Sure. You learn the headline proper. Terry Cavanaugh’s 2010 recreation VVVVVV has obtained a brand new replace in 2021. It’s been over seven years because the recreation noticed a patch, so why now?
Early final 12 months, Cavanaugh made the supply code for VVVVVV public and let folks fiddle with the sport. On account of opening up the sport, replace 2.3 options many modifications, all of that are linked in Cavanaugh’s weblog concerning the launch. Whereas that is an official launch for the sport, its creator didn’t do many of the work on the latest model however was the gatekeeper for what made it in.
“I’ve personally added very, very little to this update – which is something that I feel maybe a little anxious about! But I’ve been very careful to make sure that every change is something I was happy with, and that none of the changes to the game were doing anything other than making this the best version of the 2010 game,” stated Cavanaugh concerning the undertaking.
Whereas there are a bunch of modifications to the sport, right here’s what stands out to Cavanaugh as key modifications:
- 60-plus FPS assist
- Improved graphical choices (Together with VSync and an possibility to present the textual content a black define for higher visibility)
- New options within the degree editor
- Tons of of bug fixes
VVVVVV is a puzzle platformer the place cute little smiley man Captain Veridian navigates a maze-like planet to seek out his lacking crew. Veridian flips the pull of gravity to clear obstacles like pits or lethal spikes, the latter of which spells on the spot demise with the slightest contact. The world is unforgiving, but it surely’s enjoyable discovering best paths by harmful rooms. Cavanaugh could also be extra well-known for his work on Super Hexagon or, most lately, Dicey Dungeons, however VVVVVV is certainly one of my favourite indie platformers, and its soundtrack is certainly one of my all-time favorites.
If you have not tried VVVVVV and luxuriate in a stiff problem, test it out, particularly with the “best version of the 2010 game” now accessible. Seize a duplicate on PlayStation 4, Swap, 3DS, iOS, Android, or PC, however take into account the brand new replace is just accessible by Steam or itch.io.