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Spelunky

Wot I Think Of Spelunky's PC Port

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7 years ago

Oh Thank God: Fancier Spelunky Coming To PC At Last

So many times, my finger has hovered over the purchase button on the spit'n'polished XBLA version of amazeballs roguelike/platformer Spelunky. Every time, I've thought 'no, surely it'll be on PC any day now. PC was its original home - it would only be right', and my finger was withdrawn. Actually, that's a lie, most of the time it was 'Oh Christ, the Xbox Live interface…

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8 years ago

A Desktop Dungeon: Browser Spelunky

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…

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Rick Dangerous Is Spelunky’s Horrible Uncle

There's a great post over at Indiegames.com with a list of "games like Spelunky for people to play, in celebration of its XBLA release". Weirdly, the original version of Spelunky isn't on the list. Go play it though because it's brilliant and free. What jumped out at me was a link to a browser version of my most hated nemesis, Rick Dangerous. My parents bought…

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Falling From The Top Of The World: TowerClimb

Cheerfully described as a "roguelike platformer", TowerClimb is like Spelunky in reverse, although that's not to imply it's a copycat. It's a compliment, and also the quickest way I can think of to describe TowerClimb's abundance of style and the smartness of its execution. Currently in beta, the game throws the amusingly named stalwarts (Walter is my greatest climber) at the bottom of a randomly…

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Feature: 18 developers, 7 questions

The More Or Less Complete IGF Factor 2012

They said it would never end. And then, on Saturday, it did. We've been posting our series of chats with the many splendid finalists in this year's Independent Games Festival over the last couple of months, and, with the exception of English Country Tune (dev was worried about sounding boring), Mirage (dev didn't reply) and Fez (dev wouldn't confirm the possibility of a PC version)…

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Feature: Derek Yu does the chat

IGF Factor 2012: Spelunky

Next in our never-ending series talking to (almost) all the finalists at this year's Independent Games Festival, it's Derek Yu of the splendid randomly-generated cave exploring game Spelunky, which is up for the Technical Excellence, Excellence in Design and Seamus McNally Grand Prize gongs. Here, Derek chats about his origins, TIGSource, Aquaria, how he abandoned and then rejoined game development, the odds on whether we'll…

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Feature: You read the article...It is cursed!

Potions And Pitfalls: My Year In Roguelikes

It’s been a fantastic year for Roguelikes, with continued development of the stalwarts and plenty of releases that have toyed with the formula, sometimes reshaping it until it’s almost unrecognisable. I’ve even managed to have great roiling arguments with people about whether certain games should be called Roguelikes or not. That led to Roguelikelikes, which I am simple enough of mind to be pleased about.…

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9 years ago

Spelunky: Now Mac Gamers Can Spelunk Too

Some computers are different from other computers. If you've got yourself one of those Apple-flavoured PCs, then here's some excellent news for you. Word reached us courtesy of indiegames.com that it's now possible to play Derek Yu's fabulous procedurally generated cave adventure Spelunky on a Mac. Grab it here, and you too can go on a terrifying treasure hunt in a cave, but you can…

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Feature:

The Very Important List Of PC Games, Part 4/5

Young people. Good grief. Your ignorance is as plain as those spots on your greasy face. Don't you know anything? Can't you be bothered to learn anything? Did you even read the words of esteemed colleagues Rossignol, Walker and Smith detailing the first three parts of this Olympian list of The Most Important PC Games Of All Time? I am quite sure that I, Deacon…

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10 years ago

Gone Gold: Spelunky 1.0

This is splendid news. Rogue-like-platformer Spelunky has inched out of Beta status and gained that shiny Gold. You can go get it here. If you need a reason to do so - well, I direct you at the long feature Quinns wrote on its joys, in which he took time to insult me in passing. You remember Quinns. Nice guy. Doesn't have much iron. Anyway,…

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11 years ago

Feature:

Snake To Death: The Majesty Of Spelunky

The sum of RPS coverage of Spelunky: a single news post mentioning that it existed and was pretty good, maybe. Secret fact: If you read that post very slowly and in a totally silent room you can actually hear the sound of Kieron phoning it in. The closest thing to hyperbole in the post is him calling Spelunky 'clever and neat', which is analogous to…

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Sound Of The Underground: Spelunky

Relatively late to this, but picked it up from Qt3 over the weekend and do like it a lot. It's the new game by Derek Yu who you'll best know for his involvement in the IGF winning Zelda-but-a-fish (With lots of other stuff) Aquaria. It's called Spelunky. It's basically Rick Dangerous meets Nethack: An underground platformer where each level is randomly generated whenever you play.…

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