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Indie Hit Spelunky HD Finally Coming to PC

When Derek Yu's Spelunky HD released on the Xbox Live Arcade last summer, it made quite a splash, garnering high marks from critics.

PC gamers eagerly awaited a port. After all, the original Spelunky was released on PC back in 2009 as a freeware game. Unfortunately, it never came.

Now, a long, long year later, Derek Yu has announced that Spelunky HD will finally be "coming home" to PC via Steam, GOG, and the Humble Store. Though there's no official release date as of yet, Yu is aiming for a ballpark of a summer 2013 release.

  • tadej petric
    So no freeware? Im not paying for that 2D thing that probably doesnt even have a storyline. They should try harder cuz theyre not getting me!
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  • alidan
    Spelunky is free... what is in the hd that would make me want to pay for it?
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  • AzureFlash
    10938306 said:
    So no freeware? Im not paying for that 2D thing that probably doesnt even have a storyline. They should try harder cuz theyre not getting me!

    "I'm entitled to an awesome, highly replayable, challenging dungeon crawler indie game for free because it's not cutting edge 3D graphics!!!"

    That's how you sound right now.
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  • tadej petric
    10938853 said:
    "I'm entitled to an awesome, highly replayable, challenging dungeon crawler indie game for free because it's not cutting edge 3D graphics!!!"

    That's how you sound right now.

    Im used to bad graphics and 2D stuff. Its just that they want money for it and its probably thing like minecraft where you can do everything but get bored quickly. As a game with not much fans they should go f2p.

    Im not going to spend money on something I dont know if its good.

    I guess I sound wrong...
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  • tadej petric
    "I'm entitled to an awesome, highly replayable, challenging dungeon crawler indie game for free because it's not cutting edge 3D graphics!!!"
    That's how you sound right now.

    Im used to crappy graphics and 2D stuf and hell yes I would play it but Im not going to pay for something Im not sure its good. They should go f2p to get some more fans. You may say its good but Its what I want to be sure its good, not you.
    I guess I sound wrong...
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  • tadej petric
    Double comment...
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  • eklipz330
    10939016 said:
    10938853 said:
    "I'm entitled to an awesome, highly replayable, challenging dungeon crawler indie game for free because it's not cutting edge 3D graphics!!!"

    That's how you sound right now.

    Im used to bad graphics and 2D stuff. Its just that they want money for it and its probably thing like minecraft where you can do everything but get bored quickly. As a game with not much fans they should go f2p.

    Im not going to spend money on something I dont know if its good.

    I guess I sound wrong...

    10939034 said:
    "I'm entitled to an awesome, highly replayable, challenging dungeon crawler indie game for free because it's not cutting edge 3D graphics!!!"
    That's how you sound right now.

    Im used to crappy graphics and 2D stuf and hell yes I would play it but Im not going to pay for something Im not sure its good. They should go f2p to get some more fans. You may say its good but Its what I want to be sure its good, not you.
    I guess I sound wrong...
    No, you aren't entitled to anything. With that impeccable (sarcasm) logic, every game ever released should be f2p. If you can't afford to buy a humble bundle, then you probably shouldn't be gaming.

    Mine craft is an excellent creative game. It was well worth the price I paid and the time no put into it building things and exploring. It is not the developers fault that you lack imagination. The kids especially love it these days.

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  • AzureFlash
    10939034 said:
    Im not going to pay for something Im not sure its good. They should go f2p to get some more fans. You may say its good but Its what I want to be sure its good, not you.
    I guess I sound wrong...

    Wanting to know if you'll like it before buying it is a legitimate concern. For most games you have to rely on first impression videos, reviews or demos... But for Spelunky, there's the original game right there free to play! I don't see what's stopping you. http://spelunkyworld.com/original.html

    Don't like the original? Then don't bother. Like the original, but you don't think the HD version has enough extras (what extras there are will probably be listed in detail when the game is released) to be worth the (probably puny) price they'll ask for? Then stick with the original. Personally, even if they just put Spelunky on Steam with some minor polishing and put a 5$ tag on it, I'd gladly add it to my collection because indie games are awesome and I like Spelunky.
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  • falchard
    FINALLY, a game equivalent to games release two decades ago is finally being released on the PC. IN HD!
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  • immanuel_aj
    Unfortunately, the original game was far too hard for me. I couldn't be bothered spending the time to get better at it... dying at stage 2-4 repeatedly after playing for over an hour just got old.
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