Cave Story is one of gaming’s fondest secrets, a freeware indie game that perfected and polished off an entire genre. But download links are vanishing fast, it seems, and the why of that is an intriguing question. The latest rumor, from Amigaworld: it’s about to hit WiiWare!
Cave Story will get a commercial release as a WiiWare game on the Nintendo Wii. … Pixel asked to remove all ports of Cave Story to other platforms. And thus, Cave Story has been deleted from OS4Depot, and should get deleted from Aminet as well. So if you want to support Pixel, buy the game for your Wii.
Pixel is the author of the game, which he developed over several years to universal acclaim. The downer: this probably dashes my hopes of an Amstrad CPC port.
Update: Commenter Pelrun spots a retraction:
… Amigaworld – they’ve published a complete retraction.No ports are being withdrawn, besides the Amiga one which has a show-stopper bug which they haven’t been able to resolve.