We just heard the shenanigans behind Terry Cavanagh's latest iOS game being rejected (and quickly resubmitted and approved), but here we've got some more news regarding the Super Hexagon [$2.99] developer. His desktop and Nintendo DS platforming hit VVVVVV looks like it's heading to iOS soon, as spotted by PocketGamer.

In the listing of available iOS games on Terry's Distractionware website, which includes Super Hexagon and the freshly-released Don't Look Back [Free], a small animated .gif of VVVVVV's main character Captain Viridian can be seen next to the words "Coming Soon..." which implies that an iOS version is in the works.

VVVVVV launched for desktops in early 2010 and garnered quite a bit of critical acclaim and a cult-like fan-base for its excruciating difficulty and minimalist retro visuals. How well this will translate to a button-less touchscreen remains to be seen, but I'm certainly game to try. We've seen plenty of platformers grace our iOS screens with stellar virtual controls, so I'm hoping it ends up being a non-issue.

As soon as more details surface regarding pricing and release date for VVVVVV on iOS, we'll be sure to bring them to you.

[Via PocketGamer]

  • LOLavi

    Hell yes!! Been waiting for this for so long!

  • http://twitter.com/mguniverse Danny Perskinstein

    Finally, I always wanted to play this on iPad.

  • riggysmalls

    I cannot wait for this! I still haven't had a chance to play the original but it looks so fun!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SPV52ARO3PPF7B7S6DIWESOPII Slerba Slerssen

    Uh I played the free version back in 2010, that's enough.

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  • rodgerodger

    Hopefully the controls will be better than in Don't Look Back (which I find to be very imprecise). Yeah, Don't Look Back is free and not very hard, but VVVVVV will be:)

  • ducksFANjason

    Alright Terry Cavanaugh coming at us with the sweetness! I'm in.

  • Tranceaholic

    YES!!! About time this came out for iPad! As long as the buttons are big enough, the game should control just as well as it did on 3DS since it's just left/right/flip. Day One purchase for me! Oh, and I'm hoping this version includes that cool remixed version of the final level music that was in the 3DS version!

  • Thawkk

    Oh dear god, I've had nightmares about this day.

  • witedahlia

    Can't wait! Have it on my PC and my DS. I've been hoping to see it on iOS as well because I obviously can't get enough.

  • dylanmannen

    I hope it will be a new ios exlusive VVVVVV game. Like team meat are doing with meat boy. New fresh game with controlles designed only for ios 😀

  • http://animaltrackers.wordpress.com/ DA_iv

    I got this for the Mac in one of the Humble Bundles and had the music going through my head for days.

  • Tikicobra

    I don't see a game that requires such precision working on iOS.

    • markjohns

      Super Hexagon arguably requires even more precision and works great on iOS, though VVVVVV does have one more button to contend with.

  • http://twitter.com/Micahsa Micah Peterson


  • mrTofu

    Yea I dunno, I like his stuff on web, but on iOS..i just can't play super hexagon at all.  I will support though!