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Posted by Hassun

Been waiting for this interview.

Edited by ch3burashka

I forgot the history and don't want to bother looking it up right now - did he create the OG Spelunky or is this the guy who wanted to play Spelunky at work, thus created Spelunky HD?

Also, what up with that? What's the relationship between the guys who make OG and HD (I assume it was two dudes, not one?).

Edited by planetfunksquad

@ch3burashka: Same dude (Derek Yu) made OG and HD Spelunky. Guy who played Spelunky at work made a browser port.

Edited by Kayrack

interesting stuff

Posted by dudeglove

Posted by cfilipec

Derek,

Please, please, please, release the game on PS4

Posted by nickhead

Cool

Posted by RonGalaxy

@cfilipec said:

Derek,

Please, please, please, release the game on PS4

And make an expansion.

Posted by tyler1285

spelunkybomb.com

Edited by Thiago123
@cfilipec said:

Derek,

Please, please, please, release the game on PS4

ALSO:

Derek,

Please, please, please, release the game on XBox One

Posted by rmanthorp

@cfilipec said:

Derek,

Please, please, please, release the game on PS4

ALSO:

Derek,

Please, please, please, release the game on XBox One

also make Spelunky 20XX in space sifi setting on PS5 please!

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Edited by huser

@thiago123 said:
@cfilipec said:

Derek,

Please, please, please, release the game on PS4

ALSO:

Derek,

Please, please, please, release the game on XBox One

also make Spelunky 20XX in space sifi setting on PS5 please!

Just beam it into your mind from the PS9

Posted by mayooms

this is a great interview! thanks patrick! and thanks derek yu!

Posted by littlegirl

Derek Yu is the man. One of my earliest memories of the internet was posting on the Blackeye Software forums when I was around 13 years old. Where's Trigger Happy 2, Derek!

Edited by beef5layer

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Posted by SmiteOfHand

Derek has similar vocal inflections as John Carmack. Amazing!

Posted by TheSouthernDandy

I will buy whatever you make Mr. Yu. I don't care if it's a dating sim. I'm buying it.

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Posted by Boobtank

Wow. At one point in my life I talked shit about Patrick Klepek.

The way he picked up the short answers from Derek was so professional. Plus, he is interviewing the right person. There is an infinite amount of things to talk about on this subject. Especially on how enjoyable these leisure experiences can be - games yall.

P.S. Play Aquaria!!!!!!! Its an amazing Metroidvania game.

Posted by OCD12345

@cfilipec said:

Derek,

Please, please, please, release the game on PS4

ALSO:

Derek,

Please, please, please, release the game on XBox One

Yes.

Posted by BeachThunder

Even though I deeply respect both people in this interview, this was really hard to listen to - such an awkward, bumbling interview (from both sides).

Edited by GaddockTeeg

I wrote a blog post on my personal website recently depicting my late arrival to the Dark Souls bandwagon (I'm not sure if selfpromotion is allowed so I'll spare the link). And one of my big revelations was the fact that the game is not about being hard, it's about the player's willingness to learn. The tagline "Prepare to Die" could easily be changed to "Learn or Die." Spelunky is a similar beast, if the player is willing to analyze their failings instead to brute forcing their way through the game they will be far more likely to progress. These games kill you over and over to show you that the gaming shorthand and bad habits most people have developed do not work here. Dark Souls and Spelunky break players down so they can build them back up and shape them how the designers intend. A player who is already of this mold can succeed very quickly, as evidenced by Spelunky or Dark Souls speed runs, but those who refuse to play by the game's rules are doomed to repeat the same mistakes.

Posted by Neonie

Dereks microphone made this unlistenable (at least for me who uses headphones). Ow.

Posted by Samulies

Thaks Patty! this was super interesting!

Posted by Mr_Creeper

One of my favorite Dumptrucks so far.