VVVVVV is a 2010 2D puzzle game created by Terry Kavana. The game was built in Adobe Flash and released on January 11, 2010 for Microsoft Windows and OS X. The game was ported to C ++ by Simon Roth in 2011 and released as part of the Humble Indie Bundle # 3. The C ++ port allowed porting the game to others platforms like Linux, Pandora and Nintendo 3DS.
Unlike most platform games, in VVVVVV, a player cannot jump, but instead can change the direction of gravity while standing on the surface, with the result that Captain Viridian falls either up or down. This unusual feature was first seen in 1986 in the 8-bit Terminus game. The player uses this mechanics to cross the game environment and avoid various dangers, including standing spikes and moving enemies.
Later areas introduce new mechanics, such as moving floors or rooms, which, touching one edge of the screen, cause the player’s character to appear on the other side. VVVVVV contains eight basic levels, including two intermissions and one final level, which can only be seen in a separate “polar dimension” located inside a large open world that a player can explore. Due to the high level of complexity, the game world contains many checkpoints into which a player’s character is dropped after death.
A sad elephant, sometimes called an elephant in a room, is a big elephant with a tear in his eyes. It covers four rooms next to the space station in the VVVVVV dimension, constantly flickering from color to color. If a player is standing beside an elephant for a short period of time, this will cause Captain Viridian to get upset. The elephant does not play any role in the game, but causes a lot of controversy about its meaning or symbolism among the game fans. Like many enemies in the game, a sad elephant appeared in the diaries of dreams, which were led by the creator of Terry Kavana, and not from the Jet Set Willy, as it was once believed.
From the creator of Super Hexagon – VVVVVV, the popular indie platform 2010, now available on Android!
Winner of the 2010 Indiecade award for the most fun and exciting game.
"One of the best platformers I've ever played." – Anthony Birch, Destructoid 10/10
"This game is incredible." – Michael Rose, Indiegames.com
“The best existing video games leave you with a whole bunch of memories that are so diverse and interesting that you can browse them like a photo album. VVVVVV is one of those games. ” – Quintin Smith, Rock Paper Shotgun