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MAR

31

edmund

SUPER POTATO BOY!

Posted by Edmund on March 31st, 2011 in Super Meat Boy!

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Sometimes it takes a while to realize when you are wrong, you get
Used to the way things are in your life and simply lose sight of things.

Peta was right about meat boy, meat is murder!
Everyone told us peta was nothing more then a gathering of
Rambling religious zealots, and we believed them.

Meat boy is not the type of hero we want our kids looking up to.
Even i am willing to admit, we made a mistake and its time to fix it.

A wise man once said "For as long as men massacre animals,
They will kill each other. Indeed, he
Who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love."


Officially, let me introduce you to our new mascot, Potato Boy!
Runing off of pure soulless vegetable fuel!
Leaving no trail of blood, no bodies of innocent animals or
Destroying this beautiful world.

I stand by our new hero, and once you play as him you will too.
Steam's potato boy update is loaded and ready to roll!

Update your steam copy today!
Potato Boy FTW
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MAR

17

edmund

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Posted by Edmund on March 17th, 2011 in Super Meat Boy!













Please dont die.
 

MAR

02

edmund

GDC announcement time!

Posted by Edmund on March 2nd, 2011 in Super Meat Boy!

Oh GDC, you so crazy.

For those of you who dont know, GDC is the Game Developers Conference that's held in San Francisco every year. it a big ho down for game developers of all kinds and each year GDC gives out awards, host talks and pannels and everyone gets to show off what they are working on.

This year we were invited to give a post mortem on Super Meat Boy's development and it went quite well. its my birthday this week and i didn't feel like stressing myself out with GDC so i was able to skype in for this talk and let Tommy brave through the actual physically being there aspect.

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(tommy showing everyone his best shadow puppet, its a dog)

Now the full post mortem video isn't available yet but quite a few sites have transcribed most of what was talked about.

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i dont want to go into full detail on the talk just yet, because in the next few weeks we will be releasing an official indepth post mortem via game dev magazine and i want to save all the juicy details for that write up.

Aside from all the game dev drama we also announced a few big things during our talk that id love to go into a bit more detail on.

1. Super Meat Boy Wii is officially canceled.
We really tried hard to make this happen but not one publisher we talked to thought a retail budget title for the Wii would be profitable at this point in the Wiis life cycle, and we totally understand that.

2. Team Meat are officially 3ds developers!
What does this mean? who knows, all we do know is we will be working on something 3ds related soon that may or may not have anything to do with Meat. Either way the door is wide open and we cant wait to see what comes through it.

3. The retail version of the Super Meat Boy Ultra edition was announced!
In April you will be able to get all dressed up, go out to your local Wal-Mart and pick up a very very special version of Super Meat Boy Pc.

The Ultra edition will come with...

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-A 40 page long booklet that is half development sketchbook and half comic book. i did what i could to pull out the stops for this one and spent a few weeks compiling a years worth of sketches and comics all into one manual, yeah that's right i turned the manual into a limited edition comic/sketch book, WHAT NOW!

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-A mini poster featuring that amazing hyper real meat boy painting by Dave Rapoza.

-The games award winning digital sound track!

-Tons of ingame sound effects (so you guys who keep emailing asking about getting that "WARP ZONE!" sound clip to use as there ring tone can stop)

-Over 300mb of bonus content including character art, wallpapers, behind the scenes development photos, warp zone art, game trailers and even a few piece of never before seen illustrations!

Here's the official cover box and inside flap art.

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The SMB Ultra Edition will hit stores across North America sometime in April, and sell for $20! (it will also be sold on amazon.com)

The game itself is basically the same as the one you've played on steam, but with one edition...
Alien Hominid! (from the Behemoths Alien Hominid!)

oh also Bit.Trip Runner is now out on Steam!! (my personal fav. gaijin games game!) You need to buy this game now!

Ok back to work on this damn level editor... those of you in desperate need to play new levels be sure to check out our devmode forums, there are over 100 levels up there now to play.
 

FEB

21

edmund

New Chapters added!

Posted by Edmund on February 21st, 2011 in Super Meat Boy!

So as of about 5pm PST today 2 totally new chapters have been uploaded to the XBLA version of SMB and you can play them now... FREE OF CHARGE!

Expert Remix and Cramps (nova) have both been uploaded to "The Internets" an Xbla exclusive chapter that acts as a hub for us to upload new level content accessible by users without the whole messy aspect of spending money...

The full list of Internets Chapters is:

Expert Remix (by Team Meat)
Character: Meat Boy
Difficulty: Very Hard
Levels: 20

This level pack remixes and raises the difficulty of the top 20 best levels in the game (picked by the fans and myself)
Full list of levels remixed can be found in the forums Here.

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Cramps (by NovaSilisko)
Character: Meat Boy
Difficulty: Medium
Levels: 20

Our 1st user made chapter upload. a very well designed chapter that should be easy enough for those of you just starting out but still quite enjoyable for the masochists out there.

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Sewers of Dross (by Team Meat)
Character: Gish
Difficulty: Hard
Levels: 20

A character exclusive chapter that explores Gish and his specific sticky abilities.




