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Platform Games

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. 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.
  2. [Frogatto & Friends is free and open source on Windows and Linux, on the other platforms it costs $4.99].


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    A roguelike, Castlevania-inspired, action-platformer, Dead Cells allows you to explore a sprawling, ever-changing castle, unlock new gear and gain access to unreachable areas.
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    TheXTech - it's a platform game engine written in C++, is a full port of source code of SMBX 1.3 which was originally written in Visual Basic 6.
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    Play as The Penitent One - a sole survivor of the massacre of the ‘Silent Sorrow’. Trapped in an endless cycle of death and rebirth, it’s down to you to free the world from this terrible fate and reach the origin of your anguish.
  3. A cute physics platformer that plays in a fictional world of the future the infamous super villain Dr. Lacroix schemes to seize world supremacy with his army of robots. You take the role of Nikki and try to cross those evil plans on behalf of a secret organization.

    Discontinued

    The Joyride Labs no longer work on the project and their official website is no longer available. Last version of the game, 1.0.1, released in February 2015, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

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    Sonic The Hedgehog brings SEGA's legendary platformer mascot to modern systems with all the familiar 16-bit sights, sounds and blistering gameplay of the original.
  4. Mario jumps into a new adventure on iPhone and iPad, this time playable using only one hand. In this game, you constantly move forward through the courses while using a variety of jumps to navigate.
  5. Secret Maryo Chronicles is an Open Source two-dimensional platform game and is using an Open Graphics Library for the best possible graphic design and stock performance.

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    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.9, released in August 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.

  6. They Bleed Pixels is a fiendishly difficult action platformer inspired by H.P. Lovecraft and classic horror.
  7. Metal Slug (Series)

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    With a long history tracing back to early stand-up arcade systems and NEO GEO console, Metal Slug (series) is the definitive bullet hell platformer. Represent entire series of Metal Slug games.
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    Robin just wants to be a mechanic and help people, but without a license she’s a sinner in Mother’s eyes.
  8. Capsized is a retro-inspired 2d platformer developed by Alientrap. Presented in a unique hand drawn art style. As a intrepid space traveler, you have crash landed on a mysterious planet and soon discover you are not alone.
  9. N is an award-winning 2D action/puzzle platformer reminiscent of lode runner: you're a tiny stick figure running around in a puzzle-y world inhabited by enemies.
  10. Jazz Jackrabbit 2 is a platform game produced by Epic MegaGames, now known as Epic Games. Represent entire series of Jazz Jackrabbit 2 games including Jazz Jackrabbit, Jazz Jackrabbit 2, Jazz Jackrabbit 3: Adventures of a Mean Green Hare, Jazz Jackrabbit (GBA).
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