the level. Your clone will only complete an action if you do it first.
In The Company of Myself, clones are able to move through doors to get you to the next level, even if you're unable to reach the door yourself. You need to be able to get the clone there, though, in order for that to work. In one level, you'll need to switch a lever to remove a wall of blocks blocking the door. The problem you'll face is that once you get down into the hole where the lever is, you won't be able to get back out as the hole is too deep. You can still beat the level, though. Start by standing on the row of blocks directly above the door. Spawn from that exact point. Your clone will end up in that spot. With your clone in position, go down into the hole and switch the lever. Your clone will fall and land in the doorway. Hit space and you're on to the next level.
As you progress in The Company of Myself, things definitely get more difficult with the introduction of different colored force fields and all manner of other obstacles that are put in place to make you think harder. Force fields are especially tricky. Pink colored force fields block your clones (as you'll encounter in the example I used in the paragraph above) which green colored force fields will block your character. You need to remember the difference and plan your solution for the puzzle around those force fields. Once you start running into those, you're getting to the point in the game when things start getting really difficult. Stick with it though. You will be able to make it through all twenty levels as long as you have a little patience and aren't afraid to really use your brain.
The best way to get through a level in The Company of Myself that you can't seem to figure out is to try looking at the puzzle from a different vantage point. Try approaching the problem from a different angle. Look at where the door is and work backwards from them. Look at ever single step you feel you need to take individually instead of looking at the puzzle as a whole. Isolate the individual parts and work on solving the puzzle step by step. Do you have a limited number of clones? Can a clone perform an action you need completed but get stuck on when you complete that action? Does the puzzle require you to use more than one clone performing a different action? Are you in the right position when you're spawning and have you completed the necessary action before spawning? These are all questions you should ask yourself if you're stuck. If all else fails, step away from the game for a few minutes. Make yourself a coffee or a cup of tea. Check out the news online. Do something else and then go back to the game when you've given yourself a little difference. Frustration is a big enemy to overcome in this game and giving yourself a little time away can be exactly what you need to slay that frustration dragon.
Overall, The Company of Myself is an engrossing and addictive puzzle adventure game that will please any fan of adventure games, puzzle games or a combination of both. While the basic premise isn't terribly uncommon in the world of online adventure games, the clones really set this game apart from the pack. It's a difficult game, yet very uncomplicated at the same time. There are no upgrades you need to purchase. There are no complicated rules and controls. The most difficult part of this particular adventure game is solving the puzzle. The controls are very straightforward and easy to use even if finding the proper way to use them can sometimes be tricky. If you're looking for a puzzle based adventure game that will challenge you to use your brain, this is definitely a game you need to check out.