Posts Tagged ‘VVVVVV’

VVVVVV for Vendetta: VVVVVV Interview

By Kieron Gillen on January 29th, 2010.

VVVVVV has been my favourite game of the year so far. Small, perfectly formed and highly punishing, it reminds me of some of my favourite games – and girlfriends, for that matter – of years gone by… without really being like any of them. It’s a dream of the past, retro as an idea rather than simple recapitulation. After writing a Wot I Think, I decided it was time to talk to Mr Distractionware – Terry Cavanagh – about all things VVVVVV. Discover below why the Jet Set Willy comparisons aren’t quite right, the thinking behind the pricing decision and lots more…
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Wot I Think: VVVVVV

By Kieron Gillen on January 12th, 2010.

Ooh, you bastard.

VVVVVV is the year’s first controversial Indie talking point. Soon, everyone will have an opinion. Too difficult? Too short? Or just too wonderful? I take my time to sit down and play distractionware’s first real commercial game and tell you Wot I Think…
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VVVVVV For Victory

By Kieron Gillen on January 11th, 2010.

I’ll be doing a Wot I Think about this later in the week, with any luck, but I wanted to do a quick post to bring this to your attention as it’s just been released. VVVVVV is the first full-size “real” game from Terry “distractionware” Cavanagh who you may know from the previously-hailed Judith and Don’t Look Back. VVVVVV is an imaginary 80s classic with modern formalist brilliance – as Braid is to Super Mario Brothers, VVVVVV is to Jet Set Willy. If you don’t want to download the demo, you can play it online at Kongregate and then buy it from here for nine (count ‘em!) quid. Lots more to say, but I’ll leave you with the footage…
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