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Team Meat, creators of the popular indie franchise Super Meat Boy, say they are not interested in console development.
"When you look at the stress that comes with Steam and iOS and the Google Play store, you look at those and you look at which hoops you'd have to jump through to get on any one of the consoles, it's like, 'Is this worth the time? Is this worth the headache?'" Team Meat's Tommy Refenes told Eurogamer.
Edmund McMillen of Team Meat is releasing a bundle that includes his early games and Indie Game The Movie through Merge Games with a $2 discount, bringing the total to $17.99. Team Meat is not working on an upcoming Super Meat Boy game, rather they are releasing a new upcoming game, Mew-Genics, a game drowning in narcoleptic cats. For for information, visit Team Meat's official website.
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Team Meat is one of the few developers that make separate builds of their games for each platform. They just can't put that much work into one project to get it on all systems.
I'll be buying Mew Genics on PC probably day 1.
i couldnt care less i didnt like meatboy
I wouldn't be surprised to see this kind of change hit the industry from a lot of developers over the next few years. AAA gaming is eating itself, and indie gaming is growing in leaps and bounds.
Well, that is a shame. Was looking forward to seeing more of their games arriving on consoles in the future.
You failed to mention what they said about how meat boy should be in smash bros. They are an arrogant bunch to say the least.
I love Super Meat Boy. One of my favs actually. Whatever helps them makes great games is fine with me
Well.... You can always take aspirin for headaches...
I understand why they don't want to deal with MS anymore, a lot of developers seemed to feel that way after getting burned with the fees they charge and THEN they get charged even more if they want to update the game.
A lot of devs have been open about how Nintendo and Sony both have offered a lot of support lately and have changed how they deal with digital content.
After the horror stories I've read about consoles, I'm not surprised (XBLA does a poor job in advertising indie titles, Nintendo demands you sell a certain amount before you even get a dime, and I heard Sony was equally hard to deal with...in fact, aren't they the ones who wanted to charge devs for how many times people downloaded a demo?). Kind of sad, because some of these indie games would be perfect for a console.
I don't blame team meat for being uninterested, after the hard time they had with both MS and Nintendo; I feel bad for console gamer though, they make fantastic games. I'd have gone out of my way to play Super Meat Boy, and I'll probably buy Mew-Genics on day one.