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Exceptions granted to the VVVVVV source code license
Last updated on November 22nd, 2020.
VVVVVV's source code is made available under a custom license, which states that you must not distribute any materials from the game (i.e. the game's assets) which are not included in this repo unless approved by us in writing. The following is a list of projects which have been given permission by Terry to distribute the assets with distributions of the game, and under what conditions.
|VVVVVV: Make and Play Edition||Terry Cavanagh||The free and official version of VVVVVV that includes player levels, and the tools to create your own levels, but does not include the original levels from the game.||Must compile with the makeandplay define set, cannot distribute the original levels.||download|
|Ved||Dav999 and InfoTeddy||An external editor for VVVVVV levels.||No conditions.||download, gitlab|
|VVVVVV: Community Edition||https://github.com/v6cord/VVVVVV-CE/graphs/contributors||Community fork of VVVVVV focused on expanding the capabilities of player levels.||Must compile with the makeandplay define set, cannot distribute the original levels.||github repo|
|VVVVVVwasm||kotborealis||Web Assembly port of VVVVVV||Must compile with the makeandplay define set, cannot distribute the original levels.||github repo|
|cursed_vvvvvv.exe||MustardBucket||Modified version of VVVVVV where instead of flipping gravity you jump normally, can jump multiple times, and wall jump.||Make it impossible to revert to ordinary flipping behaviour.||download, twitter gif|
|Haiku Port||Julius C. Enriquez||Port for the Haiku operating system.||Display the following text in the Haiku package to make it clear that this is an exception: "VVVVVV is a commercial game! The author has given special permission to make this Haiku version available for free. If you enjoy the game, please consider purchasing a copy at thelettervsixtim.es."||haiku recipe, haiku data.zip recipe|
|Dreamcast Port||Gustavo Aranda||Port for the Sega Dreamcast.||Permission is given to distribute a ready-to-use CD image file for the Sega Dreamcast containing the data.zip assets for non commercial use only.||github repo|
|XBox One/UWP Port||tunip3||Port for XBOX ONE (DURANGO) via UWP.||Permission is given to distribute a pre-compiled package (containing the data.zip assets) for people to run on development mode xboxes, for non commercial use only.||github repo|
In addition, the following exceptions apply for any projects that match these descriptions:
|Any distribution of the VVVVVV: Make and Play edition||All distributions and packages of the Make and Play edition can freely distribute the data assets, so long as they compile with the makeandplay define and do not distribute the original levels.||Must compile with the makeandplay define set, cannot distribute the original levels.|
In general, if you're interested in creating something that falls outside the license terms, get in touch with Terry!