A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Central Cavern is a free 3D platform game inspired by the first level of Manic Miner and Mario64.

One of my all-time favourite games is Manic Miner on the ZX Spectrum. When Bug-Byte released Matthew Smith’s masterpiece in 1983 the bar was raised for quality gaming on the Speccy. Sure there were many, many excellent games released on the Spectrum (I’m looking at you Ultimate) but Manic Miner is still my go-to game when I need a retro gaming fix.

Ever since I saw Mario64 on the N64 I wondered what a 3D version of Manic Miner or Jet Set Willy might look and play like. After all, if Mario could make the jump to 3D, why not Willy?

You can read more about the making of central-cavern on my website blog page: https://www.kevssite.com/central-cavern/

Install instructions

Mac

Download and open dmg file. You can then either drag the central-cavern icon into the Application folder, or right click on the icon and select open to play directly without installing.

Please note that the first time you run central-cavern, you may need to right click on the central-cavern icon in your application folder and select open.

Once installed, the downloaded dmg file can be deleted.

Linux

Download the zip file. Extract into any folder of your choosing. Then double click on the central-cavern.x86_64 file to load and play the game.

Windows

Download the zip file. Extract into any folder of your choosing. Then double click on the central-cavern.exe file to load and play the game.

Please note that the first time you run central-cavern, Windows may pop up a warning dialog box. If this happens click more info and select run anyway.

Download

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Windows: central-cavern-windows.zip 19 MB
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Mac: central-cavern.x86_64.dmg 24 MB
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Linux: central-cavern-linux.zip 20 MB

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