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Been a while since I’ve made a VVVVVV post! Well, I’ve got two big pieces of news about it…

First up: VVVVVV is a finalist at the 2010 IndieCade Festival!

IndieCade is a festival for independent games held in Culver City, California (just outside Los Angeles), and VVVVVV is one of 32 finalists this year. It’s a real honour to be included, especially since previous finalists include games I admire hugely, like Train, Tuning and Machinarium. I’m hoping to make a special version of the game for exhibition at the event!

Secondly!

VVVVVV is now available on Steam. For less than $5.

Like they do with a lot of games, Steam are offering the game with a 10% discount for its first week, but as I’m sure visitors to this site are aware, this actually represents a far more dramatic price cut than that! That was a tough decision to make, especially since VVVVVV is my only source of income, but I know that the original price of $15 was off putting for a lot of people and I hope this means that more people will now be able to check it out :)

I’ve also updated the price from my fastspring store and the online version on Kongregate, and the price should also be updated on the other other Digital Distributors soon (GamersGate, Impulse, Direct2Drive, GetGames and GreenManGaming).

One last reminder: for new players looking for the soundtrack, it’s being sold separately by Souleye! You can get it on his website here: http://www.souleye.se/

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27 Comments so far

  1. PC on September 8th, 2010

    Well done – Glad to see it on steam at last.Hope it sells really well.

  2. TJF588 on September 8th, 2010

    Totally snapped it up, what with Destructoid having gone on about it for so long. Only took a couple/few minutes with the you-can’t-save demo for me to say, “Yeah, this is something I’ll want to save and come back to.”

    As with Eversion, I wouldn’t be surprised if I buy this again at “full” price for my sister.

    Now, to finish the game so I can rightly buy and enjoy the soundtrack (unlike Tower of Heaven, which I can still only listen to less than half of).

  3. SoulEye on September 9th, 2010

    Just a little heads up: http://www.souleye.se is my new home, although http://souleye.madtracker.net still works and will continue to do so.

    When I saw that site name was free I just couldn’t pass it up :D

  4. SoujiroSeta on September 9th, 2010

    Cheers Terry!

    I’ve been waiting since vvvvvv came out for this price drop! Plus the steam integration providing steamplay!

    That made my day!

    I’d like to recommend also to anyone the soundtrack! I’m listening it almost every working day from last year when it came out! It is really that good :)

  5. Joseph on September 9th, 2010

    Congrats on being a finalist! It’s a great game, you really deserve it.

  6. Denis on September 9th, 2010

    Well done Terry! I’m sure it will do well.

  7. Feryl on September 9th, 2010

    How goes the VVVVVV WiiWare port situation?

  8. (Other) Terry on September 9th, 2010

    Cool. I love the way the forum is starting its won DTTHW thread, already:

    http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1428205

    A whole new cluster of enraged gamers. You must be so proud. :D

  9. Dunther on September 10th, 2010

    Buyed. 5€ for VVVVVV it’s an honest price. I hope it will get Archievements and Cloud support soon…

  10. Thyll on September 11th, 2010

    Huge steam fan. I treat my disks horribly xD
    Anyway, I saw the game and I knew I would get it. I just knew. No second to think, I just… Knew…

    Keep on making awesome games.

  11. Alex on September 11th, 2010

    Hi I just picked this up on steam an hour ago after hearing the good word

    unbelievably good like megaman meets portal on a BBC micro but better than both.

    My brain hurts.

  12. Chardish on September 12th, 2010

    This game was definitely worth $15, just letting you know. It’s a shame the downloadable games market is being dominated by race-to-the-bottom pricing.

    Nonetheless, congrats on this achievement!

  13. Jonas on September 12th, 2010

    This is very cool indeed.

  14. Feryl on September 14th, 2010

    Again, how goes the VVVVVV-to-WiiWare situation?

    Nice job getting it on Steam (and lowering the price!) regardless.

  15. Jake Birkett on September 14th, 2010

    I’m very encouraged (as a developer) to see a retro-styled platform game like this on Steam. Congrats!

    Love to hear how well it’s doing for you on Steam in a future post.

  16. Nathanel on September 14th, 2010

    and what about Myosotis? :( Terry, finish some more awesome games so that you can have more than one source of income :)

  17. Terry on September 14th, 2010

    @Nathanel: Heh, I really want to finish that one too! Right now I’m focusing on finishing up Nexus City though. After the sale’s over I’ll think I’ll post a round up or something about some of the games I’m working on.

  18. StephenM3 on September 14th, 2010

    So I’m guessing that Randomly Generated Tales Of Lies and Betrayal didn’t work out? If that’s the case, would you mind posting what you ended up with, flaws and all?

  19. Terry on September 14th, 2010

    Actually, it kinda did… I have too many projects right now :(

  20. Shasharala on September 14th, 2010

    Yeah, but the more projects the more things you can make and produce and learn from. While it may be tiring or stressful I’m sure you can do it Terry. =)

  21. Feryl on September 15th, 2010

    O.K., for the final time Mr. Cavanagh: what about VVVVVV-to-WiiWare? :)

  22. Terry on September 15th, 2010

    @Feryl: It’s not going to happen unless somebody literally offers to do it for me. I’m just not interested in perusing it or doing it myself – I wanna spend my time making new games.

  23. Feryl on September 15th, 2010

    @Terry

    *Heartbroken sigh* Well, all right… :(

  24. HateTheDrake on September 16th, 2010

    WiiWare would be a cool perk, but I can understand that. Looks like AYIM recently made the leap to WW which is cool to see. No idea on the development effort though.

  25. allen on September 16th, 2010

    why would you want it on your Wii so bad when you can just play it on your computer?

  26. Bender on September 17th, 2010

    Terry, you must be proud to have facilitated this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh5zdZ909Rg

    some of the best gameplay of any kind I have ever been privileged to see.

  27. Anonymous on September 21st, 2010

    Any chance I could get a steam key for VVVVVV since I bought it from you at launch? :)

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