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The Tech Deck

This week’s free game: ‘Spelunky’

Are you a gamer? Do you like free things? Of course you do!

We here at the Tech Deck are just like you - poor gamers looking for a good deal. And you can't beat no price tag.

So we'll be on the lookout for games offered sans cost around the Internet. If you see a deal we should feature on the blog, contact us at or

This week, with the New Year upon us, we look at a newer title than the classics that have come before. Presenting Spelunky, the indie darling that prompted an HD console reboot.

Spelunky screenshot level 5

You can download a full version of Spelunky Classic (not the HD remake) for free here. Go inside the blog for a description of this puzzle/platformer and leave your thoughts on this week's spotlighted free title.

To play Spelunky Classic, you'll need 9.5 MB of hard drive space. You can also download the game's source code at the above link, which will allow you to mod the game to your heart's content.

I must confess, I'm a Mac gamer (!!!!) in the computer world and haven't looked into a port of Spelunky Classic. I am, however, playing through the HD remake on the PS4 and I can't recommend it enough. There's tight platforming here and a constantly randomized game world that begs for multiple playthroughs. If you like the formula in the free version, imagine hopping on a console with a friend and tackling the challenges together. It's awesome!

We'll return to our regularly scheduled look at the classics next week. For now, ring in 2015 with some cave-explorin' action!

Kip Hill
Kip Hill joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He currently is a reporter for the City Desk, covering the marijuana industry, local politics and breaking news. He previously hosted the newspaper's podcast.

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