Cave Story (Doukutsu Monogatari)

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This is old news, but it’s old news worth (re)telling.

Cave Story

Cave Story

Cave Story, considered one of the best indie games ever, is a solid 2d platformer developed by a single person called Daisuke Amaya, or Pixel for us intrawebs folk. Pixel created the artwork, code and music for this game, and they’re all top notch. It’s an awesome game, and one of my all time favorites. Give it a try if you haven’t already.

To quote the wiki,

Cave Story has been very well-received by critics. 1UP.com described it as “so massive that it rivals modern GBA Castlevania and Metroid games in terms of scope and play time.”[2] InsideMacGames ascribed the game’s popularity to its “polished feel, engaging storyline, and compelling artwork”.[3] In the July 2006 issue of Swedish game magazine Super PLAY, Cave Story was given 1:st place on their list of the 50 best freeware games of all time.[4] EGM stated that “The burgeoning Western indie game scene owes a tremendous debt to Japanese pioneers like Studio Pixel, whose freeware hit Cave Story proved that with sufficient vision, skill, and passion, a single developer can still craft a deep, compelling action game.”[5]

So if you’re interested, use this link to get your grubby hands on the game, and if you happen to own a Wii, you might want to check out the upcoming WiiWare release.

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