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Spiky, with a chance of hubris - The Daily Spelunk


4:30 PM on 09.18.2013



There are only a few more episodes left of The Daily Spelunk -- this is our final week, if you hadn't heard yet -- and I'm terrified Conrad and I are going to inadvertently end the show in a painful, anticlimactic way. Not to totally give away today's installment or anything.

We asked for suggestions on how to close out our Spelunky adventure and as expected, y'all came through. While I'm still gunning for that blasted Mothership, it was suggested that we intentionally anger Kali to receive the ball-and-chain punishment and, if possible, have the ghost appear at the beginning of levels. Think I'll go for that tonight -- sounds fun.








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