Spelunky

Spelunky

Derek Yu / Jun 16, 2019

Spelunky When Derek Yu released Spelunky for free in his roguelike inspired platformer took the indie game community by storm with its combination of classic platform mechanics extreme difficulty and r

  • Title: Spelunky
  • Author: Derek Yu
  • ISBN: 9781940535111
  • Page: 269
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Derek Yu released Spelunky for free in 2008, his roguelike inspired platformer took the indie game community by storm with its combination of classic platform mechanics, extreme difficulty, and random level generation Four years later, Spelunky s HD remake went on to become PC Gamer s Game of the Year and earn perfect scores from Polygon and Eurogamer But how is a When Derek Yu released Spelunky for free in 2008, his roguelike inspired platformer took the indie game community by storm with its combination of classic platform mechanics, extreme difficulty, and random level generation Four years later, Spelunky s HD remake went on to become PC Gamer s Game of the Year and earn perfect scores from Polygon and Eurogamer But how is a perfect game made Spelunky is Boss Fight s first autobiographical book the story of a game s creation as told by its creator Using his own game as a vehicle, Derek Yu discusses such wide ranging topics as randomization, challenge, indifferent game worlds, player feedback, development team dynamics, and what s required to actually finish a game Grab some ropes, a mattock, and your favorite pug this book is going to dig deep.

    Spelunky World The official site of Spelunky the randomly generated action adventure Spelunky HTML Tiny Subversions Darius Kazemi Controls Arrow keys to move, ZXC to do stuff About Ported from GameMaker . to HTML with GameMaker Studio Original game by Derek Yu, ported by Darius Kazemi me Special thanks to the team at YoYo Games for helping with bugfixes and polish when I was too busy to do so Spelunky Spelunky was created by Derek Yu and released as freeware for Microsoft Windows on December , The source code of the Windows version was published under a software license permitting noncommercial distribution and modification on December , . Spelunky Chrome Web Store Legends speak of a Colossal Cave that extends deep underground, so twisted by time that its passages shift like the sand under Spelunky Wiki FANDOM powered by Wikia Spelunky is an award winning roguelike platformer game made by the indie developer Mossmouth The gameplay is like a combination of NetHack and La Mulana. The original PC game, Spelunky Classic, is freeware available from Spelunky World. Buy Spelunky Microsoft Store Spelunky is a unique platformer with randomized levels that offer a new and challenging experience each time you play Journey deep underground and explore Spelunky Xbox Games Store Spelunky is a unique platformer with randomized levels that offer a new and challenging experience each time you play Journey deep underground and explore Spelunky downloadet Spelunky is a free game that promises a new adventure each time you play This old fashioned adventure game offers a lot of Indiana Jones type action, but gets off to a rocky start with its Spelunky Game Review Common Sense Media Highly challenging platformer rewards dogged determination Read Common Sense Media s Spelunky review, age rating, and parents guide. Spelunky Spelunky Wiki FANDOM powered by Wikia Spelunky is the upcoming sequel to Spelunky, a unique roguelike platformer game created by developer Derek Yu Spelunky has been confirmed for launch on PlayStation and Steam and will be released in . Spelunky Boss Fight Books Derek Yu Spelunky Boss Fight Books Derek Yu on FREE shipping on qualifying offers When Derek Yu released Spelunky for free in , his roguelike inspired platformer took the indie game community by storm with its combination of classic platform mechanics spelunky Listen to any song, anywhere with Music Unlimited Learn Spelunky Play Spelunky Free Online Click the button below to download the ROMs file and drag it into the Steam Community Spelunky Spelunky is a unique platformer with randomized levels that offer a challenging new experience each time you play Journey deep underground and explore fantastic places filled with all manner of monsters, traps, and treasure. Spelunky GameSpot Spelunky is a unique platformer with randomized levels that offer a new and challenging experience each time you play. Spelunky on GOG GOG is a digital distribution platform an online store with a curated selection of games, an optional gaming client giving you freedom of choice, and a vivid community of gamers. Spelunky Game Giant Bomb Overview The HD version of Spelunky Players play as an adventurer who, starting with a whip, some rope, and a few bombs, explores a series of dangerous procedurally generated caves. Spelunky IGN Jul , About First Released July , Platforms xbox , ps, vita, pc, ps Genre Platformer Rating Rated T for Violence, Blood, Crude HumorSummary Spelunky is a cave exploration Spelunky Game PS PlayStation Spelunky is a unique platformer with randomized levels that offer a challenging new experience each time you play Journey deep underground and explore fantastic places filled with all manner of monsters, traps, and treasure. Spelunky Eirik Suhrke Spelunky is a platformer with lots of monsters, items, traps, and secrets Dying in Spelunky can be quick and painful, but each time you restart, you ll play a new, randomly generated set of levels Spelunky World Spelunky Classic This is the original freeware version of Spelunky that was released in and started it all It s still free, so check it out Spelunky for PC Reviews Metacritic Summary Spelunky is a unique platformer with randomized levels that offer a new and challenging experience each time you play. Spelunky HTML Chrome Web Store Legends speak of a Colossal Cave that extends deep underground, so twisted by time that its passages shift like the sand under Spelunky IGN Spelunky is the sequel to the cave exploration treasure hunting game Spelunky Follow Ana Spelunky and her friends on an exciting new adventure as Spelunk Define Spelunk at Dictionary Spelunk definition, to explore caves, especially as a hobby See . Spelunky on Steam Spelunky is a unique platformer with randomized levels that offer a challenging new experience each time you play Journey deep underground and explore fantastic places filled with all manner of monsters, traps, and treasure. Spelunky Hell Speed Run YouTube Sep , Well, it wasn t my primary goal, but I got a great Hell run and I actually didn t screw it up I m very happy to have gotten sub minutes I m sure that this will be beaten at some point, but in Spelunky Free Download Sonic Dash for Windows Download your favorite Sonic games in this all in one package for Windows

