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''"Legends speak of a Colossal Cave that extends deep underground, so twisted by time that its passages shift like the sand under which it lies... the Cave is said to be filled with fabulous treasures, but also incredible danger!"''
***Cross-play and Cross-buy: The purchase includes copies of the game on both PS3 and PS Vita, and multiplayer games can be played between PS3 and PS Vita users.
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***Vita Portability.
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Spelunky is a unique platformer with randomized levels that offer a challenging new experience each time you play. Journey deep underground and  [[wikipedia:platform game|platformer]].<br />
***Movement freedom in Co-Op, instead of restrictive shared-screen play.
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The levels are procedurally generated with innumerable combinations, producing unique caves on every playthrough, with varied [[Places|terrain]], [[Monsters|enemies]] and [[items]] spawning in each one. The player must navigate these in real time, using skill and reflexes, as well as resource
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Spelunky has won multiple awards and accolades from many high-profile sources.
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*''Spelunky'' was nominated for three awards in the [http://igf.com/2012/01/2012_independent_games_festiva_3.html Independent Games Festival], and won the award for Excellence in Design.
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*Listed as Destructoid's [http://www.destructoid.com/the-winner-of-dtoid-s-best-console-exclusive-of-2012-240576.phtml Console exclusive of the Year]
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*Listed in Wired.com's [http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2012/12/the-10-best-games-of-2012/ Top 10 games of 2012]
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*Listed in the Top 10 of [http://www.edge-online.com/features/the-edge-awards-2012-best-game/9/#gallery-top The Edge awards of 2012]
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*It was the Winner of Gamespot's [http://uk.gamespot.com/best-of-2012/genre-awards/index.html?page=8 Platformer of the year] and [http://uk.gamespot.com/best-of-2012/platform-awards/index.html?page=5 XBLA Game of the year]
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*Listed in the top 10 of [http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2012/12/the-30-best-videogames-of-2012.html?p=3 Paste Magazine's top 30 Games of 2012].
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*Listed as one of the Guardian's top 10 in the [http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/gamesblog/2012/dec/20/top-25-games-of-2012 top 25 games of 2012]
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*Listed in [http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/183984/The_10_Best_Games_of_2012.php#.UNeC9neEx2h Gamasutra's top 10 best of 2012].<br />
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''Spelunky'' has also had numerous [[Coverage|mentions]] in blogs, forums and social media, and many game developers cite ''Spelunky'' as an influence on their work.
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==''Spelunky Classic''==
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The original game was created by [[Wikipedia:Derek Yu|Derek Yu]] using the [[wikipedia:Game Maker|Game Maker engine]]. The [[version|first public release]] was on the 21st of December 2008 for Windows.<br />
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The PC game is Freeware, being available for download on the official ''Spelunky'' site, [http://www.spelunkyworld.com/original.html Spelunky World].
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Being written in Game Maker confers advantages and disadvantages common to other Game Maker games.
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As of the latest release, V1.1, the full [http://mossmouth.com/forums/index.php?topic=516.0 source code] is now available, allowing modding to be done by anyone with a registered copy of GameMaker 8. As a result, there are now many [[:Category:Mods|Mods]] available for the PC version.
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==''Spelunky HD''==
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''Spelunky'' was re-released for the [http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Spelunky/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802584109be Xbox Live Arcade] (XBLA) in 2012, four years after its initial PC launch.<br />
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The HD version is an updated release, more of a sequel than a port. It features modern HD graphics as well as a large amount of new content, including (but not limited to) new enemies, areas, terrain and items, as well as new 11 player characters, an updated player records system and online worldwide leaderboards and rankings.
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It also features new multiplayer game modes, including four-player local co-op adventures and a frantic deathmatch mode.
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==Multi-Platform Release==
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The HD version of ''Spelunky'' was released for PC on August 8th 2013, through [http://store.steampowered.com/app/239350/ Steam] and [http://www.gog.com/game/spelunky GOG].<br />
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The game was also released shortly afterwards on the Playstation Network to the PS3 and the PS Vita on August 27th in the US and August 28th in the EU.
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Each version of the game has [http://spelunkyworld.tumblr.com/post/57672253638/which-version-of-spelunky-should-you-get unique benefits] exclusive to that platform:
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*The Steam version of the game includes:
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**The [[Daily Challenge Mode]].
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**Leaderboards.
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**[[Achievements]] and [[Steam Trading Cards|Trading Cards]].<br />
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*The GOG version of the game includes:
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**No [[Wikipedia:Digital_rights_management|Digital Rights Management]] restrictions.
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**The OST and some extra artwork included for free.
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*The PSN version includes:
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**Cross-play and Cross-buy: The purchase includes copies of the game on both PS3 and PS Vita, and multiplayer games can be played between PS3 and PS Vita users.
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**Vita Portability.
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**Movement freedom in Co-Op, instead of restrictive shared-screen play.
   
