About Me

Heya! I’m Terry Cavanagh, independent game developer from Monaghan, Ireland. I went full time indie in 2007, and I’m lucky enough to still be here, making the games I want to make <3

In that time, I’ve made three commercial games: Dicey Dungeons, Super Hexagon and VVVVVV – but I’ve also made a bunch of freeware games that I’m very proud of, including At a Distance, Don’t Look Back, and Tiny Heist.

You can contact me by email here.

If you’d like to get emails when I release new games, sign up to my mailing list! I only send emails when I release something new.

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121 Comments so far

  1. Brandin Hisaw on October 30th, 2016

    Loved your work on VVVVVV! Any details on a game using similar details or a sequel? would love to know a be a part of that!

  2. John on February 23rd, 2017

    I appreciate your Bosca Ceoil tool. It’s easy to make some melodies with and I’m expecting some updates, even minor ones, just to fix some issues…
    1. Undo button for undoing deletion (notes, patterns, timelines, etc.)
    2.More samples and instruments (non-mono and higher quality)
    3. DC offset removal and preventing the clicking sounds.

    Because, even without all these much needed features, it’s still easy and very much free to make good melodies and even add some effects to them.

    N.B. Please give glory to God in your website because flashing the “devil horns” is a vile thing to do and it’s not even cool.

    May God bless you Terry.

  3. Nate on May 25th, 2018

    Can’t contact you by email 🙁 the catchpa service is down and needs to be updated

  4. Dr. Sergay Jerkoff esq. on May 28th, 2018

    Mr. Cavanagh,

    I truly admire Your work.

    I have thaught dozens of students to make music for their games using Your excellent Bosca Ceoil.

    I wish You all the best, and please continue Your amazing work.

    To quote the previous comment:
    May God bless You Terry!!!

  5. Jael Ragowan on June 14th, 2018

    Dear Terry,

    We are interested in your game Constellation. However, when I click on your email I can’t seem to get it right due to spam I suppose?
    Can you provide me with your email? My email is j.ragowan@cinekid.nl

    Kind Regards,

  6. I wrote this on July 5th, 2018

    “Green” in Constellation is very pleasant and enjoyable. Thank you.

  7. Siothrún on November 29th, 2018

    Is aoibhinn liom é seo, go raibh maith agat! Beidh mé ag úsáid é chun an Ludum Dare (iomaíocht ríomhchláraithe)

  8. Terry on November 29th, 2018

    Ah, Bosca Ceoil? An-mhaith, go raibh maith agat!

  9. Kevin Miguel on December 28th, 2018

    Any chance you can get Super Hexagon onto the Raspberry Pi? There is a gaming OS called Recalbox that offers mostly emulators, but they offer DOOM and Cave Story when you install the OS. Is there a way you could get SH on there? It would be so awesome.

  10. Anonymous on March 26th, 2019

    Naya’s Quest should be listed on this page as well. It’s an amazing game!

  11. Joonas on April 24th, 2019

    Great games you’ve made year after year! I’ve made a few casual games myself if you want to take a look: http://www.pasianssi.com – mainly just classic solitaires, chess, minesweeper etc.

  12. Jim/Jess F. on July 22nd, 2019

    Hey Terry. I’ve been playing your game VVVVVV. And I love it. I love all the mechanics and other stuff you put in it. And point of fact: I’m actually doing an animated series based on it. It’s called… VVVVVV: TDE (short for The Dimension of Evil), where the residents of VVVVVV are actually bad guys, hence the name of the series.

    I will make an Irish translation of this comment when I finally figure out how to speak in that language! XD

  13. Charles on September 12th, 2019

    Hey Terry! You’re an awesome dev and I highly respect your work! I been using Bosco Coeli in my music and I absolutely love VVVVV. Peace and love man!!!

  14. Yukio on December 1st, 2019

    Hi! I’m using Bosca Ceoil for a while and I randomly searched to see who is the creator of it, found you and realized that you created VVVVVV too, lol! You are an inspiration for me, thank you for producing such high quality and accessible products!

  15. Brad Tenezaca on August 7th, 2020

    We’ve emailed before,but I justed wanted to say again how much I’ve enjoyed playing Don’t Look Back, especially on computer this time LOL, so it felt even more enriching. Love the atmosphere, the subtle fact that it was based on the old tale of Orpheus bringing his wife back to life away from the depths of Hades, stuff like that is fun to think about. Everything about it just feels so well done, it’s like as if a developer from the Atari era took full advantage of the simplicity that is Atari graphics. It can get pretty tricky at times, but of course I made my way an it was fun just being patient about my strategy to beating some tedious boss. Anyways, all-in-all it’s a game that I’ve came back to and enjoyed all over again, I’ve just felt the need to remind you of that.

  16. leo on December 5th, 2020

    Thanks for the games, I especially like Dicey Dungeons! While BOSCA CEOIL is free, I think you should promote it more, because it is pretty darn good.

  17. Gryphf@gmail.com on July 5th, 2021

    I think super hexagon is a real sports game and please release it on Nintendo switch !!!

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  19. Deklan Nguyen on September 14th, 2021

    Hi, Terry Cavanagh. I have a problem. There’s a bad word in VVVVVV. Can you please remove it? Thanks.

  20. Terry on September 15th, 2021

    What’s the bad word?

  21. Mads on October 28th, 2021

    Hey Terry,

    Hope this question isn’t rude, but do you have some donate page ?
    My sister is using Bosca Ceoil for adding music to her game and she absolutely loves it ! It would be great if we could support your work.

    With regards,

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