Super Hexagon Creator Is Bringing Classic Platformer VVVVVV To iOS

Terry Cavanaugh is one of the more talented developers in indie game development right now, with his famously difficult game Super Hexagon taking one of our top picks for 2012 Game Of The Year.

One of Cavanaugh’s previous games was a Metroid-like retro space platformer called VVVVVV. It’s available on Mac, and super fun, featuring a reversible gravity mechanic that makes the game one of the biggest charmers to hit the indie gaming scene in years. And now, it’s coming to the iPhone and iPad.

In a post on his personal blog, Cavanaugh explains: “VVVVVV is always going to be really damn important to me. It’s my final fantasy, the game that changed everything for me.” He added: “This year, I’m going to release VVVVVV on PS Vita, on iPad, on iPhone, on Android, on Ouya. And, if I can manage it, all at the same time. This will very likely be the last thing I ever do with VVVVVV, and I wanna go out with a bang!”

Sadly, there’s no firm release date, but Cavanaugh says that it could reach us as early as the end of the month, because the port is already pretty far along. “I’ve had an incomplete iOS version of the game working for over a year now, but other projects have kept me from finishing it up,” he writes. “I’d really like to get that out soon, though. Over Christmas I spent a little time finishing up the port, and I’m happy to say that the really hard stuff is done, now. I just need a week or two to sort out the details.”

This is great. I’m always looking for another excuse to play VVVVVV. Looks like I won’t be looking for another excuse for long.

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  • lowtolerance

    Wow… VVVVV is hard as fuck with a regular controller or keyboard, I can’t imagine how frustrating it would be to play it without physical buttons.

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