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Posts tagged “VVVVVV”

Feature: Short but sweet

Video: Great adventures for the time poor

I’ve been playing the endless Assassin's Creed Origins, a game so gargantuan that the time on my save file lasts longer than Ancient Egyptian civilization did. This is a revenge mission stripped of all urgency by the simple fact of being five million hours long. Whatever big bad awaits at the end can rest easy knowing there are 800 fortresses to clear out before I…

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Have You Played… VVVVVV?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. VVVVVV is about you and the challenge in front of you. Are you fast enough with your left-right maneuvering to dodge spikes as you fall upwards into the sky? Are you skilled enough to reverse gravity the second your feet touch the ceiling,…

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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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The Entire World Is A Lie In VVVVVV Creator’s Naya’s Quest

Naya's Quest, the latest from VVVVVV and Super Hexagon creator Terry Cavanagh, is an incredibly stressful game. You know that whole relationship you have with your eyes where they by and large tell you the visual truth of a situation? That thing your entire basis of reality is more or less founded upon? Yeah, well, forget about that. You play as a girl (presumably named Naya,…

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Deliciously Devious: MMMMMM

The ever-reliable Indiegames.com notices that Increpare, the devilish mind behind English Country Tune and other mind-twisters, has released MMMMMM, a free spike-laden tribute/alternate take/sequel to Terry Cavanagh's VVVVVV. It's a puzzle game about trinket collection and spike avoidance, with success being reliant on forward thinking and, of course, gravity manipulation. I was playing for about thirty seconds before diagonal surfaces were introduced and after five…

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Humble Grumbles / Bundle Of Joy

Good news and less good news from the Humble Bundle camp today. The happier end of the bargain is that purchasers of the current Humble Bundle 4 now get the base contents of Humble Bundle 3 (i.e. VVVVVV, Crayon Physics Deluxe, Cogs, And Yet It Moves, and Hammerfight) added to their pack. That's if they've bought HB4 already. If they haven't, they'll have to beat…

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Feature: Together alone

Watch’n’Game: At A Distance

Him: silent, stoic, patient. "OK." Me: jabbering, confused, hectoring. "Go there, what about that, does that look like that?" A right pair, Jim and I. Entirely inappropriate, surely, to tackle a co-operative puzzle and exploration game together. We did it, though. We conquered At A Distance's abstract shape-worlds, and we did it together. And creator Terry Cavanagh (VVVVVV) only had to give us big, fat…

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OST(erity) Cuts: Indie Music Bundle

Here's an indie bundle with a difference - it doesn't contain any games. Instead, the Indie Music Bundle it's a collection of soundtracks from some of your favourite (assumption #1) indie games and some you have probably never heard of (assumption #2). As is swiftly becoming obligatory, the ten albums are available at a price of your choosing, although this is for one day only,…

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VVVVVV v2.0: Now With Added Notch

We all loved Terry Cavanagh's wonderful VVVVVV last year, didn't we? Well I certainly did, that Kieron bloke did, and a straw poll of my hands unanimously voted in favour it. Universal approval if ever I saw it. Fantastic news: Terry has joined up with programmer Simon Roth to push out a major update to VVVVVV. Here's the what's new in VVVVVVersion 2.0:

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None More Bundley: Humble Bundle 3 Is Go

First there was a Humble Indie Bundle. Then there was another Humble Indie Bundle. And now, there is a third Humble Indie Bundle! So it goes. Yes, the pay-what-you-want pack that has brought welcome funds to indie devs and philanthropic organisations alike (not to mention giving gamers a fat pack of splendid indie games for bargain prices) has returned for a new Summer of fun.…

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VVVVVV Soundtrack: PPPPPPoweredup!

VVVVVV, last year's absolutely stellar indie platformer, had some similarly brilliant music. Take a listen to this. Complex, organic, emotive- if that's not perfection in a pseudo chiptune, I don't know what is. The artist behind those tracks, Magnus Pålsson (aka Souleye), released them last year in an album called PPPPPP. What this post is about is that Pålsson's just released PPPPPPowerup!, an album made…

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VVVVVV Being Demade To C64, Demo

Remember VVVVVV, the brutal & brilliant gravity-flipping platformer from early in the year? Ah, you do. Here's what Kieron had to say about it, and here's my take. Have you tried the demo? There's a demo, you know. More excitingly, as of last week there's also a demo of the C64 demake. As in, converting the game so it will run on a C64. Why?…

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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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