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    1. Read it through from beginning to end in one sitting, something I haven't done in about 15 years. Of course very much dependent on my current obsession with the game, but Yu very clearly and interestingly goes into the depths of his creative process. Hard to put down.


    2. Pretty good. I read this on Kindle Cloud E-Reader! Dot com. Truly, the future is here. I already feel ripped off though that I paid $5


    3. Such a great read! Spelunky, if you haven't played it, is a roguelike platformer. Which means it's kinda like crossing The Legend of Zelda with Super Mario Bros. with D&D. The gimmick is that the game randomly generates the levels. Which sounds like it totally shouldn't work, but it totally does. Through some clever coding, each level being made of tiles with certain rules, levels are always generated in such a way that the player can navigate from beginning to end using only movements that [...]


    4. I contributed to Boss Fight Books' Kickstarter campaign pretty much solely for this book. While a bunch of them looked interesting, at the time of the campaign I was subject to the austerity inherent in founding a startup. There were two reasons why I couldn't pass up the Spelunky book, though (above the fact that the digital copy was inexpensive): 1) a couple of years ago, I played a lot of Spelunky -- a lot of Spelunky; 2) this is one of the few (only?) books in the series written by the subje [...]


    5. Despite Spelunky being a masterpiece (as close as you can get to a literally perfect videogame), I knew very little before reading this about it's creator Derek Yu. I expected him to be some John Carmack style uber-geek who dreams in C++ but he's anything but really - remarkably down to earth and relatable. It's fascinating learning from the horse's mouth how the game's features and systems came to be as part of Spelunky's rather long-winded development.Maybe not one to read if you're not a Spel [...]


    6. This is a thoroughly enjoyable little read. I would really only recommend this to a reader who has actually spent some time playing Spelunky, because even if it is super fascinating to see some of the creative process explained from the game developer himself, it seemed necessary to have at least a passing familiarity with the source material to appreciate certain sections. Regardless, this was very entertaining and extremely interesting to go 'behind-the-scenes' into the world of indie developm [...]


    7. I really enjoyed Derek's discussion about the development and the reasoning behind many of his decisions. However, as the book went along it seemed more and more like writing this book was more of a burden than a pleasure. I greatly appreciate that he took the time out of his life to bring the development of this essential game to life and I look forward to what he makes next! (Spelunk 2 please)


    8. It is by the person who designed what I think is the best game in the entire world. It's got a lot of great insight into decisions made, and design choices. Mostly though it made me want to finish it and start playing Spelunky regularly again, which I am now doing.


    9. A super interesting window into the development process of one of the best designed games in the last decade.


    10. Spelunky is an amazing game.Personally I’m not a huge fan of actually playing it, because I suck and die all the time. However, I still fire it up from time to time and play for half an hour before I get frustrated again.I keep coming back to this game even though I know that I’ll get my ass kicked yet again. This is quite rare for me. Usually I’ll just move on if a game is too hard. I’m that kind of gamer, I guess. Apart from Super Meat Boy, Spelunky is the only game that keep pulling m [...]


    11. Yu gives a chronological account of the development of Spelunky, from being a freeware build on the TIGSource forums to becoming an indie success with ports to multiple major platforms. He talks about everything from where his passion for game development came from to how he responds to criticism from players and cultural critics. I loved reading the beginning chapters that's all about where the original inspiration for the game came from, namely roguelikes and platformers, and how he took what [...]


    12. An engaging and inciteful guide into creating one of biggest indie games of recent years.This book covers all areas of developing an indie game without getting too technical. Derek is honest about his own successes and failures whilst sharing the spotlight with others that helped him. Essential reading for all budding indie developers.


    13. Great read if you've ever played Spelunky and are interested in how it was made. Also great even if you haven't played it but just like video games and want to read an interesting story about developing games from someone who's quite successful in the industry.


    14. A fascinating, generous book about a deeply infuriating game. I'd recommend this to any game dev, but also to designers of any stripe—Derek Yu's approach to design and problem-solving is just so reasonable and diligent, and he does a great job of writing about it.



