VVVVVV Celebrates Steam Release with Huge Price Cut

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VVVVVV Celebrates Steam Release with Huge Price Cut

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A super fun indie platformer is now available on Steam for just $5.

When Terry Cavanagh's VVVVVV was first released in January 2010, it was a good deal for $15. Now the retro platformer is an absolute steal as Cavanagh has lowered its price to $5 to celebrate it becoming available on Steam.

And it's not just a sale, VVVVVV is permanently available for $5 whether you buy it from the official website or if you grab it off Steam. The ease of buying through Steam made it an easy purchase for me personally, plus you save 10 percent if you buy before September 14. That's only $0.50, but every penny counts nowadays.

Playing the full version, I died well over four hundred times in about an hour-and-a-half, but that's totally okay. The game throws so much variety and challenge at you even though it basically revolves around one simple mechanic of changing your personal gravity from up to down over and over. To collect all of the game's hidden trinkets, you'll definitely sweat as you navigate through spikes, bounce off of small platforms, and avoid strange enemies.

VVVVVV is a great example of one videogame concept explored to perfection. It can get really hard at times, but save points might only be a second or two apart, so death is just another chance to try again. Along with the awesome music and cute little story, I can't imagine not at least trying the free demo to see if your $5 is worth parting with for this gem.

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looks like bland game maybe for the oldys out there that want to relive there old days

I bought it roughly 5 minutes before this post showed up on Twitter.

No-brainer.

I played the demo and it was sometimes challenging but rewarding. If I don't get it now, I'll probably get it sometime in the future.

It's a fun game, definitely worth the asking price. I bought it for full price and I enjoyed it a lot. If you enjoyed IWTBTG in any way then try this out.

I had already... "obtained" an internet-only copy of the full game, but I'm totes buying the desktop version now that it's cheaper. Hell, I woulda bought it fo def if it was 10, but this is even better!

ionveau:
looks like bland game maybe for the oldys out there that want to relive there old days

Try playing it. The retro aesthetic is completely distinct from its gameplay; it doesn't need flashy, pretty graphics to make it awesome. I'm a post-16-bit gamer; I was raised on the PlayStation more than any other console. It's good, trust me.

This game was tempting enough at 15$. 5$ is a damn must have.

beat it so many times. During the tower level the music turns extremely awesome and it goes up and the colors are changing GOD ITS AWESOME. I also have the soundtrack. Chiptunes ftw.
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no wonder its reduced to 5$, it looks like it should be at that price. 15$? srsly? thats more than an actual game thats 4 years old.

Liquidcathedral:
no wonder its reduced to 5$, it looks like it should be at that price. 15$? srsly? thats more than an actual game thats 4 years old.

*copies, pastes*

Try playing it. The retro aesthetic is completely distinct from its gameplay; it doesn't need flashy, pretty graphics to make it awesome. I'm a post-16-bit gamer; I was raised on the PlayStation more than any other console. It's good, trust me.

SomebodyNowhere:
I played the demo and it was sometimes challenging but rewarding. If I don't get it now, I'll probably get it sometime in the future.

well the game play is smooth and fast so ya the game is OK but i wouldn't buy it for 5$

Worth the money. It's a great platformer, a huge challenge, and has one of the most evil puzzles in the game. Good music, and every death just makes you want to try harder.

Oh man, I am so excited for this! For just $5 and I'll be able to show so many people how great it is on my computer.

And it's on MAC too! PERFECT!

Right now it's even more on sale... sale-er? I dunno. But anyway, it's another 50 cents off, now pricing at $4.50. In case parting with that fiver was just above your threshold but getting change back would seal the deal.

EDIT: Gonna learn me to read one of these days; Tom's post mentioned the 50-cent-off sale. Heh. There's also a demo if you're indecisive; I gave it a shot, and the game just really isn't for me, but you never know until you try.

This game is definitely worth every penny. For real fun, try to get each of the 20 trinkets. There is one in particular i remember where you basically need to reverse gravity, fly up through 4 rooms while avoiding spikes, then reverse gravity again and go down those 4 rooms, all without a checkpoint. Just to torture you even more, the room names tease you as yo go along. This game is truly one of the best hard puzzle platformers I have played.

I just tried the demo, but you know what? I was having decent fun until this fucking part. image
I must have tried 100 times and still couldn't get it. I just gave up out of frustration.

Shame this game is about the length and quality of you're standard flash game.

That and it's not really all the great.

Emphraim:
There is one in particular i remember where you basically need to reverse gravity, fly up through 4 rooms while avoiding spikes, then reverse gravity again and go down those 4 rooms, all without a checkpoint.

