So, a few big updates this week.
1st, for those of you who have some how missed it, Super Meat Boy is one of 13 very awesome indie games in Steams Potato Bundle
. It was recently officially announced that playing the games inside the potato bundle will actually help launch Portal 2 early! (you can see how the launch is going here
What this also means is chances are once portal 2 launches, the potato bundle will end.. so this is your last chance to get all these great games for 75% off! so do that already!
Im going out of my way to push this sale even more because there is a good chance that the Level Editor for steam will be launching next week and with the sale potentially going away before it launches this will be your last chance to get Super Meat Boy at this discount price for a long time to come... so dont bitch to us if you waited till the editor was out to buy the game and it was full price!
2nd, Our FULL postmortem is finally up for viewing on Gamasutra
A lot of you might have heard bits and pieces of this from a few sites that leaked info from it early, and the majority of you probably only read the sensational head lines "Super Meat Boy team attacks Microsoft!" or "Team Meat burns their bridge with MS!" or something along those lines.
Now i understand the press tends to blow things up to get the attention of readers, but the postmortem is about A LOT more then the problems we had with our xbla launch, its about ALL of the ups and down of development. We spent quite a few days on this article and released it knowing it might receive some backlash, but it was very important for us to be totally honest about our development in hopes other developers might learn something from our mistakes.
And those mistakes shouldn't be read as "Dont work with Microsoft!" but more along the lines of "Make sure you get everything promised in a contract". But honestly theres a lot more to this postmortem then the MS hubbub, if youre a developer, or just a fan of SMB give it a read
. Either way you'll probably get to see most of it 1st hand once indie game: the movie
comes out this sept.
Ok so aside from that here's some info on whats to come:
- The Beta level editor should be out shortly, this level editor is a Steam exclusive.
- Super Meat World has been updated with 2 new chapters and has another scheduled update once the editor is out.
- 3 new chapters are coming to the xbla version (Paradise lost, Jumper Returns and Remnants) early next week via the internets.
- We have been told that most Walmarts are sold out of the retail edition of Super Meat Boy, but its still available online at Amazon.com