Binding of Isaac creator Edmund McMillen has released the first gameplay trailer for his upcoming turn-based puzzle RPG (and Isaac prequel), The Legend of Bum-bo.First announced back in 2016, The Legend of Bum-bo pits the titular lead character against "hordes of paper goons", according to McMillen's latest blog post. Victory means more coins, which can be gambled away at casinos. Bum-bo's assailants can be found throughout the game's dungeons, which "much like Isaac", are randomly-generated to provide an always unpredictable mix of monsters, bosses, traps, puzzles, and spells. The latter can "range from jagging stuff with a fish hook to summoning mom's leg to crush all who stand in your path", says McMillen. Combat comes in the form of a match-4-style puzzle system, where Bum-bo produces pagan glyphs from his bag of trash, then lines them up to create offensive and defensive attacks, and to gain specific types of mana for spell-casting. You'll find some of this in the teaser … [Read more...] about Binding of Isaac prequel The Legend of Bum-bo gets its first gameplay trailer
Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. ‘Played’ in the title suggests something concluded, but clearly if you did ever play The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (plus its various expansions), you’re almost certainly still playing it. Forever and ever. I’ve had a few conversations lately with people who just don’t grasp why anyone would stick with Isaac, this 2D roguelite/twin-stick shooter starring a crying child, for more than a few tries. The lumbering movement, the achingly slow shots, the interchangeable rooms – where’s the thrill, where’s the verve? Why would I or anyone else give so much time to this excessively simple world of poor, gore and mutant Catholic imagery? Oh, you don’t even know. You just don’t. Not until you are a dozen hours deep, and you have wielded powers you’d never even dreamed of. Not until you think of those first couple of slow, … [Read more...] about Have you played… The Binding Of Isaac: Rebirth?
Edmund McMillen is practically the human representation of game teases. Often talking in cryptic language or offering game news in vague tweets, McMillen knows how to keep his fanbase guessing. And while some of his most recent statements have cleared up questions about The Binding of Isaac content, there was also some vague hints at new DLC on the horizon. In a developer Q&A on McMillen’s dev blog, McMillen addressed the booster content of The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+. First on his list of priorities is finishing up the last free booster for PC, which should be out “in a month or so.” Adding to that, he added that once “all the boosters release on PC, Nicalis will start porting them to console.” Onto the more substantive questions, he addressed whether The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ will be getting an Xbox One release. McMillen had an answer for that in no uncertain terms: yes, i can officially say that Afterbirth+ … [Read more...] about Ed McMillen Details The Binding of Isaac Xbox One Release and New DLC
Edmund McMillen, founder of Super Meat Boy developer Team Meat, has been working for the past few years on a seemingly endless number of updates and ports for acclaimed roguelike The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. For instance, the game just launched on Switch, and McMillen recently announced a new patch that adds a bunch of user-created content. But that's not all he's working on: McMillen revealed that he and programmer Tyler Glaiel are close to revealing a completely new game.Writing on The Binding of Isaac's blog, McMillen teased the new project, saying that he and Glaiel have been working on it for quite a while. "Not many of you know this, but Tyler and I have been in crunch mode for the past 3 months trying to finish this secret project," he wrote. "We are coming close to announcing it and its release date, so keep and eye out for it."Although McMillen and Glaiel previously announced that they're working on Ouroboros and McMillen is also developing The Legend of Bum-bo, this secret … [Read more...] about Super Meat Boy, Binding of Isaac Dev Teases New Project
UPDATE 24/02/2016 12.12am Edmund McMillen has confirmed to Eurogamer that Mew-Genics has been put on hold indefinitely. Here's his status update on the project in his own words: "I'm unsure of its future but there is a chance we will attempt to revamp it in a few years with a new design of mine that will push it in a new direction that will hopefully make it more exciting for both of us to work on." "But sadly till then it's not gunna happen." ORIGINAL STORY 22/02/2016 5.55pm The Binding of Isaac developers Edmund McMillen and James Id have announced a new game entitled The Legend of Bum-bo. The logo certainly recalls The Binding of Isaac, suggesting some sort of tie-in. McMillen called the upcoming project a "turn based puzzle RPG type thingy thats randomly generated" in its announcement on The Binding of Isaac's blog. He noted that he'd be handling the game's design, writing, 2D art and character design, while Id would be in charge of the programming, 3D art and other miscellaneous … [Read more...] about The Binding of Isaac dev announces The Legend of Bum-bo