Many of you noticed that an update went live today on Steam, here is what has been added.
-Full level editor (Beta)
-The Ability to rate user made levels in Super Meat World
-The Ability to upload single levels to the level portal in SMW
-The Ability to create full chapters for SMW
Obviously the biggest update is the long awaited level editor, and here is all the info on it.
The Level Editor can be used to create anything you see in game minus bosses and warp zones.
The Level Editor can be accessed by looking in Tools under your Steam Library.
The Level Editor does not have an in game tutorial, but there are many in our forums
(which we link to in the editor via the "?" button).
The Level Editor saves locally, but you need to upload your level to the SMW portal for it to become active online. To do this click Upload, then complete the level to set the par and upload the level to the portal (to prove its possible you sadistic asshole!). REMEMBER TO SAVE YOUR LEVELS LOCALLY BEFORE UPLOADING!
The Level Editor supports FULL CHAPTER UPLOADS! to create a full chapter first you must make sure all of the level in your chapter are uploaded to the portal. Once you have done this click the "create" button to choose the ordering and number of levels in your chapter, you can also choose what music you want here as well. Once you are finished just click upload and your chapter will popup in SMW. Chapters must be over 5 levels long to upload.
The Level Editor supports a full playable character roster, without requiring you to have those characters unlocked in game. Click Meat Boys face icon to access the character chooser, once you choose who you want people to play as in your level/chapter hit F1 (to go into play mode) and the character will become active.
The Level Editor is in Beta, and probably will be for a very long time. This means there could be some minor issues we didn't find in testing, if you find any major ones please let us know in our forums so we can fix them in future updates. Remember to Save your levels locally (hitting save) very often incase of a crash, F9 is the shortcut key for save.
The Level Editor is FREE! it was a labor of Love/Hate but something we did because we knew the fans wanted it and were already creating so many awesome levels using our devmode. So think of this as a thank you to all the awesome fans who sent us cool shit, nice emails and created amazing levels with devmode, if you bitched us out because the free level editor was delayed, you should probably not update your game and burn in hell.
So that's that, as per usual we will be probably updating again with minor fixes and a few updates to SMW, the editor has been live for a few hours and there are already quite a few amazing chapters uploaded (over 135+ levels) so please check those out and maybe make some yourself :) we really do play the hell out of your levels.
Ok so back to work i guess, Tommy and i are currently in the middle of a big move but once we are back up Tommy will be working on the Mac port of SMB and then we will officially start on THE NEXT GAME!
Now for the usual FAQ:
Q: How do i access SMW?
A: SMW unlocks at 20 bandages, its the pad to the left of the forest.
Q: Can i add bandages in my levels?
A: Yes, but they wont effect the game.
Q: Can i edit my levels once they are online.
A: No, but yo can edit your local files and upload the level again if you really need to.
Q: Will the Xbla version get the Editor?
A: No, we cant legally do a non-regulated editor on Xbla, but we will try to continue to upload new chapters to xbla via the internets.
Q: Where is the Mac version?
A: Its currently in development.
Q: When does the Mac version release?
A: When its done.
Q: Is your next game SMB 2?!
Q: Will you ever be able to save progress in SMW?
A: Probably not.
Oh, also Super Meat Boy Tshirts are back in stock!
GO GET ONE!