So as some of you know, we have been playing with the idea of porting SMB on the iphone for some time...
Sadly, there was no way of doing this without the game becoming a pile of garbage, Super Meat Boy is a twitch platformer with precision controls, there was no way in hell this would work on a touch screen with buttons all over it, Super Meat Boy isn't a game we want to make a sub-par version of just to cash in...
So, we decided to totally remake the whole game instead, from the ground up!
Here is the very 1st look at... "Super Meat Boy: The Game"
We just started working on it so I'm are sure a lot will change as development unfolds but we do have a few major talking points of what the game is and what the game isn't.
What the game is:
- A feature length touch controlled platformer SPECIFICALLY designed for Touch devices.
What the game isn't:
- a shitty port of an existing game with non tactile buttons spread all over the screen blocking the players view and making for frustrating controls.
- the Super Meat Boy you're used to, there are aspects of Super Meat Boy in there, obviously, but this is a brand new game with new art, new sound, everything.
As many of you know Indie Game: The Movie is back from it's Premiere at Sundance with a flashy award under its belt, and to celebrate they are doing a very special sneak peek of the movie in Santa Cruz, Ca!
Aside from it being the 1st time the movie has been shown in the US outside of Sundance, this sneak peek is also extra special because its on my birthday AND both Tommy and i will both be there for a Q&A after the showing. (also if you stick around we might have a very nice meaty gift for around 200 people after the show)
Indie Game: The Movie
The Rio Theater, Santa Cruz Ca
So if you live in the Bay Area, make sure you get your tickets ASAP, i tweeted about it yesterday and 1/3 of the tickets have sold. so get them while they are getable!
We have been meaning to do a big ass post gushing about how amazing the film is and what an honor it is to be featured in it... but we have been a bit busy with video game making, so ill just say this.
Indie Game: The Movie is a magical movie that is about more than just video games, it's about living your dreams and inspiring others to do the same. If you have any interest in making games, playing games or simply being creative and making art, you NEED to see this movie.
1up is doing an ebay auction for charity, this auction is a collection of video game sketches.. one of them is the super meat boy sketch that was the basis of the logo, box art, title screen and sticker of the game. the core sketch that defined super meat boys look and iconic toothless smile.
This is by far the most important sketch in super meat boy history (and even has a sketch of a possible future Team meat game on the back) and it can be YOURS!!
there is only a day left on the auction, so have at it! I really want this sketch to go to a good home, and remember the money all goes to charity!
So a few months back Tommy and i got together to do an awesome SMB commentary track, we tried our best to achieve that and THIS is what came out.
I hope you all enjoyed watching that as much as we did making it, its been a crazy year and we are both truly honored that so many of you love our baby as much as we do, and that so many of you would actually listen to us make crude and inappropriate jokes for an hour while someone plays our game.
Big thanks to Man vs. Game (his name is Jason, i think) for sending us that full run video, and we also need to show some love to Blink Works, who let us use their recording equipment and editing this video to make it have the illusion of a professional commentary video, we love you all.
Tommy and i are going to try and do an Ask Us Anything on Reddit soon.. not sure when but soon.. so be on the look out!.
A few months back, After lots of kisses, hugs and late night phone calls (mostly consisting of heavy breathing) Team Meat has dropped the order of protection and decided to work it out with Microsoft.. for the sake of the children!
So after a long silent year, Team Meat have put the past behind them and decided to celebrate this truce by having a huge black friday sale and lowering the price of Super Meat Boy on Xbla by 67% to 400ms points!
And we did this all for YOU!
Also just to buy back your love just a bit more, we will also be added tons of new internets levels to SMB, these levels should be going up by the end of the sale early next week and will include over 5 new amazing 20 level chapters!
Super Meat Boy Xbla Black friday sale.
$5 (67% off)