Good news, everyone!
I've had a big moment of clarity and realised that my demake, YYYYYY, is completely stupid. Ascii graphics.? Grid based..?? Two dimensions...??! I don't know what I was thinking.
I'm sorry I've wasted everyone's time on that idea. You've all been really nice to me and I'm very grateful for the feedback you wrote. You all showed amazing kindness and restraint, because no-one yelled at me and said "Robson?! What are you doing?!? You're crazy!!!"
So I've abandoned the YYYYYY game, printed all the code, burnt the code, then deleted all the files.
Now, the good news: I'm very proud to announce my new demake of VVVVVV, which is called AFAFAFAFAFAF! The AF stands for Astronomy Freedom. This game fixes all the problems of YYYYYY.
Here's a video of the first level of AFAFAFAFAFAF
Here's the first build of the game
, which is very buggy and only guarnteed to work on 2% of all computers.
And finally a screenshot: