Online Linux games store Gameolith is having a winter sale – and today’s title knocks 50% off the price of retro-styled platformer VVVVVV.

Avid gamers who have bought July’s Humble Indie Bundle may already have the game that Destructoid’s Anthony Burch described as “…one of the best platformers I’ve ever played.”

But for those who don’t – Gameolith’s winter sale makes the chance of bagging the title an irresistible temptation.


VVVVVV draws influence from 80s computer games in both looks and sounds – so those with heads for the nostalgia of the Commodore 64 and its ilk will appreciate the feel. Those who just like a challenging bit of gameplay will find the pit-laden rooms and gravity-switching mechanics a real test of skill.

VVVVVV can be nabbed for £1.75/€2/$2.50 (depending on your locale) for today only

As a side note, VVVVVV is due to make its debut on the Nintendo 3DS in the coming months.

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