 
==Unofficial Releases==
 
==Unofficial Releases==

Revision as of 21:19, October 24, 2013

"Legends speak of a Colossal Cave that extends deep underground, so twisted by time that its passages shift like the sand under which it lies... the Cave is said to be filled with fabulous treasures, but also incredible danger!"

Spelunky is a unique platformer with randomized levels that offer a challenging new experience each time you play. Journey deep underground and  platformer.
The levels are procedurally generated with innumerable combinations, producing unique caves on every playthrough, with varied terrain, enemies and items spawning in each one. The player must navigate these in real time, using skill and reflexes, as well as resource

Spelunky has won multiple awards and accolades from many high-profile sources.

Spelunky has also had numerous mentions in blogs, forums and social media, and many game developers cite Spelunky as an influence on their work.

Spelunky Classic

The original game was created by Derek Yu using the Game Maker engine. The first public release was on the 21st of December 2008 for Windows.
The PC game is Freeware, being available for download on the official Spelunky site, Spelunky World.

Being written in Game Maker confers advantages and disadvantages common to other Game Maker games.

As of the latest release, V1.1, the full source code is now available, allowing modding to be done by anyone with a registered copy of GameMaker 8. As a result, there are now many Mods available for the PC version.

Spelunky HD

Spelunky was re-released for the Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) in 2012, four years after its initial PC launch.
The HD version is an updated release, more of a sequel than a port. It features modern HD graphics as well as a large amount of new content, including (but not limited to) new enemies, areas, terrain and items, as well as new 11 player characters, an updated player records system and online worldwide leaderboards and rankings.

It also features new multiplayer game modes, including four-player local co-op adventures and a frantic deathmatch mode.

Multi-Platform Release

The HD version of Spelunky was released for PC on August 8th 2013, through Steam and GOG.
The game was also released shortly afterwards on the Playstation Network to the PS3 and the PS Vita on August 27th in the US and August 28th in the EU.

Each version of the game has unique benefits exclusive to that platform:

  • The Steam version of the game includes:
  • The GOG version of the game includes:
  • The PSN version includes:
    • Cross-play and Cross-buy: The purchase includes copies of the game on both PS3 and PS Vita, and multiplayer games can be played between PS3 and PS Vita users.
    • Vita Portability.
    • Movement freedom in Co-Op, instead of restrictive shared-screen play.

Unofficial Releases

Classic Mac OS X port

An unofficial Mac OS X port of Spelunky has been created by Leon Arnott. The port uses the 1.0 source code.

Another unofficial Mac OS X port of Spelunky was created by idyll with contributions from the Spelunky community. This port is based on TyrOvC's Spelunky 1.2r2 source code which is based on Spelunky 1.1.

Classic HTML5 Port

An HTML5 port of Spelunky that runs in a web browser has been created by Darius Kazemi.

PC System Requirements (HD version)

Minimum Specifications:
OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7 / 8
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz or equivalent processor
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: 3D graphics card
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
Additional Notes: Xbox 360 Controller or equivalent supported (Non-Xinput controllers require a wrapper, such as JoytoKey or x360ce).

Footnotes

Spelunky by Derek Yu, Copyright (c) 2009-2013 Mossmouth, LLC
http://www.spelunkyworld.com

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.