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  • genre Action / Puzzle / Platformer
  • download size 66 MB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 183 user ratings.
  • release date January 10, 2010
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8) and Mac OS X (10.6.8 or newer) and Linux (Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17)
  • languages English
  • developer / publisher Terry Cavanagh / Terry Cavanagh
  • game modes Single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • 2 early development prototypes
  • wallpaper

What's cool about it:

  • Elegant, minimalistic level design.
  • Challenging, fast and fun gameplay.
  • Over half an hour of chiptune music by composer Magnus Pålsson.
  • A powerful level editor allows you to create your own dimensions.
  • Special game modes, including time trials and a no death mode, and a selection of cool player levels.


VVVVVV is a retro styled 2D platformer by Terry Cavanagh, creator of dozens of free games. You play as the fearless leader of a team of dimension exploring scientists who inadvertently crash, and are separated. The game is all about exploring the strange world you've found yourself in, and reuniting your friends.

VVVVVV explores one simple game mechanic: you cannot jump - instead, you reverse your own gravity at the press of a button. The game focuses on playing with this mechanic in a variety of interesting ways. The game is designed not to artificially gate your progress. In VVVVVV there are no locks, no power-ups, no switches, nothing to stop you progressing except the challenges themselves.

Age requirements: ESRB Rating: EVERYONE 10+ with Fantasy Violence., PEGI Rating: 3+

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 8 / 7, 2 GHz Processor, 256MB RAM, graphics card compatible with DirectX 9.0c, 42MB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.6.8 or later.Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Memory: 256MB RAM Graphics: 64MB of video memory Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.
Minimum system requirements (Linux): Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Processor: 2 GHz, Memory: 256 MB RAM, Graphics: OpenGL compatible Patched to version 2.2

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User reviews:

Solid, fun game. Would recommend, but...

Posted on 2013-09-24 13:31:35 bycuddlypython's avatarcuddlypython:

This is honestly one of the best indie games I've ever played, everything about it is great: The graphics, music, gameplay, and well, it doesn't have a big story, but trust me, it doesn't need one.
The only, and I mean, ONLY reason I wouldn't recommend this on is because the version from the official site includes a Linux version. If you are a Linux user, then you shouldread more probably get the game elsewhere.
However, if you're on a Mac or Windows completely, then please, buy this game right now. You won't regret it.

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VVVVVV - Basically my favorite platformer around.

Posted on 2013-09-25 05:38:13 byDoctorKumquat's avatarDoctorKumquat:

That may seem hyperbolic, but the attention to detail put into this game really shows. I've always like retro videogame soundtracks, but Palsson's chiptune work is sublime here. The game is short, and the plot is sparse, but IMO it's exactly as long and detailed as it needs to be to accomplish what it's trying to here. It distills the essence of platformers down to an hour or threeread more of madcap wall-bouncing with no apologies.
Segments of this game can be brutally hard, but never feel unfair. You can dive face first into the same set of spikes 5 times in a row, for the same reasons, but still feel like you're learning how to dodge it better on the 6th try. You're EXPECTED to dive face first into spikes... over and over... which is why there are checkpoints in basically every room (sometimes several in the SAME room!) to give you almost zero delay on death, like all the best torture-platformers. If you want to collect all of the Shiny Trinkets, there are some real gems of happy frustration to be found (one with an actual note laughing at those with the guts to try it). If you want a smooth, easy ride, or if your manual dexterity isn't what it used to be, then you may get overly frustrated here, but if not...
Overall, if you like platformers, and you like chiptune music, and you like supporting indie games, why don't you have this yet?

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Great Platformer

Posted on 2013-09-24 20:19:27 byd3vanderv's avatard3vanderv:

This game is a ton of fun. Graphics are simple but colourful, the game is challenging but rarely frustrating, and the soundtrack is killer. Recommended.

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