Mew-Genics is Steam Powered, Next Super Meat Boy Title On Hold

Best known for the devilishly challenging Super Meat Boy, Team Meat has since begun work on an all new title called Mew-Genics, based around the themes of evolution and cats.

The studio today announced that they’ve put their plans for a new Super Meat Boy title on hold until they finish their work with Mew-Genics, which they plan to release on both the iOS and Steam for the PC. The studio did not previously disclose on which platforms they planned to release the game.

In the announcement, the game’s lead designer Edmund McMillen revealed how the whole game came to be.

“Mew-Genics started as a game jam game for Ludum Dare 24, with the theme “Evolution”. we actually went with another of the suggested possible themes though, “100 Cats”. Tommy and i worked on the prototype for 3 days in flash, once the game jam was over we thought the game actually had some odd potential and decided to work on it for another couple weeks to see where we ended up. by week 3 Mew-Genics had taken the form of a monster mashup of many different game genres with an underlying theme we hadnt seen done in games before.. so we decided to officially pause work on the next Super Meat Boy and remake Mew-Genics outside of flash, making it our new full time project.

“We are currently about 18 weeks into development, we have a ways to go due to the games features, items, cats, characters, missions, etc. ballooning bigger and bigger as the days pass by, but we are both quite happy with this little monster and think you guys will really dig what we have planned.”

McMillen ended the post stating that Team Meat plans to release two more teasers in the coming weeks before making an official announcement on “what the game actually is and how it plays.”

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