Marco, a very nice journalist at Eurogamer Italy stumbled across Super Meat Boy on the show floor and wrote this article about it. It is in Italian so if you are American, break out Google Translate (I did) and if you are from probably anywhere else you probably know Italian or Spanish and can decipher enough of the article to get how bad ass it is. Click my favorite quote from the article to view the full article (translated to english):
The guys over at EpicBattleAxe (awesome name) have done a preview writeup on SMB. From reading the article, it seems like they had no idea what SMB was until they stopped to play it....and they loved it. Read the full writeup here:
Also, if you look at the front of GameTrailers.com, you'll see that MeatBoy is on a banner with Raiden from Metal Gear Solid Rising, and Kratos from God of War to promote their best of E3 awards. As of yet, we have not been nominated for anything (not even best downloadable game...wtf) but who knows. They might just be using MeatBoy to make Kratos not look like such a fag....
I just got back from E3. For those of you who don't know what E3 is, its basically a bunch of hot chicks, video games, and socially awkward nerds playing video games. It's great fun:)
Super Meat Boy was on the show floor as part of the Xbox 360 Booth (right near Crackdown 2). Without any sort of exaggeration, and this is 100% true, everyone that played the game, loved the game. I watched people die over and over with HUGE smiles on their face. They would play even the hardest levels until the beat them then the crowd around them would erupt in cheers and applause. Then, they would play the next level. It was awesome, and the best part is we were only showing chapter 1, 2 and 3....most only played Chapter 1. Peoples minds are going to be blown when this game is done, guarenteed.
Press has been pretty awesome from the demo on the show floor, we've twittered several of the links, but my favorite was from Jonathan Holmes with Destructoid. Words can't describe how awesome this video is, look for Super Meat Boy at about the 3minutes 50seconds.
Our buddy, Ryan, from GameTrailers made a last minute super appreciated trip to our booth about 15 minutes before the show closed. One video is a walkthrough with me talking about the game, the other is just some gameplay.
One shitty thing is, I didn't get to play ANYTHING except BulletStorm and that was only because I was at the BulletStorm party trying to find CliffyB to give him an SMB sticker. Turns out he knew all about Super Meat Boy and still had the comic we sent him last year. He said he loved the work we were doing and that our game is awesome. Pretty cool hearing that from the dude that thought up Gears of War:). BulletStorm was actually pretty cool, I hate FPS games but I really enjoyed the combo system in it. It will be cool to see how they expand on that. It's a nice change from fucking War simulations. Just walking around the show floor, I swear I saw the same game 3 and 4 times at different booths...Call of Duty, Medal of Honor, etc all those games look identical and boring. Marvel vs. Capcom 3 looked pretty awesome. Limbo was on the other side of the Xbox booth and that game looks like an animated movie, it will do well on Live Arcade. I did get to go to the Nintendo Press Conference, which was awesome but didn't get to try out the 3DS. From what I heard, the 3DS lines were 2 hours long. I heard from people that played it though that it looked amazing, and they have a bad ass lineup of games coming out at launch, so Nintendo wins E3 on that one alone:) Funny bit of trivia: Jordan Fehr, our sound effects guy, recently got a new job...turns out that job is doing sound design on the new Donkey Kong Country game...pretty bad ass huh?
E3, for me at least, was like a huge B12 shot. I felt like garbage the week before E3 and almost didn't go, I didn't decide until June 14th (the day before E3 started and my birthday) that I was going. I'm very glad I did.
Back to work now as we approach the last few weeks of development and testing. Get ready to have your asses handed to you by Super Meat Boy and enjoy every minute of it!