Indie Dizzy-a-like Spud's Quest is out now

Well this is a pleasant surprise. Spud's Quest - the indie platformer inspired by Dizzy, Metroid, Zelda and the likes - is out now, after clearing its modest £5,000 Kickstarter target last year. You won't need quite as much cash to actually play it (£4.99 will do), and in return you'll get a game that mixes platforming, puzzles, potatoes and other P words in one increasingly delicious-looking stew. Check out a nostalgia-rific trailer beneath the break.

If you like those chippy-tune noises, you can buy Spud's Quest bundled with its soundtrack for another fiver. If/when the game gets greenlit /accepted onto GOG, you'll be given keys for those platforms as well. Not too shabby!

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.