JVGS – minimalistic platform game

JVGS is a free, minimalistic platform game. It takes place in a world much like ours, which has started fading away.

At a point where nearly everything has gone, a poet finds himself alone in a strange world of danger. He starts a journey along the broken stream of thoughts that’s left.

Some elements are loosely based on xkcd, a stick-figure strip featuring humour about technology, science, mathematics and relationships.

Features include:

  • Customizable window size.
  • Ghosts album by Nine Inch nails is used as the soundtrack.

Website: jvgs.sourceforge.net
Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Jasper Van der Jeugt
License: WTFPL


JVGS is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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