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VVVVVV Went Open Source for its 10th Anniversary

Old news (10th, Jan), but only coming across it now. VVVVVV’s developer to celebrate its 10th anniversary has made the games code open source on Github.

Congratulations to Terry Cavanagh who has released the source code for VVVVVV on the game’s 10th anniversary. This was made possible with help from PCGamingWiki supporter Ethan Lee, who also helped to create the The Big List of DRM-Free Games on Steam.

Official announcement:

Today is the 10th anniversary of VVVVVV’s release!

Or possibly tomorrow is, depending on who you ask – technically, the game first went live at 3am GMT on the 11th January 2010, after a very, very long day of fixing every last bug I could, making last minute builds, and trying to slowly upload everything on an extremely unreliable internet connection that kept cutting out. But I’ve always gone by “it’s not tomorrow until you wake up” rules, so I still think of January the 10th as the real launch day :heart:

Gosh, ten years.

VVVVVV is such an important game to me, I barely even know where to start. I wanted to do something special to mark the occasion: so, as of today, I’m releasing the game’s source code!

Main article:

Source code can be downloaded here:

That’s some cool stuff right there, I played it for a bit and it is really fun but hard. A great idea though, much like the GOG stuff, once it has run a commercial life cycle make it more available and preserved for future people.

A lovingly crafted game made available for everyone forever.


VVVVVV is high on my “best games ever” -list. Can recommend to anyone who enjoys simple yet challenging game.

Also the soundtrack was awesome.