Yeah, that was an awesome one. I had to do it twice... forgot to quicksave the first time :( But after doing it dozens and dozens of times it only took another 10 tries the second go around.

ionveau:

SomebodyNowhere:
I played the demo and it was sometimes challenging but rewarding. If I don't get it now, I'll probably get it sometime in the future.

well the game play is smooth and fast so ya the game is OK but i wouldn't buy it for 5$

I suspect that with it being on Steam it'll likely pop up in one of their incredible sales. Maybe during their Holiday sales they'll have an indie day and it'll be an even better deal.

ionveau:
looks like bland game maybe for the oldys out there that want to relive there old days

GET ORF MA LAWN! Bloody kids.

Paddin:
It's a fun game, definitely worth the asking price. I bought it for full price and I enjoyed it a lot. If you enjoyed IWTBTG in any way then try this out.

Hang on...
People enjoyed IWBTG?

That game was just an exercise in controller snapping frustration. Except with a keyboard...

Hmm, I will have a look at this. It looks pretty interesting.

Jiraiya72:
I just tried the demo, but you know what? I was having decent fun until this fucking part. http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h319/Bob5280/UGH.png
I must have tried 100 times and still couldn't get it. I just gave up out of frustration.

You have to jump up onto the sliding bar, then onto the pillar at the bottom, wait for the bar and jump back up on the other side.. you get the idea. Timing is just a big problem, same as the rest of the game.

Truely excellent game. Not only does it prove you don't need CoD-level graphics to have a fun game, but it's even better because of it. Terry Caomhánach, you're a legend. Éire abú!

Looks like any other free web based flash game you can play 500 varieties of online..

Why should this be worth 5 dollars?

Oh fantastic! Will need to purchase this tonight =D Good fun, even if insanly hard lol

BobisOnlyBob:

Liquidcathedral:
no wonder its reduced to 5$, it looks like it should be at that price. 15$? srsly? thats more than an actual game thats 4 years old.

*copies, pastes*

Try playing it. The retro aesthetic is completely distinct from its gameplay; it doesn't need flashy, pretty graphics to make it awesome. I'm a post-16-bit gamer; I was raised on the PlayStation more than any other console. It's good, trust me.

Don't even try convincing him. Liquidcathedral is either a troll or runs on the same intellect level as a high school jock who's taken one-too-many blows to the head during football practice. Either way, trying to convince him of anything will never go well.

have now played it for 45min, saved three of the Vs and my opinion of the game FLIPS all the time, 5-6 min of raging and hating the game so much i want the creator to burn in hell, then 10 sec of hearing angels sing and feeling better than i thought possible about a game, this is especially true about "the tower" it was so awesome completing that level.

it does get a little to hard at times, but i must say i love the unique design for each screen and the music enough for me to wanna keep going even when it gets harder than what i find fun.

Corpse XxX:
Looks like any other free web based flash game you can play 500 varieties of online..

Why should this be worth 5 dollars?

while the graphics are far from spectacular, but the design and music is, each screen has a humorous and unique design, the music is what you would expect the pop charts to be like in this futuristic robot world with teleporting.

its really fun and definitely worth the 5 euro, not so much the 15, but at the new price its a must buy, but if you're unsure it has a pretty good demo, http://www.kongregate.com/games/TerryCavanagh/vvvvvv-demo?acomplete=vvvvv give it a try ^^.

RougeWaveform:
Shame this game is about the length and quality of you're standard flash game.

That and it's not really all the great.

Corpse XxX:
Looks like any other free web based flash game you can play 500 varieties of online..

Why should this be worth 5 dollars?

Except that free flash games are generally crap, whereas this game is actually quite good. If you can't tell the difference in quality, well... let me just say it's not about graphics.

What's more, this designer is actually quite well regarded by other game developers. He's released most of his previous work for free, and it's all pretty good. Even if you don't think this individual game is worth $5, think of it as a donation for all the great games he's already given us.

Oh Fuck yes.
I've been meaning to pick this up for a while, but I don't have a credit card yet. It's going to be 5 bucks forever now? Sweeeeet...

Purchased, along with Chime. I like myself some Philip Glass.

This is one of the best platformers I've ever played. So much fun. For 5 squids, it's absolutely essential.

$5 is not really that much to spend on a few hours of solid entertainment. With possible replay value depending on how many of the shiney things you collect.

Yeah $15 was probably a little over the top, but now there really is no excuse.

Paddin:
It's a fun game, definitely worth the asking price. I bought it for full price and I enjoyed it a lot. If you enjoyed IWTBTG in any way then try this out.

First thought on this comment was "What?" but when I think about it it's very similar.
(but IWBTG is better)

Crikey that game is hard/awesome.

and the music kicks ass.

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