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Platforming games focus on maneuvering through tricky environments that are oftentimes filled with enemies, obstacles, and myriads of other hazards to prevent you from completing a level or otherwise overcoming the challenges set. A mastery of control, timing, and patience is required in order to ensure that you can face the trials that this genre presents.

  1. SuperTux is a classic 2D jump'n run sidescroller game in a style similar to the original Super Mario games. Instead of Mario, the hero in this game is Tux, the mascot of the Linux kernel.
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    Limbo (stylized as LIMBO) is a puzzle-platform video game and the premiere title of independent Danish game developer Playdead.
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    Cave Story, or Dokutsu Monogatari, is a Japanese freeware Metroidvania side-scrolling Metroidvania platform-adventure game developed by Studio Pixel . It has been translated into English by Aeon Genesis Translations.
  2. Descend into the Dark Venture down into a beautiful, ruined world of insects and heroes Atmospheric Exploration Dive into a vast ruined system of ancient caves, crumbling cities and forgotten temples.
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    Celeste is a platforming video game by Canadian video game developers Matt Thorson and Noel Berry. The game was originally created as a prototype in four days during a game jam, and later expanded into a full release.
  3. Mari0 is an open source fan-made video game that combines elements of the video games Super Mario Bros and Portal.
  4. Rayman (Series)

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    Rayman is a platform video game series created by Michel Ancel and owned by Ubisoft. The original Rayman was a 2D sprite-based platformer similar to those of the 16-bit era. Represent entire series of Rayman games.
  5. Ori and the Blind Forest tells the tale of a young orphan destined for heroics, through a visually stunning action-platformer. The forest of Nibel is dying.
  6. Alex the Allegator is a series of games that I, Johan Peitz, usually use for game coding challenges like Speedhack and Ludumdare. Whilst most of my games reside on Free Lunch Design, this is the place for the Alex' series and the even the source for these games. Let's go! Represent entire series of Alex the Allegator games including Alex the Allegator 1, 2, 3, and 4.
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    In VVVVVV, the player controls Captain Viridian, who is lost in an alternate dimension, in search of the missing members of his spaceship's crew.
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  7. The dark and eerie sequel to the hit platformer game, Limbo.
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  8. Super Meat Boy is a platform game developed by Team Meat and is the successor to Edmund McMillen's and Jonathan McEntee's flash game, Meat Boy, originally released on the Newgrounds website in October 2008.
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  9. Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e.
  10. Open Surge is two projects in one: a game and a game creation system (game engine). It is released as free and open source software.
  11. Bloodstained (Series)

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    Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a gothic horror action side-scrolling RPG set in 18th century England. A paranormal force has summoned a demon-infested castle, revealing crystal shards infused with tremendous magical power. Represent entire series of Bloodstained games including Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon.