the last 5 weeks of talking about humans has made me feel dead inside... its time to bring on the cast of cats!
So yeah, Mew-Genics will feature over 12,207,031,250,000,000,000,000 cats. its easy to assume you and your friends wont ever have the same cat. technically that number only applies to how the cat looks, if you include its personality variables that number multiplies by A LOT.. not to mention the ability variables, personal stats and a ton more secret stuff we will talk about later on.
basically you'll never get the same cat twice, unless you clone them, and even then depending on their childhood they still wont act the same...
So a little over a year ago, I turned 30. For my birthday a good friend, Aubrey Hesselgren, whom I used to work with on Goo! and before that on stupid Hoopworld, made me this Super Meat Boy Galaxy Prototype. I played it, it was awesome. I thought he did a great job with the controls and that is really saying something because I am very picky about controls. Below is a video:
Anyway, he wants to release it to the world. At first Team Meat's business development team told us that "3D is IN now" and that we would make loads of profit off releasing it along side Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. However, Aubrey, being the humble British man that he is instead insisted that it be ransomed for charity instead. Click here to Donate!
So that's what he's doing. The charity is called The Samaritans and they provide 24 hour confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide. They are British so I imagine their success rate for helping people off the ledge is much better than similar American institutions due to the fact that British people in general sound super smart and as a result if they are saying "Hey, you have everything to live for" in a James Bond-esque voice, one would be much more inclined to believe them. Click here to Donate!
In all seriousness though, lets reach this goal and get 10k of England money donated to The Samaritans. It's a good cause, it's a fun game, everyone wins here. If you can spend $3200 on Steam Sales this week (which, you know you will, you always do) you can surely spend $3180 and send $20 to a charity that helps people out. Think about it and...Click here to Donate!
Back to making Cat AI....not half as fun as it sounds...
So every Caturday from now till we release all the details, Tommy and i will be uploading screen shots of characters and cryptic images that should slowly paint a picture of what Mew-Genics is all about.
last week we teased on via twitter but this week we will be posting both here.
2 of the 5 silhouettes in our 1st teaser image have been spoiled...
till next week!
Well hello there!, it's been a while since we talked... a lot has happened in the past 5 months, one of the biggest being the release of Indie Game: The movie on Steam and Netflix. We have been getting 100s of e-mails about the movie and we really appreciate all the love. It's very very hard to get back to all of you with worthy responses so let me just do a blanket statement here and say Tommy and i both read all the fan mail we get and really do appreciate it, we have just been amazingly busy these days with 2 new games and dont have much time to respond.. so yeah, THANKS ALL OF YOU!
Now on to the announcement.
As some of you know Tommy and i have been working on a new super meat boy for iOS and Pc for the past few months... but a month or so ago we decided to do a little game jam over a weekend and fell into a totally out of left field project we call...
Mew-Genics is by far the strangest project I've ever worked on.. and that's saying something. Tommy and i are very happy with how development has been going on it and decided that Mew-Genics will be the next official Team Meat game. We don't want to spoil too much here, but we can say the game will be randomly generated, strange and involve cats.
We are moving quite fast on it and should be able to start talking about platforms, more gameplay details and screen shots soon.
and SMB fans need not worry, the new Super Meat Boy (SMB:TG) is still in dev, just on hold till we squeeze this little kitten out of our loins.