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Delving into the differences between Spelunker and Spelunky

Welcome to Living in the Past, a weekly column about what's new in old games. Now get off our lawn. I'm a fan of the genre of game that I can best encapsulate as "people dying in caves." For whatever reason, there's a subset of sidescrolling platformers that puts players in the role of an...

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It wouldn't kill you to explore the Spelunky soundtrack

Unlike every other form of interaction with Spelunky, listening to the breezy soundtrack probably won't result in dozens of painful deaths. Composer Eirik Suhrke's Spelunky compositions are now available as a "pay what you want" download, provided you want to pay at least $7. In addition to...

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Original version of Spelunky now playable in your browser

Before it was a frustrating XBLA game, Spelunky was a frustrating freeware PC game. And now it's a quietly, addictively frustrating browser game. Using a new version of the Game Maker software in which Derek Yu coded the original game, developer Darius Kazemi ported Spelunky into HTML5, allowing us...

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Spelunky review: Obtainer of rare antiquities, giver of aneurysms

Spelunky, an Xbox Live Arcade revamp of a free PC indie game, straddles the line between insurmountable addiction and a precise extractor of self-hatred. Like other rare indie gems, such as Metanet's N series, Spelunky is equal parts diabolical and ingenious. The concept is simple: explore worlds...

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Spelunky descends into XBLA July 4 [update: trailer!]

It may not be the Summer of Arcade until mid-July, but it's going to be a good summer for XBLA even before then. In a list of upcoming Xbox Live content, Microsoft announced that Derek Yu's long-awaited Spelunky will be out July 4, for 1200 Microsoft Points (alongside Bellator MMA Onslaught)....

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IGF finalists Smash a Frozen Fez To the Moon (from a cave)

The 14th annual Independent Game Festival finalists have been announced, and this year's finalists are indie-licious (yum). Titles include pop-indie hits Fez, Frozen Synapse, Spelunky and Atom Zombie Smasher, as well as some of our own understated favorites, such as Freebird Games' To the Moon. ...

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A fresh batch of XBLA titles rated around the world

You go to a fortune teller and ask what will happen in 2012, expecting her to repeat rejected phrases from the Panda Express fortune-cookie line in a wistful, croaking manner. Instead, she busts out this ratings list for coming XBLA titles and you tip her 200 percent, leaving with your mind blown...

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Indie XBLA game Spelunky begets indie 'Spelunky Minis' toy line

At some point in the future, you'll be able to lay out your own randomly generated Spelunky adventures on your desk -- or just stare at some adorable round noses. Developer Derek Yu worked with his father to produce a line of "Spelunky Minis" toys, based on the characters in the upcoming XBLA...

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Spelunky XBLA trailer digs a hole directly to our hearts

Finally! Derek Yu's critically acclaimed sidescrolling action game, Spelunky, has been given a gameplay trailer. Beyond the thrilling gameplay is a somewhat expected, beefy cameo at the end -- head past the break and enjoy it with us!...

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Spelunky on XBLA will have four player local multiplayer (update: we've got an image!)

Roguelike fans need not spend their time in dank, dark dungeons all by their lonesome. During a panel here at GDC 2011, Andy Hull confirmed a multiplayer component is in the works for the Xbox Live Arcade game, Spelunky. "We'll have more information about the multiplayer modes closer to...

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