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
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.
Cramps (by NovaSilisko)
Character: Meat Boy
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.
Sewers of Dross (by Team Meat)
A character exclusive chapter that explores Gish and his specific sticky abilities.
The Butcher Boy (by Team Meat)
Character: 8bit Meat Boy
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!
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.
Q: Do i have to be online to access this new content?
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.
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.
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.
In order to play the Sewers of Dross you will need to have unlocked "the internets" by collecting 20 Bandages.
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.
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)