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LOOKING FORWARD: TERRY CAVANAGH’S DON’T LOOK BACK GOES MOBILE, VVVVVV DUE NEXT


10.16.2012

Brandon Boyer

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The game that first put VVVVVV & Super Hexagon creator Terry Cavanagh on many peoples’ radars, for its mix of twitch platforming & narrative twists, Don’t Look Back — first released to the web in 2009 — has just been released as a free download for iOS and Android devices.

Though it came across the momentary and slightly cynical hitch above in its journey to the App Store, you can grab the iPhone/iPad app here, or find it for your Android either on the Google Play store, or as a direct download to install to your device.

It’s a clever short story of a game that you’ll wrap up before you know it, but it’s a stepping-stone type journey in a couple different senses, serving first, it seems, as a stop along the way not just to Cavanagh’s own development path to VVVVVV — if you’ve played the latter, you’ll feel it on your way through here.

This mobile release also seems to been a proving grounds which provided him with the knowledge that VVVVVV just might work on mobile devices as well, with it now being teased as an upcoming game on his Distractionware site.

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