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Spelunky, The Random Platformer Could Come To Linux

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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. You'll have complete freedom while you navigate the fully-destructible environments and master their many secrets. To stay or flee, to kill or rescue, to shop or steal... in Spelunky, the choice is yours and so are the consequences!

From the developers mouth:
QuoteLinux (and Mac) versions are something we would like to see happen. Nothing has begun on either at the moment though.


Key Features
  • "Roguelike" Platforming - Randomly-generated, fully-destructible levels are dense with danger. Quick thinking and a deep understanding will keep you alive along the knife's edge!
  • Fill Your Journal - Track your progress with a dusty explorer's journal given to you by Yang, your mentor from another age.
  • Local Co-op - Up to 4 players can join up to help or hinder in madcap cooperative play.
  • Deathmatch - Unlock 72 diverse, deadly arenas to wage battle in against friends or bots.
  • The Daily Challenge - Each day a new set of levels is generated for the Daily Challenge, a unique mode where you only get one chance per day to compete online against the rest of the Steam community.
  • A Colorful Cast - A roster of 20 squishy explorers (16 unlockable) are waiting for you to make their greedy dreams come true!
  • Tough Love - You're going to die in all kinds of painful, hilarious, and surprising ways. But with each mistake you'll learn more about how Spelunky works and get that much closer to solving its deepest mysteries! 

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Would personally love to give it a go, my twitter feed is always filled with people talking about the daily challenges of Spelunky, so I really do hope the developer does a Linux port. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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6 comments

HadBabits 30 Aug, 2013
Very cool, my fingers are crossed :)
hele 30 Aug, 2013
Nooo. This will be my death. This game is incredibly addictive.
Jebril 30 Aug, 2013
Sick news. I loved this game on the 360, can't wait to play it on Linux.
Vortex (Combaticon) 30 Aug, 2013
Reminds me a LOT of the old classic 'Spelunker' game by Broderbund Software (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spelunker_(video_game)) from back in the 80's. Neat! ...and definitely want! :)
Liam Dawe 31 Aug, 2013
I hope it comes true personally, looks like good fun!
Lord Avallon 31 Aug, 2013
I wish this come true, this game is awesome, since it was released I am waiting for a Linux version!
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