Siddhesh Joshi (Editor)

Terry Cavanagh (developer)

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Occupation  Video game designer
Name  Terry Cavanagh
Known for  Video games

Terry Cavanagh (developer) wwwindiecadecomimagesnewsterrycavanaghjpg
Born  1984Tydavnet, County Monaghan, Ireland
Role  Video Game Designer ·
Albums  Naya’s Quest Soundtrack, Don’t Look Back Soundtrack
Video games  Super Hexagon, VVVVVV, Don't Look Back

Alma mater  Trinity College, Dublin

Terry Cavanagh is an Irish video game designer based in London, England. After studying mathematics at Trinity College in Dublin, Cavanagh worked briefly as a market risk analyst before focusing on game development full-time. His titles all share a primitive, minimalist aesthetic. He has created over two dozen games, most notably VVVVVV and Super Hexagon. He is credited as a programmer for Alphaland, a platform game by Jonas Kyratzes.


Terry Cavanagh (developer) Terry Cavanagh Creator TV Tropes

Cavanagh has stated that he prefers the personal nature of independent game development, its smaller scale enabling the personality of the creator to shine through in the final product.

Terry Cavanagh (developer) GDC 2013 Interview with Terry Cavanagh YouTube


Terry Cavanagh (developer) Hello Im independent game designer Terry Cavanagh creator of

Cavanagh cites the 1997 Japanese RPG Final Fantasy VII as his favorite game, crediting it as his inspiration for becoming a video game developer. In 2009 Cavanagh named interactive fiction writer Adam Cadre as his favorite developer.


  • Cavanagh's game VVVVVV won the 2010 IndieCade Festival in the category of "Fun/Compelling".
  • In 2014, Cavanagh was named to Forbes' annual "30 Under 30" list in the Games category.
  • References

    Terry Cavanagh (developer) Wikipedia