The Binding of Isaac

PC / Action RPG / Release: Sep 28, 2011 / ESRB: U

advertisement

Latest Videos

The Binding of Isaac has sold two million

The Binding of Isaac has sold two million

Pssh, who'd be interested about a boy who cries tears at manifestations of his abusive relationship with his zealously religious mother? Not Nintendo, certainly. But The Binding of Isaac has sold jolly nicely on PC, recently hitting two million sales according to Edmund McMillen. The co-developer has also spoken more about plans for its remake, Rebirth.

Read more: "Everybody" wants remake on their platform

Comment on this story


Humble Indie Bundle 7 now available

Humble Indie Bundle 7 now available

Hot off the heels of its successful (and slightly controversial) THQ set, the Humble Bundle is back to offering indie games for a nice low rate. This time you can get four games, an additional two for paying above the average, a full-length movie, and six soundtracks.

Read more: Binding of Isaac, Closure, and more »

Comment on this story


Binding of Isaac 'Rebirth' remake detailed

Binding of Isaac 'Rebirth' remake detailed

The remake of indie darling The Binding of Isaac is being appropriately dubbed: "The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth."

If you've already played the game and its expansion, you'll still have reason to check out the remake. McMillen promises it will feature another Wrath-sized expansion, a new final chapter and ending, two more playable characters, and a ton of other goodies. It will also bring some cut content from the Flash version, including 2-player local co-op, a 16-bit styled graphical demake, and some new music and remixes.

Read more: Talking to Nintendo and Microsoft, looking into iOS version »

Comment on this story


Super Meat Boy dev announces Mew-Genics

Super Meat Boy dev announces Mew-Genics

Expect more cutesy and horrifying things from the folks behind Super Meat Boy, as developer Team Meat announced its next game over the weekend, Mew-Genics. The pair started the mysterious new "game about cats... kinda" during a weekend game jam, then were so taken with it they put Super Meat Boy: The Game, the follow-up for mobile and PC, on hold to play with cats.

Read more: "Will be randomly generated, strange and involve cats" »

Comment on this story


The Binding of Isaac being remade for consoles and PC

The Binding of Isaac being remade for consoles and PC

Edmund McMillen's cult hit The Binding of Isaac is being remade by a new team courtesy of a to-be-revealed publisher. The goal is to bring the remake to consoles and PC some time next year.

"It will be a new game with all new graphics, music, etc it will also feature an expansion sized pack of all new content, bosses, characters enemies, items etc," McMillen described. In addition, the remake is expected to add local co-op.

Read more: 'More than just an expansion' »

Comment on this story


The Binding of Isaac sells 700K

The Binding of Isaac sells 700K

The grim and grisly game The Binding of Isaac has moved a whopping 700,000 units, according to developer Edmund McMillen. The revelation came amid some thoughts on the struggles of the recent Wrath of the Lamb downloadable content, which he says left "a bad taste in my mouth."

Read more: 1.3 update for Wrath of the Lamb »

Comment on this story


The Binding of Isaac expansion released

The Binding of Isaac expansion released

There's surely no better place to spend your Memorial Day holiday than a dank basement, so slap down $3 for The Binding of Isaac's DLC expansion Wrath of the Lamb. Out today, it adds five new chapters along with new enemies, bosses, room types, items, and a new final (final) boss.

Read more: Plus new music from Danny B »

Comment on this story


Binding of Isaac 'Wrath of the Lamb' expansion dated

Binding of Isaac 'Wrath of the Lamb' expansion dated

The Binding of Isaac downloadable content "Wrath of the Lamb" finally has a release date. The "mega expansion" will hit on May 28 for $3, indie developer Edmund McMillen announced today. Accompanying the announcement are more details on the expansion's features, as well as a new trailer.

Watch: The Wrath of the Lamb trailer »

Comment on this story


Binding of Isaac expansion priced, date narrowed

Binding of Isaac expansion priced, date narrowed

The Binding of Isaac's large-scale expansion pack is coming in late May for the price of $3, according to Team Meat. It will contain 50 percent more content in all, so that seems like a pretty good deal for the price.

