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I’m an avid fan of the game User-Generated Content Done Right With These 6 Games [MUO Gaming] User-Generated Content Done Right With These 6 Games [MUO Gaming] One of my favorite things to see in a video game is user-generated content. That is, as long as it makes sense within the context of the game, of course. Some games have done a... Read More VVVVVV by Terry Cavanagh, and I’m willing to bet that many of you on MakeUseOf are fans of the game as well. It’s probably one of the most fun, challenging, and frustrating games I have ever played in my life. The game-play is simplistic but revolutionary, and the storyline is surprisingly interesting. In fact, you may find yourself actually caring about these little pixelated Use Pixel'd To Create Beautiful Pixel Art [iOS] Use Pixel'd To Create Beautiful Pixel Art [iOS] Sometimes it is fun to sit back and create something new. If you have artistic ability, your options for creating are vast. For those of us who do not have any ability, our options are... Read More sprites… (Well, maybe not, but you see what I mean.)

While on my quest to find my crewmates, I spent quite a time online researching the game and figuring out what was so great about it. I also spent some time looking up details on how to beat certain parts… (I know, I know. I’m ashamed.) However, since the game has been out for a while, I figured that I’d just share you with what I found over time.

Custom Levels

If you’re still wanting to add a bit more of a challenge to the VVVVVV experience, then the Distractionware forums will fix you right up. Players post many of their maps here, and everything is freely Free Download Of 10 Rock Music Albums [Sound Sunday] Free Download Of 10 Rock Music Albums [Sound Sunday] Read More available for you to download. Granted, I can’t ensure that these maps won’t come without frustration. (Actually, I can ensure that they will come with frustration.)

VVVVVV Discussion

If you find yourself in need of some VVVVVV-related discussion The Internet Is Opinion Saturated And Why I Am Quitting The Debates [Opinion] The Internet Is Opinion Saturated And Why I Am Quitting The Debates [Opinion] The Internet is an interesting creature. I know I'm dating myself here, but sometimes I'm thankful that I had the opportunity during my life to personally experience the birth and growth of the Internet. Then,... Read More , then once again, the Distractionware forums will do the trick. The entire time I played, I was intrigued by the amount of immersion that such a simple game could have. The graphics weren’t complex, and the objectives were equally simple. However, for some reason, I felt like I was very involved in the story. These forums cater to people like myself, and if you’re as interested in this inter-dimensional adventure as I am, then you’ll find some interesting stuff here, too.

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The Subreddit

Ah, there’s always a subreddit, right? On Reddit Special All AskReddit Edition And A Subreddit of the Week [Best of Reddit] Special All AskReddit Edition And A Subreddit of the Week [Best of Reddit] Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages; welcome to another fun-filled edition of the Best of Reddit. This is the weekly column where we look at some of the coolest shenanigans taking... Read More , you’ll find a collection of old VVVVVV-related material that is quite interesting to view. With content such as piano covers of the soundtrack and videos of speed-runs, you’ll never be bored! Well… that may be an exaggeration. The subreddit has died down a bit, but I believe that there is enough content to keep you busy for a little while. Keep in mind that the game has been around for a little while, but since many people are still creating levels and discovering new things, I’m surprised that the subreddit isn’t as active as it could be.

The Wiki

Wikis are a great go-to source when trying to figure out how to play a game A Selection Of The Craziest Game Modifications Available Online [MUO Gaming] A Selection Of The Craziest Game Modifications Available Online [MUO Gaming] Game modifications, or mods as the community refers to them, are an aftermarket product exclusive to the PC market and the direct result of the blood, sweat and tears shed by the fanbase. These mods... Read More , and VVVVVV’s very own helps just like any other. Here, you’ll find tips and info on the gameplay and characters. Furthermore, you may find a few secrets related to VVVVVV that you won’t find elsewhere. For instance, the mystery of the teary-eyed elephant is (somewhat) revealed here.

Conclusion

That’s that, folks. VVVVVV is a very, very cool game, and although it’s been out for a while, people are still discovering it even today. By the way, it’s cheap (like $5.00), and you can actually buy it here. I, for one, would love to see a sequel.

What has your experience been with VVVVVV? What are your favorite custom levels from VVVVVV?

 

  1. Vampie C.
    October 3, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Lovely game.
    Could cruise around for hours in there :-)

    • Harish Jonnalagadda
      October 5, 2012 at 4:40 pm

      Yeah it's so much fun

  2. HLJonnalagadda
    October 2, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Cool! Thanks.

  3. D. K.
    October 2, 2012 at 10:32 am

    I love the game and I startet the day before yesterday with the main story again since about 18 month. So this article comes to a perfect moment for me :-)

    • Joshua Lockhart
      October 2, 2012 at 12:59 pm

      It's an easy story to keep coming back to, for sure. Glad that the timing was good for you.

  4. Juan Carlos Espinosa Agudelo
    October 2, 2012 at 10:12 am

    "If you’re still wanting to add a bit more of a challenge to the VVVVVV experience"
    ^
    IMPOSIBRU.
    http://firsthour.net/screenshots/vvvvvv/vvvvvv-evil.png
    I truly think that the part in the screenshot(to get the token below) was one of the most hardest and frustrating parts in my gaming life(I did manage to pull it off with 99% luck)

    This game is one of my favorite PC games, though and I didn't know that these forums, subreddit and wiki existed. Thank you, Joshua!

    • Joshua Lockhart
      October 2, 2012 at 12:58 pm

      : )

      Those spikes made me very frustrated. Phew. Hope you'll find something interesting on there.

    • Vampie C.
      October 3, 2012 at 11:58 am

      This was indeed the hardest part.
      I cant even remember how I got past it.
      I banished that part from my memory. ;)

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