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Posts tagged “Spelunky HD”

Feature: From code to chaos

How Spelunky Creates Amazing Unexpected Situations

This is The Mechanic, where Alex Wiltshire invites a developer to help him put their game up on blocks and take a wrench to hack out its best feature, just to see how it works. The arrow trap that shoots the croc man that causes him to telefrag you. Being caught mid-jump by a boomerang that juggles you towards a spike trap, leaving you stunned…

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Feature: Descent of a Woman

Premature Evaluation: Vagante

Each week Marsh Davies shuffles apprehensively into the dank catacombs of Early Access and returns with any stories he can find and/or a faceful of cycloptic bat guano. This week he quaffs an unidentified cyan potion and throws himself onto a bed of spikes, repeatedly, in procedural permadeath platformer Vagante, a particularly Roguish Spelunkalike. Did you play Spelunky and think, “What this really needs is…

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Feature: On Design

Bats, Man! On Spelunky’s Killing Joke

Spelunky is, I think, better designed than any other roguelike, platformer, or roguelike platformer. It's not because it's a work of genre revivalism. It's not the procedural generation, which jumbles level geometry upon every funny, frequent, fist-shaking demise. It's the bats. The bat, found in its opening world, is a dimly flapping lense through which the entire game can be better appreciated.

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Seedlunky HD: Generate And Share Spelunky Levels

Do you want to compete against your friends at Spelunky, the randomly generated platforming roguelike? That's what the Daily Challenge is for; each day, a single set of levels is generated which is the same for everyone and which can be played only once. But if once isn't enough to satisfy your competitive urges, there's now Seedlunky HD. The user-created tool lets you set a…

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