A couple of weeks ago I used I Wanna Be The Guy in my weekly feature to talk about when games break expectations. The title takes many of the conventions of classic console gaming- and often just lifts the art from those old games as well- to lull the player into a false sense of nostalgia and then rip it apart with punishingly difficult platforming and deliberately obtuse causes of death. It’s a really neat title that’s still available for free and is worth playing. The article came on the heels of the announcement that a sequel to the game would be released and streamed at an Evo 2012 pre-show. One weekend later, I Wanna Be The Guy: Gaiden is now available for free as well through the Game Jolt service.
If you’re interested in how the game plays, you can watch some (or all) of this three hour stream that consists of fighting game competitor Floe getting destroyed over and over again.
You can pick up the wonderfully punishing game for the PC here.