This week we discuss Terry Cavanagh’s indie gaming masterpiece VVVVVV. Inspired by the Commodore 64 generation of games, this game presents a tough challenge to even the most experienced gamer, while still clocking in at a descent length. Clever level design and a great focused game mechanic make this game shine.
The game is available:
– Steam for Mac, PC, and Linux – $4.99
– Direct from Develper DRM free for Mac, PC, and Linux – $4.99 (or $7.50 with the soundtrack)
– From the Nintendo 3DS eShop
– Coming soon for several other platforms including PSVita, iPhone, iPad, Android, and Ouya
Expect the game to take between 2 to 4 hours to complete depending on your skill level and willingness to persevere against sometimes absurd difficulty.
- American Elsewhere by Robert Jackson Bennett (Novel)
- Paranoia RPG
- Kero Blaster for PC
- Kero Blaster for iPhone
- Mario Golf
Links for this episode
- The name’s meaning and other curiosities
- Shahid Ahmad of Playstation on the Directional Podcast
- Interview with developer Terry Cavanagh from Rock Paper Shotgun
- Playing VVVVVV on the iPad (YouTube link)
- Terry Cavanagh’s website featuring many of his flash games
- Super Meat Boy
- The Gravitron (…oh god the graviton…)
- The Elephant Secret… Revealed!
There is no spoiler break for this episode, as we all concurred that there wasn’t really that much story to spoil.
Correction: Raygan stated that the game was available on the Humble Store but this is not the case. It was previously included in a Humble Bundle but it is only available through Steam and DRM Free through the developer’s website, sold using the Humble Widget. We regret the error.