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Posts tagged “distractionware”

You can now tinker with VVVVVV’s source code for free

Gravity-swapping platformer VVVVVV is 10 years old as of today. For this big birthday, creator Terry Cavanagh is releasing its source code for free. You can dig into the guts of a breakout indie game from the booming years of the 4:3 aspect ratio which might actually be a more interesting prospect than it sounds.

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The islander robots of State Machine prep for doomsday

When I came in to work today John was bright red with an incommunicable rage. It can only mean one thing: a new game about programming is coming out. This one is called State Machine [official site] and it’s from Terry Cavanagh of VVVVVV and Ruari O’Sullivan, aka randomnine, of Fear Is Vigilance and Beacon. Luckily, I quite like programmey games, so I calmly slipped…

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A Free Spike Joint: VVVVVV – Make And Play Edition

The noisE3 is dying down and we're returning to some semblance of normality. That means I might actually find time to play some games on this here computer rather than watching hundreds of trailers and livestreams about games that I probably won't dabble with even when they are released in December 2015. It also means I can take a moment out of my day to…

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New Grave: Graveyard Graveyard Revolution

It's Monday morning. VVVVVV's Terry Cavanagh has been busy, probably making another forty micro-games of the weekend. Here's one of the latest which mashes together Dance Dance Revolution with - unless I'm mistaken - Tale of Tales' The Graveyard , with inevitable consequences. You can play Graveyard Graveyard Revolution here.

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You Might As Well Jump: VVVVVV On Steam

I wake to Shacknews-Killer-Bee Alice O'Connor saying "Everyone who said they'd buy VVVVVV when it hit Steam, I'm holding you to that." So, yes, VVVVVV is now nestling in the info-hive of Seattle's Valve Corporation and can be released into your desktop micro-brain for three-fifty at the moment. That's a small price to pay for a pint in London. More relevantly, it's also a small…

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VVVVVV for Vendetta: VVVVVV Interview

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…

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VVVVVV For Victory

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…

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