A platform game, or platformer, is a video game genre and subgenre of action game. In a platform game the player controls a character or avatar to jump between suspended platforms and avoid obstacles.
Platform games originated in the early 1980s, with 3D successors popularized in the mid-1990s. Classic platform games include Super Mario Bros, Sonic the Hedgehog, Turrican 2, Strider, and Limbo.
Here are our recommended platform games for Windows. They are all free to download and released under an open source license.
|The Legend of Edgar||Platform game, not unlike those found on the Amiga and SNES|
|Frogatto & Friends||Action-adventure game, starring a certain quixotic frog|
|JVGS||Minimalistic platform game. Some elements are loosely based on xkcd, a webcomic|
|Nikki and the Robots||2D platform game with an embedded Chipmunk physics engine|
|Open Sonic||Based on the "Sonic the Hedgehog" universe. It introduces a different style of gameplay called cooperative play|
|Pushover||Remake of the classic game from Ocean|
|Secret Maryo Chronicles||Two-dimensional platform game with a design similar to classic computer games|
|Smash Battle||Old skool, 2D, platform, shoot ‘m up action|
|Tower Toppler||Help a cute little green animal switch off some kind of "evil" mechanism|
|X-Moto||Challenging 2D motocross platform game|
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