The Butcher Boy (by Team Meat)
Character: 8bit Meat Boy
Difficulty: Medium
Levels: 20

An 8bit retro chapter that explores many mechanics that weren't used in the main story mode.




This 2 chapter addition will push our extra content packs to 80 levels, officially raising the total level count to just over 430 levels!

This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the 100s of new levels planned for release via "The Internets". We have over 5 new chapters planned for this year that will feature level design by many different and well known developers, character exclusive chapters and loads of new awesome user made content.

Enjoy the new levels!


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FAQ:

Q: How do i access "the Internets"?
A: "The Internets" is a chapter that is unlocked by collecting 15 bandages or completing 40 levels in the main game. its the chapter pad to the left of the forest on the mini map.

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Q: Do i have to be online to access this new content?
A: Yes.

Q: Will Pc users get this content?
A: Yes, once the level portal and editor are finished and released we will upload both new chapters to the Pc level portal.

Q: When is the Pc editor and Portal coming out!?
A: When its done, its getting close though.

Q: How can i submit my custom chapter for you to upload to xbla?
A: Email us via our contact form and we will check it out, it also helps to post about your chapter in our forum.
 

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14

edmund


a great way to start valentines day, i guess...
Thanks Joseph

In other news there is a new Dr.Fetus shirt now available.

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Buy it!


Happy valentines day everyone, the 40 level xbla update is coming in the next 2 days!

level editor still in the works!

Mac version after that!

Be ready!
 

FEB

11

edmund

You Need this stuff!

Posted by Edmund on February 11th, 2011 in Super Meat Boy!

Some of you may have noticed that our store has been down because Danielleorama and myself have both moved out of our shit hole apartment and into a nice little house! Well the move is just about finished and we have re-opened the store with tons of new meaty items!

New to the store:

-Charms / Zipper Pulls / Dangles.
Whatever you wanna call them, they can be applied to just about anything or even just stuck on your pc, that's what i did with mine...

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There are 4 different sets, each one more rare then the last!
TRY AND COLLECT THEM ALL! I FUCKING DARE YOU!



-Heavy Metal Meat Boy Charm / key chain thingy.
A limited edition metal charm heavy enough to kill a small bird!

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-Super Meat Boy Plush!
Limited edition hand made plush by Danielleorama, Meat Boy and Dr.Fetus singles and the very limited full collection available (almost sold out).

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And last but not least!

-Super Meat Boy Poster!
This poster is awesome, 18 x 24 hyper real super meat boy painting by Dave Rapoza! You need this!

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Ok well back to work on the 50 things i need to have done by the 20th of feb....
 

FEB

01

edmund

Super Awesome Update!

Posted by Edmund on February 1st, 2011 in Super Meat Boy!

So, as a few of you know the past 2 months have been quite intense. Being bombarded with 1000's of tech support emails and fan mail, over 10 huge updates, moving out of my shit apartment and Tommy becoming a diabetic cyborg. We have come out the other side with only minor symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder.

I don't want to jump into a post mortem just yet, but to say these last 4 months have been by far the hardest and most amazing months of our lives is an understatement. Super Meat Boy development and launch was incredibly difficult and one of the biggest emotional roller coasters I've ever experienced, but I'm sure most of you will get to witness this 1st hand, seeing as Indie Game: The Movie was there through the end of dev. and documented basically the whole thing.

Being so emotionally, mentally and financially invested in a project like this was insane Tommy and I both went all in on this project and I'm happy to be able to say it's paid off 100%.

Super Meat Boy is a hit!

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Downloadable game of the year - Gamespot (editors choice)
Downloadable game of the year - Gamespot (readers choice)

Downloadable game of the year - EGM

Downloadable game of the year - Gametrailers

Most challenging game of the year - IGN

Most addicting game of the year - Destructiod
Best sound track of the year - Destructiod
Best DLC of the year - Destructiod

Best Old school kick in the ass - Gamesradar


Its a huge honor to have even been nominated for these awards let alone winning any. Me and Tommy were 100% sure that Super Meat Boy wouldn't win anything going head to head with indie hits like Limbo and Minecraft. It blows my mind when i think about how many people have played Super Meat Boy and i hope you all enjoy what we have in store for you in the coming months.

Now back to business.

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-Dr.Fetus Tshirts are now for sale in the newgrounds store!

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-Meat Boy shirts have also been restocked!

-The title update for Xbla has been uploaded, it fixes a ton of issues with the xbla version of the game including the save bug.

-The Pc version has been updated with an ultra low detail setting for people who probably still own beepers, and other minor fixes.

-The level editor and portal for the pc version of the game is almost finished and should be up "once its done".

-The level portal will launch with over 100 user made levels.

-There are tons of chapter packs coming to xbla soon, many by other devs like Gaijin games , The Creator of IWBTG! and Team Meat (that's us!)

-The Mac version is coming after the editor is out.

-We have secured Pc retail deals in Russia, North America and 2 other countries, more on that later...

-We have a forum now!

Ok well back to work on the editor, thanks for making this year start off with an insanely huge bang everyone, your emails and fan art have really helped more then you'll ever know.

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Danielle says, "The store will be restocked soon! Plush will be made before it's ordered to cut down on ship time, those charms/dangles? that you've been waiting for will be there too!"
 
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