    15. I'm also a game developer, only a single degree of separation removed from Derek; I will not pretend to know how a non-developer would enjoy this book, so this review might be useless to you.I also happen to particularly enjoy procedural generation and roguelikes (or roguelites or whatever you want to call them), so this was an incredibly practical book for me. I've been playing Spelunky since the original TIGSource release and finally got around to beating it on the Steam version. I was struck [...]


    16. I've played 139 hours of Spelunky since I purchased it on February 1 of 2014. I instantly loved the art and the world but it was hard -- too hard. In this book, Yu describes how many players pick up the game and then put it back down pretty quickly because of how unforgiving it is. In my case, it was April 16th before I'd make it to the Jungle (the second world). I still remember making it to 2-1 and feeling like I'd accomplished something huge. Of course, the game was really just beginning at t [...]


    17. Cool little mini autobiography centered around not only Derek Yu's process of getting Spelunky off the ground, but also a brief background of his getting into game design in general. Highly recommended for those who enjoyed Indie Game: The Movie, whose characters actually come into play at certain points in the story. Braid, Super Meat Boy, Fez, and Spelunky itself all released within roughly the same 5 year window - as the independent dev scene was relatively small and niche at the time, should [...]


    18. I love Spelunky. It's definitely one of my favorite video games, bar none. So I was excited to read this first-hand account of its creation. And some of that excitement was borne out by the book that I read. It's fun to read a story you know is going to end cheerfully.But like Spelunky the game, Spelunky the book is not without its flaws. For example, I was particularly disappointed with Derek Yu's discussion of his relationship with criticism of his game. Spelunky, despite being a wonderful gam [...]


    19. Reading Spelunky is like sitting down in the pub with a good friend, having a refreshing drink as they tell you about game development. This ‘friend’ is Derek Yu, developer of the titular game, Spelunky. Having the developer open up and talk about their process and experiences of releasing a title in such an open way raises this book above many of its contemporaries and makes it an essential read for anyone interested in the process of game development. The style is refreshingly informal, in [...]


    20. "What was your inspiration? How did you get the idea?"I can't think of two questions that seem to make creative people sadder. There's nothing about being creative that means you have to be process oriented. What I mean is that it's entirely possible to make things without really knowing where they came from. Something can kick around in your brain for a little while and then one day it gets born. Yu not only outlines what he sees as the chief pieces and influences that led to him making Spelunk [...]


    21. I think there are a lot of valuable lessons about game design in this book that don't require the reader to have played Spelunky, the development and post-release life of which is documented in this book written by its creator.I do think, much like reading this book will augment your appreciation for Spelunky, that having played it will also make you appreciate the story and the insights more.I've particularly enjoyed the inside look at the development of the HD remake for XBLA, and the thought [...]


    22. Diverging a little from the other "Boss Fight Books" publishings, the nature of this book is very "Indie Game: The Movie-like". It's a chronicle about the origins and development of the game, straight out from the mouth (or hands) of it's creator. The amount of insight the book gives about the reasoning behind the games' design choices, the "out of the game" processes the project had to go through and the social and emotional context in which the game was created, makes this a perfect read for a [...]


    23. This is a tidy, entertaining little read as much about Spelunky creator Derek Yu's experience developing the game and its HD XBLA remake as it is about how relationships, business, audience feedback, and general whimsy affect the creative process.I am seriously impressed at the ease of Yu's writing. This book reads like a fun weekend conversation or -- God help me -- one of the less annoying TED Talks. With references to his childhood, games new and old that influenced him, and major players in [...]


    24. An elucidating look into the creation of a video game classic, and also a deep dive into what it takes to get a large scale creative project done. Derek Yu's prose is workman-like and gets the job done as he communicates the struggles of pushing deadlines and overcoming creative hurdles in a simple, fun-to-read book.I wouldn't suggest the book to anyone who hasn't spent a fair amount of time actually playing Spelunky but I feel like that's a given.


    25. Really excellent. I was so pleasantly surprised by this book. I'd not played Spelunky before reading the book, so knew next to nothing about it. The book is a great firsthand account of indie game development/design. I wish the Boss Fight series had more like this. Derek Yu is a skilled writer and this was just a pleasure to read. Also, Spleunky is totally a game I wish I'd made myself.


    26. An entertaining, educational, and insightful series of game design and production anecdotes. I think a successful Boss Fight book is one that thrives whether or not the reader has played the title game. I have never played Spelunky, but I was riveted by its origin story and player reactions all the same.


    27. As someone who hasn't played Spelunky nor really cares about how video games are made, but who continues to read every Boss Fight Book cause I'm just a fan and a total sucker for the ones that are more of a mashup for video game + the personal, this was another in the series that just wasn't for me, but if your interests are where mine aren't, maybe you'll be super into this.


    28. I've never played the game Spelunky and probably never will since it's not my type of game. But Derek Yu's account of how he created the game was an awesome read, with many thought-provoking insights into design of not just games but all sorts of storytelling experiences. The book is riddled with my highlights.


    29. My first Boss Fights Book, I was surprised it was as small as it was. The written style is conversational, but reads well. It's nice to go back to 2008 and remember the enjoyment I had with the beta version.


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