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It’s a VVVVVV bonanza this week, to celebrate the game’s 10-year anniversary.

VVVVVV, the seminal indie puzzle-platformer from Terry Cavanagh, is 10 years old. First released on January 11 2010, the game eschewed the jump button, instead relying on gravity shifts and deliberate falling down to navigate its platform environments of the dimension VVVVVV.

To celebrate the game’s 10th birthday, Cavanagh released the source code for VVVVVV. It’s been weird, enlightening, but most of all, heartening.

VVVVVV’s source has provoked a lot of discussion online. Most of all, it proves that your code isn’t always perfect, but if you want to ship a game, it doesn’t have to be. Good enough is, you know, good enough. And VVVVVV is really flipping good.

To further celebrate VVVVVV’s anniversary the game’s soundtrack, composed by Magnus Pålsson, is being released in a limited edition vinyl format by video game music specialists, Materia Collective. It’s also bloody gorgeous.

The VVVVVV soundtrack features a 180g picture disc, adorned with the artwork by Leon Tukker and Isa Alcántara, in a gorgeous gatefold sleeve.

The tracklisting is as follows:

VVVVVV limited edition vinyl soundtrack

Side A

  1. Pushing Onwards
  2. Passion for Exploring
  3. Positive Force
  4. Predestined Fate
  5. Potential for Anything
  6. Pressure Cooker

Side B

  1. Presenting VVVVVV
  2. Piercing the Sky
  3. Predestined Fate
  4. Path Complete
  5. Plenary
  6. Pipe Dream
  7. Popular Potpourri
  8. Powerup
  9. Pause
  10. Positive Force Reversed

The soundtrack is available to pre-order now from Bandcamp or direct from Materia Collective, and will ship in February 2020.

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