Super Meat Boy PC Countdown:

NOV

23

tommy

I just pre-ordered...in my pants

Posted by Tommy on November 23rd, 2010 in Super Meat Boy!

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Along the same logic as our XBLA sale, we are offering Pre-Orders on Steam for 33% off the launch price. YOU'RE WELCOME!

BEGIN CHARACTER SPOILERS

As a result of the preorders, our achievements got leaked which lead to our last two characters being leaked. THEY ARE: Runman from Runman: Race Around the World by Matt Thorson and Tom Sennett and Naija from Aquaria by Alec Holowka and Derek Yu. Here's a nice image of the character roster for the PC...it's glorious.

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END CHARACTER SPOILERS

We love our fans, you guys are awesome. Sometimes you annoy the shit out of us by asking questions that you can easily look up online and see the 9000 times we've answered them...but we still love you very much. I'm going to once again answer some questions.

1. The game does not launch with the editor, but it will be free when it does release. We are aiming for January, but we want to launch it with full portal functionality. It is the highest of high priorities as far as we are concerned.

2. The game will be SteamPlay when it does finally come out on the Mac. We do not have a release version for the Mac yet. It is priority, but lower priority than the editor.

3. No PS3 version, stop asking, stop wishing, it's not happening. Sorry.

4. We are still working with Nintendo on our options for the Wii version, we have not forgotten our Wii fans and we are doing everything we can to deliver a version of the game that lives up to our quality standards.

5. The Xbox Live patch is in approval, hopefully it'll be up in a few weeks. Patching isn't as easy as just uploading a new executable...there is approval, certification, testing, etc. Please be patient.

6. Tara Long and I have not set a date yet, but we are registered at Family Christian Stores. As a gift to her, from me, World of Goo ball will be playable in the Steam version via a special Cheat Code. (it was totally planned all along but this is gunna earn me some points).

Good? Good.

Tommy
 

NOV

21

edmund

The Sewers of Dross is up!

Posted by Edmund on November 21st, 2010 in Super Meat Boy!

Those of you who purchased Super Meat Boy on XBLA will find a totally new full chapter in "teh Internets" called The Sewers of Dross! a Xbla exclusive chapter based around the sticky hero Gish.

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The Sewers of Dross is the 1st of many FREE character exclusive chapters set to be released in the next year. Character exclusive basically means you'll be playing a full 20 level chapter based around a specific character and his/her special abilities. This setup allows us to make chapters that no other character could beat except the one in question, a very fun restriction that allows us to make totally fresh levels that almost make the game feel like a whole new platformer.

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In order to play the Sewers of Dross you will need to have unlocked "the internets" by collecting 20 Bandages.

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The levels in the sewers start easy enough, but get quite hard.. so it should steal away a good few hours for most players.

Those of you who arnt aware, the character Gish comes from an indie game of the same name that i made with Alex Austin in 2004. Gish went on to win the grand prize in the IGF 05 as well as the award for best game design. Those of you who havent played Gish can pick it up on steam .

And for all you Gish fans out there, Bigshottoyworks has turned Gish into a cute velour plush toy! they are quite awesome, i have 2 looking at me while i type this.

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You can pick them up for 8 bucks at the bigshottoyworks shop here
http://www.bigshottoystore.com/

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Enjoy the Sewers of Dross, we have many more free chapters to come, our current schedule looks something like this.

12.??.2010 - Meat Boy (retro chapter based on the best of the meat boy flash prototype.
12.??.2010 - I Meat Boy (we take the best levels in the game remix them and make them harder!)

Q1 2011 - CommanderVideo Chapter (character exclusive chapter for commandervideo)
Q1 2011 - I wanna be the Kid (20 levels as hard as the kids warp zone, exclusive to the kid)
Q1 2011 - Best of user made p1 (20 of the best user submitted pc levels)

Have fun!
 

NOV

21

edmund

Its a Super Meat Boy Video explosion!

Posted by Edmund on November 21st, 2010 in Super Meat Boy!

One half of Team Meat Studio Tour!


Destructiod Interview


SMB claymation!


SMB character cameo guide


Coolest kid ever
 

NOV

16

tommy

You've got Headcrabs!

Posted by Tommy on November 16th, 2010 in Super Meat Boy!

It was accidentally leaked early today, so we decided to jump in and announce it officially.

The Headcrab will be a playable character in Super Meat Boy, exclusive to Steam.

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We asked Valve about this almost half joking and they were totally down. (We LOVE Steam...like...a lot. MS is the hot chick you hook up with, Steam is the girl you spend your life with). The Headcrab will replace Gish as the 1st unlockable bandage character. Much like Gish, he will stick to walls but also have more horizontal jumping power as a head crab should.

Those of you wondering, the Steam version of Super Meat Boy's official release date is Nov. 30th (as you can see from the countdown above) and be priced at $15... BUT!

As a gift to fans we will be taking preorders on Steam starting the 23rd at 33% off ($10). So much like our XBLA release SMB fans will get a early buy discount.

Some of you (trolls) may be thinking "HAY HEADCRAB ISNT INDIE, FUCK YOU SELLOUT ASSHOLES" Well....I dare you to turn down a Headcrab. They are adorable.

