Tom Cooper, prolific games programmer and designer whose commercial games
have included DarkWood, Hamsters, Ixion and
Wavelength first made his name with a string of outstanding free
games, one of which was Gyrinus 2, a game which several PD libraries
used to promote their libraries for years.
Gyrinus 2 is still one of the best PD games, even though it's now
several years old. It's a large platform game with several graphically
diverse levels, and lots to discover, featuring some attractive cartoon-
style graphics. It's not perfect, but it's great for free.
Lots of different versions are floating about, with version 3.5 being available
for downloading from Stuttgart's FTP server. Earlier versions crashed when
later levels were reached - 2.8 was widely distributed but is also rather
on the buggy side. One PD library advertised version 3.6, but I've never
actually seen it, so they may have been wrong. Tom Cooper, incidentally,
told me he can't remember what the final version number was.
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