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.
Every month, as part of the regular monthly meetings of the Austin, TX independent game community JUEGOS RANCHEROS, we do a very casual & chatty rundown of the ten or so games from the previous month — both local and global, and both indie and occasionally a bit-bigger-budget — for the audience, to give people — especially those curious onlookers from outside the indie community itself — a look at what they may have missed.
In keeping with the tongue-in-tobacco-packed-cheek tone, we call these run-downs A Fistful of Indies, which are be presented here on Venus Patrol for your reference, each fully-annotated, -linked, and off-the-cuff blurbed, in addition to their home on the JUEGOS RANCHEROS site.
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