For those of you without Steam, we have a special character for you. All non-Steam (PC and Mac only) versions of Super Meat Boy will feature....

A Goo Ball from World of Goo!

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The Goo ball will be basically identical to Gish, accept obviously cuter.

That leaves 2 more unknown characters left.. who could they be? First person to guess 'Splosion Man gets punched in the face.

Stay tuned!
 

NOV

14

edmund
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Super Meat Boy's release has been an amazingly surreal experience for both of us. I could never imagine a game like Super Meat Boy would go on to become the second highest rated game on xbox live of all time as well as sell the crazy amount of copies it has already in these past 3 weeks.

To put it into perspective, On Raptr.com Super Meat Boy has logged in over 40k hours in the past 3 weeks, where as Sonic 4 is pushing 17k in the past 4 weeks.

Now this is in no way a slight on Sonic, its just quite surreal to think about how a humble game made by 2 guys could out perform a sequel to one of the more popular platformers of all time made by Sega...

There was a great deal of worry on our side that gamers today wouldn't be accepting of a game that didn't hold their hands and coddle them the way the vast majority of games do these days. We are more than pleasantly surprised by the amazing response, it has renewed our faith in the gaming community and the future of games as a whole.

Not everyone is aware but we launched Super Meat Boy on xbox live with a release sale (33% off).

Super Meat Boy is on sale for 7 more days, and we want to make sure all the fans are aware of the sale ending so they don't feel screwed over when the price goes back up to $15 on the 21st of Nov. So if youre going to pick up SMB on xbla this is probably the best week for you to do so.

Heres the direct link to the games page on xbox.com http://bit.ly/cGNe3S

More on the Pc launch tuesday!
 

NOV

10

edmund

Super Update!

Posted by Edmund on November 10th, 2010 in Super Meat Boy!

A lot has happened in the past few weeks, its hard to keep up and we apologies for not responding to all the comments but hopefully this post gets everyone up to date and informs about the hows and whys of the current SMB situation.

-Danny B and Destructoid raised over $2.5k last weekend for Multiple Sclerosis. Danny donated 100% of all Super Meat Boy soundtrack sales as long as Destructoid could keep playing super meat boy Live nonstop via webcam. The session lasted over 10 hours, the game was beaten and Jonathon Holmes even unlocked the Kid live! it was a sight to be seen.

Dannys soundtrack is still available for only 4 bucks, if you dont own this.. something's wrong with you. Luckily if that something is Multiple Sclerosis Dannys got your back.


-The Xbla Title Update is being submitted to MS for approval this week and should be up by the 21st (we hope). This update will fix all known bugs, erase all 0.0 times from the leaderboards and come with a totally new music track by Danny called Dr. Fetus's Castle.

But the biggest addition to the update will be the 1st new set of 20 internets levels.

This new chapter for the internets called "the Sewers of Dross" will be our first character exclusive chapter. In the sewers of dross you will be using only Gish and his sticky abilities to traverse 20 levels that ramp in difficulty from medium to soul crushing.

Here are a few pics of the chapter.
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All additional content will be 100% free.
The Sewers of Dross is one of 3 chapters that will be released this year via the internets, but more on that when the update goes live.


-During Danny's Meat-a-thon as a gift to everyone who donated to help fight MS we unveiled another secret unlockable character to the pc version this character being Captin Viridian from the amazing VVVVVV.

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This is the 2nd of 6 pc exclusive playable unlocks in super meat boy. we will probably be announcing another shortly but a few hints on the remaining for are:
"a one of them sticks, one of them dashes, one of them changes form and one of them isn't organic"

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Now its time for some awesome Q and A!

Q: Why No Ps3!!!

A: Why wont this question die? We have answered it publicly at least 15 times but it just never ends.

We Cant EVER do a ps3 version of super meat boy because when we were going into negotiations with publishers Sony was the only one who didn't express much interest in the game. We assumed this ment that they didn't want the game and decided to sign with Nintendo and Microsoft. Our contracts excluded any release on Ps3.

We would have loved to do a ps3 version, but its not at all possible what so ever now. so please stop asking about it.


Q: When is the Pc version coming out? can i preorder it? and will it be on sale like on xbla?

A: Our goal is to release the Pc version on Steam by the last week of Nov. Once we set a release date you will be able to preorder it on steam a week early and yes we will do a sale for anyone who preorders the Pc version of the game, we want to be fare to all fans of the game.


Q: Will you be updating the xbla version with Pc characters as DLC?

A: No, never.


Q: When are you guys putting out the level editor for Pc?

A: We hope to release the level editor with some kind of portal enabling players to easily view and rate user made levels sometime in Dec. The initial release will be a bit rough but as time passes we will take in your suggestions and fine tune the editor and level portal into a super smooth piece of awesomeness that will keep the community going for years.

Btw, this will also all be 100% free.


Hope that clears a few things up, We are planning a big update on the pc version in the next week! so stay tuned in. and follow us on twitter if you arnt already, we update it with free game codes, comic contest and loads of secret info we dont post here!

till next time!
 
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