Jun 12, 2014

VVVVVV: the creatively free Make and Play Edition

Don't know if you remember the happy days dear reader... The days when we both didn't have a care in the world and the sun was shining. The days during which I went on and in the most careless of fashions made a little VVVVVV level called Nasty Drop. Remember how we laughed at the hairy invader? Remember how many times you died making that vertical dive?

No? Oh, well. Still, those were the days indeed, though thankfully Terry Cavanagh's VVVVVV remains an exquisite platformer and, even better, one that has just been ported to iOS, Android and Ouya.

More importantly, you can now enjoy a certain edition of VVVVVV for absolutely nothing. Granted, it may be a build lacking the brilliant level design, silly plot and demented rooms, but it also happens to be one  wisely focused on unleashing your creativity. It isn't called VVVVVV: Make and Play Edition for nothing; it's a freeware version of VVVVVV for Windows, Mac and Linux that includes only the game's level editor and some of the better community created offerings.

It is thus an excellent and incredibly easy to use tool, that will let you use and manipulate the VVVVVV engine in order to craft your own small games, try out platforming ideas, possibly remake Manic Miner and experiment with designs before sharing your creations with the world. Here's a lovely tutorial to get you started!

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