Edmund McMillen has been around for a good long while on the indie game scene now. The first game I can remember playing of his was Gish. While I loved the concept, trying to jump consistently was a pain. It’s amazing how far McMillen’s games have come with Meat Boy and Super Meat Boy being two of the greatest platformers on the market today, and his continued mastery over creating creatures that are as gross as they are cute.
One half of the men behind the critically and fan acclaimed Super Meat Boy has announced that he is working on a new game titled The Binding of Issac. We don’t know alot about it yet except that he is working with Florian Himsl who made Coil and the venereal disease game, C Word and Danny Baranowsky who worked on the score for Super Meat Boy.
The Binding of Issac is planned to be a much smaller game and has nothing to do with Team Meats “Feature Length” game that they are currently working on. The most information we have about the actual contents of The Binding of Issac is that it’s a play on McMillen’s favorite game of all time.
The little skinless boy with the girlfriend made of bandages captured our hearts and minds last year with the fantastic little platformer, Super Meat Boy. There are some new Vinyl figurines of Meat Boy, Bandage Girl, Tofu Boy, and Brownie that stand at about 2 inches tall and look adorable. They have movable arms so you can pose them a small amount. Their movement is limited considering that they are squares with smaller squares for arms and legs. Still would like mighty cool on your desk while you do whatever you do and you can order them from Voxelous here. As I write this post, however, they are currently on back-order, but they should have some more in today. You an check out some pictures of them after the jump.
The bonus chapter of Super Meat Boy, Super Meat World, has finally been unlocked in the PC version of Super Meat Boy. The chapter launched with 140 levels and will later allow PC users to access user made levels. Team Meat has also announced that the Level Editor available only on PC will enter into a public beta for users to mess around with. All of this is completly free to anyone who bought Super Meat Bo or ever will buy Super Meat Boy on PC and they will be adding features as they see fit.
With the success of the Super Meat Boy, Team Meat is already considering ideas for their next title. In an interview with GameInformer, Team Meat discusses that they don’t want to make another platformer but they would rather diversify themselves into another genre. “We’ve farmed this. It’s done. There’s no more coming out of us,” McMillen said in the interview. In fact, the duo’s next game could very well be dynamically generated, a brawler, a shooter, or something more casual, and could end up on a handheld — but “not like iPhone or anything,”. The also said that they don’t want to make their next game harder than Super Meat Boy however development is under way and anything can happen in the future.
Source: (Game Informer)