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NXEngine Evo is a complete open-source clone/rewrite of the masterpiece jump-and-run platformer Doukutsu Monogatari (also known as Cave Story) created by Studio Pixel (https://studiopixel.jp/). NXEngine Evo is an upgraded/refactored version of NXEngine by Caitlin Shaw (http://nxengine.sourceforge.net).

Default controls

  • Arrow keys to move
  • Z Jump
  • X Fire
  • A Select previous weapon
  • S Select next weapon
  • Q Inventory
  • W Map (only available after you've obtained the item in-game)
  • Pause Escape

The default controls can be easily changed under Options : Controls. Joysticks are also supported (you should only need to change the controls in the options menu).

Read more about the story behind Cave Story on the CaveStory.org tribute site: https://www.cavestory.org.


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