The lights are on
Spelunky Classic, the first iteration of the popular Indie title, is now getting two player local co-op, courtesy of new mod Spelunky SD. The mod was made publicly available for free on July 4 and also makes a number of fixes and changes to the original game.
Spelunky SD was developed by yellowafterlife. In the blog post introducing SD and chronicling it's release, the developer mentions that he'd like to make more mods to Spelunky Classic, such as a level editor, PVP mode, and to make it available on Mac and Linux. You can take a look at what else yellowafterlife has done at its official website here.
If you've missed out on Spelunky, but think you may be interested, you're in luck: it's easy to get ahold of. The Indie platformer is available on PC, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Vita, and just came to PS4. Check out our review of the XBLA published version to see if it is a game for you.
[Source: yellowafterlife via Polygon]
Our TakeStuff like this is a great example of why open-sourcing Indie games can be such a good idea. Early fans of Spelunky may not have had the chance to try its coop the way later adopters had been, but now it will be available to everyone. While it sounds like yellowafterlife may be busy with other work for awhile, some of the other mods it's considering for Spelunky Classic seem like they're worth keeping an eye on.
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