Spelunky

released on Jul 04, 2012

Spelunky (also known as Spelunky HD) is a remake of Spelunky (now known as Spelunky Classic), an open source indie platformer video game created by Derek Yu and originally released as freeware for Microsoft Windows. The player controls a spelunker who explores a series of caves while collecting treasure, saving damsels, fighting enemies and dodging traps. The caves are procedurally generated, making each run through the game unique. Spelunky is one of the first examples of a roguelike-like, borrowing concepts from the roguelike genre, and was the influence for many later roguelike-like games.


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-1 star because it gave me depression and brain damage by the time i got to hell


Exceptionally fun to play with a group!
The replayability of this game is insane, the randomly generated levels allow for every playthrough to be wildly different from the last.
Every run also hurts more than the last, but my friends and I will still manage to have consistent 7 hour play sessions of this game every so often. Send help.


One of the best games, and also a massive influence on the last decade of indie games. I've played it on and off for a decade and the only thing that stopped me was the sequel coming out. I definitely recommend trading the controller with a friend between runs to raise the stakes and make the deaths funnier.


it feels like your character is the most fragile thing in the universe.