Read more: More than 10 new bosses, 100 items, and 20 enemies »

Comment on this story


Binding of Isaac looking to Sony platforms

Binding of Isaac looking to Sony platforms

The Binding of Isaac has been blocked by Nintendo, purportedly on grounds of religious content. So instead, developer Edmund McMillen says the team is looking into Sony platforms. That's "platforms," because if all goes well, Team Meat hopes to bring it to more than one.

Read more: McMillen denies past problems with Sony »

Comment on this story


Binding of Isaac blocked by Nintendo due to religious content

Binding of Isaac blocked by Nintendo due to religious content

Indie game The Binding of Isaac won't be coming to the Nintendo 3DS after all. Indie developer Edmund McMillen says that the game was considered by Nintendo, but was ultimately rejected due to "questionable religious content."

Read more: Nintendo purportedly approved of violence, M-rating »

Comment on this story


Binding of Isaac's DLC won't make game 'longer'

Binding of Isaac's DLC won't make game 'longer'

Indie developer Edmund McMillen is working hard at the first downloadable content for The Binding of Isaac, along with the 3DS port of the game. He's shared some more details now on the current status of the port, new items coming in the DLC, and how the deliberate pace of the game is so important to its design.

Read more: Longer plays will be 'boring, drawn out, or too hard' »

Comment on this story


The Binding of Isaac 'mega expansion' incoming

The Binding of Isaac 'mega expansion' incoming

A "mega expansion" is in the works for Edmund McMillen and Florian Himsl's punishing RPG shooter The Binding of Isaac Due in the first half of the year for $3, "Wrath of the Lamb" will bring "more of everything plus a few new extras here and there."

Read more: Music, items, a boss, and more »

Comment on this story


The Binding of Isaac awaiting 3DS approval

The Binding of Isaac awaiting 3DS approval

Have you bought The Binding of Isaac yet? Indie Jeff has covered Edmund McMillen's dungeon-crawling roguelike quite extensively.

"But Shacknews," you hypothetically say. "I don't have a gaming PC capable of playing this low-tech indie game." To our surprise, you even note that "I'm reading this post from the 3DS web browser." Well, imaginary 3DS fan. You might be able to play The Binding of Isaac on your Nintendo portable.

Read more: 3DS is the 'only other system' that will get Isaac »

Comment on this story


2011 Video Game Leftovers: Indies

2011 Video Game Leftovers: Indies

In part two of our Holiday Video Game Leftovers features, Indie Jeff serves up four great indie games that may have made it past your table. And though Black Friday they might not be the subject of Black Friday sales, indie games almost always offer a great gaming value. If none of these tickles your fancy, remember, we keep up with the latest and greatest on our Indie Games Channel blog. Lest it get left out, don't forget the current Humble Introversion Bundle, available now with Uplink, Darwinia, DEFCON, and Multiwinia.

Read more: Four great indie game leftovers of 2011 »

Comment on this story





Top Games

  1. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
  2. Resistance 3
  3. DayZ
  4. Frozen Synapse
  5. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
  6. Space Pirates and Zombies 2
  7. Hearts of Iron IV
  8. MX vs. ATV Supercross
  9. The Walking Dead: Season Two
  10. Frozen Endzone

Most Anticipated

  1. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
  2. DayZ
  3. Space Pirates and Zombies 2
  4. Hearts of Iron IV
  5. MX vs. ATV Supercross
  6. The Walking Dead: Season Two
  7. Frozen Endzone
  8. Batman: Arkham Knight
  9. Kerbal Space Program
  10. Survarium

Top Rentals

  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. Beyond: Two Souls
  3. Batman: Arkham Origins
  4. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
  5. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  6. Battlefield 4
  7. NBA 2K14
  8. Diablo III
  9. Madden NFL 25
  10. The Last of Us