Super Meat Boy dev discusses next game

Indie dev Team Meat has described its next project as "more experimental" than the straightforward" Super Meat Boy. It also confirmed SMB is still coming to Mac, and that a Nintendo 3DS version was once being made.

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Super Meat Boy developer Team Meat is already working away on its next game, which the indie describes as being of a more "experimental" and "ambitious" design than its breakout hit.

"I think it's safe to say that Meat Boy was a very straightforward game. We didn't really reach outside the box in terms of design," co-founder Edmund McMillen told Eurogamer. "I think with the new game we definitely get a bit more experimental with the design."

"I think it's going to be more ambitious design-wise and it's going to be more of a challenge for us. It's a bigger project. It's going to be fun and that's exactly why we're into it. It's going to be pretty fresh."

While Team Meat is a registered Nintendo 3DS developer, the new game's being made with no particular platform in mind, and McMillen suspects it might not be a good fit for the handheld. Besides, Team Meat doesn't have a 3DS dev kit yet anyway.

"Not many people do. At least that's what we heard. Who knows, maybe they're lying to us," McMillen said. "We've asked about when we could get one and they said there's stock coming, but we probably shouldn't even talk about this."

McMillen also revealed that Team Meat was "originally kind of into porting Meat Boy" to 3DS, but isn't working on that anymore. There's still hope for Mac gamers, though, as fellow Team Meat member Tommy Refenes confirmed that the platformer's Mac version is still in the works.

"I'm doing my absolute best. It's something that's bugging the s*** out of me, that I want to get finished," Refenes said, presumably not censoring his own profanity. "It's a lot of mental effort getting back into working on a game that I worked on for 18 months straight. The difficulty is not in the work, the difficulty is in the motivation and the desire to open up the code again and work on it when I'd rather work on new stuff. I'm doing it, it's just taking a while."

Super Meat Boy's development is covered in upcoming documentary Indie Game: The Movie, which also revolves around several other high-profile indie developers and games.

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    June 30, 2011 6:45 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Super Meat Boy dev discusses next game.

    Indie dev Team Meat has described its next project as "more experimental" than the straightforward" Super Meat Boy. It also confirmed SMB is still coming to Mac, and that a Nintendo 3DS version was once being made.

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      June 30, 2011 7:25 AM

      Team Meat are gods that walk amongst men!!!

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      June 30, 2011 7:27 AM

      After how great SMB was, I will hand them my money for anything they make.

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        June 30, 2011 2:15 PM

        This, this, this times a thousand. That was my favorite game of last year, by far.

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        June 30, 2011 9:45 PM

        Agreed. Super Meat Boy is an amazing game. I also love that the acronym is SMB, like Super Mario Brothers :)

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      June 30, 2011 7:29 AM

      Shouldn't it be Super Mac boy and instead of meat it the character would like a classic Mac.

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      June 30, 2011 7:44 AM

      nintendo missin' out on a lot of 3ds repurchases for smashed consoles now

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      June 30, 2011 5:35 PM

      Sorry, but these guys have completely turned me off with their antics. It seems like they bitch and moan and act like they are so awesome when all they have done is made a straight rip off of N+.

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        June 30, 2011 9:46 PM

        Oh shit.... you're right. It kind of has the same mechanics of N+ from what I remember. How similar are they exactly?

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          June 30, 2011 10:25 PM

          they're the same game, but SMB has way more flare.

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        July 1, 2011 6:44 AM

        Front page post.