VVVVVV is Heading to iOS This Year

Turns out the rumblings of a year and a half ago are true: the super-difficult, gravity-defying platformer VVVVVV is heading to iOS sometime this year. So writes developer Terry Cavanagh (also of Super Hexagon fame) on his blog.

He writes:

I’ve had an incomplete iOS version of the game working for over a year now, but other projects have kept me from finishing it up. I’d really like to get that out soon, though. Over Christmas I spent a little time finishing up the port, and I’m happy to say that the really hard stuff is done, now. I just need a week or two to sort out the details.

I had a ton of fun playing VVVVVV on Mac, and I think it has potential to translate well to iOS. The only problem is going to be some of the ultra-precise platforming, which may or may not cause problems on a touchscreen, depending on how natural the control scheme feels. But other challenging platformers, like Mutant Mudds, have turned out great, so I have high hopes.

The game will definitely come out this year, but it sounds like it’s nearly finished, so maybe we’ll see it sooner than later.