Where was Cave Story first released?

May 17, 2021 at 4:57 AM
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I'm curious as to what site Cave Story was first released on. The only sites I know of where you can download the game currently are the tribute site and Pixel's site studiopixel.jp. I went on the Wayback Machine and looked up studiopixel.jp but the earliest snapshot is from 2011, so I'm guessing Pixel released it on a different site initially.

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May 17, 2021 at 5:40 AM
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The old link to Pixel's website should be in the readme. I know the first part of it was hp.vector.co.jp. And between that and the current domain, it was transitioned to studiopixel.sakura.ne.jp.
 
May 19, 2021 at 1:13 AM
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The old link to Pixel's website should be in the readme. I know the first part of it was hp.vector.co.jp. And between that and the current domain, it was transitioned to studiopixel.sakura.ne.jp.


Woah, this is awesome! Thanks for both responding, guys.

I feel like everyone who uses the forums here have probably already seen most of this, but here's a list of the stuff I found that I thought was interesting anyways:


An Ikachan download from 2001, the download doesn't work but there's a screenshot of the game that doesn't look like the final release
https://web.archive.org/web/20010410220427/http://www.aurora.dti.ne.jp/~ma-san/soft/act.html

An entrance to Pixel's site
https://web.archive.org/web/20010422151615/http://web.kyoto-inet.or.jp/people/pixel/

A Cave Story devlog with an illustration of the beta
https://web.archive.org/web/2003042...tor.co.jp/authors/VA022293/Devel/Restart.html

Organya & PiyoPiyo pages with downloads that both work
https://web.archive.org/web/2003102....co.jp/authors/VA022293/Download/Organya.html
https://web.archive.org/web/2003102...co.jp/authors/VA022293/Download/Piyopiyo.html

Cave Story beta fanart by Naoku & Torai
https://web.archive.org/web/2005032...vector.co.jp/authors/VA022293/Naoku/Text.html
https://web.archive.org/web/2005032...vector.co.jp/authors/VA022293/Torai/Text.html
 
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