All those Xbox fellows having been frothing uncontrollably about Spelunky XBLA for the last couple of weeks, so starved are they of games that aren’t about manshooting or sports, but we smug gits have had it for years. Even if we don’t get the fancy-pants new graphics because there isn’t a Microsoft to wave mega-bucks at Derek Yu and chums. Well, there is of course a Microsoft on PC, but it’s hard not feel they’d rather eat their own toenails than do anything with PC gaming these days. Anyway! The original (and, for my money, much better-looking) Spelunky has been given a second wind, courtesy of a browser-based HTML5 version created by Tinysubversions, aka Darius Kazemi.
It is currently lacking sound, but given he achieved what’s otherwise a very solid conversion in about three hours, we can forgive him that. The important thing is an instant fix of this wonderful, brutal game of dungeoneering, whenever and wherever we wish. It even runs on my mobile telephone, albeit in an essentially unplayable way.
You can read more details on how the conversion was done and what’s likely to be added here.