October 1st, 2012 | By Alex Wilkinson
The roguelike platformer much loved by all who have come across it Spelunky has just been unofficially patched with Mac OS X support. For the longest time the much loved PC indie title Spelunky has eluded the Mac community, however thanks to the love of “Idyll” in a 1.3 version update Spelunky has finally reached a new platform.
The patch however is no small feat as Idyll had to convert the game’s source code from Game Maker 8 to Game Maker 7, in order to create the Mac port. The only drawback for the Mac adventurer is sadly the port does not support controllers innately, leaving Mac users trawling the depths of the internet in order to find suitable third party controller applications. It does of course support the use of keyboard much like the PC version, though many people swear by the use of a controller to get the most from the title.
For the small minority who have yet to enter the mysterious caves, Spelunky is a roguelike platforming adventure title with randomly generated content. This means much like a real adventurer you will always be entering the caves blind, and unraveling the mystery that is held within as you try to progress through this increasingly difficult title.
Even though Spelunky made the leap to XBLA earlier this year (July), the PC community have continued to show much love for the original release, which released all the way back in 2009. With its own retro charm in the graphical choices made by Derek Yu the PC version of Spelunky still holds a dear place in many gamers hearts and now with thanks to Idyll Mac users can also get in on this spelunking action.
Spelunky for both PC and Mac is 100% free to download, allowing you to adventure to your heart’s content. It can now be downloaded for Mac over on the TIG Forums here. If you are a PC user and love to adventure find the official site here. However if Xbox is your weapon of choice head over to the XBL marketplace and download Spelunky for 1 200 Microsoft Points, or try the demo.