Cave Story

June 9, 2006

"Doukutsu Monogatari" (that's "Cave Story" in English) is a side-scrolling action adventure game that's very reminisient of games like Castlevania and Metroid, right down to the NES-era graphics and sound.

You start out in a cave, by yourself, with no idea who you are or what to do. Pretty soon you figure out how to get out of the room and enter a town. In this town, you find out you're in the strange world of the Mimigas and they need your help to rescue one of their own.

As far as I can tell, it was developed years ago by a Japanese group calling themselves Studio Pixel and made available for free. Another group translated the game into English, and now it enjoys a huge cult following — so huge, in fact, that a company called Variant Interactive is currently working on a sequel for the PSP.

You can grab the game and the English translation patches for both Windows and Mac OS X over at http://www.gameflaws.com/cavestory/, a site dedicated to the game.

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One Response to “Cave Story”

  1. Derek said

    Actually, the game (Cave Story, the original version) was made by just one person, who called himself Studio Pixel. And Variant Games is remaking the original (A lot of people, including me, think Variant Games doesn’t have permission from S.P. to remake it).

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